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How Do You Regain Flexibility Of The Knee Joints Following A Broken Leg
Can a meniscus tear in the knee prevent you from straighten the knee and bearing weight on the effected leg?
Absolutely: Yes, a meniscus tear can definitely cause you to have difficulty straightening your leg or bearing weight on it. Particularly what is known as a bucket handle tear in which a part of the tear displaces out further into the joint. I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more
How to regain complete mobility in hand and joints after wrist fracture like before and also suggest strengthening exercises after wrist fracture.
Physical,therapy: And stretching and strengthening.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can synovitis of knee be treated ? if so how ? and how long should I make the strengthing exercises of the leg
Many: Assuming your physician has allowed exercises to begin for your fracture, there are many exercises to work on range of motion and strengthening. Sometimes aqua therapy is recommended for motion and to help decrease swelling and weight on the limb during healing. Your physician should give you specific exercises to perform or refer you to a physical therapist for treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Low impact: Generally, it is a good idea to keep the knee moving with as little impact as possible. Provided it is just a strain, and there are no fractures, torn meniscus or ligaments, a low impact exercise program including riding a stationary bike or elliptical machine would be advisable. If it hurts, don't do it and make sure you check with a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Two kinds of "cartilage" in knee..Surface cartilage which is white shiny cover on bones and meniscal which is the "shock absorber" between bones on each side. Exam history and MRI help diagnose. Surgery to remove or repair meniscal tears. Articular cartilage may need surgery to smooth or resurface it. It does not "heal". Meniscal surgery can be very simple, articular damage can be very tricky. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Consevative and: Surgical.An avulsion fracture is an injury to the bone in a place where a tendon or ligament attaches to the bone. When an avulsion fracture occurs, the tendon or ligament pulls off a piece of the bone. Most of the time it will heal without surgery, some situation may require surgery. In both cases i it will require physical therapy and strengthen exercises.. ...Read more
Is a ACL sprain the same as a ACL tear? Unable to straighten the knee. Large knee joint effusion. Please help in a lot of pain. Thanks.
No: A full tear is different than a sprain. A sprain can heal whereas the tear will not and the body tries to compensate. The effusion is due to the initial injury that caused this in the first place. The not being able to straighten the knee part is the most concerning...I guess it happened very recently :( Consider ER or bracing at the moment. Schedule to see an orthopedist. ...Read more
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
Have torn ligaments in knee. Can femur actually slip off the top of the tibia? Could something fracture? Using exercise bike & walking for strength.
Torn ligaments: It would be unusual for your femur to slide off your tibia unless you tore all the ligaments around your knee like in a knee dislocation. If you just tore your acl then your knee can be unstable with subluxation of the bones. Sometimes the acl can avulse from the tibia with bone. Exercise and knee strengthening is good for a acl tear and consideration of surgery can be discussed with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How do I get rid of scar tissue in the knee joint? My knee is very painful with weight bearing especially medial ?
Knee pain: There are a couple of options for internal scar tissue. One is physical therapy. Another is a cortisone injection by your orthopedic surgeon or finally you may need to have the scar tissue removed by your orthopedic surgeon. Talk to your surgeon and work out a game plan. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How many times can you safely go into a knee joint surgically w/o doing permanent damage that would effect rom and function of the joint?
An MRI revealed a fracture on the condyle of my femur. Will it heal on it's own? What can I do to speed recovery? (knee swelling, lost quad strength)
Questionable: So...I am guessing that since the "fracture" was found on an MRI that this wasnt a bad injury. It is possible that you had some bone edema in the condyle (which can be interpreted as a fracture). If this is the case then, treat with a good NSAID (motrin/naprosyn), rest, possibly therapy. If you truly have a fracture this may need surgery or at the least a cast. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the best exercises to strenghten the vastis medialis without knee flexion in case if I have my patella dislocating or moving laterally?
VMO: Sit on chair with leg out and knee extended with toes pointed to the outside and lift leg. Ok to add ankle weights as you progress. ...Read more
Lunges: The strained hip flexor muscle will tend to tighten. It is important to gently stretch a sore muscle. Start with warm-up of marching in place. Then, the hip flexor can be stretched by doing a lunge. With the strained leg behind the body while partially quatting onto the opposite forward leg you should feel the stretch in the groin. Hold for 15-30 sec and do twice. Include some brisk walking. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a 2 cm fracture of my knee. Where the knee meets the tibia. The fracture is on the tibial plateau. Recovery time typically how long? Is Casting typical? Been on bed rest with a knee immobilizer. When will i be able to not prop my leg up for circula
It depends: Many tibial plateau fractures can be treated non operatively. Casting is not typical but often times a brace is used. Surgery is often needed for depressed and displaced tibial plateau fractures. Usually both a CT scan and x-rays are both needed to fully evaluate the fracture pattern. ...Read more
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