Torn ligmant advice please

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Torn ligmant advice please

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I fell about 6 weeks and twisted knee. I was carrying my son. My mri shows torn ligmant. Firstly why hasnot it healed in 6weeks secondly how long will it take to heal
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Which ligament was it, there are 4 in the knee, some heal better than others, if fully ruptured, surgery may be needed to reconstruct.
What symptoms do you have? What treatment? Physiotherapy?
What has the specialist who ordered the MRI said.
Some knee injuries can take many months to heal, some need active or surgical treatment, others may respond to rest and time, with some Physiotherapy.
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I fell and twisted my knee. It wasnt a very impactful fall. Went to ortho. It hurts to bend and sometimes to put wieght on it. I have just been restingit The meniscus.
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If fully ruptured that would have come in mri right ? They didn't say it was
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Not necessarily, do you have the full MRI report. Have you discussed with the specialist (usually they should look at the images with you and show you what’s going on)
You’ve said torn which usually suggests a full tear rather than a partial or sprain.
Again, what ligament? Cruciate (through joint) or collateral (lateral on outer or inner medial side of knee).
After 6 weeks, you’d expect to be doing some exercises/physio if it’s still not better

What happened to the meniscus, your sentence got cut off? Medial or lateral?
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@Mynamels - the knee joint has quite a complicated anatomy:

'meniscus' - is one of two very similar-looking shock absorbers between the two long bones. /KNEEnotes/knee-dictionary/meniscus

'ligaments' - are the guy-ropes that keep the joint stable. On the inside of the knee are the cruciate ligaments /KNEEnotes/knee-dictionary/cruciate-ligament - and on the outside of the knee are the collateral ligaments /KNEEnotes/knee-dictionary/medial-collateral-ligament. There are also other ligaments but probably not important in your case

If a ligament is torn and incompetent, usually the symptom is one of 'marked instability', eg the knee feels wobbly and unsafe to bear your weight.

If a meniscus is torn there may also be some instability, but less so.
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