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Knee microfracture what sort of crutches?

Knee microfracture what sort of crutches?

There are several.: Standard crutches should be sufficient. They are the most common type. There are also forearm crutches, which may be more comfortable, but you should check with your surgeon to see if he/she approves. ...Read more

Crutches (Definition)

Crutches are devices held beneath the armpits to support the body in walking after an injury to ...Read more


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Can I get a free pair of crutches?

Can I get a free pair of crutches?

Probably: See if ur insurance covers or fully reimburses. Otherwise, a sad enough patient can garner a free pair of crutches from a sympathetic doctor or nurse. But, if you have a reputation for abusing the system or kindness of ur clinic, they will remember. ...Read more

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Please tell me if how bad does it have to be to have crutches and cast on a broken knee cap?

Please tell me if how bad does it have to be to have crutches and cast on a broken knee cap?

Routine: Some use a cast and others use a brace. Most fractures have to be immobilized so they do not seperate when u try to walk. I usually let people walk ASAP as long as the knee is kept straight in a brace. As healing occurs I let them start slowly moving the knee ...Read more

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G1 anterolisthesis L5 on s1. Left leg very painful and difficult to walk on. Pain radiates down to ankle. Safe to use crutches until pain subsides?

G1 anterolisthesis L5 on s1. Left leg very painful and difficult to walk on. Pain radiates down to ankle. Safe to use crutches until pain subsides?

Crutches OK: It would be safe to use crutches. However, crutches can cause soreness and skin breakdown in the armpits. Occasionally irritation of nerves to the arms can occur. If you are developing problems consult you primary doctor. Additionally, if the leg pain is not getting better within 6-8 weeks consult your doctor for an opinion from a spine specialist. ...Read more

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How effective are the ptosis "crutch" glasses?

How effective are the ptosis "crutch" glasses?

Somewhat effective: These elevate the lid and allow the eye to be opened. They do interfere with normal blinking and some find them less than tolerable. But others do not mind this and it does prevent the need for surgery. ...Read more

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I've broke my foot "first confirm bone" and I'm on nonweight cast. My q is can I go out, back to work using crutches! Will moving around effect heal?

I've broke my foot "first confirm bone" and I'm on nonweight cast. My q is can I go out, back to work using crutches! Will moving around effect heal?

Depends: If your first cuneiform fracture is being treated with a nonweightbearing cast, you will need crutches to get around, and you will need to keep your foot nonweightbearing as directed by your doctor. If you can do your job, and it is cleared with your employer you may be able to go back to work. ...Read more

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What would the doctors do to my foot? I can't put pressure. It hurts! Walkingboot and crutches? Please help me!

What would the doctors do to my foot? I can't put pressure. It hurts! Walkingboot and crutches? Please help me!

Several things: They would exam your foot, probable x-rays to rule out fracture. Possible boot or crutches.
Need to determine the problem. ...Read more

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I broke both my fibula and tibia and received surgery and off of crutches for a week. Is this normal trajectory?

I broke both my fibula and tibia and received surgery and off of crutches for a week. Is this normal trajectory?

Yes early ambulation: You are 48 years old and had a tibia/fibula fracture. You had internal fixation surgery. The goal is early ambulation. The benefit of internal fixation or pins and screws is to allow the patient to move sooner. This minimizes the side effects of bed rest on an otherwise healthy patient. Your doctor should provide detailed instructions. Have a family member go with you for every visit, be well. ...Read more

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How long do you need to be on crutches with broken transverse process?

Of spine?: Transverse process fracture of spine no crutches used bedrest and slow mobilization unless. You have other injury to leg. ...Read more

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I bruised my patellar tendon in my knee, and I was wondering if I need crutches, and if I can still be working out on it.?

I bruised my patellar tendon in my knee, and I was wondering if I need crutches, and if I can still be working out on it.?

Depends: It really depends on the extent of the injury. If it is just a bruise and seems to be already getting better after a week or so, you will likely be ok. However, if it is not getting better it could be more serious and you should see a doctor to get checked out. ...Read more

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How much time on two crutches after total knee replacement?

How much time on two crutches after total knee replacement?

Recovery: Typically is about 2-3 months. It is an inpatient surgery you are in the hospital 2-3 days and then either go home with PT or to Rehab. You are up walking either the day of or after surgery. Stitches out at two weeks. Typically off crutches in 3 weeks once you can stand walk with good quad strength. ...Read more

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Are there different kinds of crutches?

Yeppers!: Several types, all with more or less extra features. See a general discussion: http://www. Emedicinehealth. Com/crutches/page2_em. Htm ...Read more

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Do crutches give you abs?

Do crutches give you abs?

Crunches: These will help. You can try any of the variations on the cable pulldown (photo) as well, for greater resistance and maybe less getting dizzy. You'll only be able to see your definition if you also diet / do aerobic exercise and get rid of almost all of your body fat. This is itself really healthy for a guy. ...Read more

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When a cough I get a pain in my crutch?

When a cough I get a pain in my crutch?

Hernia: Assuming you are having pain in your groin area when you cough, you may have a hernia. You need to see your doctor for a proper evaluation. ...Read more

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How would I go up stairs with crutches?

How would I go up stairs with crutches?

Carefully: Sit down and move up one flight of stairs at a time is with the worst case. Or up with good foot and down with the bad foot. Bend forward slightly and keep the crutches on the step below you and go up with the good foot, stabilze yourself and do the same again for each step. This is all assuming you have good upper body strength. ...Read more

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Do crutches make lower back issues worse?

Do crutches make lower back issues worse?

That depends: Here is a good article that discusses pain that can develop in different areas as a result of crutch use/ casting.
http://www. Stmwellness. Com/soreness-from-using-crutches-part-2-where-crutches-cause-soreness/ ** Take care. ...Read more

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What do doctors usually give crutches for?

Supports wt.: Crutches are used to help support a person's weight if they need to ambulate without placing weight or on - or using one of their lower extremities. ...Read more

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How would you go down stairs with crutches?

How would you go down stairs with crutches?

Very carefully: Sit down and move yourself down one step at a time if you have poor balance or weak upper arm strength. Using crutches, carefully balance yourself, place crutches on step below you, move bad foot down and then bring good foot down to place on the step, repeat for each step. Much harder to go down than up with crutches. Safest is to sit and do one step at a time. ...Read more

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So does a person with gout always need crutches?

So does a person with gout always need crutches?

Rarely: It is rare that a person with gout will need crutches. At times during the acute attack, especially involving the great toe or knee the joint is so painful that it is impossible to bear weight. This is usually treated with different medications or local cortisone injections. It is, therefore, possible that during the most acute part of an attack, within the first 24 hours, crutches may be used. ...Read more

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Anyone know what is a reasonable height to set my crutches?

Anyone know what is a reasonable height to set my crutches?

Please have this: Set by the cast clinic or orthopedic surgeon's clinic. It is important that the height be set specifically for you. ...Read more

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What are the different kinds of crutches for an elderly person?

What are the different kinds of crutches for an elderly person?

A few choices: Crutches for elderly patients may be challenging. A walker may be a better choice. The types of crutches include axillary or under arm-pit, platform, forearm, and strudder. ...Read more

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Is it bad to use alcohol as a crutch to keep the family together?

Is it bad to use alcohol as a crutch to keep the family together?

Yes: Sweeping things under the rug does not solve family problem. Stop tiptoeing around and honestly address the problems. Get family counseling if needed. ...Read more

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How long do you need to be on crutches with broken transverse process?

Of spine?: Transverse process fracture of spine no crutches used bedrest and slow mobilization unless. You have other injury to leg. ...Read more

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What are some harmful things about prosthesis if doing ok with crutches?

What are some harmful things about prosthesis if doing ok with crutches?

See below: Learning to walk with a prosthesis takes time and practice. You cannot just strap one on and expect to walk safely. Most people do fine with a prosthesis. Some people do not do well because of pain in the residual limb. Some people get blisters or other skin breakdown. These are usually fixable problems. Some people with heart conditions may not do well with a prosthesis due to the extra effort. ...Read more

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I'm seeing so many boomers on crutches. Amateur athletes or victims of overweight?

I'm seeing so many boomers on crutches. Amateur athletes or victims of overweight?

A lot of sports: Unfortunately im seeing many athletes who
are playing 2 or 3 sports all through the year
yound athletes are doing to much even in the
off seasons which is not allowing minor injuries to heal.
I think the overweight young people will end up with bigger long term problems with heart
and blood pressure issues. ...Read more

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I have frieburgs disease and I am considering an operation would I be on crutches after the operation?

Talk to sugeon: Anticipation of surgery. The surgeon should be able to afford reasonable expectations of recovery. Talk to the surgeon have your questions ready. ...Read more

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Still getting a lot of pain after soft tissue damage to my back 4 weeks ago and still on crutches is this normal?

Still getting a lot of pain after soft tissue damage to my back 4 weeks ago and still on crutches is this normal?

LBP S/P TRAUMA: NO! You need full exam labs and X-ray. At this stage an MRI will be needed to define the anatomy and determine the cause of pain and treatment options. If you can't bear weight you may have a herniated disc. Treatment : NSAIDs / Muscle relaxants & Steroids. Also PT and evaluation for injection if symptoms warrant it. ...Read more

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How long will I have to use crutches after an osteotomy? How long will I have to be on crutches after my osteotomy? .

Depends: It depends on the type of osteotomy performed as well as the type of hardware (plates and screws used to fix the osteotomy) that is used in your surgery. Typically, patients use crutches for about 4-8 weeks. ...Read more

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I'm 7 weeks postop LTKR I still need to use a crutch when I'm not at home. Is that normal or am I behind in recovery? Would using a cane be better?

I'm 7 weeks postop LTKR I still need to use a crutch when I'm not at home. Is that normal or am I behind in recovery? Would using a cane be better?

Depends: Consult your knee surgeon. He/she will tell you how your doing regarding where you should be based on the surgical approach etc. It may be that you are on the right recovery course, but best to discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read more