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Treatment for ligament tear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   Your good name doctor
Doctor :   Dr.xxxxx
Doctor :   please go ahead with ur medical query
User :   Dr I was speaking about my ligament problem.
Doctor :   yes left knee ligament tear
User :   yes Dr
Doctor :   Ligaments are fibrous bands or sheets of connective tissue linking two or more bones, cartilages, or structures together.
User :   If it is a partial tear how can it be cured
User :   I am a cricketer
Doctor :   get a MRI and get back to us
User :   sure i shall do it but can u pl suggest me how will this be cured
User :   do u do any surgery
User :   or physiotherapy or any other
Doctor :   i need to clinically examine you
Doctor :   to be able to know the exact diagnosis
Doctor :   based on that, the severity of tear in ur case
Doctor :   i can suggest u the treatment modality
User :   what usually is done for this proble,
Doctor :   r u able to follow
User :   i understood
Doctor :   we cannot assume things and treat
Doctor :   only when u know the cause
Doctor :   u can treat it
Doctor :   What treatment is best depends on the extent of your injury and whether it just happened (acute) or you've had it for a while (chronic).
User :   ok thankyou dr.
Doctor :   with no damage to other parts of the knee joint or shinbone, you probably won't need surgery.
Doctor :   ur welcome
User :   but
Doctor :   Many people with a minorinjury can return to their previous level of activity after completing a rehabilitation program, which may take from one to four months.
User :   but this cliks often and it swells
Doctor :   If you have a bad tear combined with other torn ligaments, cartilage damage or a broken bone, you may need surgery to reconstruct the joint. Surgery may also help if your knee remains unstable after a rehabilitation program. If your doctor recommends surgery, it's best to have it within two to three weeks of your injury. After surgery you'll go through a rehabilitation program. Full recovery may take several months
Doctor :   please get a MRI SCAN of KNEE and write to us
Doctor :   at YYYY@YYYY
Doctor :   or consult a orthopaedician
Doctor :   for further evaluation and treatment
Doctor :   anything else u want to know about
User :   no doctor . i will get back to u
Doctor :   ok
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