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Is It Easy To Tear An Acl If I Long Board All The Time
No: The ACL torn is from an injury not overuse. Injuries occur with falls and you are more likley to fall when tired or distracted, when using a new board, going out in rough. If you are surfing or participating in any sporting endeavor, there is always the risk of knee injury and that includes ACL tear, but you can minimize the risks by being alert, careful, and staying healthy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have a tear proximal femoral origin of the acl. Do i need surgery, if not , how long will it take to heal?
8-9 months: Although the time before your surgeon let's you return to sports varies, any pivoting sports place great forces through the reconstruction. An autograft acl (your own tendon) typically takes 6-7 months to mature while an allograft acl (donor tendon) typically takes 8-9 months to mature. The higher your performance level, the more important it is to wait for the acl to heal and mature. 8-9 months! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How common is it for anchors to not properly fix a slap repair and would I know if they came out! ?
X-Ray, exam w/ ortho: Locations for the bone anchors are selected based on number and severity of tear. A severe tear involving both SLAP and Bankart lesions may require seven anchors. Simple tears may only require one. It takes a skilled surgeon to assess #. Locations for the bone anchors are selected based on number and severity of tear. A severe tear involving both SLAP and Bankart lesions may require seven anchors. ...Read more
What happens if you tear your ACL but don't have surgery to repair it and just try to carry on as normal?
Unstable knee: The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) prevents the tibia (shin bone) from sliding forward from under the femur (thigh bone). This causes the knee to feel unstable and give way. It also increases the risk of damage to other structures, like the medial and lateral meniscus cartilage. The mensici act as shock absorbers and tearig them increases the risk of developing knee arthritis later in the future. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need more info: This is obviously a question to ask your surgeon in follow- up. Not sure what tendon you had ' repaired'( patellar, quads , etc.) and what kneecap surgery u had in addition( lateral release, chondroplasty, ext. Mech. Realignment ..?). I would keep your immobilizer on until you have spoken w/ your ors. Gl! ...Read more
If you have a torn meniscus, which is the cartilage in your knee, do you need to get surgery to fix it?
How long does it take for an adherence to form in the tmj? Is it possible after an arhroscopy to have again adherences formed down? Thank you
Within months : Unfortunately, adhesions in such a small joint space as the TMJ are common. I would discuss this with your omfs. Physical therapy can be of benefit, along with stabilization of the bite with either a bite splint or minor equilibration. Arthrocentesis ( a mini arthroscopy ) as an in office procedure may also help. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
For a shoulder arthroscopy, generally how long is it from the time you arrive in the surgery center to the time you are sedated before surgery?
I had an ACL surgery about 6 months ago it continues to buckle from time to time and it gets swollen as well is this normal ?
Yes: Mcl tears rarely need surgery.Get a more detailed answer ›
After MCL surgery, is it normal to feel the knee to give out but not as much as it did before surgery?
I have a slap tear in my shoulder. Is it possible for the tear to heal on its own without a surgery or is surgery theonly way to go? Are there any long term effects?
Depends: Slap lesions don't heal on their own. There is good data to support that. Not all slap lesions need surgery. If you have no pain or other symptoms nothing needs to be done. If you have pain try physical therapy first. If that fails, you may need surgery to repair your labrum, or tenodese (cut and reimplant in a different location) your biceps tendon. Choice depends on age, activity level etc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If you have a full thickness ACL tear and I am a 3 sport athlete is the best option to get surgery or no?
It Depends: On how active you are and how much was done during surgery. For a routine knee scope i typically allow my patients back to work in 3-4 days if they have a sedentary job. Otherwise, most people can start getting back to work at 2-3 weeks depending on their job. Strengthening of the quadriceps muscle is key as this shuts down with knee surgery of any kind. Most people are near full by 4 weeks. ...Read more
After orif and bone graft to a web b fx will I have to wear an ankle brace when training in the future or should it not be necessary ?
Not necessarily: It really depends on your recovery and how well it goes. Majority of the time, people do not require bracing after successful orif of ankle fracture after full recovery. Hope you are doing well after your surgery and hope everyone on this site helped you with answers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long will it take for me to be able to return to my job as a housekeeper after knee surgery for a bucket handle tear of my medial meniscus?
Depends: If your surgeon can repair (stitch together) the tear, then you will need crutches and may also require a brace with restricted motion for up to 6 weeks, followed by rehab to regain strength and motion. If the tear is not repairable and your surgeon simply trims it out, then you can return much quicker. Probably within 2-4 weeks based on your comfort. Your young age helps speed your recovery. ...Read more
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