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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
No: Dmso has nothing to offer for meniscal tears.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
One is correct: Fibula is the correct anatomical term for the smaller of the two lower leg bones. Fibia does not exist, and comes from an accidental combination of t... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Do not panic: If this is referencing your kneecap area, it is very common. Use nsaids, like ibuprofen. Rehab. Your knee. Initially just concentrate on range of m... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Identify the cause: See an orthopedic surgeon or sports specialist. The source of the locking must be identified to solve the problem. Exam, x-rays, and possibly MRI ma... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Crutches: Use crutches, but make sure you are actually trying to walk normal. When pain reduces, move to one crutch. Use on the opposite side from the fractur... Read More
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Knee scope: If you are having pain, swelling and catching, then the only reasonable option would be arthroscopic knee surgery. If your symptoms completely resolv... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Not likely: An injury that would result in the shifting of the nasal bones would cause pain, swelling and usually bleeding and bruising. The nose is made up of c... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Varies: The typical uncomplicated knee scope requires 3-4 weeks to recover from. Unfortunately, not all scopes are the same. With meniscus repair, 3-4 month... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Therapy: Try therapy first. If not painful, then don't worry about it. If painful, proceed with therapy for eccentric contraction exercises and deep tissue m... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
Be patient: Typical muscular quad strains require 8-12 weeks to recover from. Limited activities should be followed during this time period. Regular walking is ... Read More
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