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Patella dislocation meniscus extruded past tibia. Swelling- large effusion mrii. Knee gave out while walking. Need for surgery? Pops clicks
Depends: Your need for surgery will depend on the stability and/or damage under your knee cap. If this is your first patella dislocation vs the latest ofmor, that could change things as well. The effusion or fluid in the knee is just a symptom of the dislocation. Its really the patella that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
Patellar brace with-: A doughnut in it to keep the patella reduced in its place, preventing it from dislocating again. ...Read more
MRI results on L knee- Patellaofemoral, medial compartment Chrondomalacia with slight joint effusion. 1yr post MCL repair. Do I need another surgery?
No surgery needed: The results are consistent with thinning of the cartilage in two of the three main compartments of the knee. This is essentially osteoarthritis of the knee with the swelling (aka effusion) likely a result of that. You do not need surgery for this, you need to have an effective plan for managing arthritis in the long term. An orthopedic specialist can help you create such a plan. ...Read more
30. Feel knee pop or snap around/from knee sometimes when turning foot out. MRI Dx w/chondromalacia. Told patellar maltrack. Recovery time? Any advice
Variable: The recovery time can vary from weeks to years. Chondromalacia implies long-term, often irreversible damage to the cartilage that covers the bone. However, symptoms can improve or even disappear. If your patella is not tracking properly, then I recommend a physical therapy program, patellar stabilizing brace and rest from activities that worsen symptoms. Also, update/improve athletic footwear. ...Read more
Have Medial Meniscus tear w/ cyst wearing hinged knee brace but calf is very painful What should I do?
How helpful is brace: If the brace is the source of the calf pain, but helps the knee, then an adjustment to the brace (size, fit, etc.) could be considered. Alternatively, a new brace could be utilized. Personally, I don't routinely use braces for meniscal tears unless there is a ligament tear as well or associated arthritis with a misaligned knee. Seek additional help if the brace is not the cause of the calf pain. ...Read more
Mri done on ankle; anterior talofibular is torn, ankle joint effusion, flexor hallucis longus tenosynovitis. Meaning? Doc handed me off. Help. No ins.
Immobilize >therapy: You can order a cast boot online for very little money. $35-$65. These are all removable casts. You need it tall like a real short leg cast. Keep your weight off it. Get crutches or a walker at drug store or good will. You need to immobilize it to allow the atfl ligament to heal. This will take 6 to 8 weeks to knit itself together. After it heals you really need to get therapy to rehab the ankle. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Knee pain. Knocked , hyperextended n arthritic knees. 56. Too young for knee replacement. Other treatment options?
Knee brace: No. Provides no functional support.Get a more detailed answer ›
On Xeralto since 9/18/15, MRI shows 95% osteoarthritis so Ortho recommend knee replacement.also meniscus partial tear.Do I have surgery?Painw/shots!
This is judgement: You can always get a 2nd opinion. You will need to work with your cardiologist regarding the anticoagulations. We actually need to know a lot more to answer your inquiry. You can discuss the advice with your physician. A Rheumatologist could also be a good second opinion. ...Read more
Tkr. Patella dislocated . Ortho wanted complete knee ultrasound radiologist refused do. Said MRI knee . Ortho originally said MRI show not much what?
Tight skin around ankle sides 4mths post surgery, screws/ plate 1 side, screws 1 side. PT daily restrictive dueto knee proced torn meniscus, arthritis?
Dislocated knee cap 3 weeks moved outside knee i straightend leg it went back in place, very swollen, weightbearing ok, stiff, ok walk without brace?
This depends on ...: What kind of dislocation? I would guess your knee cap slid out of position and when it came back a piece of the knee cap fractured. In this case the knee cap fracture dictates the treatment course. If the fracture is out of position you may need surgery. If it is not, bracing followed by pt can be helpful. Ultimately if knee cap is unstable you may need surgery to repair ligaments. ...Read more
Valgus knees, patellar tendinitis, Trouble walking, pain, swelling, PT helps a bit. What else can I do? orthopedic surgeon? MRI? Use crutches on trip?
Significant valgus -: -knees can cause patellar femoral stress syndrome. The force of the quadriceps tendon has a greater lateral force direction causing repeated lateral movement in the patella-femoral groove,& this causes wear of the lateral facet of the patella. You have lived with it 42 years so activity modification may help. See a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon for eval & Rec for treatment ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tkr may patella dislocation nov grade 2 tear mcl. In hinged brace. 2 failed lateral release previous tkr with patella out 2! what next move. Scared?
May need more surg: U obviously have mal alignment ; may need some more surg 2 correct or help. Could have had a head start if done @ time of injury. U may need more realignment of soft tissues proximately such as medial tightening. A distal boney realignment is hampered by the tibial stem of the component. It could still b done ; both injuries can heal @ the same time. ...Read more