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Doctor insights on: What Does Heterogenous In Signal Of The Articular Curciate Ligament Mean

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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


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What does it mean for walking when anterior cruciate ligament injury?

What does it mean for walking when anterior cruciate ligament injury?

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

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I think my child may have anterior cruciate ligament injury. What would that mean?

I think my child may have anterior cruciate ligament injury. What would that mean?

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

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What does fibrillation of the articular cruiate ligament mean? Twisting of my knee hurts a lot doesn that mean a tear?

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

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My mr images reveal an acute partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament, moderate synovial effusion, and bone contusion. What does this mean?

My mr images reveal an acute partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament, moderate synovial effusion, and bone contusion. What does this mean?

You need to be seen: You need to be seen to determine whether the knee is unstable. If unstable, you need to have a discussion with your doctor as to whether or not surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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What is an anterior cruciate ligament?

What is an anterior cruciate ligament?

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

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Anterior cruciate ligament knee injury, what to do?

Anterior cruciate ligament knee injury, what to do?

See a specialist.: See a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic knee surgeon, who has experience with ACL's. ...Read more

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Anterior cruciate ligament - is this knee injury really bad?

Anterior cruciate ligament - is this knee injury really bad?

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

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How can you prevent anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury?

How can you prevent anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury?

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

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How long does it take to recover from a posterior cruciate ligament sprain?

How long does it take to recover from a posterior cruciate ligament sprain?

Usually 3 months: If the ligament is incompletely torn it usually heals in 2-3 months. Complete tears or grade 3 sprains may require reconstruction. Functional instability is the determining reason for surgery. ...Read more

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About how long does it usually take for an anterior cruciate ligament strain to heal?

6-12 weeks: An incomplete, but functional, acl tear usually takes approximately 6-12 weeks to heal.
A nonfunctional acl tear may require surgical reconstruction. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to treat mucinous degeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament?

Can you tell me how to treat mucinous degeneration of the anterior cruciate ligament?

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

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My cruciate ligament in my knee is still giving trouble after 10 yrs what can I do to strengthen d knee please.?

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

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What treatment is recommended for full-thickness anterior cruciate ligament graft tear? I have no pain and only minor instability (side to side).

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

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What can I do about a torn cruciate ligament?

Depends: It really depends how active you are. If you're very athletic, you may want to see an orthopedic surgeon and have the ligament repaired. If you are not terribly athletic, physical therapy may be enough to help. ...Read more

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Please help! I have damaged/torn my anterior cruciate ligament?

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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What could cause posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) injury?

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

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What is anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction surgery?

What is anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction surgery?

ACL: The acl is the main stabilizing ligament in the knee. When it tears or ruptures, it can not be repaired, but needs to be reconstructed with a graft. There are numerous graft options which can be used to make a "new" acl. ...Read more