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Is A Wobble Board Good In Acl Injury Rehab
Variable: This isn't a one answer fits all kind of question. Not all knee injuries are created equal. Acl tears, post surgery rehab, knee replacements, sprains, etc. All require highly specific range of motion and strength maneuvers. Your orthopedist and associated physical therapists are best equipped to address your unique circumstance. ...Read more
ACL: Depends upon the results you are desiring and the extent of the injury. Partial tears in patients who are not looking for high performance in sports or at work may do well with physical therapy focusing on strengthening of the quadriceps muscle. If you are desiring return to a high level of joint performance or if it is a full thickness tear, surgery likely gives you the best result ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes, but...: In general, a low impact activity that does not aggravate your symptoms is good for you. This does depend on which tendon is torn and if you have an unstable knee. If there is any instability, a brace should help you to walk comfortably until you are strong enough to go without it. Physical therapy can help maximize strength of surrounding muscles to compensate for the injured one. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgery: The locked knee is generally a meniscus tear that can be trimmed arthroscopically and a torn ligament may need to be reconstructed if it is the acl or sometimes if it is the pcl. If it is an mcl or lcl these are commonly treated without surgery. ...Read more
What is the average time to rehab and return to work (truck driver) after surgery to repair torn LCL, MCL, and Patellar tendon? Surgery was 8-12-14.
Yoursurgeon: The best one to answer this for you is your sugeon.S/he should have given you instructions.Speedy recovery. ...Read more
If an acl is described as " acl has injury, very lax intact, oedematous acl' would this suffice in a reconstruction and what level of injury is it ?
Symptoms important: MRI findings is only one important variable used to help decide what is best for your knee. More important by far are your symptoms. Does knee feel loose or unstable? The examination findings are also critical. Does your physician feel your knee is stable or not. If you feel your knee is loose and this correlates with your exam findings, then the MRI helps dictate the details of potential surgery. ...Read more
Variable: A PCL partially heals in a slightly looser position. Some patients have minimal difficulty with a PCL tear while others have instability sensations and weak push-off strength. Still others have rotational instability. Because of this, the PCL discussion needs to be personalized to your specific situation. This should really be addressed with a PCL sports medicine specialist. ...Read more
Careful: Depends on the ligament. It is very important to get your motion back first after a ligament injury. Range of motion exercises (wall slides, etc.) and biking without resistance can accomplish this. Then if you are treating the ligament nonop, strengthening exercises are begun. For example- PCL injury, the quad is very important.Ask your doctor for specific goals for your specific ligament injury. ...Read more
Had knee surgery to repair torn meniscus. It was recommended to ride stationary bike as part of recovery. Is an upright or recumbent bike better?
Start recumbent: Using an upright bike will put more pressure on your knee while it is healing and is not recommended, while a recumbent bike has less pressure and helps to keep range of motion of joint and maintain muscle tone. So, start with recumbent bike after surgery. When the knee is feeling better and stronger, then you can shift to an upright bike. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest, gradual return: A torn muscle needs time to heal, and should be rested for at least 2 weeks. After that, be gentle - very slowly begin gentle stretches and low impact exercises. It is very easy to re-injure the muscle if you overdo it! a significant tear in the muscle will take 6-8 weeks before you can get back to a strenuous level of activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My surgeon has recommended a knee osteotomy as a result of a knee ulcer and torn meniscus. Is this recommended?
Neither is good.....: Good idea to see an orthopedist if an injury like this has occured. ...Read more
Can you suffer a neck injury as a result of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery in a beach chair?
NO: Microfracture is done when the end of the bone cartilage surface has an area that is worn off. You then use a small "pick" to puncture the bone in the area that the cartilage is worn off to try to make the bone bleed onto this surface and create some scar cartilage to form in the cartilage defect area. The repair cartilage is not normal cartilage but can help some patients. Not for meniscus tear. ...Read more
No: Pateller tendon is outside of the knee joint anatomically, whereas acl (anterior cruciate ligament) are within the knee joint. ...Read more
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