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Acl Derotation Brace
Better ask your Ort-:
Hopedist who has DX you, and knows the severity of your problem or whether you have any other conditions which can affect the treatment.
He would be in the position to advise you. ...Read more
The State of ACL fix: Post op most p-atients return to athletics BUT not to the same level of competition.If the repair is perfect, you should not need a brace for non-contact sports. They rarely are perfect. Let your orthopedist evaluate the need for a brace after he/she has seen the status of your knee and the repair. ...Read more
Badminton player, 22yrs.Acl surgery hamstrng autogrft 1week back.Pt nly came 3days.Gave3exercises.Brace is nw 45°.Do i look for another pt? Feels fishy
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It is possible.: If the forces are high enough you may sustain further injuries. ...Read more
Yes: Wearing a brace does not guarantee ligament injury. ...But it could have been worse if you did not wear it. ...Read more
Depends on position: Unless you are playing as a lineman, who are prone to mcl injuries, a football players should not typically where braces, even after an acl reconstruction. The braces and sleeves will inhibit quad activity and can make a knee worse. If you have an acl tear without having undergone reconstruction, football is not recommended at all. Braces do not protect rotation of the knee from an acl tear. ...Read more
After a acl reconstruction, do they normally put the patient on a brace? Or do they start full weight bearing immediately?
Will I have to wear a brace after i recover and rehab from ACL reconstruction? I plan to go back to football and basketball
Possibly: After acl reconstruction most surgeons still utilize a postoperative 'rehab ' brace for 6 weeks; although some acl surgeons do not .'functional' , custom-fit acl braces are most commonly used after5-6 months for athletes returning to sports, esp. Football.Personaly, i still prefer post-op braces to help obtain full extension and prevent inadvertent hyperextension; 'custom' @6 months for football.. ...Read more
Not necessarily: The peer-reviewed literature on bracing after acl surgery states that it is not necessary. Nonetheless, many orthopaedic surgeons and patients "feel" better if a brace is worn. A early (6 week) postop brace is common, but much less common afterwards if the knee remains stable on examination. ...Read more
No.: There is no evidence to support that. Athletes at all levels brace their ankles, and there is no evidence to suggest that the ACL is at higher risk of injury because of them. ...Read more
Depends: It really depends how far out you are from your surgery. There is really no good data that shows that bracing impacts recurrent acl tears. If however you still feel weak or inhibited a brace is not necessarily a bad thing but if you have any reservations at all i would not advise skiing w or w/o a brace as a brace won't prevent another tear. ...Read more
My daughter tore her ACL 2 weeks ago. Is it normal to see swelling once she starts to wear the brace(pre surgery?)
Yes: It is normal to have some swelling because of the instability she has. ...Read more
Not really: An acl brace has not been shown to prevent any rotation in the knee. It really only prevents stress on the mcl or lcl ligaments. A patient without an acl can still injury the meniscus and cartilage while wearing a brace. Furthermore, many braces inhibit the quad muscles, further worsening some symptoms. ...Read more
Possbly: If the brace prevents the shifting sensation of the knee during participation then one could play. It is not a guarantee that more damage may occur while you play, particularly to the meniscus. ...Read more
I am 2 weeks post op from meniscus and ACL repair. Will i need a brace after recovery to get back into ice hockey? I am a goalie. Thanks.
Not necessarily: After a full rehab program you most likely will not need a brace. The acl and meniscal should be good to go within 9 mos to 12 mos, some as early as 6 months post surgery. I have had some athletes prefer to wear one for prevention of further injury but it has not been proven to always be effective. ...Read more
I had ACL reconstructive surgery about a month and a half ago. When i make my return to sports at 6 months. How long will I have to wear a brace?
My MRI came in and I have a complete tear to my MCL and a sprained ACL tht happen 2&1/2 weeks ago.. I have a brace and am walking with a very low limp
Re-ask: Sorry, but your actual question was cut off. Please re-ask & clarify. ...Read more
Talk to your surgeon: Brace use after acl reconstruction is still controversial. Both immediate post-op bracing as well as eventual functional "sports" braces have questionable effectiveness. Most studies show no improvement in knee stability, re-injury rate, or healing time or rates with use of a brace. I still use braces most of the time, however, because subjectively patients feel better with the extra support. ...Read more
Yes: At age 47 i'm assuming you are playing recreational football.If you have a well-fitted functional acl brace(don-joy defiance for example)and no other intrarticular injuries(meniscus tear) then u can try to play.Test it first by doing some hard 'cutting' on it at home or your local park.If it feels like its going to "give way' then u shouldn't play and possibly consider having it reconstucted.! ...Read more
Not Recommended: Football is a contact sport. The risk of sustaining a subluxation (partial dislocation) event is high with cutting and pivoting. When this happens further damage can occur to the knee in terms of meniscal tears, cartilage damage, and tears of other ligaments. A brace won't protect you. ...Read more
Yes: As long as the brace is "comfortable" and gives you support then you should be ok. ...Read more
After having acl/mcl surgery how long should I continue to wear a knee brace while engaging in physical activity?
Ask Surgeon: This is a decision your surgeon should address since every case is unique. Only your surgeon knows how extensive the damage was and what had to be done to correct it. Some will recommend at least light compression indefinitely after the surgery while sometimes it is only a few weeks or months. ...Read more
Depends: Many sports physicians do recommend a custom acl brace when returning to soccer after acl injury. It often depends on the severity of the injury and whether or not there was any other associated injury. Many athletes find them cumbersome and when they get their confidence no longer use them. ...Read more
Pop in knee post ACL cadaver replacement. I am 4 weeks post and turned to walk in brace, heard a loud pop with pain and some swelling.
Would be wise: To call your surgeon and inform him. ...Read more