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Currently wearing a neoprene knee brace that's causing pain. Is there a better brace for torn meniscus that allows for physical work activities?
Whats the probability of a ligament tear(s) with a severe inversion ankle injury ... Ankle very swollen and bruised still in pain waiting ok for mri?
My MRI showed a tfcc tear. I've had cortisone and used a splint for 2 months. The pain has decreased. Is the tfcchealed or is surgery still needed?
Healing: The improvement is encouraging and a step away from surgery. As long as immobilization and or injection(s) up to three have improved the condition than surgery is not warranted. The tfcc can be considered healed when asymptomatic. If rarely painful, fully functional, then surgery is not warranted regardless of MRI finding. 30% of people older than 30 have mris with tfcc changes w/o injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Have a bone contusion involving the antermedial femoral condyle. Been a month since injury. Some swelling, still very stiff. Whats best treatment?
Time: If that is you're only injury ( based on exam and MRI ) than you need a few more weeks to let it heal.You can work on strengthening the muscles about the knee and regaining full motion.Some ors may restrict your wt. Bearing the first 4-6 weeks in more severe bone ' bruises'.See your ors if you're stiffness and swelling are not improving spontaneously. Best of luck.! ...Read more
16 female. Had surgery for patella dislocation a year ago. currently have extreme crying pain in the same knee. It's a little swollen. no known injury
See details: Have the knee reevaluated to the orthopedist or a rheumatologist. ...Read more
For rehab on a medial malleolus fracture that has had orif surgery is it better to see a physiotherapist or a podiatrist?
Rest, ice, NSAIDs: Groin pulls can be stubborn, and thus, slow to heal. A pull truly involves at least partial tearing of the muscle fibers. Recovery can range from 1-2 weeks for minor injuries to up to a year for severe injuries. One key is to avoid stretching the injured tissue. The tightness sensation felt after a "pull" does not mean the tissue needs stretching. Recovery from a pull includes more strengthening. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had this rt.knee pain for 1 wk no falls or injuries to the knee xray shows no fracture, dislocation,wnl soft tissue whatcan be causing this pain?
A few possibIiltiies: Knee pain can be caused by a number of conditions. Causes such a meniscal injury, ligament injury, patellar syndromes are likely ruled out by negative X-rays. Some type of arthritis, gout, pseudo gout etc can occur without X-ray abnormalities, especially early in the disease. An often overlooked cause is sitting position, folding a leg under or around the leg of chair of example. Re-evaluate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on site: There are some foot fractures that do not require surgery and can be treated by immobilization. Many factors can change the treatment opinion of your doctor including: location, type of fracture (some are more stable and others very unstable), injury force, whether the fracture is open or closed, personal medical history and health, and many more. Talk to your doctor to understand the plan. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I'm recovering from a broken elbow (radial head &coronoid). Does limited ROM in elbow/shoulder present a problem during a CBE at an annual gyn exam?
No: The "clinical breast exam" should the same level of usefulness with or without the patient having a broken elbow. However, if there was a larger area of trauma, with swelling and injury into the armpit area where the tail end of the breast extends to, then one might wait until after healing that area, to do her annual breast exam. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed with an acute avulsion fracture of the fibula head. What is the typical treatment & recovery time for this injury?
Fibulae head avulsn: One needs to be concerned regarding the injury to the surrounding tissue like the PCL or posterior lateral corner . I.e. The fibulae head avulsion is the tip of the iceberg ,as in jury to the other structures can lead to significant knee problems. It would be prudent to undergo an MRI to assess the total injury as treatment then is based on the accuracy of the diagnosis. Consider a virtual consu ...Read more
What's the risk for playing football w/ full thickness tear (MRI) that occured to the MCL 4 weeks ago? My knee feels stable and there is minor pain.
Re- injury: Your orthopedic surgeon can help make the decision when you are ready to return to football.The obvious risk is re-injury. Where was it torn?( off the femur, mid- substance, tibia).Femoral MCL injuries heal quicker. Isolated injury? Your position(interior lineman,defensive back etc.)...skill positions may take longer. Are u wearing a functional knee brace? Have you practiced full- speed in it..? ...Read more