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What can you do to recover from a torn ligament in the knee, without surgery?

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Dr. David Fisher
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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