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Rehab/strengthning exercises for MCL and lcl?

Rehab/strengthning exercises for MCL and lcl?

Knee ligaments: After you have damage your medial collateral ligament, or your lateral collateral ligament, the ligaments are stretched and or torn. The is no way to strengthen the ligament, short of repairing the tear. Rehab for ligaments include exercises to maintain your leg strength around the knee, protection of the ligament with a brace, and time for the sprain to heal. Check with your trainer. ...Read more

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Acl Reconstruction (Definition)

Because an acl (anterior cruciate ligament) cannot heal itself on its own, an acl is "reconstructed" by placing a graft tendon substitute (from your own or donor cadaver tendon) placed into tunnels made in the original acl position, and fixed in place with screws, buttons, or other fixation device. The body then replaces the cells and structure of the graft over 6-8 months, ...Read more


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Post ACL exercise?

Post ACL exercise?

Motion.: Range of motion exercises are the most important, to minimize the chance of scar tissue forming. Strengthening of the quads, hamstring and other lower extremity musculature is critical to regain strength. ...Read more

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How successful is ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction surgery?

How successful is ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) reconstruction surgery?

Very successful: Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery has undergone considerable changes over the past decade. Intensive research into the biomechanics of the injured and the operated knee have led to a movement away from the techniques of the early 1980's characterized by post operative casting and delayed rehabilitation, to the current early rehabilitation program which in made the result better. ...Read more

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What's PCL reconstruction surgery?

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What's PCL reconstruction surgery?

Restoring stability: There are many different methods for PCL reconstructions, depending on the surgeon you go to. There are single versus double bundle, bone block versus soft tissue, and various numbers are sizes of incisions. I tend to perform an all-inside minimally invasive PCL reconstruction using a double bundle configuration. Most of my patients have minimal pain after surgery, however, there rehab is the same. ...Read more

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Microfracture and ACL surgery?

Microfracture and ACL surgery?

Good options: Acl reconstruction at your age is a good option if you have knee instability. Only a small percentage of patients (copers) do well without surgery. Micro fracture at the same setting to address small cartilage defects is fine, but an oats procedure maybe better, where. Cartilage plugs are harvested from another area of the knee and implanted to the affected area. Check with your surgeon about it. ...Read more

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Acl and meniscus tear reconstruction cost?

Acl and meniscus tear reconstruction cost?

Tough to answer...: In the usa orthopaedic surgeons fees for that procedure are typically around $2000. The expensive part of the surgery is the hospital cost, anesthesia, etc. And it can be substantial ie >$20k if you dont have insurance. ...Read more

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What exercises strengthen the acl, MCL and PCL in knee?

What exercises strengthen the acl, MCL and PCL in knee?

Check out this paper: This is a great paper - but it might be hard for you to download it "A training program to improve neuromuscular and performance indices in female high school soccer players." Noyes FR1, Barber-Westin SD, Tutalo Smith ST, Campbell T. J Strength Cond Res. 2013 Feb;27(2):340-51 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22465985 ...Read more

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Muscle loss after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Muscle loss after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Very common: Quad muscle atrophy after knee surgery is very common and often overlooked as a continuing source of problems. Several months of routine thigh strengthening exercises are needed post-op to return to 100%. ...Read more

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Is rehab needed before ACL surgery?

Is rehab needed before ACL surgery?

See below: Yes.! this is helpful to reduce edema swelling , improve range of motion , some strength and educate on future anticipated rehabilitation after reconstruction . It is always important for the patient to do prescribed home exercises in between their outpatient supervised therapy sessions to achieve the best surgical outcome . Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Strengthening muscles after total knee replacement revision, what to do?

Strengthening muscles after total knee replacement revision, what to do?

Your PT should be --: Able to help you, as he/she'll be able to determine which (or all )muscles need to be strengthened in your thigh (both quads ; hamstrings). They'll be gauging your response to the pt and giving you a home exercise program, all in an effort to rehabilitate you, to attain the best function you can achieve after rev surgery. Do them religiously ; you'll enjoy the results of the surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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Recovery time from ACL revision surgery on knee?

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Recovery time from ACL revision surgery on knee?

8-9 months: An acl revision is seldom as simple as a first time acl reconstruction, so rehab would often be a bit more guarded. However, given good graft fixation, and a well-performed procedure, the expected recovery should be the same. Expect 6-12 weeks for return to daily activities and 8-9 months ideally before return to cutting sports. ...Read more

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How do torn ACL and knee reconstruction differ?

How do torn ACL and knee reconstruction differ?

Acl: A torn acl is the actual damage to the ligament. An acl reconstruction is the term for the surgery to place a graft in the knee which will become a new ligament. ...Read more

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Physical therapy exercises after bunion surgery?

Physical therapy exercises after bunion surgery?

Yes: They are good...Range of motion for motion, and then modalities to decrease any swelling. ...Read more

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Acl and meniscus reconstruction surgery done. What is the rehabilitation period for recovery?

Acl and meniscus reconstruction surgery done. What is the rehabilitation period for recovery?

6-12 mos: Acl: generally speaking. 12 wks for straight line jogging, 6 mos for pivoting activity. 12 mos for full recovery. Maybe a bit longer if allograft used. Meniscus: most meniscal surgeries are a meniscectomy rather than a repair. Meniscectomy recovery is about 1-2 months depending upon other factors. Meniscal healing after a repair is not a guarantee. It takes 6-12 months for full healing. ...Read more

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3 weeks post op shoulder surgery repair torn labrum & torn rotator cuff. Physical therapy started. Is popping and clicking normal after surgery?

3 weeks post op shoulder surgery repair torn labrum & torn rotator cuff. Physical therapy started. Is popping and clicking normal after surgery?

Yes, don't worry.: Not all popping and clicking is a sign of trouble. In fact, because of the swelling that occurs after most shoulder surgeries, it is common. Remember to ice, do gentle range of motion exercises and begin early strengthening as directed by you surgeon and carried out by your physical therapist. In time, the noises will resolve as you recover. ...Read more

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When is PCL knee reconstruction necessary after a sports injury?

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When is PCL knee reconstruction necessary after a sports injury?

Variable: A PCL partially heals in a slightly looser position. Some patients have minimal difficulty with a PCL tear while others have instability sensations and weak push-off strength. Still others have rotational instability. Because of this, the PCL discussion needs to be personalized to your specific situation. This should really be addressed with a PCL sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What are good rehab exercises for a torn knee ligament?

What are good rehab exercises for a torn knee ligament?

Careful: Depends on the ligament. It is very important to get your motion back first after a ligament injury. Range of motion exercises (wall slides, etc.) and biking without resistance can accomplish this. Then if you are treating the ligament nonop, strengthening exercises are begun. For example- PCL injury, the quad is very important.Ask your doctor for specific goals for your specific ligament injury. ...Read more

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What's having a patellar graft ACL reconstruction?

Graft choice: Acls are reconstructed in several ways. One way is to take the central third of your patella tendon with bone attached at either end and reconstruct your acl using this tissue. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for ACL reconstruction using hamstring, plus MCL repair plus lateral meniscus repair plus impact fracture of tibial plateau?

What is the recovery time for ACL reconstruction using hamstring, plus MCL repair plus lateral meniscus repair plus impact fracture of tibial plateau?

Difficult to say: You describe a fairly significant knee operation and set of injuries. It's hard to say without examining you and reviewing your studies. Your orthopedic surgeon is in the best position to answer this question. It's safe to say that your recovery will last for several months with a lot of physical therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Galland
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Acl Reconstruction Rehab (Definition)

In short, it is a specific protocol of range of motion and strenthening exercises to minimize stress the graft experiences ...Read more


Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more