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Will my torn maniscus in my knee ever heal?

Will my torn maniscus in my knee ever heal?

Technically no: Once the meniscus tears it typically doesn't heal. A majority of it has poor blood supply with little intrinsic healing capability. Even if the tissue remains torn it can stop hurting and as far as you're concerned it will be "healed". If the pain continues for more than 8 wks and especially if you have catching and locking, see a surgeon. A simple arthroscopy may relieve your pain. ...Read more

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I sprained my ankle what can I do and will it heal on its own?

I sprained my ankle what can I do and will it heal on its own?

Ankle Sprain: It may heal on its own with rest, ice, compression and elevation and a gradual return to your normal activities. However, a period of time in a boot or use of crutches may be necessary depending on the severity. A physical exam by an orthopedic physician will better be able to determine your appropriate course of treatment. Hope this helps and good luck! ...Read more

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Will my foot heal if I remove cast?

Will my foot heal if I remove cast?

I assume: You're dealing with a broken bone. Broken bones need to be placed in a normal position and held there/immobilized to prevent motion at the fracture site. This makes for less pain and optimal healing. That's the purpose of a cast. Remove the cast and you risk delays in healing and, worse, reinjury, which would reset the clock to the beginning of the process. Don't do it. ...Read more

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I have broken ankle cast will have been on 7weeks will it be healed?

8-12 weeks: Fractures typically take about 12 weeks to heal. Often times, a cast can be removed before 12 weeks and a removable brace can be worn until full healing has occurred. ...Read more

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Will I ever completely heal from my C2 spine fracture?

Will I ever completely heal from my C2 spine fracture?

Yes you could if : Properly treated. Complications of c2 fracture treatment are nonunion, malunion, pseudoarthrosis formation, infection, neurovascular injury, acute airway compromise, and hardware failure. The risks of nonunion, malunion, and pseudoarthrosis formation are lessened with surgical treatment. As with any surgical procedure, risk of infection always exists. ...Read more

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How will i know that my MCL has healed?

How will i know that my MCL has healed?

MCL: Little to no pain, and the ability to return to your full level of desired activity with no issue. Clinicians will be able to tell if the laxity in your mcl has decreased, meaning it has healed. Good luck and hope this helps! ...Read more

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I fracture my foot dislocated my little toe and damaged my ligament on Sunday. How long will it be bruised for?

10-14 days: The fracture itself will usually heal by 6-8 weeks, but most bruising resolves in the 10-14 day range. ...Read more

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After a wrist fracture and disclocation will I ever recover my flexibility.?

After a wrist fracture and disclocation will I ever recover my flexibility.?

Unfortunately, no: True fracture dislocations of the wrist severely damage many ligaments. Ligaments will heal with scar tissue that is not as mobile as the original ligaments. But, you can get the best motion possible by doing therapy and exercises. Follow your hand therapist's advice. ...Read more

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How do I make my sprained foot heal faster?

How do I make my sprained foot heal faster?

Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...Read more

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If i sprained my foot how long will it take to completely heal?

If i sprained my foot how long will it take to completely heal?

Hard to say.: It depends on the type and severity of the sprain. Midfoot sprains are particularly difficult and could take months to heal. Forefoot sprains can take 3-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Two days after I sprained my ankle, I injured the same ankle again. Will my ankle no longer be able to heal completely and will I experience pain for the rest of my life?

Two days after I sprained my ankle, I injured the same ankle again. Will my ankle no longer be able to heal completely and will I experience pain for the rest of my life?

Ankle sprain: Cannot predict how long it will take for your ankle to heal, even after a second sprain. While it is possible you may have a type of post-injury arthritis eventually, you could possibly heal completely with proper care. Rest, ice, compression, elevation: stay off your ankle. See a doctor: primary care, orthopedist, or PM&R doctor. ...Read more

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Rolled ankle in april and reinjured it in november by stepping wrong. How long does an ankle take to fully heal? I may have torn something in my heal.

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Rolled ankle in april and reinjured it in november by stepping wrong. How long does an ankle take to fully heal? I may have torn something in my heal.

1-1.5 yr: A small percentage of patients with severe ankle sprain hurt for up to one and a half years, post injury according to the most recent research available (10%). ...Read more

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I had broken my tibia and fibula in an accident. It had been 3 months.How much time will it take to recover fully?

I had broken my tibia and fibula  in an accident. It had been 3 months.How much time will it take to recover fully?

Depends: A lot depends on your state of health, nutrition and being under the care of an orthopedic surgeon. He/she is best person to answer this question. ...Read more

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I tore my lcl and my PCL in my knee. How long does it take to heal perfectly?

I tore my lcl and my PCL in my knee. How long does it take to heal perfectly?

A year: Without surgery, the PCL can heal to an extent. The lcl tends not to heal at all. With a reconstruction of both, i give my athletes a year window to return to sports. It is not an easy course and takes patients and work to get to that position. ...Read more

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How can I most quickly heal my foot sprain?

How can I most quickly heal my foot sprain?

Many possibilities: R.I.C.E. Rest, ice, compression, elevation. Immobilization with a splint or brace may be of benefit in the initial phase of recovery. Oral anti-inflammatory medication may help with the pain and swelling. Once improved, mobilization and physical therapy can help restore strength and function. Healing times may vary. ...Read more

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How can I heal my broken toe quickly?

How can I heal my broken toe quickly?

Stay off it: If the bone fragments are well aligned normally takes 4-6 weeks to heal. Wearing a special "surgical" shoe or stiff soled shoe can help during the healing process. Smoking cigarettes may delay healing. Rest and staying off that foot as much as possible will help. 4 weeks is the minimum amount of time it takes to heal even if you are doing everything right. ...Read more

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I have tendonitis in my right ankle. How long will it take to heal?

I have tendonitis in my right ankle. How long will it take to heal?

Couple of weeks: With proper rest, anti-inflammatories, and proper splinting these are usually healed within 2 weeks time. If not followup with your physician to look for other problems will be required. ...Read more

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I tore my ACL and meniscus. Had surgery on it two weeks ago. How long will it take before i can walk and put pressure on the leg?

I tore my ACL and meniscus. Had surgery on it two weeks ago. How long will it take before i can walk and put pressure on the leg?

Ask your surgeon...: For a copy of their protocol. This answer depends on several things: 1) surgical technique, 2) meniscal status, 3) quad control. 4) pain, 5) swelling. Your therapist and surgeon will be able to help you figure out what is best for you. Note that any meniscal repair may slow your ability to put weight on your leg to protect the repair, but is worth it in the long run (prevent arthritis). ...Read more

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