Doctor Q&A for Dr. Aruna Seneviratne

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Not unusual: The quadriceps shuts down after ACL surgery regardless of graft choice used. Rapid re-activation of the quadriceps is important, and is usually accom ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: You will be able to return to badminton after you heal fully from the acl reconstruction surgery. Usually, it take 1year before you can compete. You w ... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Labral tear: Shoulder injuries due to weight lifting in your age group usually affects the labrum an important stabilizer of the shoulder. The biceps tendon attach ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
26 years experience Sports Medicine
See orthopedist: The bump can represent soft tissue scarring or possibly fluid. Difficult to tell based on you description. Best to see an orthopedist and have x-ray ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Not too bad : Acl surgery is for the most part done arthroscopically using minimally invasive techniques. There can be pain because bone tunnels need to created. Pa ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Sling: Follow your orthopedists advice. Usually these fractures are treated in a sling. They need monitoring with x-rays to ensure proper healing.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
26 years experience Sports Medicine
3 weeks: This is a vague question but in general a sprain is a minor stretch of the ligaments of a joint such as the shoulder, elbow, or wrist. It will feel ne ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
26 years experience Sports Medicine
About 6 weeks: Bone healing takes about 6-8 weeks for 70% healing. Full healing can take 3 months or longer. An orthopedist should be monitoring it until full healin ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Home Exercises: In general, depending on patient age, athletic level etc, a first time patella dislocation is treated non-operatively with a brace and physical therap ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
26 years experience Sports Medicine
3-4 weeks: Calf muscle tears usually heal quite well within about 3 to 4 weeks. Physical therapy may enhance and speed up healing.
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