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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a displacement of the meniscus root mean that it is torn? Can the anterior cruciate ligament tear from twisting your knee while standing?
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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