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Doctor insights on: How Do You Regain Flexibility Of The Knee Joints Following A Broken Leg

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Dr. Stratos Christianakis
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Joints (Definition)

Joints are parts of the body, formed by the cartilage-covered ends of bones plus the strong, flexible ligaments that attach the bones to one another. Movements at the joints in the body allow the different parts of the body to move in ...Read more


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I broke my left leg and was put on a knee immobilizer but it doesn't seem to want to stay put what else can I so to support the broken leg ?

I broke my left leg  and was put on a knee immobilizer but it doesn't seem to want to stay put what else can I so to support the broken leg ?

Call your ortho: The immobilizer may have been fitted wrong. Contact your surgeon. If it is fitted properly, you may want to gently wrap the leg with an ace bandage, giving the immobilizer something to "grip" other than skin. Hope your leg is better soon! ...Read more

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Knee pain sides and back of knee sharp consistant pain instability in the joint worsens after sitting while sitting cannot raise leg off of floor?

Knee pain
sides and back of knee
sharp consistant pain
instability in the joint
worsens after sitting
while sitting cannot raise leg off of floor?

Get Ortho evaluation: With complaints of constant pain and a sense of instability, you would be best served by having a thorough orthopaedic examination to assess whether or not you have a significant injury such as a meniscal tear or ligamentous tear. ...Read more

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Can a displace mensical root cause locking of the knee joint? What causes a knee joint to lock up? Unable to straighten the leg without extreme pain.

Can a displace mensical root cause locking of the knee joint? What causes a knee joint to lock up? Unable to straighten the leg without extreme pain.

Yes: A torn meniscus can cause the knee to "lock" when the flap of meniscus that is torn gets pinched between the femur and tibia. This would be the most common reason for a knee joint to lock although sometimes a loose body which is a little piece of bone can do the same thing. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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When I am laying on back and move my left leg turning my knee outwards i hearing popping or cracking noise that comes from the joint of my leg cause?

When I am laying on back and move my left leg turning my knee outwards i hearing popping or cracking noise that comes from the joint of my leg cause?

hip?: Is this at the front or side of your hip? This may be "snapping hip syndrome" which is a result of the psoas (front) or it band (side) sliding over your hip. This sometimes can be helped with stretching, an orthopedic visit would be helpful. ...Read more

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37obeese lady 4feet10inches&80kg legs r thin uper body fat tred mil or bicycle will tredmil put pressure on joints&knees any diet chart&tred/bicycle?

37obeese lady 4feet10inches&80kg  legs r thin uper body fat tred mil or bicycle will tredmil put pressure on joints&knees any diet chart&tred/bicycle?

Bicycle!: All your body weight is on hips. Knees, ankles, and feet plus the dropping of legs, whih multiplies the force. Bicycling dissipates most of the weight on your ischial tuberosities, or haunch bones. Much easier on extremities! ...Read more

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I stand on my leg and twist my knee side to side and have extreme pain along the meniscus joint line what could that be?

I stand on my leg and twist my knee side to side and have extreme pain along the meniscus joint line what could that be?

Torn meniscus: A torn meniscus is usually the result of a twisting injury. Symptoms include pain along the joint, swelling, catching or locking of the knee. An MRI would most likely be the best test to diagnose. ...Read more

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