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Torn Lat Muscle
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Partial patellectomy 3 moths ago. Pain now above the knee. MRI results show hoff fluid spoiled, torn lat. Retinaculum, muscle fluid. Pro athlete. What to do
Depends on which: Muscle and how torn (complete verse partial). The quickest way is surgery, but that is not always appropriate. We would need more info to decide whether immobilization, bracing, waiting or surgery would be appropriate. A partial tear of a calf verse a complete tear of a bicep, worlds apart in treatment.
Many.: Pain with contraction of the muscle. Usually bruising over the tear. And commisurate weakness.
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Heal w/scar: A 'torn' muscle does heal but depending on the size of the tear and location it generally heals w/ fibrous tissue similar to scar tissue. Muscle does not reform itself. Muscle can hypertrophy (get bigger) and make up for the defect created but not re-create the muscle that was torn or lost.
Some Grey area in...: ...The Dx. A torn muscle is very painful, lots of swelling, & usually & a hematoma makes its way 2 the surface. Recovery is long &drawn out. A pulled muscle is the same thing but 2 a lesser degree. Pulled muscle is a mini tear but recovery is not as long. Recovery just depends on how many fibers R torn. Both R painful, hematoma smaller, but responds faster2 2 treatment. Follow ortho's rePOC
Fast Healing: A sprain is when a ligament or tendon is injured by overstretching. There may be minimal or quite a bit of damage to it. Inflammation (redness, warmth, tenderness, and swelling) occurs as a natural healing process. The key is to minimize further damage while keeping the area flexible and mobile. Ice massage (24-36 hours), rest, gentle range of motion are the keys to maximize healing.See 1 more doctor answer
MRI: MRI of the hip would confirm this.
See your doctor: If you do not know whether it is a muscle, ligament or a joint get the proper diagnosis and then get directed to an orthopedic surgeon, physical therapist or further xrays and testing.
No, but...: A muscle tear will heal with fibrous tissue (scar) but if t is a small area, it does not matter. The muscle function will be the same, unless the tear is large enough to let the muscle retract (pull apart).See 1 more doctor answer
Depends where torn: A torn triceps at the attachment of the muscle to bone (the tendon) needs to be re-attached through surgery. If the muscle is torn in the body of the muscle then surgery is less successful. Typically the torn muscle will scar down and after it heals you can do rehab and physical therapy. There is nothing you can do to accelerate the healing other than rest the muscle and do not overuse it.