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What is the normal recovery period after a torn calf muscle?

What is the normal recovery period after a torn calf muscle?

3-4 weeks: The time it takes for a calf muscle to heal depend son how much of the muscle was torn. The best treatment initially is ice , compressi and nsaids.As soon as the pain subsides the athlete should start a vigorous stretching and strengthening program for the calf muscles including cardiovascular workouts in the form of a stationary bike. When better don't stop your stretching and strengthening progrm. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What is the normal recovery period after a hip bruise?

What is the normal recovery period after a hip bruise?

Varies: Minor and superficial bruises are much better within a few weeks. More severe and deeper bruises can take several months to completely recover. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery period after a fractured tibia?

What is the normal recovery period after a fractured tibia?

2-3 months to heal: A fractured tibia is a significant injury. Closed, non-operative management for stable well-aligned fractures treated in a cast would be expected to heal in about 2-3 months. Worse injuries that require surgery and a long intramedullary nail or a plate and screws (or similar), may take longer to heal, especially if there is a loss of tissue (skin, muscle, etc.) from around the fracture area. ...Read more

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Is it normal for leg length to increase after torn meniscus surgery?

Is it normal for leg length to increase after torn meniscus surgery?

No: Meniscal treatment will not result in leg lengthening. You may feel a difference in the leg, but it isn't a change in length. The meniscus is a soft tissue bumper that even if removed doesn't change leg length. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery length for a ruptured tendon?

What is the normal recovery length for a ruptured tendon?

2 to 3 months: It takes between 2 and 3 months for tendons to heal completely. However it depends which tendon and how severe the rupture. If the tendon is not attached to its attachment site then it will not heal well. If the tendon is re-attached such as after an achilles tendon repair then it is 2 to 3 months. Tendons heal better with some tension and stress on them but not so much as to hinder the healing. ...Read more

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What is the healing time on a partially torn calf muscle?

What is  the healing time on a partially torn calf muscle?

6 weeks: 1/2 strength in 2-3 weeks , rest of strength next 2 months, . ...Read more

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What is the recovery period for a dislocated knee?

What is the recovery period for a dislocated knee?

A long time: It depends, because it is related to the resulting damage to the ligaments within the knee from dislocation. For a significant injury, expect a 4-6 month recovery. ...Read more

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Stiff sore calf 2 weeks after Acl surgery using hamstring? Is this a blood clot or normal soreness?

Stiff sore calf 2 weeks after Acl surgery using hamstring? Is this a blood clot or normal soreness?

Acl repair: normal soreness but watch for increased swelling and redness of entire leg. Follow up with your doctor or go to ER if that happens ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a ruptured calf?

What is the recovery time for a ruptured calf?

3-4 weeks: Calf muscle tears usually heal quite well within about 3 to 4 weeks. Physical therapy may enhance and speed up healing. ...Read more

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Had a knee meniscus atrhroscopy 3 months ago; though mild, the pain and swelling still continues. Is this normal? How to accelerate the recovery?

Had a knee meniscus atrhroscopy 3 months ago; though mild,  the pain and swelling still continues. Is this normal? How to accelerate the recovery?

Need more informatio: You said you had arthroscopy, but was it just arthroscopy or arthroscopic surgery and if so what was the surgery for.Was there a tear in the meniscus and which one recovery depends on what the diagnosis was and what was really done, you should go back to the orthopedic surgeon who did the arthroscopy and have it checked, meanwhile rest your knee and use a knee brace. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery time for a finger sprain?

What is the normal recovery time for a finger sprain?

4-6 weeks: The finger joints are brown to sprain and because the anatomy of it takes a while to heal and some leave some stiffness. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a trapezius muscle sprain?

What is the recovery time for a trapezius muscle sprain?

Strain: If truly a strain, it depends upon severity: a few days up to a month. If pain not going away, check for disc or postural problems. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a Charlie horse after a torn meniscus surgery?

Is it normal to have a Charlie horse after a torn meniscus surgery?

Post meniscus: Most patients experience some postop calf pain , spasm , cramping. Try gentle stretching or use of heat for 10 min. They typically resolve by the time u r walking normally , usually by 3-4 weeks after surgery ...Read more

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What is the expected recovery time after a knee arthroscopy?

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What is the expected recovery time after a knee arthroscopy?

Depends: Knee arthroscopy is highly dependent on the procedure being performed along with it. Trimming a torn meniscus can lead to immediate relief and return to function while acl or PCL reconstructions take 8-9 months to recover. It also depends on your conditioning before surgery. Pain from quad weakness and tendinitis will not improve at all after surgery. It will depend more on rehab. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery time for a subluxed patella?

What is the normal recovery time for a subluxed patella?

Knee Pain: Recovery time for a subluxed or dislocated and spontaneously reduced patella varies greatly, but generally weight-bearing can be initiated as soon as tolerated and activity can be gradually resumed either with or without a functional rehabilitation program as tolerated. I expect a return to full activity within six weeks. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery time from distal bicep tendon rupture surgery?

What is the normal recovery time from distal bicep tendon rupture surgery?

Usually: I can tell you from personal experience that 4-12 weeks. 12 weeks for full all out recovery. ...Read more

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Cold from knee down after tendon operation. Is this a normal after effect?

Post surgery care: Most likely this is within the normal parameters for post surgical care, however okay to check in with your surgery team about this. A cold limb after surgery on the limb should be reported to your team. Be well. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery time for a ruptured spleen?

What is the normal recovery time for a ruptured spleen?

Depends on cause: Fist two aspects to recovery: 1) trauma with associated injuries 2) solely spleen issue trauma = more time second two aspects: 1) minimally invasive surgery 2) large incision large incision = more time simple case is a few days complicated case can be several weeks if no surgery to remove the spleen then may be several months until activity is real ease to normal. ...Read more

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Is it common for my knee to still pop a week after surgery repair of a torn meniscus?

Is it common for my knee to still pop a week after surgery repair of a torn meniscus?

Yes: This is common after this type of surgery. Popping that causes no pain is benign and can be ignored. Sometimes "popping" originating at the knee cap is due to muscle atrophy and improper tracking...This will get better with physical therapy. If you have concerns contact your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have altered sensation after a flexor tendon repair injury?

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Is it normal to have altered sensation after a flexor tendon repair injury?

Maybe: With cuts deep enough to cut the tendon, one or both of the nerves in the finger could be cut or "bruised". If it felt normal after the injury, but before surgery, the feeling could be from swelling. ...Read more

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Torn Calf Muscle (Definition)

There are two muscles that make up the "calf" muscle- the gastrocnemius and the soleus. Saying they are torn implies that they have been injured to the extent that all or part of the muscle is in discontinuity. Most can be managed non surgically. If there is an associated complete tear of the Achilles' tendon, ...Read more