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How Can I Strengthen The Ligaments In My Knee After Arthroscopic Surgery
Strength training: Increasing the strength of your lower extremity muscles including your glutes, quads, and hamstrings, will provide stability to the knee to following an arthroscopic surgery. We also believe building a solid foundation through your trunk muscles is essential for knee stability with functional activities, sport, and exercise. Squats, dead lifts, lunges, leg press, and planks are ideal exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose ...Read more
Depends: It depends on the more specific nature of your problem. For example, some injuries may heal on their own, perhaps with some limited weight bearing, on the other hand, some cartilage injuries, such as a displaced menus cal tear may require surgery for repair or debridement. Your surgeon will be able to tell you much more about the specific nature of your problem. Thank you. ...Read more
Depends: Many types of conditions are treated arthroscopically. Please ask your surgeon on your limitations and rehab protocol. They may have restrictions on range of motion and weight bearing depending on what was done. ...Read more
Physiotherapy : Treatment for patellar dislocation is vital to hasten the healing process, reduce the likelihood of recurrence and ensure an optimal outcome. Treatment may comprise: soft tissue massage electrotherapy the use of crutches taping or bracing to correct patella position mobilization dry needling ice or heat treatment progressive exercises to improve flexibility, balance and strengthing. ...Read more
How can I strengthen my muscle after a broken malleolus and torn peraunous to go back to playing soccer 5 months after surgery?
Theraband : Your doctor can refer u to a physical therapist who can instruct u on a home program to strengthen your ankle muscles w/ theraband( including your peroneal tendons ).The therapist can also help u with proprioceptive( balance) exercises and sport- specific drills. Best of luck! ...Read more
See Physical Therapy: seeing a physical therapist would be the best thing to do to get specific recommendations for the type of injury you had. See your primary care doc for a referral. One thing that's worked for me personally is one-legged squats. Start off standing on one foot with the other bent behind you for balance, squat down keeping the knee above the toe then extend back up. Go down as far as you can tolerate ...Read more
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do nerves grow back after surgery? I had mpfl reconstruction and my knee is numb between the incisions.
Yes, they do.: Give it some time, and it will go away. ...Read more
Yes: The small portal incisions are out of harms way and will not prevent normal use of the bathroom. You may well be significantly slower with all the logistics involved but still able indeed. Sitting with hip flexed to 90 degrees is allowed after arthroscopy. Most arthroscopy distraction systems have a large firm but soft post centered about your perineum. This can cause postoperative discomfort. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Ask Ur surgeon: Most surgeons have their own protocol 4 post op pain, & u should b asking him/her. General things as elevate, ice, rest may help. It depends how far out u r from ur surgery. But don't b bashfull ask your surgeon for help. ...Read more
They found some articular damage when i had my partial meniscectomy 2 weeks ago. How will this affect my recovery and running in the future?
Slows recovery: Meniscus tears resolve quickly after partial meniscectomy. The finding of cartilage damage puts a cloud over your recovery and ability to return to running. It will definitely slow it up to 6 weeks. The grade, location and size of the area of cartilage damage will ultimately come ino play. Articular damage often has no effect. Remain positive do physical therapy and listen to doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tore all ligaments in my foot and dislocated the bones, had surgery and screw put all back in place, how long should I expect to heal?
1 to 3 months: Your surgeon can guide you in your specific situation, but generally you need to let the soft tissues (disk, muscle, ligaments, skin) heal. That takes several months. Premature heavy lifting might cause another disk injury. Low impact aerobic activity helps recovery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Why can't I flex my knee I had meniscus repair after 3 weeks of surgery? when will I be able to gain flexibility?
How long is the recovery for ankle arthroscopic surgery? And when can I resume my normal activities after surgery?
Recovery: Your recovery depends on the extent of the surgery; the efficiency of your immune system; the delivery of essential nutrients to the surgical site for repair; the quality of your sleep; how well hydrated you are; the extent of your post-op physical therapy and activity level. In other words, there are many factors that must be taken into consideration. Expect at least 3 to 4 months on average. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How effective is liposuction in the knees? Will insurance cover it? I went to an orthopedic doctor and was told i needed to have knee reconstruction surgery on both knees but i had to loose weight in my knees first because after the surgery the knees will
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
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