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I have a sl ligament tear. If i don't have surgery what would happen to my wrist. I am a hairstylist.?

I have a sl ligament tear. If i don't have surgery what would happen to my wrist. I am a hairstylist.?

Potential arthritis: S-l ligament tears can lead to arthritis over a ten year period. Before that you can have pain and popping with use. You should consider doing something with a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Jay
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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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Torn ligament, surgery helpful for ankle area?

Torn ligament, surgery helpful for ankle area?

Maybe: If the ligament is fully torn and the foot is in pain and ustable then surgery would be helpful. ...Read more

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What's the pain like after having surgery for a torn ligament in the thumb?

What's the pain like after having surgery for a torn ligament in the thumb?

Different for all: Pain is percieved differently by all of us. Some of us have a higher pain tolerance than others but your doc will give you something for the pain. ...Read more

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How can you recover from a torn ligament in the knee without surgery?

How can you recover from a torn ligament in the knee without surgery?

Ligament dependent: Many ligaments are part of your knee. Ligaments that have a reasonable chane to heal with appropriate non operative management, include: PCL (mandates bracing); mcl, some mpfl (medial patlellofemoral ligament). The ACL and lcl usually required an augmented repair or an anatomical reconstruction? ...Read more

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What can you do to recover from a torn ligament in the knee, without surgery?

What can you do to recover from a torn ligament in the knee, without surgery?

Depends on ligament: Some ligament injuries will heal with non operative treatment. This depends on which ligament and how severe an injury occurred. The medial collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments may heal with protectice bracing for 4-6 weeks if they involve a partial tear and no other damage. Complete tearing of a ligament will often be associated with other knee damage. Mri can often tell. ...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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Does a torn ligament in your thumb require surgery?

Does a torn ligament in your thumb require surgery?

Often yes: Ligament injuries to thumb can be minor, such as a sprain (partial tear), which only requires immobilization. More extensive injuries, like a radial or ulnar collateral ligament tear, require surgical treatment. See a board certified orthopaedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Apain in my ankle seems to get more uncomfortable. Surgery has been advised but is it necessary for torn ligament and how long is the recovery?

Depends: If your ankle is unstable because of the torn ligament then surgery is indicated. Also the torn ligament can cause pain especially if it gets pinched in the ankle. Without knowing exact diagnosis, it is difficult to tell if surgery is needed or not and what recovery is. But for a ligament reconstruction it is about 3 months. ...Read more

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I sprained my wrist 9 weeks ago and I am still in the same amount of pain. I can use it a lite with tons of pain. Could I have a torn ligament?

I sprained my wrist 9 weeks ago and I am still in the same amount of pain.  I can use it a lite with tons of pain.  Could I have a torn ligament?

Yes: 'sprained wrists' can be tricky. If you are still having significant pain 9 wks.After your injury then see an orthopedist, preferably one w/ hand sub specialty training.Some 'wrist sprains' turn out to be scaphoid fractures, scapholunate ligament injuries , tfcc tears and other serious injuries. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Can still play soccer with a partially torn ligament. Is surgery necessary to fix it or are there other ways without surgery? Thank you in advance!

What ligament? : What ligament is it? You typically want to rest a torn ligament while it is in the healing process and excessive ambulation can cause further damage to the injury. Not to mention it is painful to even walk with a torn ligament in the lower extremities! ...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