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Will An Acl Injury Prevent My Ability To Travel Abroad
It depends.: After an ACL injury, most people can get around pretty well after about a week. you may be on crutches for the first few days after your injury, but once you're able to get around, there's no reason that you couldn't travel abroad.Check with your MD, to see if he/she wants you on any medication during your trip. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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How functional is 90 degrees rom in the knee? Limitations? Will i be able to get in/out of a car to drive? Work again? (work injury. I'm an rn)
90 is key: You generally need 90° of knee flexion to ambulate functionally, go upstairs etc. Keep at it and try to improve your range of motion as much as you can. Good luck! ...Read more
Go back slowly: Follow the reccomendation of your surgeon. After 6 months to a year it is safe to return to sports (if cleared by your surgeon) and you have completed therapy. Wearing a functional acl brace would most likely also help to prevent a recurrent injury. ...Read more
Will I still be able to play soccer after recovering from height surgery? Or will the longer legs upset my athletic ability?
Need to recover: Part of the anser depends on how well you played soccer to begin with. With any surgery involving the bones there is a period of recovery that has to take place, and if your legs were made significantly longer, you probably need some therapy to adjust to your new gait. Try to give yourself some time, and ask your doctor what he expects your recovery to be. ...Read more
I'm bone on bone in the kneecap. need a TKR in the future. Can going to a PT clinic to have PT to strengthen quads help delay TKR 6 months to 1 yr?
Patellar wear: Recent data confirms the value of strengthening the muscles of our thighs and calves prior to knee arthroplasty. This is especially true for patients with marked wear of their knee cap. The stronger we make our quads , the less the force which is transmitted to the worn bone and hence the slower the amount of wear. ...Read more
How much time after an Extra-Articular Lateral Tenodesis and acl reconstruction of the knee would someone be able to return to sedentary work (office)?
Varies: There is no contraindication to return to restricted work as soon as comfortable and getting around safely. For most people that would be in the 5-10 day range. ...Read more
How will calf implant surgery affect my ability to practice sports involving intense leg movements? I would like to undergo calf implant surgery to improve the looks of my skinny legs. Does the procedure have an impact on the ability to practice sports li
How soon after shoulder stabilization surgery will i be able to return to active lifestyle (yoga)? Probability of dislocation post surgery?
How long will it take for me to be able to return to my job as a housekeeper after knee surgery for a bucket handle tear of my medial meniscus?
Depends: If your surgeon can repair (stitch together) the tear, then you will need crutches and may also require a brace with restricted motion for up to 6 weeks, followed by rehab to regain strength and motion. If the tear is not repairable and your surgeon simply trims it out, then you can return much quicker. Probably within 2-4 weeks based on your comfort. Your young age helps speed your recovery. ...Read more
After a knee reconstruction on my ACL & meniscus. How long will it take for me to be able to play sports?
8-9 months: Return to cutting sports after acl reconstruction is currently a controversial topic. It takes 7-8 months after reconstruction for a autograft (your own tendon) to reincorporate, and it takes 8-9 months after an allograft (donor tendon) to reincorporate. Retear rates after early return to sports is higher, so a conservative 8-9 months is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gradually returning to weight lifting after a 9 month hiatus due to wrist injuries. Any preventive strategies or advice to prevent reinjury ?
Go slowly: Focus on wrist, and particularly shoulder mobility with proper warm up and stretching prior to lifting and stretching after as well. Also, start with lifting very light even using just an empty bar to practice technique and form before adding weight. Then add weight slowly week by week to avoid overstressing the wrist. ...Read more
Depends: This greatly depends on the extent of the damage done to your heart muscle during the heart attack. If the damage was minimal, the period would be short. If the damage was extensive it could be much longer.Each situation is very individual and should be discussed with your cardiologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Torn muscles in front middle of ankle for 4 months... What will an ortho recommend to help heal? Boot/cast? I need to keep it from reinjuring.
Rest....: First off, there are no muscles in the front of your ankle. You have many tendons that cross the joint into your foot. They could be injured. If they were torn, would be in a lot more pain and could not walk well. The first thing they would do is use rest, ice, NSAIDS. A CAM boot would be a great choice for 3-4 weeks. ...Read more
How long does it take to fully recover from a patella dislocation and to be able to do activities like running? I'm now 3 months in rehab.
How long does it take to recover from a anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury and to be able to play sports?
Depends: There are many variables that will effect the time necessary to recover enough to return to sports including the graft used, fixation techniques and the biases of the surgeon. Because some studies suggest return to sports prior to 9 months post surgery may increase the risk of reinjury, i prefer to have my patients wait 9 months. That is not to say some athletes have been able to return quicker. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After orif and bone graft to a web b fx will I have to wear an ankle brace when training in the future or should it not be necessary ?
Not necessarily: It really depends on your recovery and how well it goes. Majority of the time, people do not require bracing after successful orif of ankle fracture after full recovery. Hope you are doing well after your surgery and hope everyone on this site helped you with answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will 30% of your left medial meniscus removed affect a 58 year old males ability to do a job that requires you to walk 6 to 8 miles a day ?
Any time some menisc: -us is removed U no longer have a normal knee & Ur knee is susceptible 2 further injury. That said, it depends on what U do with Ur knee . an 18yo active in sports is more likely 2 2 have long term effects but at age 58 not running or jumping & cutting, only walking, i would think it would B no problem. ...Read more
Will continuing to play volleyball on a minor high ankle sprain exacerbate the injury and force me to have surgery?
See below : For any injury, the best course is the riice mnemonic ( rest, ice, ibuprofen, compression and elevation). The more you play on the ankle before it is completely healed, the more likely you are to worsen the injury and increase the likelihood of a permanent disability. As for surgery, that depends on the injury. For any ligamentous injury, recuperation time can be a long time - 1 to 2 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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