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What Does Heterogenous In Signal Of The Articular Curciate Ligament Mean
What does it mean when MRI report of knee says, "Posterior cruciate ligament is thickened and low-signal"?
Difficulty: One can have pain with walking and especially going up and down steps. There may be decrease in range of motion, swelling, effusion. There may also be locking of knee and giving out of knee. ...Read more
Orthopedic consult: The anterior cruciate ligament is a key ligament in the knee for stability both going front and back as well as rotationally. Your child would have complaints of giving way, pain, swelling and lack of confidence in using that knee during activity. I recommend you see your local orthopedic surgeon and if possible one fellowship trained in sports medicine. ...Read more
Does a displacement of the meniscus root mean that it is torn? Can the anterior cruciate ligament tear from twisting your knee while standing?
Yes: Displacement of the meniscus means to me tear, it is unlikely to tear acl from twisting action while stand. ...Read more
What does fibrillation of the articular cruiate ligament mean? Twisting of my knee hurts a lot doesn that mean a tear?
Let us to explian: The first changes of the anterior cruciate ligament occurred in the superficial fibrillation were the tissue of the ligament loose it is elasticity and become weaker to stand the stress imposed on it by body weight and movement. About twisting your knee and the pain most likely you arthitis in the knee in it early phase. Good luck. ...Read more
My mr images reveal an acute partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament, moderate synovial effusion, and bone contusion. What does this mean?
Knee ligament: Acl is a ligament found deep inside the knee that provides stability especially to rotational and front/back directed forces. It's very important for pivoting sports such as soccer, basketball, football etc. ...Read more
Yes: The anterior cruciate ligament is the main stabilizing ligament of the knee. With acl deficiency the knee will tend to "give-way" with quick stops and starts or changes in direction. Giving way episodes can damage the joint line further and tear meniscal tissues. Without a functioning acl sporting activities should be severely limited. Reconstruction is recommended for the athletically active. ...Read more
Train neuromuscular: There is evidence to show that neuromuscular training including plyometrics, balance, and technique training, as well as heightened awareness of injury biomechanics, reduce the risk of serious injury in female athletes. What specific exericises, sequence, intensity and duration remains unknown. ...Read more
Could be simple: As long as your knee is stable and your acl is intact you don't need to worry. You may just needs some rest and therapy ...Read more
Following surgery on the aterior cruciate ligament (acl) and a torn menisucs can sports be continued?
Yes: Yes, after full recovery has occurred. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more
My cruciate ligament in my knee is still giving trouble after 10 yrs what can I do to strengthen d knee please.?
Let me understand:
I assume you acl reconstruction if that correct, some patient have trouble from that, were the donor site (graft) was taken? Or some arthritis in the knee.
I would go to have the knee looked at and if there are any problems you have to address that.
If the knee okay? Go to pt and have give home pt program to strengthen the muscles around the knee. Good luck, thanks. ...Read more
What treatment is recommended for full-thickness anterior cruciate ligament graft tear? I have no pain and only minor instability (side to side).
See ORS: If your acl graft rupture is isolated (no meniscus injury, etc)your treatment may be nonoperative as long as the graft doesn't cause pain, catching or instability. See an experienced knee surgeon for examination and treatment alternatives. (revision acl reconstruction can always be done @ later date if your knee becomes more unstable).Best of luck! ...Read more
Scope: If it has torn completely and you have instability, may need arthroscopic acl reconstruction, especially if you are an active individual. Many orthopaedic surgeons will have the swelling subside, might get the individual into pt to optimize range of motion, then rehab is also important after surgery. For a small # of people who are very inactive, they may opt for conservative treatment. ...Read more
Force!: The PCL is probably the strongest ligament in the knee. It requires a significant amount of force or energy to cause it to tear. Pcl tears are far less common than anterior cruciate ligament (acl) tears. ...Read more
Stability: Together, they function to keep your knee in place. They keep the knee from moving too far front and back as we'll as rotating too far. The acl prevents forward shifting and rotating while the PCL prevents backward shifting and outward rotating. Tears of the acl do not heal and often end up with acl reconstructions. Pcl tears often heal partially and may not need surgery. ...Read more
Main knee stabilizer: The posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) is one of the main central ligaments within the knee that originates on the femur and inserts on the back of the tibia. The PCL prevents the tibia from displacing posteriorly. ...Read more
It depends: This depends on the degree of the tear, associated injuries, and the type of activity that you desire to return to. Generally, partial and low-grade isolated PCL injuries can be rehabbed and braced. High-grade or complete PCL injuries or lower-grade injuries which result in persistent instability may be better treated with surgical reconstruction. Talk to your orthopedist regarding your situation. ...Read more
Diagnose the problem: Early and treat it properly.Get a more detailed answer ›
The ACL may tear when certain movements of the knee place a great strain on the acl. Hyperextension of the knee, that is, if the knee is straightened more than 10 degrees beyond its normal fully straightened position, is a very common cause of an torn acl. This position of the knee forces the lower leg excessively forward in relation to the upper leg.
Pivoting injuries of the knee with exc. ...Read more
Giving way: Classically people describe a buckling, twisting, or giving way episode in the knee, with a popping feeling. Sometimes the pop is audible. Commonly there is swelling, limited ability to walk, and then associated stiffness+pain; as swelling goes down, pain will go away, but instability (wobbly/buckling) feeling with quick changes of direction persists; some people have minimal pain/swelling. ...Read more
Significant: Acl tear is a significant injury to the knee. It can significantly affect the function of the knee. Especially pivoting activities. Acl injury can occur in motor vehicle accidents, falls, and most commonly in sports. The acl can tear in an injury involving knee contact with someone or something or without any knee contact. Acl is generally fixed to restore the best possible function to your knee. ...Read more
Depends on laxity: If you have an acute (recent) PCL tear that does not cause much laxity, you will probably be treated with physical therapy that stresses aggressive rehabilitation of the quadriceps muscles, which are in the front of the thigh. Acute PCL tear that causes significant laxity or if you have injured more than one ligament, you may need surgery to repair or reconstruct your pcl. ...Read more
Observe vs excise: Ganglion cysts around or within the cruciate ligaments (acl & pcl) are not uncommon. The diagnosis can be made via an MRI or at the time of arthroscopy. Depending upon the location and size, the ganglion is deemed to be either incidental or symptomatic and responsible for the pain and perhaps loss of motion that may intermittently occur. Only symptomatic ones are excised/aspirated arthroscopically. ...Read more
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