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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Warren Strudwick
29 years experience in Sports Medicine
Arthrofibrosis: You have what's called arthrofibrosis caused by your prolonged immobilization. The next step for you is physical therapy aimed at restoring your range ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Raymond Schneider
45 years experience in Family Medicine
You can but you may not like it.: When we do a cast for a knee injury it is a straight leg cast. This means that you can't bend your knee at all and you have to hobble around on crutch ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Physical Therapy: Stiffness in the joints after casting should treated aggressively by physical therapy tell improved..
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience in Family Medicine
Knee pain: Your knee will not dislocate and if you have chronic pain you need to let a doctor have a look at it but I would not recommend a cast
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Expected : More time is needed, keep the follow-up with your doctor and follow treatment plan, wish you wellness
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
Motion & quadstrengt: After immobilization in a cast you will be stiff and have muscular atrophy. The only good part about the cast is that it helps the injured area to ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Knee: Depends on cause. Best to consult orthopedic specialist.
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
You need to discuss: this with your orthopedic surgeon, so that proper treatment could be arranged. Hopefully, physical therapy would help, but it could be something more ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Call your ortho: The immobilizer may have been fitted wrong. Contact your surgeon. If it is fitted properly, you may want to gently wrap the leg with an ace bandage, ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Gregorace
27 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Fibula head pain: I assume you broke your fibula at the ankle. (and not proximally at the knee). At the time if fracture the mechanism of the fracture could have caused ... Read More
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