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Torn Ligament Wrist Surgery
I have a sl ligament tear. If i don't have surgery what would happen to my wrist. I am a hairstylist.?
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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