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Symptoms Of Torn Ligaments In Knee
Neither is good.....: Good idea to see an orthopedist if an injury like this has occured. ...Read more
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
Have torn ligaments in knee. Can femur actually slip off the top of the tibia? Could something fracture? Using exercise bike & walking for strength.
No: The femur would slip off the tibia if you major injury, also nothing will fracture unless you major trauma, having said that you stability is weaken by the ligaments injury so in your case less force needed to dislocated your knee or break the bone around the knee. Be careful and good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Torn ligaments in knees. Some instability now at age 34. What happens when i'm old? Keeping it in check w/ exercise now. Is surgery better in longrun?
Depends on ligaments: Instabilities can b from acl, pcl, mcl, ; lcl.Or any combination. All can lead 2 many forms of instability. C a knee specialist 4 evaluation. Find out what ur instability is ; follow his/her advice. , . ...Read more
Generally no: There issues are very likely to cause pain, instability or locking or any combination of the three. ...Read more
Are knee injures commonly sprains and torn ligaments, or are breaks more common? What is usually ordered for diagnostic info- MRI or x-ray?
Sprains: Sprains are most common overall. They range from mild to severe. In severe sprains there is actual ligament tear. Most knee injuries can be diagnosed by a good physical exam. X-rays are usually sufficient if there is concern for a fracture. Mri's tend to be reserved for later if a suspected sprain does not heal as expected, or if there is concern for a meniscus or ligament tear. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It's been difficult finding an orthopedic dr who can see my wife sooner than 2 weeks for torn ligaments in her knee. Is that way too long?
No: Two weeks is not an uncommonly long wait unfortunately. ...Read more
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