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What To Do For A Torn Ligament In The Knee
Ligaments are defined as collagenn tissue structures that connect bones in and around joints. A classic example is the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee that provides stability o the bones of the knee joint and specifically connects the femur to the tibia. A torn ligament is simply any disruption ...Read more
Depends on ligament: Some ligament injuries will heal with non operative treatment. This depends on which ligament and how severe an injury occurred. The medial collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments may heal with protectice bracing for 4-6 weeks if they involve a partial tear and no other damage. Complete tearing of a ligament will often be associated with other knee damage. Mri can often tell. ...Read more
Is a ACL sprain the same as a ACL tear? Unable to straighten the knee. Large knee joint effusion. Please help in a lot of pain. Thanks.
No: A full tear is different than a sprain. A sprain can heal whereas the tear will not and the body tries to compensate. The effusion is due to the initial injury that caused this in the first place. The not being able to straighten the knee part is the most concerning...I guess it happened very recently :( Consider ER or bracing at the moment. Schedule to see an orthopedist. ...Read more
Symptoms: Common knee symptoms with meniscal tear: pain, swelling, popping, catching, locking, and sensation of giving way. ...Read more
Can a ligament tear in the knee cause pain when straightening the leg? Can a ligament tear be seen on a MRI ? Please explain thank you for everything
Cartilage: Options depend on amount of surface area involved--if small, possible microfracture, oats procedure for cartilage transfer, or chondrocyte transplant--the last of which may not be covered by insurance. Sometimes a simple scope debridement may get you some mileage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
ACL, Patellar ligam-: Ent or the tendon, medial ; lateral collateral ligaments, or pcl, to name a few. ...Read more
Depends: If only partial, then time should heal things with a minor injury in bout a month and a moderate injury in about two. Maintain motion but avoid stresses. Once pain is down work on strength and coordination. If no response, get it checked again. ...Read more
Does a torn ACL always have swelling? Can a torn ACL hurt to twist you knee right to left when standing? I have a lot of instability in the knee.
Usually yes, and yes: Initially, a torn acl usually results in a knee effusion (swelling), but after a few days the swelling can go away. Pain/shifting with twisting activities (even while standing) are one symptom of a torn acl. Torn meniscus tissue or cartilage which can occur along with an acl tear can also cause similar symptoms or the sensation of instability. It does sound like it's time to get your knee checked. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Surgery: Surgery is indicated, and depending on the location of the tear and the quality of the tissue, a repair or a meniscectomy (removal of the torn portion) is indicated. ...Read more
Surgery?: The majority of meniscus tears in younger people are treated surgically. If the meniscus is torn in the correct spot, it can be repaired, unfortunately most require surgical excision of the tear. Rehab usually lasts 4-6 weeks after the surgery. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the tendon torn, the degree of tear, the ability to repair with non-surgical means versus surgical means, ability to rest, splint, not use the area, time on crutches, boot splint, or other and the type of physical therapy your get. See a reputable orthopedist or sports medicine physician and get an evaluation. You may need to see a foot and ankle trained ortho to see you. ...Read more
What is a MCL sprain and how long does it take to go away? Can a sprain lead to a tear? Is the MCL on the joint line? Please help
MCL Sprain: The Medial Collateral Ligament is on the inside of the knee. It attaches above and below the joint line. A sprain can last up to 6 weeks. Usually the MCL sprain does not lead to a tear without having ACL or meniscus involvement. Using a knee sleeve may help give you more stability. If it is severe you may need to use crutches until you are able to put weight on it. OTC pain meds can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thanks for all the help. Does a meniscus that is torn always cause clicking and locking of the knee joint? I seem to have a hard time extending
Yes: That is one of the classic signs of a meniscal tear. ...Read more
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