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Ligament Sprains & Tears

Barnes Jewish West County Hospital orthopedists can diagnose and treat a range of ligament sprains and tears. Some treatments include physical therapy, rehabilitation and surgery.

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an orthopedist, call Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital at 314.542.WEST (9378) or toll-free 844.542.9378.

What causes a Ligament Sprain or Tear?

Sprains happen when an individual falls or lands on an ankle, hand, knee that forces it out of its normal position.

What are the symptoms of a Ligament Sprain or Tear?

  • Pain and inflammation in the injured area
  • Bruising
  • Difficulty putting weight on area

Treatment for a Ligament Sprain or Tear?

Specific treatment for a Ligament Sprain or Tear will be determined by your doctor based on:

  • Compression
  • Ice
  • Rest
  • Elevation
  • Rehabilitation, if necessary

For more information or to schedule an appointment with an orthopedist, call Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital at 314.542.WEST (9378) or toll-free 844.542.9378.

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