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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. Marvin Ott
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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

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How do I treat torn ligaments in right arm?

How do I treat torn ligaments in right arm?

See your doc: Treating torn ligaments on your own without professional advice from your primary care physician and/or a physiotherapist could lead to worse problems. ...Read more

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How can torn ligaments and ruptured tendons heal wrong?

How can torn ligaments and ruptured tendons heal wrong?

Depends: There is a big difference between ligaments and tendons. Tendons connect muscles to bones, if certain tendons are torn they need to be treated surgically (achilles, biceps, rotator cuff). Ligaments are the ropes that connect bones to bones, many times these heal on their own. ...Read more

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What do I do for injuries that include sprains, torn muscles, torn ligaments?

What do I do for injuries that include sprains, torn muscles, torn ligaments?

Immediately RICE: R-rest, i-ice, c-compression, e-elevation is a good initial step in most musculoskeletal injuries. Your question covers a broad array of injuries from common strains/sprains which may just require a little activity modification to torn ligaments/ tendons that may ultimately need surgery. If an injury involving a joint is unstable, has significant swelling or prevents weight bearing see a doctor. ...Read more

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Can i still get reconstructive surgery on torn ligaments and tendons i tore 4 years ago?

Repair tendons: You can always repair your tendons and ligaments but the effectiveness will depend on where they are located and if the local muscles are still functioning. ...Read more

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Grade 3 torn ligaments lateral sprain - on aircast for 3wks how much longer do i need to be on it? do i need a regular sprain bandage after its off?

2-4 wks: I assume you sprained your ankle. Grade 3 tears are complete tears they need additional time to heal. You need to be monitored by aphysician, probably an orthopedic surgeon. You will need some rehab afterwards as well. ...Read more

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How exactly is an isolated webr b fx described if there is any partially torn ligaments or other soft tissue injury is it still called an isolated fx?

How exactly is an isolated webr b fx described if there is any partially torn ligaments or other soft tissue injury is it still called an isolated fx?

Ankle fracture: Ankle fractures can be classified many ways. The danes-weber classification is one, another is lauge-hansen, etc. Another way is by addressing the number of fractures (unimalleolar, no malleolar etc) or the number of fractures with apparent ligament tears due to displacement of the joint space (bi mal equivalent, trimal equivalent). ...Read more

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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

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How to treat torn ligaments in your knee?

How to treat torn ligaments in your knee?

It depend what kind: Of injury and were it is located. Grade 1 up to grade 3. Medial or lateral or inside the knee. Every one of them have different method of treatment . ...Read more

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What is the cure for torn ligaments in your foot?

What is the cure for torn ligaments in your foot?

Allow them a : Chance to heal, wearing a brace or cam walker boot, if they can't heal properly, surgical intervention. ...Read more

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Can i ligament stretching pain that early in pregnancy?

How early?: Round ligament pain or stretching pain is most often felt in the second trimester. If you are having pain very early in your pregnancy seek medical advice. ...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