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Dr. Greg Hicken Dr. Hicken
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
years in practice
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Posterior Cruciate Ligament (Definition)

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 ...Read more


Dr. David Trettin Dr. Trettin
Orthopedic Surgery
29 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Mri says partial tear of anterior, posterior cruciate ligament, grade3 chondromalacia, subchondral cysts in medial tibial condyle, is operatn right thng?

Mri says partial tear of anterior, posterior cruciate ligament, grade3 chondromalacia, subchondral cysts in medial tibial condyle, is operatn right thng?

See good knee...: This is purely an MRI reading of your knee.'partial' acl and PCL tears in your age group means very little to me unless you had a very significant , recent knee injury w/ a hemarthrosis .( which u don't have).'chondromalacia'( of what..Mfc, lfc, patella?) means you have a component of arthritis in your knee. See a qualified, respected knee surgeon to discuss your options . Best of luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Stuart Plotkin Dr. Plotkin
Podiatry
38 years in practice
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What does a calcaneofibular partial tear means?

What does a calcaneofibular partial tear means?

Ankle sprain: The calcaneo-fibular ligament is one of the important stabilizers of the lateral ankle. It is usually the first to be injured with an inversion ankle sprain. ...Read more

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Dr. Jedediah Jones Dr. Jones
Surgery - Hand Surgery
18 years in practice
Indiana University School of Medicine
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High grade partial tear ucl and common flexor tendon what does this mean?

High grade partial tear ucl  and common flexor tendon what does this mean?

Thumb or Elbow?: The ulnar collateral ligament (ucl) is a primary stabilizer to one of your thumb joints. It provides stability to the thumb when you pinch something between your thumb and index finger. It is injured when the thumb is bent backwards and outwards. It is unlikely that you injured the actual flexor tendon to the thumb but rather the insertion of some thumb muscles that attach near the ucl. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Kass Dr. Kass
Podiatry
24 years in practice
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What do these symptoms mean? Severe degeneration of the central cord to the plantar fascia with a moderate partial tear at the origin as well as a sli

What do these symptoms mean? Severe degeneration of the central cord to the plantar fascia with a moderate partial tear at the origin as well as a sli

Debra - it means: The broad banded ligament that attaches from the heel to the toe region is not at full capacity, it is degenerated or worn away with a slight tear (usually very painful.) For something like this if very painful, a walking boot is something I recommend. PRP is something I offer my patients with a partial tear but it is not covered by insurance and is out of pocket. ...Read more

Dr. James Shapiro Dr. Shapiro
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
33 years in practice
Rush Medical College
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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

Dr. Walker Wynkoop Dr. Wynkoop
Orthopedic Surgery
32 years in practice
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
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I injured my knee a month ago, i had an MRI and it showed a partial tear of my PCL. i have an ability test in 2 months, can it heal with treatment?

I injured my knee a month ago, i had an MRI and   it showed a partial tear of my PCL. i have an ability test in 2 months, can it heal with treatment?

Nope!: The ACL and PCL are surrounded with joint fluid so they do not heal. Joint fluid could be named "No Stick" Fluid. Sticking together is the first part of healing, In Any Case, partial tears of the PCL and even full tears of the PCL often do not need to heal or be treated, BUT SOME DO. So a second opinion by a sports orthopedic surgeon is a good investment. ...Read more

Dr. Bruce Prager Dr. Prager
Sports Medicine
38 years in practice
New York Medical College
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My artho scopy was done and it stated partial acl+pcl tear and wa advised not to recnstruct it. I belong to marine field can I join back?

My artho scopy was done and it stated partial acl+pcl tear and wa advised not to recnstruct it.
I belong  to marine field can I join back?

Partial ACL PCL Tear: A partial acl and PCL tear in a 25 year in a young active person is not very common. The most important factor we consider in deciding to reconstruct is if you have any knee instability. Does it give out with certain activities ? Does it feel stable with straight forward walking ? Since your orthopedic surgeon was there and saw your acl and PCL you need to ask him or her when you can return. ...Read more

Dr. Greg Hicken Dr. Hicken
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
years in practice
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Is the thermal shrinkage procedure effective for partial posterior cruciate ligament tears?

Is the thermal shrinkage procedure effective for partial posterior cruciate ligament tears?

No: The surgical experience with thermal shrinkage of capsule or ligament has mostly been abandoned due to poor results. The tissue is initially shortened but significantly wreaked in the process, and fails in time. ...Read more

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Dr. Pietro Seni Dr. Seni
Orthopedic Surgery
43 years in practice
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I have partial acl+partial PCL tear. Both are almost 40% damaged.Due to this I have laxity also. I am 25 years old. How it can be treated, thank you?

I have partial acl+partial PCL tear. Both are almost 40% damaged.Due to this I have laxity also. I am 25 years old. How it can be treated, 
thank you?

Reha: At 25 years old you need the knee to be examined very carefully and check for instability, you could have anterior or posterior or combined instabilities.First the more symptomatic one should be corrected, if not instability is detected them a very dedicated pt reha should be the next goal.Remember this is a knee at risk and should be very careful with the type of sport you practice. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley Dr. Badgley
General Practice
49 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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I have chronic partial acl+pcl tear+laxity(50 days delayayed treatment). It has been 8 months can it be treated 100% with surgery/reconstruction.

I have chronic partial acl+pcl tear+laxity(50 days delayayed treatment). It has been 8 months can it be treated 100% with surgery/reconstruction.

Yes and no: Surgery is always iffy & is forever. There are world class soccer players playing with acl ruptures. They made dedicated efforts to develop strong muscles of upper & lower leg. Physical therapist can be helpful in this. The principle is when a joint is loose, the way to accommodate is to develop "gorilla" muscles around joint so that muscles take over what damaged ligaments can no longer do. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor Dr. Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology
29 years in practice
University of Connecticut School of Medicine
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MRI(March) shws grade 1,2,3 meniscal dmge, partial pcl, complete ACL tear (soccer injury in jan) Srgn says MRI inaccurate(sept),askd me 2 play. Shd i?

MRI(March) shws grade 1,2,3 meniscal dmge, partial pcl, complete ACL tear (soccer injury in jan) Srgn says MRI inaccurate(sept),askd me 2 play. Shd i?

MRIs: are generally very accurate for detecting meniscal and ligament tears of the knee. You can always get a second opinion interpretation of the MRI, or, since it was 6 months ago, try to get a new MRI. Things may have changed since then. Otherwise, see an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Steven Chmielewski Dr. Chmielewski
Diagnostic Radiology
26 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Dr. Arnold Beresh Dr. Beresh
Podiatry
37 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Remedy for chronic partial tear of atf?

Remedy for chronic partial tear of atf?

Surgery: If not getting well from conservative care then evaluation for surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Lu Dr. Lu
Orthopedic Surgery
20 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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What do I do about an MCL partial tear/stretch?

What do I do about an MCL partial tear/stretch?

Rest: Almost all mcl tears, especially partial tears and stretched mcls, will heal on their own. The mcl sits in an area of the knee can can scar down and function normally after a period of rest. This is unlike other ligaments like the acl, which cannot heal itself after injury. The mcl will heal over 6-12 weeks depending on severity. In more severe cases, a hinged knee brace may help. ...Read more

Dr. James Flanagan Dr. Flanagan
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
44 years in practice
Baylor College of Medicine
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Does a partial tear of the anterior tulofibular ligament heal itself?

Does a partial tear of the anterior tulofibular ligament heal itself?

Tear of ATFL: With appropriate immobilization , bracing and rehabilitation it should heal in majority of cases. ...Read more

Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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How does a TTD Disability rating work? I don't understand the point after partial tear rotator surgery?

How does a TTD Disability rating work? I don't understand the point after partial tear rotator surgery?

Assume U R Referring: 2 w/c ratings. These vary from state 2 state. In Wisconsin, it means temporary total disability, meaning U R unable 2 work @ the present time. After U R able 2 RTW, U no longer receive compensation. If Ur injury has a permanent component U will B rated by Ur Md 4 PPD. Perm Par Disability. This is% of body or part, $val plugd in2 formula & out comes what $ U will receive. Monthly until achieved. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Weston Dr. Weston
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine
27 years in practice
University of Nebraska College of Medicine
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Can an ACL partial tear be healed with shots?

Can an ACL partial tear be healed with shots?

No: I dont know of a injection tehjnique that is used.Rehab hamstrings where a brace with activities dont need a reconstruction unless you have multple instability events partial tears are ligamemts that are intact but incompetent.Strectched. ...Read more

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Dr. Philip Miller Dr. Miller
Family Medicine
43 years in practice
Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine
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Dr. Robert Duggan Dr. Duggan
Podiatry
33 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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How do I treat a partial tear to the tendon of the gastrocnemius?

How do I treat a partial tear to the tendon of the gastrocnemius?

Get exact diagnosis: Make sure of the diagnosis and talk to your doctor about a physical therapy rehab program when the healing stage is right. ...Read more

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