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A 37-year-old male asked:

What could happen if you don't have pt after lateral release? do you have to worry about the tissue that has been cut tearing?

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Dr. Dann Byck
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Slower recovery, no: Lateral release, although rarely needed, does cause significant quad atrophy. Pt will aid in a faster recovery and educating you in terms of proper exercises to do during the various stages of recovery. Expensive, but worth it i think. Not only that but many therapists are fun which gives you a break from the rat race.

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Last updated Aug 28, 2013

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