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What is the outlook for knee ligament injury?

With treatment, a mild sprain of a ligament usually resolves within six weeks, with the ligament returning to its normal function. A moderate sprain can take more than six weeks to heal, while a severe injury, such as a tear, will require 3-4 months to fully recover.

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Author: Dr Bow Tauro PhD, BSc (Hons)
First answered: 10 Jul 2015
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury

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