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Do most people need crutches for tendonitis in the knee?

Do most people need crutches for tendonitis in the knee?

Crutches - exception: Crutches are the exception rather than the rule. But if the problem is severe and persistent then crutches could unload the tendons and allow them to heal. You should discuss crutches with you physician and/or therapist.S. ...Read more

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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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Are patients usually get put to sleep for arthroscopic ankle surgery?

Are patients usually get put to sleep for arthroscopic ankle surgery?

surgery: Usually patients are put to sleep for this procedure because it be quite uncomfortable. That being said it could be performed with IV sedation and a peripheral nerve block if needed. ...Read more

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How do you treat a partial tear to tendons in the ankle?

How do you treat a partial tear to tendons in the ankle?

Two ways...: Conservative therapy or surgery may be used. Please see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon for help. One in your are can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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What exercises/stretches can you recommend for suspected tendonitis in the knee?

What exercises/stretches can you recommend for suspected tendonitis in the knee?

Quadriceps stretches: The most common tendinitis around the knee involves the patella tendon that starts on the lowest point of your kneecap and ends on the prominent point on the front of the tibia. The easiest effective stretch involves stretching the quadriceps and extensor mechanism by bending the leg back gently so that the heel touches the back of the thigh. Hold stretch for 10 seconds and repeat 10 times daily. ...Read more

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Why do patiens who have total knee replacemwnts need to keep their leg in extension?

Why do patiens who have total knee replacemwnts need to keep their leg in extension?

Short term: Most orthopedic surgeons do not do this however those who do only do it for a few days...motion is encouraged right away. Loss of extension is very bad for knees in general. That is why some Ortho docs use them right after surgery but only while they are laying in bed ...Read more

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How do you get a hyper-extension in the knee or ankle?

How do you get a hyper-extension in the knee or ankle?

Sport injury: A hyperextended knee injury occurs when the knee extends past a normal range of motion in the straight position. Essentially, the knee bends back on itself. Hyperextension can range from a mild injury, which is sore but heals in two to four weeks, to a severe injury requiring surgery and extensive knee pain medicines the ankle could be hyper extended in sport (dirt bike, on a rug ). ...Read more

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What can plaster casts be used for? Could they be used for stopping knee meniscus tears instead of a knee brace? If the knee brace is an immobiliser.

What can plaster casts be used for? Could they be used for stopping knee meniscus tears instead of a knee brace? If the knee brace is an immobiliser.

Plaster casts: Plaster casts are solid and don't allow movement of tour knee which can make it stiff. A knee immobilized allows for some movement. Rest and time and an ortho referral should help you out. All the best. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on the type of knee brace that should be bought for injuries and support related to knock knees?

Any suggestions on the type of knee brace that should be bought for injuries and support related to knock knees?

Unloading: Yes. The scientific name for "knock knees" is genu valgum. There are braces known as "offloading" braces that can help with the increased mechanical load placed on the inner knee. If it is severe, a high tibial osteotimy is another option that is pretty successful. ...Read more

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Surgery to repair torn labrum in my hip and to fix cam and pincer impingment. What kind of dme will i be going home with other than crutches?

Surgery to repair torn labrum in my hip and to fix cam and pincer impingment. What kind of dme will i be going home with other than crutches?

Hip arthroscopy: Some surgeons brace after surgery for a period of a few weeks to up to six weeks. Ice machine or sequential compression may also be utilized. Occasionally a tens unit may also accompany you. What's most important is to follow your post op instructions for pt and return to activity. ...Read more

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How much time after an Extra-Articular Lateral Tenodesis and acl reconstruction of the knee would someone be able to return to sedentary work (office)?

How much time after an Extra-Articular Lateral Tenodesis and acl reconstruction of the knee would someone be able to return to sedentary work (office)?

Varies: There is no contraindication to return to restricted work as soon as comfortable and getting around safely. For most people that would be in the 5-10 day range. ...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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Can you have jumpers knee (patellar tendonitis) in both knees if you only engage in a moderate amount of exercise per week?

Can you have jumpers knee (patellar tendonitis) in both knees if you only engage in a moderate amount of exercise per week?

Yes: If at some point you aggravated your knees doing a workout, you can start the inflammatory process and if you don't properly manage the tendonitis it can chronically ache and not recover properly. A good stretching and proper strengthening program monitored by a physical therapist under your doctors supervision is appropriate. ...Read more

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What are the most effective proprioception exercises for a deltoid ankle sprain?

What are the most effective proprioception exercises for a deltoid ankle sprain?

BAPS board: The baps board or balance board, or wobble board is the absolute best exercise for rebuilding and strengthening the ankle. You can start barefoot, progress to single leg standing on a pillow, then finally the wobble board as you get stronger. ...Read more

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I've had patella maltracking in the past and have it again...Where can I find knee strengthening exercises specifically for this...Cant afford pt?

I've had patella maltracking in the  past and have it again...Where can I find knee strengthening exercises specifically for this...Cant afford pt?

Patellofemoral exerc: This is a nice guide with pictures that i printed off for a friend in the past: http://www.Permanente.Net/homepage/kaiser/pdf/6946.Pdf ..... Patella maltracking causes patellofemoral syndrome, so exercises for patellofemoral syndrome would be helpful for patella maltracking (for your internet searching leisure). ...Read more

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What are the best place to have wrist sprain operation worldwide?

What are the best place to have wrist sprain operation worldwide?

You do not need: Simple sprain of wrist usually heals with out any long term problems if one takes care of it with rest and immobilzation. Now if you develop chronic instability and especially scaphi-lunate dissociation then you may need to have surgery. There is no one best place to have this type of surgery but find a place that has lot of experience in performing this type of operation . Good hand sur. Service. ...Read more

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What is the recommended footwear for people who have heel spurs?

What is the recommended footwear for people who have heel spurs?

See below: A shoe with good arch support and soft sole such as a cross trainer shoe. ...Read more

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What should I expect in physical therapy for a torn ligament in the knee?

What should I expect in physical therapy for a torn ligament in the knee?

Depends: Probably none initially or pre-operatively. If not operative or if post operative, then one will have range of motion exercises, strengthening exerc ises and balance and proprioceptive exercises. ...Read more

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