A 48-year-old member asked:
recuperation time for lateral release surgery?
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Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
Variable avg 8 weeks: Start range of motion and weight bearing immediately. Start quad exercises immediately. Swelling reduction as well. Usually can resume jogging at 6-8 weeks and slowly work back into full athletics as pain allows
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A 26-year-old female asked:
What is the success rate of lateral release surgery? Are follow up procedures likely?
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 29 years experience
Variable success: Surgery to perform a "lateral release" is designed to help with pain and function of the patello-femoral articulation of your knee. Surgery is typically successful if done in conjunction with a dedicated physical therapy rehab program that is designed to keep your quadriceps healthy and strong. If any arthritis is present under the patella, then further treatment may be necessary.
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Last updated Mar 11, 2015
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