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Most preferred knee brace for dislocating knee cap?

Most preferred knee brace for dislocating knee cap?

Patellar brace with-: A doughnut in it to keep the patella reduced in its place, preventing it from dislocating again. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Can knee braces straighten bowed legs in adults?

Can knee braces straighten bowed legs in adults?

Not likley: Either you are genetically destined to be bow legged or increasing wear along the inside of the knee with time is causing you to become bow-legged. Rarely a disease process could contibute to bowing of the legs. See an orthopedist for clarity in diagnosis. Unloader braces can be helpful with pain and function but cannot straighten an adult bowed knee. ...Read more

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Are invisalign and braces behind your teeth (lingual braces) equivalent to regular braces?

Are invisalign and braces behind your teeth (lingual braces) equivalent to regular braces?

Not equivalent: Traditional braces are still the gold standard, best result in shortest time. Clear aligners are only about half as effective as braces, with higher risk of relapse because of inability to ideally position roots in supporting bone. They are also not effective for complex issues. Lingual braces take longer, are harder to get used to, and "finishing" can be a challenge. ...Read more

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How effective is the osteoarthritis knee brace?

How effective is the osteoarthritis knee brace?

Depends: For some people in whom the problem is a misalignment of the knee, a knee brace can be quite helpful. It doesn't work for everyone, and works best if you have been told that "only one side" of the knee is involved. ...Read more

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Bauerfeind malleotrain plus ankle brace or aso flex-hinge brace, which is better for ankle spurs?

Bauerfeind malleotrain plus ankle brace or aso flex-hinge brace, which is better for ankle spurs?

Matter of preference: Where exactly are the spurs? Spurs sometimes depending on the location have little to do with pain and other times are the primary reason. In the after cases it may be recommended they be shaven down. ...Read more

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What is the price for orthodontic teeth alignment(metal braces)?

What is the price for orthodontic teeth alignment(metal braces)?

Not Campbells' Soup: Every can of soup is exactly like every other can of soup. Every malocclusion is different. Is problem misaligned teeth, jaws, or both. How's the bone/gum support. What about the horizontal and vertical overbites. And so much more. Make an initial examination appointment with a qualified orthodontic specialist (often complimentary) for an answer that matches your problem, not your friend's. ...Read more

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Knee pain. Knocked , hyperextended n arthritic knees. 56. Too young for knee replacement. Other treatment options?

Knee pain. Knocked , hyperextended n arthritic knees. 56. Too young for knee replacement. Other treatment options?

Visco sup. Injection: Knee strengthening program which should also include core strengthening plus shock absorbing foot orthoses can be helpful.Also visco supplementation injections( syngvisc or Orthovisc) to help lubricate the joints and if in pain cortisone . ...Read more

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2 knee surgeries L knee, meniscus removal,tendon release,13 and 7yrs ago.Feels like bone on bone,severe arthritis,floating kneecap.Treatment options?

2 knee surgeries L knee, meniscus removal,tendon release,13 and 7yrs ago.Feels like bone on bone,severe arthritis,floating kneecap.Treatment options?

Need xrays/MRI: If there is full thickness cartilage loss allograft resurfacing is my first choice with an osteotomy as needed to unload the medial compartment Eventually some form of prosthetic knee replacement will be required but should be avoided as long as possible ...Read more

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30. Feel knee pop or snap around/from knee sometimes when turning foot out. MRI Dx w/chondromalacia. Told patellar maltrack. Recovery time? Any advice

30. Feel knee pop or snap around/from knee sometimes when turning foot out. MRI Dx w/chondromalacia. Told patellar maltrack. Recovery time? Any advice

Variable: The recovery time can vary from weeks to years. Chondromalacia implies long-term, often irreversible damage to the cartilage that covers the bone. However, symptoms can improve or even disappear. If your patella is not tracking properly, then I recommend a physical therapy program, patellar stabilizing brace and rest from activities that worsen symptoms. Also, update/improve athletic footwear. ...Read more

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Are knee braces / immobilizers used for all knee micro fracture surgeries?

Are knee braces / immobilizers used for all knee micro fracture surgeries?

Knee Braces: Knee immobilization is commonly used after micro fracture technique done on the knee. There should have been a very specific rehabilitation protocol given to you prior to and reinforce after surgery. The first 6 weeks would involve protected weight bearing, initial immobilization, followed by gentle range of motion. Braces may be involved. ...Read more

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Acl deficient knee (injury 1999) current age- 30 yrs rare buckling once/year not active lifestyle gym injury-medial meniscus (2012) advise ACL surg?

Acl deficient knee (injury 1999)
current age- 30 yrs
rare buckling once/year
not active lifestyle
gym injury-medial meniscus  (2012)
advise ACL surg?

Maybe: If you are happy with your current activity level/lifestyle and not buckling with everyday activities you may not need to have acl reconstruction. If you want to eventually return to jumping, pivoting, change of direction activities then you might consider surgery. An experienced sports medicine ortho can guide you towards making an appropriate decision. ...Read more

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Are ceramic braces and metal braces equally effective as treatment for crooked teeth?

Are ceramic braces and metal braces equally effective as treatment for crooked teeth?

Same results: Both types of braces are very effectively used to correct crooked teeth. Depending on the specifics of each bracket, some are more efficient than others. Generally metal brackets work a little faster and have less bulk. ...Read more

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Have Medial Meniscus tear w/ cyst wearing hinged knee brace but calf is very painful What should I do?

Have Medial Meniscus tear w/ cyst wearing hinged knee brace but calf is very painful What should I do?

How helpful is brace: If the brace is the source of the calf pain, but helps the knee, then an adjustment to the brace (size, fit, etc.) could be considered. Alternatively, a new brace could be utilized. Personally, I don't routinely use braces for meniscal tears unless there is a ligament tear as well or associated arthritis with a misaligned knee. Seek additional help if the brace is not the cause of the calf pain. ...Read more

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Is knee rehab enough without knee surgery for bad knee cartilage?

Is knee rehab enough without knee surgery for bad knee cartilage?

Depends: It depends on whether you are referring to articular or meniscal cartilage (there are two types within the knee). Many factors influence a recommendation on this question. Your age and degree of arthritis would need to be considered. ...Read more

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Which is better: clear ceramic braces or metal braces?

Management decision: Both can be used to great avail to produce excellent results. It comes down to each orthodontic specialist's decision regarding personal preference. Clear braces can look good or less than ideal in different situations. Clear are a bit more uncomfortable to remove in "my opinion.". ...Read more

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Are knee imoblizers really needed after microfracture knee surgery. Why?

Are knee imoblizers really needed after microfracture knee surgery. Why?

Microfracture: Different surgeons have different protocols and you should discuss with your surgeon. Typically, motion of the knee and non weight bearing (WB) are used postop for about 6 wks. There are exceptions. If the micro fracture was in the kneecap joint a knee immobilizer may be used to reduce WB knee flexion and WB with a straight leg may be permitted. Some docs use less restrictive protocols however. ...Read more

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For post patellar dislocation, can knee supports really support the knee from recurring patellar dislocation?

For post patellar dislocation, can knee supports really support the knee from recurring patellar dislocation?

Patellar dislocation: If you do your rehab and utilize your brace you have a chance for recovery without recurrence, but you are more at risk for redislocation than individual that has not had a dislocation. There are multiple structural factors which come into play. This is something for you to discuss with your orthopedist ...Read more