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What Are The Differences In Symptoms In An Acl Tear And A Mcl Tear
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a wide band of tissue (a ligament) that runs along the inner side of each knee, connecting the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia), to help stabilize the knee joint. The MCL's main purpose is to prevent knees from bending too far ...Read more
Effusion (swelling): An acl tear can often include an mcl tear that occurs at the same time. An acl tear generally causes bleeding in the knee joint caused by tearing the blood vessels around the acl. This causes a very fast swelling of the knee joint (usually without the hour). An isolated mcl tear usually does not swell inside the knee and causes pain on the inner portion of the knee, where the mcl tore. ...Read more
Sometime not much: It sometimes can be difficult to distiguish the two from symptoms patients experience alone. That is why a good physical exam is key to making the diagnosis. ...Read more
Pain: Swelling, color changes, limited movement.Get a more detailed answer ›
Size of tfcc tear,: Location, ie in the central avascular part or the vascular periphery, instability, whther is acute (new) or chronic , anatomy differences all come in to play. Smaller acute tears in the periphery, not associated with instability lkely do the best. Therapy may help reduce symptoms and at times corticosteroid injections help too, but if tear is large or the ulna is unstable then may need surgery ...Read more
I have both a tear in the body of medial meniscus and a vertical tear in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus. Is this common? Will surgery be re
Meniscal Tears: Medial meniscal tears are common in the knee. The type you describe is the most common tear, affecting both the body and posterior horn. Surgery is an option if you continue to have pain along the inner part of the knee and, especially, if you have mechanical symptoms (locking or catching of the knee) during range of motion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Pcl tears typically result from a dislocated knee. In knee dislocations, multiple ligaments are torn including the acl, pcl, and one of the collateral ligaments. Isolated PCL injuries are somewhat rare and usually occur from a direct blow to the top of knee such as a dashboard impact during a car accident or a fall directly onto a bent knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Torn knee ligament: A torn knee ligament or meniscus will be painful, so that's the most common symptom. The knee can feel unsteady so you don't trust it to bear your weight without giving out. It can lock or catch unexpectedly if the meniscus is torn and flips over on itself. Right after it happens, your knee can swell. ...Read more
I have a grade 2 meniscal tear that causes frequent locking of my knee. Does the locking of the knee cause the tear to grow larger?
No: The knee locking is typically caused by guarding from pain, so the locking in and of itself does not cause the tear to grow larger. If the knee truly locks and you really cannot move it at all then that is typically treated as a surgical emergency and you should contact your orthopedist urgently. ...Read more
Posterior labrum: Posterior labrum tears can occur in posterior shoulder dislocation, or when the numeral head (ball) is forced backwards on the socket. Symptoms include pain referred into the upper arm with overhead activities. Patients also commonly complain of mechanical popping, catching, or grinding in the shoulder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you have a hypermobile ACL which causes instability, collapses of the joint? and would an acl reconstruction be helpful
Unlikely: It is fairly unlikely to have an ACL insufficiency with an intact ACL ligament. Most people who would have that would show signs of generalized severe ligamentous laxity and also have problems with there shoulders, elbows, etc. But yes, theoretically if you had an intact ACL that was not doing a sufficient job you could do a reconstruction with something stronger. ...Read more
Can popping in back of the knee irritate the meniscus? Or is is a possible tear of the meniscus? I have been evaluated
Suggest eval: Its hard to tell what's causing the pain. With a careful orthopedic exam, the physician should have a good idea about possible meniscal pathology. If there is any question, an MRI would help confirm the diagnosis popping and other various noises are somewhat nonspecific and often not that reliable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is a ACL sprain the same as a ACL tear? Unable to straighten the knee. Large knee joint effusion. Please help in a lot of pain. Thanks.
No: A full tear is different than a sprain. A sprain can heal whereas the tear will not and the body tries to compensate. The effusion is due to the initial injury that caused this in the first place. The not being able to straighten the knee part is the most concerning...I guess it happened very recently :( Consider ER or bracing at the moment. Schedule to see an orthopedist. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on what procedure you will be having and whether or not there is any associated osteoarthritis as well. For a straightforward arthroscopy and removal of a torn piece of meniscus, the recovery is generally very rapid. If a repair is performed, the recovery is slightly longer. If there is osteoarthritis present, the recovery and theresults are less predictable. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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