Ligament dependent. Many ligaments are part of your knee. Ligaments that have a reasonable chane to heal with appropriate non operative management, include: PCL (mandates bracing); mcl, some mpfl (medial patlellofemoral ligament). The ACL and lcl usually required an augmented repair or an anatomical reconstruction?
Depends. The knee joint requires ligament integrity for normal stability and function. The extent of the instability can be determined by your doctor who would then assess if surgery is required. Orthopedic surgeons take into account the amount of instability and the activity level of the person to determine if surgery is required.
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.
Medial joint side of the knee is getting diminished.. Is it torn ligament problem? Is surgery required?
Arthritis. Narrowing of the joint space on the medial side of the knee is usually the result of arthritis. It may be hereditary, or it can be a result of loss of cartilage from prior surgery. Surgery may be required, based on how badly it bothers you.
Don't know what you. Mean by "diminished" or if you even have any discomfort. Have you previously injured it? Does it feel unstable, lock up or cause the knee to swell? Lots of questions need answering before answering yours. Why don't you have your doctor take a look?
The doctor says I have a torn ligament and he wants to do surgery on my left knee to improve it does it get better after surgery?
It should improve. Certain ligaments need to be repaired, your dr makes the call based on the exam and history. The knee uses the acl as its primary stabilizer with remaining muscles, ligaments and menisci helping. If the acl is not repaired in active people it leads to early onset arthritis. Be prepared to rehab your knee for several months.
I have ACL torn ligament and I want to go to orthoscopic knee surgery. My question is which graft is best for me. And I am not a sportperson.
It Depends. This is a question that lots of surgeons have different opinions on. Using your own tissue is likely the "gold standard" but lots of people have great results using a graft from a cadaver. There are pluses & minuses to each. Generally, younger patients do better with using their own tissue and as the age of the patient increases the difference gets smaller.
ACL graft. Great question. There is no consensus among orthopedic surgeons as to which graft is ideal. Each option has its own set of mild risks and benefits. Most studies comparing graft options in your age group suggest that the graft choice is not a factor related to successful outcomes. The most important variable is probably how the surgery is performed technically.
ACL. Since you are not a "sportsperson" the 1st question is do you even need surgery. Acl reconstructions are typically reserved for those involved in activities requiring pivoting or jumping as well as those who have instability outside those activities. As for the graft choices there are pluses and minuses with most data showing a preference for auto grafts (your tissue) in young patients (<40).
I had knee surgery Nov. 19th, I had a torn ligament so the surgeon had 2 put a cadaver piece in my knee, also had a tear in my meniscus, knee is poppn?
Postop questions. If I understand correctly, your knee is now popping? What about pain? Swelling? It sounds like you need follow up with your surgeon. It is critical you make postoperative follow up with your surgeon to properly follow your progress, rehab and any complications that may arise.