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Hip injuries from falling down on indoor-outdoor carpet?

Hip injuries from falling down on indoor-outdoor carpet?

Several: You could have a bruise or contusion, a fracture, or bursitis to name a few. ...Read more

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Intense ankle pain (front & lateral) prohibits climbing stairs, pivoting, running. No injury, full ROM w/o weight on it. What did/should I do? Thanks!

Intense ankle pain (front & lateral) prohibits climbing stairs, pivoting, running. No injury, full ROM w/o weight on it. What did/should I do? Thanks!

Ortho Eval needed: Seek evaluation by your orthopaedic surgeon. Along with a thorough examination of your ankle, X-rays would likely be obtained to assess for a potential loose body of osteophyte that may make stair climbing painful. Instability or ankle looseness would also be assessed as the anterior and lateral aspect of the ankle is where the main stabilizing ligaments are located. ...Read more

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Broke wrist cast off play football?

Broke wrist cast off play football?

Fx's heal in 6-10 wk: Most fractures treated in a cast, whether fixed by surgery or not, take between 6 and 10 weeks to heal. After a brief period of rehabilitation out of the cast, normal activities can soon resume. Your treating orthopaedic surgeon will no best in your specific case when contact sports such as football can safely resume. ...Read more

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Knee arthroscopic surg. Aug.9 cannot walk/do house chores w/o major pain. Oa, 49. Do I need injections or knee replacement. Pain moves around kneecap?

Knee arthroscopic surg. Aug.9 cannot walk/do house chores w/o major pain. Oa, 49. Do I need injections or knee replacement. Pain moves around kneecap?

Let me help you: You must a major problem in the knee found during the arthroscopy? Some of the injections could help temporary and some on the long term basis. I think eventually you may required knee replacement. Good luck thank you. ...Read more

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Accidently more weight put on my ACL reconstructed knee..Lost balance..Din fall bt felt terrible..No pain..Took painkiller prior to dat.Nothing wrong?

Probably Okay: I allow my acl reconstructions to bear full weight afterwards (except if a meniscal repair or other ligaments were repaired) so it is unlikely that you sustained an injury by putting too much weight on your leg. If the leg swelled up or is causing pain, that would be a bad sign. If you have that , you should see your surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Love trekking nd rock climbing. Which graft (patellar or hamstring) would fit me best?

Love trekking nd rock climbing. Which graft (patellar or hamstring) would fit me best?

Both work well: Both grafts in addition to a cadavre grafts can work well. More importantly, the way the procedure is performed and the postop rehab are more important than the actual graft used. You would probably require at least six months of rehab postop before returning to rock climbing. ...Read more

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Wrist pain from falling forward doing yoga (crow pose) on hard floor. ?

Wrist pain from falling forward doing yoga (crow pose) on hard floor. ?

Wrist Pain: best to get it evaluated by a physician. May need X-rays. In the meantime ice and ibuprofen are acceptable. ...Read more

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Labral tear?Medical records says possible lab.Tear-car accident 3yrs ago.Increasing pain-limited motivation, stiffness, fluid in right shoulder.

Labral tear?Medical records says possible lab.Tear-car accident 3yrs ago.Increasing pain-limited motivation, stiffness, fluid in right shoulder.

It could be: Labral tears are a type of damage in the shoulder. A tear could cause these symptoms. You need an exam and an mr arthrogram. ...Read more

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6weeks ACL hamstring graft, extension lag 30 deg, able to flex till 100, difficult to climb up stairs, pt says vmo is weak ,using brace. kindly advise?

6weeks ACL hamstring graft, extension lag 30 deg, able to flex till 100, difficult to climb up stairs, pt says vmo is weak ,using brace. kindly advise?

Continue. PT: Continue with consistent physical therapy concentrating on gaining extension. Discontinue brace if you have adequate quadriceps strength to do a strong straight leg raise. Check in with your surgeon on a regular basis to alter this plan at necessary ...Read more

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Referrals in San Francisco to assess achilles tendon injured running 50K mountain ultra-marathon this weekend.

Referrals in San Francisco to assess achilles tendon injured running 50K mountain ultra-marathon this weekend.

If you injured: Achilles tendon , need evaluation extent of injury , go to nearest ER , after assessing will refer you to the right doctor. Till it heals you may not participate in marathons for a while . ...Read more

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Hard blow to the floor playing vball.2 diff doctors, mri, arthrogram mri, xrays came back fine.Can't put any pressure when kneelin. Knee pain 24/7.Help?

Hard blow to the floor playing vball.2 diff doctors, mri, arthrogram mri, xrays came back fine.Can't put any pressure when kneelin. Knee pain 24/7.Help?

See Sports Expert: Recommend seeing a sports medicine fellowship trained physician. You could have multiple reasons for pain. Many times hairline fractures are not that easy to see right away. Also ligamentous issues are easy to miss as well. ...Read more

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What are common injuries after a steering wheel airbag deployment?

What are common injuries after a steering wheel airbag deployment?

Face and hands: Face and hand injuries are common after airbag deployment. Abrasions and bruises around the face are common, and occasionally the nose may be broken. Occasionally, the hot gases escaping from the airbag may produce first degree burns. If you are wearing glasses or sunglasses, you may also get a few lacerations. Hand injuries are also common, especially if your hands are high on the steering wheel. ...Read more