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Grade 2 ?3 MCL tear after patella dislocation . Tkr may . Injury november . Surgical repair. Hinged brace now. He thinks heal. 2 fail lateral releases
Depends on reexamni-: Nation findings ; your symptoms. Ask all these questions of your treating surgeon, who knows you and probably did your surgery. You don't want to second guess him. Wait and be patient. No one can tell you whether its healing or not? He should be your best source of all information ; advice. Liston to him. Good luck and happy holidays. ...Read more
Depends on type: The recovery depends on the kind of ligament surgery you had. In general the first month after you are in a boot or cast to allow healing to occur. You will progress to a brace, your dr. May start out with simple home exercises first. Formal physical therapy is typically 1-3 months depending on the progress. Full recovery takes 6-12 months. Don't forget to ice and elevate! ...Read more
Cavus foot from compartment syndrome. Surgeon says need surgery to realign. What are long term complications if avoid surgery? Any non-surgical help?
Cavus foot: Though I don't really know how Cavus foot is related to Compartment Syndrome, people rarely need surgical correction of a Cavus foot type unless they are severely deformed, it interferes with activity and ambulation, or if there is a great deal of pain. If Foot Drop is the condition he would like to treat, that sounds more likely, but I would try bracing and conservative care prior to any surgery ...Read more
10-16weeks: If there is no complications.Get a more detailed answer ›
Stress fracture- 3rd metatarsal- still not healed after 13 weeks boot, crutches. Specialist? (is surgery necessary?) or a cast to further immobilize?
Specialist : stress fractures are still fractures and need 6-8 weeks to heal. If you are still having pain then the reason for it happening needs to be looked into. Stress fractures can be recurring as it is from a response to too much force in an area not meant for that pressure. They typically do not go on to outright fracture and do not need surgery. See a foot specialist too clarify why it's still there ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Most total ankle replacements require a shorter period of being non weight bearing than ankle fusions. The decision for which of these treatment options is best should not be based on the recovery time but rather factors such as age, size, functional demands, etc. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Microfracture: Depends on what part of your knee that was microfractured...But most likely yes. Talk with your surgeon to find out for sure. ...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
26 years ago, asis fracture.After recent pain recurrance MRI shows i need surgery to fix.Is it extensive surgery to fix?Is recovery long?
Depends: After years these avulsions r usually stable. If reconstruction is undertaken there a r many things 2 b considered. What's the distance it has 2 b moved, how large is the fragment they may encounter lots of scar & fibrous tissue & resection may increase the distance. How osteoporotic is the fragment, will it hold s screw/washer, will a circlage or tension band wire or will it cut out. Lot of ifs. ...Read more
Ortho wants to do bone fusion surgery for nonunion fracture in navicular joint. Should I wear moon boot until surgery?
Can assist: Certain fracture patterns of the femoral condyle can be assisted by using arthroscopy. It can judge whether out not the fracture is significantly displaced or if there is an associate cartilage damage. Some fractures can be percutaneusly resuced and screws place tohold the fragments in place and not require an open procedure. ...Read more
CRPS :L foot- meds, physio, steroid injections, considering scs. Swelling a problem, can't wear shoes, walk properly-any advice to reduce swelling?
Sympathectomy: If the swelling is presumably due to the dysfunction of the sympathetic nervous system, which is the underlying cause of CRPS, then a Sympathectomy would be the treatment of choice for it. ...Read more
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
Minimally displaced fractured trapezium with multiple carpal avulsion fractures. Considerable pain with use after 28 months. Chances of arthritis?
Very high : Osteoarthritis frequently occurs at the site of old injuries, your wrist has not only a fracture but also disruption of the ligaments that provide stability so the small bones (carpals) of the wrist can function normally. Without the ligaments keeping them in position there will be shift of the carpals resulting in pressure on areas that do not have enough cartilage causing arthritis. ...Read more
Depends on bone loss: When hardware is removed from bone there is a "hole" or deficit of bone. Depending on the size and quantity of harware this deficit could be significant and require Non Weight Bearing status for the bone to fill in and regain its strength. Check with your surgeon for post op WB instructions. ...Read more
How long post acute CS episode will cavus foot deformity stabilize? Surgeon did not give brace/cast. Have surgery for other ankle issues in March.
Acute cs: uausaly it take 2 month. Assume no complication. ...Read more