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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Post wrist centralization surgery and the k-wire is removed.When or can the hand keep straight without splint support?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sural neuropathy post ankle surgery. Braces irritate sural nerve; can I have a custom brace made that will provide stability but not irritate nerve?
Wearing the inflatable stirrup ankle brace for ankle sprain. Have more swelling on ankle after wearing for hours when compared with not wear . Normal?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are special splints required for my carpal tunnel, or will anything that restricts the bending motion work?
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
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
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