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Doctor insights on: Athletic Ability Changes After Microfracture Surgery

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What type of lifestyle can I expect after meniscus transplant surgery w/ ACL revision? Return to sports? Activities to avoid?

What type of lifestyle can I expect after meniscus transplant surgery w/ ACL revision?  Return to sports?  Activities to avoid?

Never give up: The goal of these surgeries is full functional recovery. The success is highly dependent on the post-op rehab. Work hard in rehab. And follow restrictions closely, and you may be surprised with your functional success. Not everyone gets back to high level athletics, but some do. ...Read more

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Will I lose any speed or agility after an ACL knee reconstruction surgery?

Will I lose any speed or agility after an ACL knee reconstruction surgery?

Possibly: Elite level sports performance requires near 1 1/2 years of aggressive therapy and strengthening. If you can put this level of effort into your rehab, you can regain your speed and agility. ...Read more

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How long after microfracture knee surgery can I return to school ?

How long after microfracture knee surgery can I return to school ?

As you feel...: Comfortable. You may not be able to drive especially if you are taking narcotic pain medication but as soon as you feel up to it usually you can return to school. Be sure you are following your post-op guidelines about weightbearing and bracing. ...Read more

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When can patients resume their activities after aortic aneurysm repair surgery using deep hypothermic circulatory arrest technique?

Surgical approach?: The incision used will dictate activity rather than the use of dhca. I would assume you had a sternotomy (through the breastbone). You should lift no more than 5-10# for 2-3 months until the underlying bone heals, after which you should be able to resume normal activity. Have this discussion with your surgeon who should outline the plan for return to full activity. ...Read more

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Is ankle pain and bruising after ACL reconstructive surgery normal?

Is ankle pain and bruising after ACL reconstructive surgery normal?

Can be: Bleeding will go down the leg and cause bruising sometime to the foot. Swelling can cause ankle pain also. If you are very swollen see your surgeon to exclude a DVT blood clot. ...Read more

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How long during recovery after a knee microfracture surgery does one continue to experience knee pain?

How long during recovery after a knee microfracture surgery does one continue to experience knee pain?

Five months: Post operative pain and swelling are dependant on the location and depth/width of the lesson. Gentle nonweight bearing exercises (stationary bike) are used for the first month, then strengthening is begun. Sports participation should be limited for 4-6 months. Pain and swelling start to improve around 2-3 months past op. At 5 months most people feel pretty good. ...Read more

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Typically how long are you non weight bearing after aci knee surgery ?

Typically how long are you non weight bearing after aci knee surgery ?

good question: For your orthopedic surgeon, since cases will vary. ...Read more

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How soon after cataract surgery can one resume normal (strenuous) sexual activity?

How soon after cataract surgery can one resume normal (strenuous) sexual activity?

Talk to eye doctor: I don't think one needs to refrain from sexual activity for more than a few days but your eye doctor can give you a better answer. However if you plan to have sex under water, then the answer would be different. :). ...Read more

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How soon after shoulder stabilization surgery will i be able to return to active lifestyle (yoga)? Probability of dislocation post surgery?

How soon after shoulder stabilization surgery will i be able to return to active lifestyle (yoga)?  Probability of dislocation post surgery?

3 months.: You should be able to participate in full yoga activities by 3 months following surgery. Re-dislocation rates after surgery are generally less than 10%. ...Read more

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Acl surgery (hamstring autograft) in 3days..Age22, m, badminton coach.When will i be able to atleast walk.Dat too without any external bulky aid?

Acl surgery (hamstring autograft) in 3days..Age22, m, badminton coach.When will i be able to atleast walk.Dat too without any external bulky aid?

Depends: U have to ask this @ next appt with ur surgeon. We all have different protocols and guide lines for progresson to wt bearing and eventual discardimng of all bracing. ...Read more

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Can bone spurs return after surgery?

Can bone spurs return after surgery?

Possibly: Depending on where your spurs were removed from will help with the answer to this question. In general, bone spurs will no return. But, in some cases over many years there might be a recurrence of bone in the same location. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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After vitrectomy for macular pucker, how does the patient function in daily living activities during the recovery process. ?

After vitrectomy for macular pucker, how does the patient function in daily living activities during the recovery process. ?

Post surgery: You should receive specific instructions from your doctor and follow them very closely. Report to your doctor asap. ...Read more

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Can i ride roller coasters 3 months after a complete ACL reconstruction surgery?

Can i ride roller coasters 3 months after a complete ACL reconstruction surgery?

If U have returned 2: Ur normal activities & have full range of motion & strength, possibly. U need 2 get the answer from Ur surgeon. 3 months is not a long time out from Ur reconstruction. ...Read more

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How soon after micro fracture knee surgery can you generally return to school?

How soon after micro fracture knee surgery can you generally return to school?

Micro fracture: You should be able to return to school on crutches, nonweigtbearing, whenever you are comfortable getting about. ...Read more

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How long after hydrocele repair operation can I return to normal activities?

How long after hydrocele repair operation can I return to normal activities?

As tolerated: This would typically be return to normal activity as tolerated by pain. Check with you surgeon however, because ever case is unique. ...Read more

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Any personality changes after cardiac bypass surgery ?

Any personality changes after cardiac bypass surgery ?

Sometimes: Although many patients experience some effects on the brain as the result of cardiac bypass, personality changes are not particularly common. The most common changes require sophisticated neuropsychological testing to detect. Drugs and unanticipated adverse outcomes can also affect personality following surgery. Off pump surgery has been touted as a solution, however this has not been born out. ...Read more

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