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Dr. Allen Lu Dr. Lu
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Does arthroscopic knee surgery ever not work?

Dr. Allen Lu Dr. Lu
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Does arthroscopic knee surgery ever not work?

Yes: Knee arthroscopy is only a tool for us to take care of a specific problem in the knee. If we suspect a tear in the meniscus, a knee arthroscopy can be used to fix the problem. Unfortunately, sometimes the pain is coming from other sources such as hamstring tendinitis caused by weak quad muscles. In that case, the knee arthroscopy would not help. Or you may have arthritis that would also not help. ...Read more

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Dr. Osbert Fernandez
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Gynecologic Surgery (Definition)

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Does arthroscopic surgery fix a torn acl? What does tommy john surgery fix?

Does arthroscopic surgery fix a torn acl? What does tommy john surgery fix?

Acl: Yes arthroscopic surgery is used to reconstruct and place a new acl in the knee. Tommy john surgery refers to a ligament reconstruction which places a new graft in the elbow. ...Read more

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How does hip replacement surgery usually work?

How does hip replacement surgery usually work?

Very well!: Seriously, hip replacement refers the procedure in which the "ball and socket" are replaced with a metal and plastic prosthesis. The surgery is done over 300, 000/year in the USA alone and the results are excellent. The recovery is relatively quick and the relief is almost immediate for many. ...Read more

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How long does arthroscopic shoulder for labral tear repair take ?

How long does arthroscopic shoulder for labral tear repair take ?

Labrum: The surgery takes about an hour, but the post-operative rehabilitation takes about four months. ...Read more

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What happens during arthroscopic knee surgery for plica?

What happens during  arthroscopic knee surgery for plica?

Arthorscopic surgery: In arthroscopic surgery the surgeon looks 360 degrees around the entire knee. If the patient has a plica the surgeon would incise it with an instrument. That being said i would anticipate that the plica is a secondary diagnosis and not the prime reason for the surgery. ...Read more

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How successful is surgery for meniscal knee tears?

How successful is surgery for meniscal knee tears?

Depends: Depends on the size of the tear. In most cases results are very good. Your surgeon is the best guide. ...Read more

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How long after ACL knee surgery do I need physical therapy?

How long after ACL knee surgery do I need physical therapy?

About 3 months: Most patients require around 3 months of therapy to recover from this surgery. The first month is focused on regaining range of motion and gait training, followed by a program of hamstring and quadriceps strengthening. By 3 months, most patients can do a home program to continue to strengthen their knees or more sport specific rehabiliation. ...Read more

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Does a torn ACL and lateral meniscus require surgery?

Does a torn ACL and lateral meniscus require surgery?

Acl: Yes. These injuries require surgery especially if the meniscus tear is causing pain or your knee to lock up. ...Read more

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How long does arthroscopic knee surgery last?

How long does arthroscopic knee surgery last?

It Varies : If you have a meniscus tear only, once you trim the tear, you many not ever have any future problems. Due to the loss of a portion of your shock absorber, however, you may develop secondary arthritis in the future which means the cartilage on the ends of the bones can start to wear down. This may take years or decades to happen if it happens at all. ...Read more

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If knee microfracture dosnt work will aci work?

If knee microfracture dosnt work will aci work?

different problems: Acl is for a tear ; instability. Microfrature is 4 localized loss of articular cartilage or degenerative disease in a specific weight bearing areas that r not wide spread. ...Read more

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Does glucosamine help with MCL recovery after surgery?

Does glucosamine help with MCL recovery after surgery?

No: There is no evidence that glucosamine will promote ligament healing with or without surgery. ...Read more

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How much does an arrthroscopic surgery for a meniscal tear cost?

How much does an arrthroscopic surgery for a meniscal tear cost?

$2500-$7000: The total cost is somewhere between $2500 and $5000. That would include the 1) surgeon consultation, surgical fee, and followup visit, 2) surgery center or hospital fee, 3) anesthesiologist fee. There are sometimes cash rates available for the whole thing for about $2500 as well. These days, there is sometimes room for negotiation at certain centers where we could quote a bundled cash rate. ...Read more

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Are knee imoblizers really needed after microfracture knee surgery. Why?

Are knee imoblizers really needed after microfracture knee surgery. Why?

Microfracture: Different surgeons have different protocols and you should discuss with your surgeon. Typically, motion of the knee and non weight bearing (WB) are used postop for about 6 wks. There are exceptions. If the micro fracture was in the kneecap joint a knee immobilizer may be used to reduce WB knee flexion and WB with a straight leg may be permitted. Some docs use less restrictive protocols however. ...Read more

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Can wrist arthroscopy surgery hurt?

Can wrist arthroscopy surgery hurt?

Yes: While less invasive and less painful post operatively than an open procedure there is a period of post op pain associated with the procedure. Level of pain depends on the type of procedure performed. ...Read more

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How much does an arthroscopic TMJ surgery cost?

It Depends : It depends on the type of arthroscopic surgery. Diagnostic arthroscopy where the joint is evaluated, flushed and manipulated costs around 2500-3500. Surgical arthroscopy where scar tissue removed, disc manipulated and/or sutured depending on the skill of the surgeon can cost up to 10000. ...Read more

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How long does ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair take?

How long does ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair take?

Average 1-2 hours: Average operative time for acl recon. Without additional procedures will be 1-2 hours currently. Just 15-20 years ago, this same surgery averaged 3-4 hours. Add 30 minutes for each meniscus repaired. ...Read more

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How long before I can return to work after arthroscopic knee surgery to repair my meniscus?

Depends.: Depending on what you do and what was done, your return to work can range from a week to 6 weeks. If the meniscus is resected and not repaired, there are typically no significant activity restrictions post-op. However, if the meniscus was repaired, typically this requires some bracing, protected weightbearing, and that may restrict on what you need to do to work. ...Read more

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How do torn ACL and knee reconstruction differ?

How do torn ACL and knee reconstruction differ?

Acl: A torn acl is the actual damage to the ligament. An acl reconstruction is the term for the surgery to place a graft in the knee which will become a new ligament. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Arthroscopy (Definition)

Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more


Dr. John Michalski
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Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery (Definition)

This term usually means an orthopedic surgeon specializing in joint surgery. More specifically a joint replacement surgeon that can reconstruct an injured, malformed or degenerated joint. We can fix the ligaments, bones, muscles and shock absorbers around the joints, and we can put new surfaces or ends back on the bones. We use biologic and manufactured parts during our ...Read more