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Release or relieve ?: Release means a surgical procedure for 4 very tight hamstrings usually in kids or disabled adults. Do u mean stretch hamstrings, then heat, massage followed by ice will help. Must b done in this order. If u just mean stiff hams heat massage; ice will help. Also if very sore ; stiff nsaids ; activity modification should b added. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm having surgery for maltracking (lateral release medial pattellfemeroral reconstruction and autograft on hamstring) what should I expect?
Bracing & therapy: Bracing is usually warranted after patellar stabilizing surgery. Physical therapy is also important to help regain motion & strength. Your surgeon will have a specific rehabilitation regimen for you to follow for the 6-12 weeks following surgery. The layerl release decreases the tethering affect on the outside of your knee, and the mpfl reconstruction prevents patellar subluxation/dislocation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a lateral release and chondroplasty, do they put anything on your leg to keep it from moving?
I had a chondroplasty and lateral release last week. Is it normal for my leg and ankle to be squishy and swollen?
Have had a purple mark on lower right leg for several weeks...>in size when pressed/< when released. Not a bruise...What could it be? Concerning?
Might be a clot,,,: This might be a clot in your leg vein from a swollen vein, like thrombophlebitis or from venous stasis. This is seen especially when someone stands for long periods without a sitting break. Also, your age and history of hypothyroidism might predispose to this. It would be smart to see your doctor soon to get this examined and treated so it doesn't grow or result in a pulmonary embolism. ...Read more
Infection: This is more common with being overweight, excessive sweating and diabetes. Do not squeeze, it may get much bigger. Use hot compresses to bring to a head naturally. If it does not respond oral antibiotics maybe necessary. Your other drugs and any history of drug alleries is very important if you see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
I have a medium sized lump on the back of my thigh, a bit under where my leg meets my buttocks.The lump releases a small amount of blood when squeezed?
I'm getting surgery for compartment syndrome. They are going to release all compartments of the lower leg. They are only doin one leg. How long is the recovery? Crutches? Sports?
Not much: A few concerns: almost never necessary to release "all compartments". Exercise induced compartments syndromes are compartments specific. One would determine which compartments are the cause by doing compartment pressure measurements after exercise. Crutches until it feels good. In my experience return to sport in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more
Every time I have a sexual release I have severe pain down my entire left leg for a few minutes to point where i started to avoid sexual activity. Dx: l5-s1 doi 04/2011, s/p surgery 06/2012. Why now?
I had lateral release 7/25. The outside of my knee is swollen, hard, and warm. Pain down the back of my leg below the knee. No fever?
Call orthopedist: Call the orthopedist and have the knee reevaluated. Infection needs to be ruled out. ...Read more
What could a risen on female body, top of crease of leg and pubic hair be? It feels with blood and after it gets so sore, it releases blood?
Probably infection: a painful lump that fills up with fluid in that area is likely a cyst formed by infection of an oil gland that has become infected, and is now the scene of a struggle between your immune system, and the infection. Hot compresses with herbs like comfrey are the old fashioned way. Consulting your doctor and possibly antibiotics would be a very good idea. ...Read more
I had a bilateral release done 1 1/2 yrs ago, my leg and knee is still swollen, can there be a blood clot or an infection or something else going on?
Possible: Surgery and prolonged immobilization can predispose to dvt. However the swellings you describe do not neccesarily suggest dvt. Discuss with your operating surgeon. ...Read more
Would vascular surgeon amputate leg to stop long-term compartment syndrome pressure in leg/foot, if no ortho surgeon will release? Pain/muscle damage
Yes, to reduce pain: I'm trying to understand. It seems like at least one like has had multiple interventions for compartment syndrome with resultant nerve pain in foot drop. If the leg still has pain unresolved medical therapy, or it is not of any particular used to the patient. If that leg has become a handicap to the individual resulting in further decompensate, then an amputation may be the best option ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hamstring Tear: At 34 it is not that difficult. Depending on your pre activity flexibility and conditioning your ability to except the loads may be compromised especially if you have a sedentary job. Hamstring injury occurs during and eccentric load on the muscle, i.e. Lengthening as it contracts to absorb load. If your muscle is not conditioned to accept the load a tear can happen during sprinting etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer