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How To Treat A Hip Flexor Injury
Rest and rehab: See an orthopedic surgeon if your primary care md is uncomfortable with diagnosing and managing the injury. Usually a sprained knee ligament is managed for 2-6 weeks with bracing, physical therapy modalities, ice and anti-inflammatories, followed by gradual return to activity. More extensive tears result in chronic pain and instability and might require surgery. ...Read more
Orthopedic Emergency: A knee joint dislocation (tibiofemoral joint) is an orthopaedic emergency. Neurovascular injury needs to be evaluated and managed acutely. Immediate reduction is paramount to the longterm viability of limb presence and function. Once reduction is obtained and maintained (usually via bracing), consideration for surgical repair/reconstruction is undertaken. ...Read more
Knee: Who diagnosed tendinitis? Which tendon- one goes over knee cap? Or could it be medial or collateral ligaments. Unless know exact diagnosis on mechanical part malfunctioning? Comsult physician see which treatment is right- rehab exercises, transdermal meds, knee bracing. Common is patello femoral syndrome. Simple knee strap is available pharmacies, but need diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Evaluation Is Key: After reduction and conservative measures to control pain and swelling, the key is to identify associated injuries. If there is a cartilage or osteochondral injury per mri, that problem is managed. If the injury is isolated to the medial patellofemoral ligament, then rehabilitation is the treatment for first time patellar dislocations. Recurrent dislocations are treated differently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: This is a complex issue. A person < 45 yo usually doesn't need surgery after one shoulder dislocation. A person > 45 may have torn a rotator cuff and may need surgery. It is my strong recommendation that you see an orthopedic surgeon with experience with shoulders for a thorough discussion of all the issues. ...Read more
It depends: Many people have degenerative rotator cuff tears as we mature. Non operative conservative treatment should be the first line of treatment. This often consists of NSAIDS, injection, and physical therapy. If conservative treatment fails or if an acute traumatic tear, operative treatment may be warranted. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon for more details. Physical examination and imaging (MRI) are needed ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Keep moving : Once the fracture is well fixed surgically it is good to keep all muscles moving as much as possible but must be careful to not over do it nad to limit wt bearing within the parameters set by your orthopedic surgeon ask your orthopedic surgeon about this and maybe physical therapy might be appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends, see Doctor : This depends on what kind of injury you have: muscle sprain/fracture/ligament injury etc. Management will depend on this and certainly depending on type of injury you should not engage in gymnastics for certain periods of time. Bottom line is if you are having significant pain or pain that is not going away, restricted neck motion, or any neurological complaints please be seen. ...Read more
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