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Flying After A Knee Reconstruction
No.: The knee can be damaged from trauma (e.g.Fracture or torn ligament) or arthritis. The prognosis for recovery is related to the severity of the damage and the magnitude of the reconstruction. After minimal surgery like arthroscopy for torn meniscus complete recovery is expected. After knee replacement, 95% jave good pain relief, but only 40% feel like their knee is "normal". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Infections following any kind of surgery can cause significant pain and morbidities. The critical point is that the infection needs to be eliminated in order for successful outcome. Depending on the kind of reconstruction, hardware or ligament grafts which are non-living and can be a nidus for microbes, are used. Sometimes, these can be retained, but sometimes they need to need to be removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Elite level sports performance requires near 1 1/2 years of aggressive therapy and strengthening. If you can put this level of effort into your rehab, you can regain your speed and agility. ...Read more
Variable: A PCL partially heals in a slightly looser position. Some patients have minimal difficulty with a PCL tear while others have instability sensations and weak push-off strength. Still others have rotational instability. Because of this, the PCL discussion needs to be personalized to your specific situation. This should really be addressed with a PCL sports medicine specialist. ...Read more
How effective is liposuction in the knees? Will insurance cover it? I went to an orthopedic doctor and was told i needed to have knee reconstruction surgery on both knees but i had to loose weight in my knees first because after the surgery the knees will
After a knee reconstruction on my ACL & meniscus. How long will it take for me to be able to play sports?
8-9 months: Return to cutting sports after acl reconstruction is currently a controversial topic. It takes 7-8 months after reconstruction for a autograft (your own tendon) to reincorporate, and it takes 8-9 months after an allograft (donor tendon) to reincorporate. Retear rates after early return to sports is higher, so a conservative 8-9 months is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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