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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Recommend surgery: With moderate to severe AC joint arthritis, there are minimal to no non-surgical options. There are no high quality medical studies supporting PRP or other injections for treating your condition. If you condition is interfering with your life significantly, recommend you proceed with surgery. Outcomes are typically good with rather quick recovery for an isolated distal clavicle excision.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Over-Training: You are likely experiencing symptoms of over-training. Increasing fatigue after constant workouts is the first sign of this condition. As this progresses, you could develop tendonitis, bursitis, and overuse injuries. I recommend discussing your training routine with a qualified athletic trainer or coach to help balance your training goals with your body’s need to recover between workouts.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Meniscal Tears: Medial meniscal tears are common in the knee. The type you describe is the most common tear, affecting both the body and posterior horn. Surgery is an option if you continue to have pain along the inner part of the knee and, especially, if you have mechanical symptoms (locking or catching of the knee) during range of motion.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Taping: Taping muscle can aid in recovering from injury. Spider taping has been used in athletes for this purpose, with some good results reported. There is no need to tape a muscle if you are healthy, without injury.
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A male asked:
Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
MRI: MRI of the hip would confirm this.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Podiatrist: See a podiatrist
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Likely normal postop: There are many factors that can contribute to post-op lower extremity altered sensation after knee scopes. These factors include the type/length of procedure performed, use of a nerve block, positioning of your leg during the procedure, and use of a tourniquet during surgery. Your symptoms may persist for several days or even weeks post-op. Allow time to resolve your symptoms.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Posterior tib tendon: If your ankle is tender medially, you likely have posterior tibialis tendonitis, more common in people with flatfeet, but can occur in young people who are active. It is uncommon to sprain the medial deltoid ligament. Usually ankle spains involve the lateral ligaments. Apply ice, elevate, rest, take an anti-inflammatory. If your symptoms do not resolve in 10-14 days, seek ortho or podiatry care
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
ACL Tear: If your injury is recent, within 2-3 weeks, knee pain and swelling is normal with an ACL injury. Popping can be related to the swelling in the knee. After 2-3 weeks of rest, the pain and swelling should diminish, along with the popping. I'm assuming you had an MRI. ACL tears can be associated with other knee injuries like meniscal tears and cartilage injury. Recommend MRI and eval by ortho surgeon
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Re-Evaluate: Although there is a high success rate with ACL reconstruction, a small percentage can fail. Also, your meniscus repair might not have healed. Recommend thorough evaluation, including knee exam by an orthopedic surgeon and new imaging studies to assess for any abnormalities.
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