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It has been 6 weeks after (kneecap dislocated) the lateral release + knee arthroscopic and i still cannot bend my knee up to 90 deg. Is this normal?

It has been 6 weeks after (kneecap dislocated) the lateral release + knee arthroscopic and i still cannot bend my knee up to 90 deg. Is this normal?

Patellar dislocation: Dislocation of the patella (kneecap) is a serious injury that requires physical therapy to improve your chance of full recovery. Your orthopedic doctor can best assess what degree of flexion is to be expected depending on how severe the tendon was strained or damaged, and what the surgical appearance of your knee was. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Arthroscopic Surgery (Definition)

Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose ...Read more


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Had arthroscopy for "lateral tilt&subluxation of patella w/ flexion-extension. A lateral retinacular release was performed w/ VAPR." How long to heal?

Had arthroscopy for "lateral tilt&subluxation of patella w/ flexion-extension. A lateral retinacular release was performed w/ VAPR." How long to heal?

6-12 wks with rehab: An arthroscopic lateral retinacular release is occasionally performed to alleviate lateral patellar facet pain and compression. The recovery usually takes between 6 to 12 weeks under the guidance of physical therapy. Ask your surgeon foe the plan for your specific rehabilitation. ...Read more

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Having a knee arthroscopy with query total release, what is total release?

Lateral release?: Total release? I'm assuming you meant lateral release. This is a procedure that is performed infrequently to address abnormal patellar (knee cap) tilt. If your pain is around your knee cap and your orthopedist is convinced that you have abnormally knee cap tilt then a lateral release may be helpful. But you must exhaust nonsurgical treatments especially therapy before considering this surgery. ...Read more

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Having a bi- lateral knee arthroscopy. What can I expect knees to be like after?

Having a bi- lateral knee arthroscopy. What can I expect knees to be like after?

Depends: Knee arthroscopy is highly dependent on the procedure being performed along with it. Trimming a torn meniscus can lead to immediate relief and return to function while acl or PCL reconstructions take 8-9 months to recover. It also depends on your conditioning before surgery. Pain from quad weakness and tendinitis will not improve at all after surgery. It will depend more on rehab. ...Read more

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Just had an arthroscopy for a lateral meniscus tear just wondering how long it will be till the stiffness goes away?

Week or two: With effort on your behalf to regain range of motion, stiffness usually resolves within 1-2 weeks following a simple arthroscopic meniscectomy. ...Read more

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Six months after bi-lateral knee arthroscopy including: debridement, lavage and partial lateral and medial menisectomies, still in pain walking/stairs?

Six months after bi-lateral knee arthroscopy including: debridement, lavage and partial lateral and medial menisectomies, still in pain walking/stairs?

Knee pain: Return to your physician for a re examination and evaluation. New mris may have to be ordered as well as the need to look for a possible new diagnosis. A physical therapist, chiropractor and/or kinesiologist may be helpful. ...Read more

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Knee MRI says wide separation of the lateral meniscal horns presumably due to radial tear. Arthroscopy found no tear. Still in pain, what next?

Knee MRI says wide separation of the lateral meniscal horns presumably due to radial tear. Arthroscopy found no tear. Still in pain, what next?

Arthroscopy is gold: Generally speaking arthroscopy is gold standard assuming the doctor was complete and assesses both anterior and posterior root anchors. If it was normal, then pain is probably from another's source.....Perhaps arthritis, synovitis, etc. ...Read more

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Mri showed grade 1 MCI sprain/strain..had arthroscopic surgery on left knee, found 2 tears on my medial and lateral menisci. ?

And the question is?: Though there's a question mark in the sentence, I don't know what you're asking. So far you've said that you've got 2 tears in the medial & lateral menisci of your left knee. Are you wondering WHY MRI only showed a sprain/strain & not the tears which arthroscopic surgery claimed existed? If so, the answer is MRI of the knee is not as sensitive to "seeing" tears as direct visualization. ...Read more

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What are normal results for an arthroscopy?

Depends on reason: Arthroscopy is a method of performing surgical procedures. Many joints can be treated arthroscopically. Without knowing the specific joint, the reason for surgery, and the procedure performed, it is impossible to give “normal results.” but, in general, for the right indications, the results of arthroscopic procedures are very good to excellent. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: arthroscopy?

Joint Surgery: Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker recovery than open surgery. ...Read more

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What are some tips and what to expect from an arthroscopy?

What joint ?: Arthroscopic procedures have become very common and often complicated procedures are done thru multiple small incisions. You really need to talk to your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the main difference orthroscopy and an arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy: It appears that orthroscopy is a misspelling of the term arthroscopy. So there is no difference. ...Read more

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What are the risks associated with an arthroscopy?

What are the risks associated with an arthroscopy?

Minimal: The most common risk factor sited for arthroscopy are infection, bleeding, and damage to veins, arteries, or nerves. Other risks include acute swelling, and incision pain. All of these risks are relatively rare and occur at a less than 1% frequency. ...Read more

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How long should I be resting after an arthroscopy?

How long should I be resting  after an arthroscopy?

Careful activity: Depends on what was done. Slow return to activity with careful range of motion and strengthening. Start about 48h post op. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to arthroscopy procedures?

Yes: Side effects include the scars of the procedure, which you can see on the skin, but also include the underlying subcutaneous tissue and joint capsule, scarring around the fat pad, which lies just behind the patella tendon, some reactive capsulitis, occasional numbness, especially the lateral (outside) of the knee, and then the side effects of whatever is done, which should include less pain. ...Read more

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What to do about hip arthroscopies in both hips didn't work?

What to do about hip arthroscopies in both hips didn't work?

Diagnosis: It all comes down to the specific diagnosis for why you are still having problems, only then can treatment options be known. Also, don't hesitate to get a second opinion. A new set of eyes looking at your case can be very helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Arthroscopy (Definition)

Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more