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Yoga With A Broken Knee
About 3 months: When you say "knee", that could be many types of fractures. If it is a tibial plateau fracture (a fracture of the top part of the tibia), those fractures generally heal in about three months. The healing time can be affected by the health of the patient (smokers and diabetics tend to heal more slowly). Also, the severity of the fracture can impact the healing time. 10-12 weeks is a good estimate. ...Read more
I've got a broken knee more that 3 months ago' I took 15 sessions of physicaltherapy. But still I'm still in pain, and still it doesn't bend well.
You question can-: -only B answered by Ur orthopedic surgeon who is familiar with Ur situation. There R so many things that can B called"knee fracture that there R books written on this subject. Can B anything: tibial plateau, patella, femur& any combination of all the above. ...Read more
See a doctor: First, if you have a "broken" or fractured knee cap, then you should be under the care of an orthopaedic surgeon and asking your doctor is the right thing to do. Having said that, rest, ice, and a knee immobilizer can be helpful. Also, over the counter medications such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) advil or aleve can all provide some pain relief. ...Read more
You see: The orthopedist who takes an x-ray and tells you. ...Read more
Too many variables-: -to give a specific answer. Such as 2 pieces, transverse, comminuted & # of fragments, quality of bone, open or closed. High or low velocity injury. Also many co-morbidities add to poor healing: diabetes, thyroid R a couple. obesity also. Each presents one with the question how best to treat this, open, closed & cast, if open what 2 use, pins, wires, both, screws or all 3. each case is different. ...Read more
What are the criteria for being put in a SNF and can a SNF become a permanent residence? Dementia pt. W/broken knee cap to be put LTC at SNF.
Ask director: States vary a bit, but the Dir of the SNF can tell you in detail. Yes, it can be permanent if that is the 'best' decision. The staff who handle admissions will be knowledgeable and help w/ this. Shop around if possible for a place that's a good fit for him. ...Read more
O.R.I.F. Or open reduction and internal fixation is when an orthopedic surgeon identifies the fracture fragments (with open surgery), then places the pieces back in their anatomic positions (reduction) and then holds the pieces in place with various devices (screws, plates, wires) - - - (internal fixation).
This is often the preferred treatment for displaced patella or kneecap fractures. ...Read more
??: Everyone perceives pain and injuries differently. These are both horribly painful, terrible injuries. If I had to guess I would say kneecap, but I know they are both very painful. ...Read more
Elderly pt w/broken knee cap. Sleeping excessively at SNF. Can use of pain killers cause excessive sleep? If so, what kind of pain killers are it?
Pain relievers: There are several common types of pain killers, ranging from acetaminophen/paracetamol to NSAIDs to tramadol to opioids. Side effects of the last 2 include sedation & sleepiness. Plus death in overdose. Acetaminophen can be bad for liver in excess while NSAIDs are worrisome for kidney disease & stomach ulcers. Best to discuss w/patient's doctor. ...Read more
Elderly dementia pt had broken knee cap surgery 3 weeks ago. Found walking a little w/no walk aid. Is it possible? Would there still be pain? Aware?
Possible: The knee cap is not load bearing. If you really want to make sure everything is ok, call he surgeon and ask about weight bearing status. Hope this helps! ...Read more
I had a broken knee and the orthopedist put in a long rod that goes from the top of my hip to just above my ankle. I am in severe pain constantly. He said he wants to leave it in for three years and I've only done one. I can't go another two years with
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Elderly dementia pt not excessively sleeping prior to going to a SNF but now is. Reasons? Had surgery for broken knee cap. On pain killers.
Discuss w/attending: Chat w/attending physician & express your concerns about change in status. Review medications looking for ones that show up on Beers list (https://www. Scanhealthplan. Com/media/1743/printablebeerspocketcard. Pdf) - excess opioids can cause confusion & sedation. Review labs. Since knee caps don't typically break spontaneously but as result of trauma, consider repeat head CT for subdural hematoma ...Read more
Motorcycle accident. I flew and my knee and wrist bore the most impact. A doctor took a CT scan of my leg, said nothing broken. Knee cap tingles?
Can knocking knees of my son aged 15 yrs be corrected by physiotherapy, exercises, yoga etc. Pl help.
Often: Caused by femoral inversion which self corrects. Have him checked to rule out other causes. All the best. ...Read more
Can knocking knees be corrected through yoga, physiotherapy, pasture correction techniques etc. Pl guide.
No: Valgus deformities of the knees cannot be corrected by exercises. ...Read more
Hello, I want to ask that I perform vajrasana yoga is there any harm in that I read somewhere that its not good for knees so what precaution taken?
Why do my knees sounds everytime I do lunges? It doe not hurt and it can't be result of a sedentary life because I do running and yoga 4 times a week
Patella Tracking: Without an exam of your lower extremities, one cannot with certainty say the cause of the cracking. But my first thought would be a patella tracking problem and/or some asymptomatic chondromalacia patella. If you are concerned you should have a sport's doc or physical therapist evaluated your knee and look at the patellar alignment. ...Read more
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