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Doctor insights on: Torn Radial Collateral Ligament In Elbow

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Could radial collateral ligament be torn if I have bruising & pain at that part of thumb & below on hand, but can move thumb mostly normally?

Torn ligament: It's possible but would require significant trauma to tear a ligament. Hopefully it's just a sprain which improves in a week or so provided that you rest the wrist. Cold applications for 48 hours after the injury followed by the use of warm applications help. Also, if you can take them, anti-inflammatory medications like Advil or Aleve help reduce inflammation. For persistent pain, swelling, see MD

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How painful is it to recover from a thumb radial collateral ligament reconstruction?

Not too bad: Well, in the spectrum of orthopedic surgery it is pretty well tolerated. It can be Done under general or regional anesthesia, splinting is typically used for approximately 6-8 weeks. I would discuss your specific case with your surgeon.

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I've an avulsion fx at the attachment of the radial collateral ligament to the radial aspect of the base of the 1st proximal phalanx. Prognosis?

I've an avulsion fx at the attachment of the radial collateral ligament to the radial aspect of the base of the 1st proximal phalanx. Prognosis?

Depends on which-: -finger is injured. If the MF, RF, taping 2 the adjacent fingers will do well. Also if the LF. Thumb & index usually need splitting or cast.

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A radial collateral ligament reconstruction of the MCP joint in my left thumb. Will my thumb ever open up? Or am I limited to the way my hand was cast

A radial collateral ligament reconstruction of the MCP joint in my left thumb. Will my thumb ever open up? Or am I limited to the way my hand was cast

Unfortunately this-: -requires immobilization, & may or in Ur case did lead 2 some arthrofibrosis. This is due 2 3 things. The original injury, the invasive procedure & the post op immobilization. The cast is 4 immob. & Ur thumb should B mobile when it is removed, not stay in the same position. If U R just out of Ur cast, PT should help U attain motion.

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I have grade 2 tears to both ulnar and radial collateral ligaments in thumb, which have shown no improvement. Will I need surgery?

I have grade 2 tears to both ulnar and radial collateral ligaments in thumb, which have shown no improvement. Will I need surgery?

Depends: How long has it been like that? I.e. Has it had enough time to heal? It is not terribly uncommon for the ulnar collateral Ligament at times not to heal and then surgery is needed or surgery is sometimes done preemptively. Discuss with a hand specialist.

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I have a torn tendon on the bottom of my elbow plus cartilage and ligament damage which is very painful. How is it ever going to get better?

I have a torn tendon on the bottom of my elbow plus cartilage and ligament damage which is very painful. How is it ever going to get better?

Surgery: Most tendon ruptures require surgical repair because of the deformity that occurs within the tendon structure just prior its failure ie. Rupture. It's called plastic deformation and the tendon changes are not reversible. Ultimate tensile failure is the term for tendon rupture when the forces exceed the strength of the tendon fibers.

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I have a suspected torn ligament in elbow in lots of pain and nurofen is not working it's been severe pain for 10 days and it's not getting any begte?

I have a suspected torn ligament in elbow in lots of pain and nurofen is not working it's been severe pain for 10 days and it's not getting any begte?

Heat. Stretching&time: Depending on how the injury happened all you need to do is heat, stretching and massage the tissues of the arm. With time mother nature will heal the tears. The elbow is NOT just where the pain is! It starts at your shoulder and goes down to the wrist, of the whole area needs care. The image is a good example of an elbow stretch. You may not be able to yet, start slow but that is the goal.

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Can a ruptured elbow tendon or ligament be treated without surgery. Torn?

Can a ruptured elbow tendon or ligament be treated without surgery. Torn?

Fairly common: Only cases that do not respond to nonsurgical treatment, are candidates for surgical ligament reconstruction.

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Dopplerultrasound shows chronic radial artery occlusion with collateral flow in ulnar and intraosseous artery. In pain at elbow and wrist. Need help?

Dopplerultrasound shows chronic radial artery occlusion with collateral flow in ulnar and intraosseous artery. In pain at elbow and wrist. Need help?

Radial artery: In 80% of people the ulnar artery is the dominant artery bringing blood flow into the hand. It is unclear as to why you have a chronic radial artery occlusion, unless there was some evidence of trauma or arterial line placement. I would recommend that she be evaluated with regards to the pain at the elbow and wrist, but most likely this is not secondary to arterial insufficiency

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Having elbow pain throwing in baseball. Which ligaments are usually the problem?

MCL: The throwing motion places the medial ulnar collateral ligament under significant strain. The ligament may stretch over time, leading to medial elbow pain. Sometimes, it may tear away from the bone acutely. If this occurs in a thrower, surgery maybe necessary to reconstruct the incompetent ligament. It is commonly referred to as "tommy john surgery".

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How is elbow tendonitis or ligament damage treated?

How is elbow tendonitis or ligament damage treated?

They are deferent: Tendonitis treat it with rest anti inflammatory medication and possibly steroid injection, in rear cases we do surgery for it. Ligaments injuries called sprain we grade them from 1 -2-3. For treatment some time we used braces or splints, cast or surgical repair.

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How could I cure a sprained ligament in my arm (elbow)?

Elbow sprain: Typically sprains heal over 6-8 weeks, however severe sprains or complete tears sometimes require reconstructive surgery. Initial rest and ice with anti inflammatories help. If your elbow moves but is very painful, or if you cannot move it at all, I would see your orthopedist to rule out a fracture.

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I have a tear in a ligament in my elbow does this require immediate attention from a doctor?

I have a tear in a ligament in my elbow does this require immediate attention from a doctor?

Ligamentous tears: Ligamentous tears can usually wait a few days to see an orthopedic surgeon. If you are haivng severe pain you may want to see your regular doctor or an emergency department physician to get help until you see the specialist.

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Can you tear a ligament in the for arm? I was pulling something heard a loud snap and felt it middle ways between the wrist and elbow.

Can you tear a ligament in the for arm? I was pulling something heard a loud snap and felt it middle ways between the wrist and elbow.

Not common: It is not common to pop a tendon or ligament in the forearm but it is possible. Another possibility is referred pain from elsewhere in the arm. If no swelling or redness and the pain continues to improve that would be reassuring. If not getting better I'd clearly seek out an exam by a qualified practitioner.

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I have a small (9x3mm) tear in my elbow Ligament. What treatments options do I have?

I have a small (9x3mm) tear in my elbow Ligament. What treatments options do I have?

Well: A lot will depend on the functioning of the elbow. If you injury does not impair the movement and functioning of the elbow then this is less concerning if you cannot have proper functioning. See doctor for you must have exam first and then treatment options depending on the damage

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