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What happens to torn ligaments during knee replacement surgery?

What happens to torn ligaments during knee replacement surgery?

Balanced: The acl is sacrificed. If the PCL is torn a posterior stabilized prosthesis is used. The mcl & lcl are balanced. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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6 days post ankle sprain, my foot ankle and bottom of leg go numb. Especially if i stand on it for a whilst. No fracture or torn ligaments only sprain?

6 days post ankle sprain, my foot ankle and bottom of leg go numb. Especially if i stand on it for a whilst. No fracture or torn ligaments only sprain?

Ankle Sprain: An ankle sprain is really a misnomer in that there are typically ligaments torn (partially or fully) around the ankle. The tearing from those ligaments may cause swelling (mild to severe) and the swelling may impinge on the surrounding skin nerves. This may be causing the numbness, especially when standing because fluid naturally builds up lower with gravity. Hope this helps, good luck! ...Read more

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"could uterine ligaments stretch to a breaking point, if a uterine fibroid was growing under it during pregnancy?

"could uterine ligaments stretch to a breaking point, if  a uterine fibroid was growing under it during  pregnancy?

No: Fortunately - they uterine ligaments will never rupture or tear. Though sometimes the searing pain as they get stretched can feel like they will. But rest assured , that can never happen. ...Read more

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Does relaxin loosen all muscles / ligaments and bones in body during pregnancy as well as the pelvic area ? Thanks

Does relaxin loosen all muscles / ligaments and bones in body during pregnancy as well as the pelvic area ? Thanks

Yes: though of course it is evolutionarily programmed to help you through childbirth by working specifically on the pelvic ligaments. However, you are probably at increased risk for sprains etc. during this time period, both for this reason and because your balance may be somewhat off. So be careful! I would certainly avoid backbends specifically and use extra care in any exercise regimen. ...Read more

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I have ligament pain in pregnancy!?

I have ligament pain in pregnancy!?

Very common: very common complaint, rest, heat and tylenol (acetaminophen) can help ...Read more

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Round ligament pains in pregnancy? Bad?

Round ligament pains in pregnancy? Bad?

No: Stretching pains, or growing pains of the uterus. They're painful to you, but not harmful to the baby. Use a heating pad and elevate your legs when this happens. ...Read more

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I had an 11.2 lb baby 4 years ago and recently I have had round ligament type pains on both sides (more dominant on the right side). Is this common this far out from pregnancy?

Not related to past: The pain you are having now may be in the same location as what you remember being told was round ligament pain during pregnancy, but pain 4 years later when you presumably aren't pregnant is not round ligament pain. See your doctor for evaluation of other causes for pelvic pain. ...Read more

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Are torn ligaments able to heal on their own?

Are torn ligaments able to heal on their own?

Some do: Some ligaments such as the medial collateral ligament (mcl) of the knee and ankle ligaments can heal on their own. Other ligaments such as the anterior cruciate ligament (acl) of the knee does not have the capacity to heal. Surgical reconstruction is needed in carefully indicated patients. ...Read more

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


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