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Compression Injury After Surgery
Rehab: Typically one undergoes a program to decrease pain and swelling with ultrasound and electric stim exercises to regain full motion in the surrounding joints then one must work on strengthening the affected muscles and to ultimately increase endurance. ...Read more
Can brachial plexus injuries be repaired a year after injury? Can neck injuries be surgically repaired several months after injury?
No: Generally, injuries to nerves or the spinal cord are more amenable to repair when the intervention occurs very soon after the injury. ...Read more
It varies: It varies from person to person, perhaps depending on the severity of the pressure, the time the nerve has been compressed, the amount of inflammation, and other variables. Some are blessed with immediate relief. For others, it take take a month or so for the pain to subside. Sometimes anti-inflammatory medicine may help speed the healing, but ask your doctor before taking or if no relief. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
It's still early: In the post operative period to make changes to your current regimen. Continue pain medications and level of activity suggested by your spine surgeon. ...Read more
Varies: It depends completely on the nature of the surgery performed. Some of the minimally invasive surgeries we perform have little or no down time. Other, much more extensive surgeries, may have recovery times that extend several months. Thank you for your question. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can tendonitis bi-lateral cause a serious injury to the knee 27 years later after previous injury has completely healed?
Not necessarily: No. But the problem previously could have been a precursor to your problem now. Overuse tendinitis can be from being overweight or over active on your patellar tendon. Later you can develop arthritis in your knee, especially under your kneecap. Reducing your weight, avoiding jumping, running, squatting and kneeling, wearing good cushioned arch supported shoes should help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 weeks post op shoulder surgery repair torn labrum & torn rotator cuff. Physical therapy started. Is popping and clicking normal after surgery?
Yes, don't worry.: Not all popping and clicking is a sign of trouble. In fact, because of the swelling that occurs after most shoulder surgeries, it is common. Remember to ice, do gentle range of motion exercises and begin early strengthening as directed by you surgeon and carried out by your physical therapist. In time, the noises will resolve as you recover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ankle ext retinaculum torn after fasciotomy & injury in PT. Tib ant bowstringing. How can reconstruct retinaculum w/o causing CS pressure to return?
Reconstruction?: Plantaris tendon (if you have one) overlay may do the trick as a static wrap between tibialis posterior and Achilles tendons. Talk to your Orthopedist or plastic surgeon at a University setting ...Read more
8-9 months: An acl revision is seldom as simple as a first time acl reconstruction, so rehab would often be a bit more guarded. However, given good graft fixation, and a well-performed procedure, the expected recovery should be the same. Expect 6-12 weeks for return to daily activities and 8-9 months ideally before return to cutting sports. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
10-16weeks: If there is no complications.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
Some is expected...: How long has it been since your procedure? Pain and stiffness are expected to a certain degree in the recovery phases of acl reconstruction. If you had recent surgery i would suggest you continue rice, post-op exercises, and pt as directed. However, if this pain seems to be indicative of infection or DVT (due to time frame of surgery or any other symptoms) then contact your surgeon asap. ...Read more
I want to know the standard rehabiliation protocol post anterior tibialis tendon surgery. The surgery was done within a couple of days of trauma.
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