Navigation Links
Treating Knee Ligament Injuries
Date:3/2/2009

Identifying level of injury is key to treating MCLs nonsurgically, study finds

ROSEMONT, Ill., March 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Injuries to the knee's medial cruciate ligament (MCL) may be treated successfully without surgery, according to a literature review published in the March 2009 issue of The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS). The key, the review's authors found, is properly diagnosing and understanding the extent of the injury to determine the best course of treatment.

The MCL is the most frequently injured ligament in the knee. It attaches to the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shin bone) and runs across the inside of the knee. MCL injuries are usually caused by a direct blow to the knee, very common in contact sports such as football, rugby or soccer.

Injuries to the MCL may be isolated, or they may be part of a more complex injury involving the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) or meniscus (cartilage between the bones in the knee joint). Knowing whether other structures in the knee are involved is vital to treating these injuries.

"In most cases, MCL injuries can be treated non-operatively, with a combination of rehabilitation and bracing," says Ryan G. Miyamoto, M.D., sports medicine fellow at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado. "Surgery becomes an option when there are multiple injuries present in the knee. However, the additional injuries are not always identified."

Thorough physical examinations and appropriate imaging are of paramount importance in managing MCL injuries, say the study authors. In addition, they add that high-grade MCL injuries are often associated wi
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine technology :

1. Algeta Completes Comprehensive Phase II Clinical Program With Alpharadin for Treating Bone Metastases in Patients With Advanced Prostate Cancer
2. AcelRx Pharmaceuticals Reports Positive Results from a Clinical Trial of Sublingual Sufentanil/Triazolam NanoTab(TM) Combination (ARX-03) in Treating Procedural Pain and Anxiety
3. Alexzas AZ-004 (Staccato(R) Loxapine) Meets Primary Endpoint of Treating Acute Agitation in Patients with Bipolar Disorder in Phase 3 Trial
4. First Clinical Experience With Soliris(R) in Treating Patients With Two Rare Complement-Mediated Diseases Presented at ASH Annual Meeting
5. Schering-Plough Provides Update on Boceprevir Clinical Development and Introduces Potent Next-Generation Oral HCV Protease Inhibitor for Treating Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C
6. Study Shows Potential Benefits of Xolair(R) in Treating Children Suffering from Moderate or Severe Persistent Allergic Asthma Inadequately Controlled With Inhaled Corticosteroids
7. NanoBio Demonstrates New Topical Approach to Treating Nail Fungus That Circumvents Problems with Current Therapy
8. Pivotal Phase III Data Confirm the Efficacy and Safety of Arpidas Intravenous Iclaprim in Treating Patients With Complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections
9. Bioheart Announces 35 Leading U.S. Heart Failure Centers Engaged in Phase II/III Marvel Trial of Myogenic Cells for Treating Advanced Heart Failure
10. Experts Assert That Varian Technologies Deliver Speed and Clinical Accuracy in Treating Cancer Patients
11. Alexzas AZ-004 (Staccato(R) Loxapine) Phase 3 Trial Meets Primary Endpoint of Treating Acute Agitation in Schizophrenic Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/24/2014)...  The American Diabetes Association is recommending a ... with diabetes and that all people with diabetes ... in keeping with recent changes to guidelines for ... of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA). ... changes to the Association,s annual revised Standards of ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... , Dec. 22, 2014  CytoSorbents Corporation ... its CytoSorb® blood purification technology to help fight ... in 28 countries worldwide, today announced the appointment ... MD, FACS, as its Senior Vice President of ... Dr. Di Russo is an ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014 Research and Markets ( ... "Investment Analysis of the US Medical Device ... http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ... device sector identifies the key trends and rationale ... and mergers and acquisitions. The study ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 2New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 3New Standards of Care Provide Guidelines for Statin Use for People with Diabetes to Prevent Heart Disease 4CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 2CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 3CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 4CytoSorbents Appoints Dr. Gregory B. Di Russo as Senior Vice President of Clinical Development 5Investment Analysis of the US Medical Device Sector 2
(Date:12/26/2014)... 2014 Parker & Sons, Inc. ... in heating, cooling and plumbing contractor services throughout ... services in 2014 with regard to air-conditioning systems. ... is known for its incredibly hot summers. Working ... intricacies and details of a wide variety of ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 The click strand ... strength and durability. Today, the business announces a ... valid until Jan. 30, 2015. , Click strand ... hardwood. BambooFlooringChina.com is a well-known brand in the ... to find a reliable bamboo flooring supplier. , ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 2014 Product liability lawsuits filed in ... ( http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward in federal ... issued in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of ... open conference on January 7, 2015, at the Paul ... West Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is scheduled to ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... Recently, Dylan Queen, a famous online company supplying ... of discounted prom dresses, most of which are priced ... the company, the promotion is valid until Jan. 22, ... the UK market. , The prom dresses in this ... styles: A-line strapless, empire strapless chiffon, one shoulder, floor-length, ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... sells many bamboo products and the business is famous ... announces big discounts on its bamboo mats , which ... the world’s leader in bamboo flooring. According to the ... 2015. , The bamboo mats are made from well-treated ... the bamboo strips for the mats are boiled and ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 2Health News:Parker & Sons Announces Record Demand For 24 Hour Emergency Services In 2014 With Regard To Air-Conditioning Systems 3Health News:BambooFlooringChina.com: click strand woven bamboo flooring promotion valid until Jan. 30, 2015. 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Dylan Queen: Cheap Prom Dresses for the UK Market 2Health News:Various Styles of Bamboo Mats in Many Colors from BambooFlooringChina.com 2
... the US consumer product safety commission. This number is far ... are mainly related to the children as they are the ... in an increase in the emergency room visit. ... the sidewalk, through crowded malls and playgrounds. , ...
... cause of concern as most of them are related to ... health problems due to which people abstained from work. ... and Development (CIPD) on about 30,000 workers revealed that mental ... to muscle related problems like bad back. ,The ...
... of Alzheimer's disease nationwide, both the New York State ... a resolution aimed at raising awareness of the importance ... brain disorder. ,The resolution declared November 2007 ... as Memory Screening Day in New York State. ...
... Advanced Bio-Surfaces, Inc., (ABS) an orthopedic implant developer and ... been completed in the United States using the OrthoGlide ... implant designed to relieve chronic, disabling pain, due to ... ,"There has been a significant increase in ...
... products and medicines has the potential to reach Rs.120 billion ... of exclusive export promotion zones (EPZ) across India, says ... accelerated with the setting up of EPZs in about 12 ... over 25 percent in countries like the US, Britain, Spain, ...
... also known as marijuana or ganja, can help in ... occur when body tissues are attacked by its own ... at the University of Bonn, used tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the ... and found that it reduced skin allergies. ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:1,600 Roller Shoe Injuries Reported 2Health News:Mental Illness Foremost Reason for Absenteeism 2Health News:New York Legislature Highlights for Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease 2Health News:New York Legislature Highlights for Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease 3Health News:Export of Herbal Products to Reach Rs.120 Billion by 2012: Study 2
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
... reference laboratory and a worldwide leader in ... an extensive test menu of highly complex ... anatomic pathology. Owned by the University of ... half of the nation's university teaching hospitals ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference laboratory ... research and development. ARUP offers an extensive ... medical tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. ... Laboratories' clients include more than half of ...
Medicine Products: