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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

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

Dr. Al Hegab
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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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Ankle ligament surgery recovery. How many weeks of pt is needed afterwards?

Ankle ligament surgery recovery.  How many weeks of pt is needed afterwards?

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

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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 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

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Recovery time for Eversion ankle sprain?

Recovery time for Eversion ankle sprain?

Varies, but about wk: Different levels of sprains. in some the tendons are TORN off (takes weeks in this case; clue: major bruising and area is LOOSE). Mostly rest, some support (stirrup brace) anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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Is a sports knee brace recommended after meniscus surgery?

Is a sports knee brace recommended after meniscus surgery?

Not usually: Bracing after meniscus resection is not used. Bracing after meniscus repair is usually used for 4-6 weeks post operatively to limit flexion to 90 degrees while meniscus heals. After meniscus heals (about 6months), a functional brace for sports is not used. ...Read more

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Stress fracture- 3rd metatarsal- still not healed after 13 weeks boot, crutches. Specialist? (is surgery necessary?) or a cast to further immobilize?

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 more

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Which has a longer recovery time: ankle replacement surgery or ankle fusion?

Which has a longer recovery time: ankle replacement surgery or ankle fusion?

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 more

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Can weighted leg curls be done 4 weeks post op knee microfracture surgey?

Can weighted leg curls be done 4 weeks post op knee microfracture surgey?

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

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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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Trimalleolar ankle fracture surgery. What is the chance of painfree recovery?

Trimalleolar ankle fracture surgery.  What is the chance of painfree recovery?

Good: This depends on a lot of factors including how large the posterior fragment is and if it was reduced, how the syndesmosis is fixated, and if there is any other additional injuries other than the bone like an osteochondral fracture. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Can arthroscopic knee surgery correct fracture of femoral condyle?

Can arthroscopic knee surgery correct fracture of femoral condyle?

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

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Form fit night brace proper use of ankle night brace after op. ?

Form fit night brace proper use of ankle night brace after op. ?

Depends: It really depends on the procedure you had done and the postop protocol. Many of my postop ankle patients are immobilized in casts or off the shelf boots. ...Read more

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CRPS :L foot- meds, physio, steroid injections, considering scs. Swelling a problem, can't wear shoes, walk properly-any advice to reduce swelling?

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

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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

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Minimally displaced fractured trapezium with multiple carpal avulsion fractures. Considerable pain with use after 28 months. Chances of arthritis?

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

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Do you need crutches after hardware removal surgery ? (Screws in ankle)

Do you need crutches after hardware removal surgery ? (Screws in ankle)

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