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Knee injury. It can fully extend but hurts while bent. What can I do?

Knee injury. It can fully extend but hurts while bent. What can I do?

Get examined: You may have a meniscus tear. You need an orthopaedic exam, a screening x-ray, and then probably an MRI to look for a meniscus tear. It can also be other things but meniscus tear is very common with your story. More information can help narrow it down, but get seen by orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Will knee revision help my knee to strighten out completely and bend better?

Will  knee revision help my knee to strighten out completely  and bend better?

Yes: The results of revision knee replacement to improve knee motion show an improvement of 20-30 degrees. Pain relief is less reliable however. ...Read more

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Hi.. My both knee unable to bend fully.. Can only straighten n bend 90 deree .. Is this part of arthritis n also I have gout?

Hi.. My both knee unable to bend fully.. Can only straighten n bend 90 deree .. Is this part of arthritis n also I have gout?

Let me explain: It sound to me you have bad case of gout in early age, you may have a family history of it. Also you have something else. My advise to you to see rheumatologist in your area to manage that condition and i hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

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My knee is stiff it will not bend or straighten out form knee replacement i wear brace but it wont help i must have revision or arthroscopy also pt?

My knee is stiff it will not bend or straighten out form knee replacement i wear brace but it wont help i must have revision or arthroscopy also pt?

See a Doc: If your knee is stiff and will not bend normally after a total knee replacement, you should see the doctor who operated on you. Sometimes it may be necessary to do something called a manipulation under anesthesia to break up scar tissue that may have formed to improve the range of motion. A brace will not help you get the range of motion back. ...Read more

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How can I straighten teeth without braces?

How can I straighten teeth without braces?

Invisalign: If you want that great smile you have always dreamed of, but can't wear braces, then invisalign is for you. Seek out an orthodontist familiar with this technique and see what you can achieve! ...Read more

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Can instability in the knee be fixed without surgery? I have a -11 knee flex ion. I can't seem to straighten it especially when standing

Can  instability in the knee be fixed without surgery? I have a -11 knee flex ion. I can't seem to straighten it especially when standing

Instability: Instability due to mechanical symptoms such as cartilage damage or acl tears typically require surgery. Instability due to weakness should recover with exercise. ...Read more

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Why do my knees pop when i deadlift? will i need surgery for a partially torn medial ligament? how long will it take to heal if not?

Why do my knees pop when i deadlift? will i need surgery for a partially torn medial ligament? how long will it take to heal if not?

Orthopedic surgeon: The popping May be due to snapping of ligaments while stressing the knees. If there is not persistent pain and swelling associated with the partially torn ligament, it may heal in several weeks providing that you don't put too much strain on the knee. An orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to answer your question,however and if the knee is giving you ongoing symptoms, it's best to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I can't bend or straighten my knee all the way without pain.If I sit down, it is difficult to try and straighten my leg to stand. I can't kneel either?

I can't bend or straighten my knee all the way without pain.If I sit down, it is difficult to try and straighten my leg to stand. I can't kneel either?

Many possibilities. : This could be a number of issues depending on what other symptoms you have. I would want to know if the knee is swollen, red or warm? How long have you had it? And is it all the time, or does it come and go? ...Read more

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I'm 23 years and i have knock knees can the brace help to correct it without surgery?

I'm 23 years and i have knock knees can the brace help to correct it without surgery?

Complicated decision: That's really tough. Most kids outgrow it. You've reached adulthood, so joint modeling is complete. Most orthopedic surgeons will tell you they'd rather try conservative (ie nonsurgical) options first, like night braces, because surgery is a big decision. That said, the procedure is minimally invasive, typically very successful & may decrease your risk for early-onset arthritis. Talk to your doc. ...Read more

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Patella dislocation how long does it take to walk after a patella dislocation? I can hardly move at all.

Patella dislocation                                       how long does it take to walk after a patella dislocation? I can hardly move at all.

This can be: Quite painful. I assume it was reduced (put back in place). Also and unstable injury initially so high chance it will happen again if you go back to vigorous activity too soon. If you can not bear weight at least work hard on range of motion. ...Read more

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I have knee arthritus(but i can bend knee to fullest extent but grinding sound) eveven playball. Does it mean replacement in future?

I have knee arthritus(but i can bend knee to fullest extent but grinding sound) eveven playball. Does it mean replacement in future?

NO , you are : Fully functional , your arthritis is not crippling you , you don't need joint replacement , there are specific indications including failed medical management to replace a joint. See your family doctor and get your arthritis treated with medications , and weight management if needed. ...Read more

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Almost complete tear medial patellar retinaculum need surgery or can heal by it self? takes how long to heal? i feel stiff n painnful

Almost complete tear medial patellar retinaculum need surgery or can heal by it self? takes how long to heal? i feel stiff n painnful

It depends.: If it's your first time tearing it, it may have the potential to heal. If it's happened repeatedly, then you may need surgical stabilization. ...Read more

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Below Knee fracture.its already 2months over .still it pains .not able to walk. Will I b able to walk?

Below Knee fracture.its already 2months over .still it pains .not able to walk. Will I b able to walk?

Yes you should be: You should be able to walk again after a knee fracture. You need to work with your orthopedist and a physical therapist carefully to regain function. There is no reason that you should not be able to regain the ability to walk after a leg fracture. Good luck to you. ...Read more

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Was at wedding dancing when leg either twisted or completely gave out. Can barely extend knee can't really walk ACL tear ?

Was at wedding dancing when leg either twisted or completely gave out. Can barely extend knee can't really walk ACL tear ?

That or locked menis: A locked knee is more likely than an acl. An acl usually does not cause a locked knee. After an acl u can have full rom, but have a lot of early swelling, not so with a meniscus tear which is usually a bucket handle tear.C ur orth and the DX can b easily made. ...Read more

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How do you bend your knee after full leg cast?

How do you bend your knee after full leg cast?

Motion & quadstrengt: After immobilization in a cast you will be stiff and have muscular atrophy. The only good part about the cast is that it helps the injured area to heal - it makes the surrounding areas worse due to lack of use. You will need therapy to regain your motion and to gradually increase your quad and hamstring strength to be able to regain your normal activities. ...Read more

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Can I get disability plates with full thickness cartilage loss in patella and mech. unstable ankle same leg? Need braces to walk without pain.

Can I get disability plates with full thickness cartilage loss in patella and mech. unstable ankle same leg?  Need braces to walk without pain.

Yes it depends: most states require your doctor or healthcare provider to check off on state form whether you meet specific parameters of inability to ambulate specific distances you must check with your state and download the form bring to your healthcare provider and have form filled out as to the particular reason and have form signed and checked as to temporary or permanent most placardwould require renewal ...Read more

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How do I tell if my quadriceps tendon has fully healed? The injury did not require surgery.

How do I tell if my quadriceps tendon has fully healed? The injury did not require surgery.

Quad tear: Progressive rehabilitation should provided this answer by being able to return to functional activity. ...Read more

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Kneecap dislocated. When will I be better?

Kneecap dislocated. When will I be better?

Patella brace 6 wks: Generally speaking, an acute patellar dislocation with no underlying patellar alignment issues or history of recurrent instability should respond to about six weeks of bracing with a patellar tracking brace. Surgery is ocassionally recommended to repair the torn structures to prevent recurrence. ...Read more