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Do I need to wear a brace after meniscus surgery

A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Depends: It all depends on the kind of tear and the thickness of the damaged tendons and ligaments and this must be determined in person after reviewing the fi ... Read More
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Rarely: The meniscus of the knee has for 90%+ no circulation and because of it little potential to heal. Unless the tear is small and very peripheral (where c ... Read More

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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
More strengthening: Exercises for the involved leg especially the quadecepes an, hamstring and the calf muscles.
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Calf pain : If doppler is negative for dvt, then consider soleus strain, referred ls spine nerve pain, localized swelling/edema, hematoma, etc.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be careful: Some time some fluid leak to the calf area from the back of the joint could cause this. The important thing to find out for sure you do not have bloo ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Not by definition.: "Only option" is an oxymoron. You can always decline to have surgery; you just have to live with the consequences of whatever you choose. An orthopedi ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aruna Seneviratne
25 years experience Sports Medicine
Not usually: Bracing after meniscus resection is not used. Bracing after meniscus repair is usually used for 4-6 weeks post operatively to limit flexion to 90 degr ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Granberry
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Some: A serious knee brace helps people with an unstable knee prevent further knee damage until surgery is done. For just the meniscus tear, some people ar ... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
If you are: Having pain as a result of wearing your knee brace, contact your orthopedic surgeon or physical therapist and request a different one.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
That depends on your: Orthopod, who'll base his decision on the operative findings ; what he had to do for it. Check with him re: driving. I don't allow my patients to driv ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Waterman
14 years experience Sports Medicine
Hinged brace + PT: The best braces to decrease the chances of having instability episodes are hinged knee braces. Even with these braces, however, you may still experien ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Possibly or ace : Wrap. Discuss with your ortho. About what to expect after surgery. Take care! http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=10366 ... Read More

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