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ER dx of torn ligament in knee. 30d later more swollen, spreading to thigh over knee. Ortho f/u in 9d. If correct dx would I be walking/thigh swollen?

ER dx of torn ligament in knee. 30d later more swollen, spreading to thigh over knee. Ortho f/u in 9d. If correct dx would I be walking/thigh swollen?

Knee injury: Usually knee swelling will resolve over 4-6 weeks with an isolated ligament tear, such as ACL or MCL tear. If swelling persists, you may have additional damage in the knee, like a meniscus tear, or damaged joint cartilage. Recommend MRI of the knee to assess for these injuries. ...Read more

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Ligament Tear (Definition)

Ligaments are defined as collagenn tissue structures that connect bones in and around joints. A classic example is the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee that provides stability o the bones of the knee joint and specifically connects the femur to the tibia. A torn ligament is simply any disruption ...Read more


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Can you tell me the names of a torn ligament in your knee and leg?

Can you tell me the names of a torn ligament in your knee and leg?

ACL, Patellar ligam-: Ent or the tendon, medial ; lateral collateral ligaments, or pcl, to name a few. ...Read more

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Meniscus tear, ligament tear, and vascular surgery. I'm on a full leg brace, what comes after this? Will I walk with a torn meniscus?

Meniscus tear, ligament tear, and vascular surgery. I'm on a full leg brace, what comes after this? Will I walk with a torn meniscus?

Severe injury: What was repaired,? If only the blood vessels you need to be in the hands of an experienced knee surgeon who can monitor the treatment, which will probably include additional surgery for the meniscus and ligament, to be followed by several months of rehabilatation. ...Read more

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Willan anterior cruciate ligament tear cause pain in thigh, calf and shin?

Willan anterior cruciate ligament tear cause pain in thigh, calf and shin?

Typically not: In fact, after the initial injury, an acl tear does not usually cause much pain. Instability is the main complaint with an isolated acl tear. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a torn ligament?

Bruising: As well as pain, swelling, and instability. Some people have difficulty using the injured part as well. I mention bruising first because just from visual inspection, bruising tends to indicate that a ligament was torn or bone broken compared to just a sprain. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a torn ligament?

Weakness, pain: Weakness, pain, swelling, bruising, instability, deformity....... Depending upon the degree and site. ...Read more

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I think I have a torn ligament. What are the symptoms?

I think I have a torn ligament. What are the symptoms?

Pain.: Pain and swelling near the tendon. If it is actually torn, there may be instability that your surgeon can detect on exam. ...Read more

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3MRIs in 3yrs =early AVN of joint/wornout cartlidge/torn labrum. Bc of worsening symptoms, had new MRI =normal except ligament tear. Mixup or healed??

3MRIs in 3yrs =early AVN of joint/wornout cartlidge/torn labrum. Bc of worsening symptoms, had new MRI =normal except ligament tear. Mixup or healed??

If it's the hip you-: -are talking about, it sounds like a mix up to me. Things such as a labral tear as well as AVN do not heal like that. If the MR was done on a different machine it can make a difference. Each MR has its own quirks or handwriting if you may, as well as power. 1.5T doesn't show details as well as a 3.0T. There are now 6.0T. MR's in large centers but more dangerous if you have any metallic pieces in U ...Read more

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Can a torn ligament heal?

Can a torn ligament heal?

Yes: Soft tissues like ligaments can heal on their own, usually in 3-6 weeks, however they may need to be immobilized or protected while healing and rehabilitated after healing. ...Read more

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How to make a torn ligament better?

How to make a torn ligament better?

Rest, brace: Most torn ligaments that do not require surgery are treated with resting the ligaments and nearby joint combined with a period of immobilization- a cast or brace. Rehab exercises once the ligaments have stabilized can also promote recovery. Occasionally, regenerative injections such as prolotherapy or platelet-rich plasma injections can be used to stimulate healing. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a torn ligament?

Rip torn: A ligament tear can be described as slight, partially torn and completely torn. The injury will probably show varying degrees of swelling, bruising and certainly pain. In the more severe tears there will be some degree of joint instability. Some type of imaging like X-ray or MRI, could make it easier to not only check for fracture but also verify the degree of injury. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat a torn ligament?

Several ways: Immobilizing the ankle in a cast, splint or boot will allow the torn ligament to scar down over time. Ligaments normally take longer than bone to heal, around 3 months. Surgery is another option where the doctor will try to recreate the stability of the torn ligament (s). ...Read more

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How to know if I have torn ligament or worse?

How to know if I have torn ligament or worse?

Joint laxity by exam: Ligaments are actually static or passive restraints that connect bones at a joint. They also serve to help control and constrain or limit the range of joint motion. If a joint becomes loose or unstable and there is a sudden or subsequent increase in a range of motion, a ligament is presumed to be injured (sprained) or torn. A thorough examination of the joint will predictably make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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When should the pain from a torn ligament start to subside?

All torn up: Well, that would depend on the location of the ligament, the severity of the tear and what you are doing to help the ligament repair. ...Read more

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Is it possible not to have surgery on a torn ligament?

Is it possible not to have surgery on a torn ligament?

Depends: Ligament injuries are usually graded 1-3. Grade 1 means stretching or small microscopic tears of the ligament. Usually treated without surgery. Grade 2 are partial tears and are in the grey zone, may need surgery, may not. Grade 3 are complete tears and will typically need surgery to preserve joint stability. ...Read more

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What surgeries are done to fix torn ligament completely separated?

Tendon separation: There are several types of surgery procedures to correct a torn ligament the goal is the same however, and that is to repair the ligament in order to obtain normal function without pain. Consultation with orthopedic specialists is advised to evaluate the situation to determine your options as to the types of surgery for repair. ...Read more

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What does a torn ligament in the arm feel like?

What does a torn ligament in the arm feel like?

Depends: On the ligament. If it is the tommy john one then you have pain while doing a throwing motion. If you tear one in your finger then you may feel pain with each finger movement. ...Read more

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What does a torn ligament in the bicep feel like?

What does a torn ligament in the bicep feel like?

Not a ligament: A ligament connects bone to bone. A tendon connects muscle to bone. Thus, a biceps tendon tear maybe the problem. The biceps can tear at the shoulder or at the elbow. Proximal tears in the shoulder are painful temporarily and usually treated with physical therapy. Distal bicops tears at the elbow are painful and affect function and usually require surgery. See your sports doc for a work up. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a sprain or torn ligament?

Pain Persists: When you sprain a joint, your injury exceeds the tissues which hold the joint together, so the joint opens and closes in painful ways, the attachment of the ligament to the bone is tender, the muscles in the area develop knots and painful tightness to compensate the joint. A soft tissue examination with an experienced physician or physical therapist is recommended. Prolotherapy is curative. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a sprain and torn ligament?

Partial vs full tear: A sprain is a partial tear of a ligament, sometimes only microscopically. A tearusually refers to a complete disruption of the fibers that make up the ligament. ...Read more

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Could a torn ligament in the hand heal on its own?

Could a torn ligament in the hand heal on its own?

In theory: It's possible. But, I would let the hand specialist tell me that after they evaluated me...... ...Read more

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Docs, could a torn ligament in the hand heal on its own?

Docs, could a torn ligament in the hand heal on its own?

Ligaments connect: Bone to bone. There are many ligaments in the hand. Some span two bones across a joint. Others several bones "outside ". Several joints that work in unison such as the wrist. We frequently grade ligament injury 1 is a stretch. 2 a partial tear and 3 complete tear. The impact of the grade varies with location Wrt clincal impact and "healing" The answer to your question : Yes, but it depends. .. ...Read more

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What makes a torn ligament better?

What makes a torn ligament better?

Depends: Some ligaments will heal on their own but others will need a surgical correction. Discuss your injury with an orthopedic surgeon to determine this. ...Read more

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How should I treat a torn ligament?

How should I treat a torn ligament?

Ligament dependent: Not all ligaments or degrees of ligament injury are treated the same. Some ligament injuries require simple supportive care (rest, ice, compression, elevation- rice). Others may benefit from a course of bracing. Still others may mandate surgical repair or reconstruction. Pending initial evaluation by a qualified healthcare provider, rice combined with immobilization is a safe plan of action. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a torn ligament?

Depends: On what ligament is torn. If it is in the knee, you could need reconstruction to delay arthritic changes ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of an annular ligament tear?

Pain, clicking: The annular ligament is a ligament on the outside of the elbow. It can be injured, and this most commonly occurs after a fall or a twisting injury to the arm. It usually causes pain and sometimes a clicking sensation when the arm is rotated from pronation to supination. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more