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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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Brca1 Gene (Definition)

The brca1 gene is a tumor suppressor gene, a gene involved in decreasing the likeliness of developing cancer. A mutation in this gene can increase the likelihood of certain cancers including breast and ovarian cancers. For ...Read more


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Is JAS wrist brace a good option for home therapy program after distal radius surgery, to recover ROM in wrist?

Is JAS wrist brace a good option for home therapy program after distal radius surgery, to recover ROM in wrist?

Dynamic splinting: can help a stiff wrist but one must be certain that the potential to improve is there and that the boney anatomy will tolerate this. The most important person to ask is your treating hand or orthopedic surgeon in conjuction with a plan from your therpist. these splints cannot substitute for therapy they are used in controlled situations, be careful not to irritate or inure tissues ...Read more

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Can chip frcture on anterior margin of scaphoid bone heal itself by using metal brace splint on wrist. Ortho surgeon has recommended to use splnt?

Can chip frcture on anterior margin of scaphoid bone heal itself by using metal brace splint on wrist. Ortho surgeon has recommended to use splnt?

Yes: Occasionally that bone does not heal, so pay attention to your doctor's-:advice-even with adequate immobilation that bone may not heal and ultimately need surgery ...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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What are the recommended physical therapy and strengthening exercises after radial sagittal band surgical repair?

What are the recommended physical therapy and strengthening exercises after radial sagittal band surgical repair?

Initially a splint-: -with an extension block, where you can flex but not extend later bands extend the distal inte-phalangeal-joint (distal IPJ). Since 1 band was in tact,gradually the extension block is bent to allow small increments extension. I would usually start @ about the 3-4th week, also you need to be sure to keep the other digit's motion going. @ 6th week splint removed. When splints on passive motion ok@PT ...Read more

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Post wrist centralization surgery and the k-wire is removed.When or can the hand keep straight without splint support?

Post wrist centralization surgery and the k-wire is removed.When or can the hand keep straight without splint support?

Ask your surgeon: This should be directed to the surgeon who repaired the hand. Follow the restrictions, as jumping the gun could reinjure the hand or prolong full recovery. Good luck. ...Read more

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S-shaped spine 70 degree Age:20 Can it be cured by brace and physical therapy No pain?

S-shaped spine
70 degree 
Age:20
Can it be cured by brace and physical therapy 
No pain?

No: Sounds like you need a surgical correction. This is ok. The surgery is very good and you will be fine. Cannot go on like this for as you age you will have many issues. Greet fixed and be fine! ...Read more

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Can complete tear of ACL be cured without an operation. By undergoing physiotherapy and using hinged knee brace?

Can complete tear of ACL be cured without an operation. By undergoing physiotherapy and using hinged knee brace?

ACL Tear: Cured no, asymptomatic yes. Therapy including strengthening of your hamstrings may give you a "stable" knee during activities of daily living. If you are still athletically active you may have instability moments during fatigue or certain motions which may put other structures of the knee at risk. Best to discuss all the options with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Wearing the inflatable stirrup ankle brace for ankle sprain. Have more swelling on ankle after wearing for hours when compared with not wear . Normal?

Wearing the inflatable stirrup ankle brace for ankle sprain. Have more swelling on ankle after wearing for hours when compared with not wear . Normal?

Have it evaluated.: There are various possible treatment options depending on the location and severity of the injury. Options may include: immobilization, physical therapy, and surgical repair. ...Read more

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Is wearing the aircast inflatable stirrup ankle brace suitable for posterior tibial tendonitis? How long should this be worn?

Yes: In most cases the aircast brace is appropriate tx for post tib tendonitis. Occasionally a brace that locks the heal itself might be necessary. With the brace, nsaid's, and some rest mild tendonitis should be better in about 3 weeks. Occasionally more aggressive tx is needed with perhaps a cortizone (hydrocortisone) injection or even surgery if the above and pt doesn't help. Good luck! ...Read more

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Are special splints required for my carpal tunnel, or will anything that restricts the bending motion work?

Are special splints required for my carpal tunnel, or will anything that restricts the bending motion work?

Neutral brace: Any wrist splint that holds your wrist straight ( neutral) will work. Some splints hold your wrist back (extended) . This decreases the space for the nerve ( carpal tunnel) and are not as effective. ...Read more

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Does the "band it elbow brace" help combat wrist pain as well as elbow tendinitis?

Does the "band it elbow brace" help combat wrist pain as well as elbow tendinitis?

Probably not: Tennis elbow straps work by providing a "counterforce" to decrease the load of the tendons on their attachments at the elbow. ...Read more

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What are some exercises for ankle/foot strengthening after cast removal?

What are some exercises for ankle/foot strengthening after cast removal?

Theraband: If your foot/ ankle is stiff after cast immobilization then rom / strengthening exercises can begin. We generally show our patients how to work on gentle range of motion of their ankle and subtalar joint. We also show them theraband ( rubber band stretch materiel in different resistances)exercises they can do @ home. Also'stork' or balance training can be done. See a pt for home instructions.! gl! ...Read more

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Will a wrist brace help a torn/loose wrist ligament?

Will a wrist brace help a torn/loose wrist ligament?

Depends: The answer is dependent on the extent of the injury, whether the tendon is just a minor "tear" or a disruption. This is impossible to DX without an exam In the meantime, a brace will help protect from further injury. But you need to see your DR for an exam. ...Read more

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Can a compression arm sleeve help with tendinitis?

Can a compression arm sleeve help with tendinitis?

Yes: A compression arm sleeve will work just like a brace for the area. There are many treatments for tendinitis depending on the cause, duration, and location. You should discuss the best choices with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is my ankle supposed to move at all in an aircast- stirrup ankle brace?

It can : The brace allows for doriflex ion and plantarflexion....(foot moving up and down) but does not allow eversion or inversion (describes the motion of twisting the foot.). ...Read more

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Dorsiflexion osteotomy caused hallux limitus. Inversion compensation causing ankle sprains and knee pain. Surgeon only give shot. Can this be fixed?

Dorsiflexion osteotomy caused hallux limitus. Inversion compensation causing ankle sprains and knee pain. Surgeon only give shot. Can this be fixed?

IT CAN BE FIXED: To be clear, you had a dorsiflexory osteotomy of the 1st metatarsal, and it was raised too much? If so, the surgery is essentially reversed to drop the metatarsal down. That should be done, to avoid arthritis at the bunion joint. You're young, so this should be done. Why was it done initially? Good luck. Dr. Latva ...Read more

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I'm in physical therapy after surgery monteggia fracture, but still can't twist my armfor pronation/supination. Possibly my tendon/ligament torn?

I'm in physical therapy after surgery monteggia fracture, but still can't twist my armfor pronation/supination. Possibly my tendon/ligament torn?

Follow-up required: There are multiple reasons why you lack pronation/supination after a monteggia injury. Among these are- incomplete reduction of the radial head dislocation, synostosis (abnormal bony union) between the radius and ulna, injury to the posterior interosseus nerve or other nerve. A concomitant tendon injury is less likely. You need to follow-up with your surgeon to assess the possible causes. ...Read more

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