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How Long After Acl Knee Surgery Do I Need Physical Therapy
About 3 months: Most patients require around 3 months of therapy to recover from this surgery. The first month is focused on regaining range of motion and gait training, followed by a program of hamstring and quadriceps strengthening. By 3 months, most patients can do a home program to continue to strengthen their knees or more sport specific rehabiliation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not ...Read more
I had knee surgery in 2003 n didn't do physical therapy and i'm a runner my leg is still a lot weaker than my left?Can i make it as strong as my left
My sister had arthoscopic knee surgery one week ago. What should the expectation be for recovery and physical therapy?
Quite variable: This will depend upon what type of surgery you had. Simple procedures such as a partial meniscectomy may require no therapy at all, whereas surgery to reconstruct a ligament injury may involve many weeks of formal therapy and months of strengthening and recovery. ...Read more
Physical therapy-Yes: Physical therapy is routinely recommended for most patients after undergoing knee surgery from arthroscopy to knee replacement. Trained and licensed physical therapists can help guide the rehabilitation process based upon guidance from your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
28 yr-old had ACL repair 10 years ago, and has felt leaning and off-balanced since a second surgery 5 yrs ago, and hopes to find a cure.....?
Full ortho eval: Initial radiographs would need to include weightbearing views: Bilateral standing AP, PA Rosenberg, full extension lateral and bilateral sunrise views. If any hint of poor alignment noted, then proceed with full hip-knee-ankle bilateral mechanical axis views to determine where weightbearing line from center of femoral head to ankle crosses at the knee joint. This will help determine if an osteotomy in such a young patient is indicated or should be considered. After imaging and a full examination for motion strength, and laxity, an MRI would help finalize any plans for potential surgery by delineating the degree of any cartilage or meniscal and ligamentous pathology. With history of hyperextension, a definite concern is whether posterolateral corner (LCL, popliteus and popliteofibular ligament) is also involved or injured/loose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends: It depends on how quickly you recover and what your surgeon says. What i say does not matter. ...Read more
Age 46. Tore ACL in 8/2013. Was given physical therapy for 2 months. Knee gave out (2x) in 11/2013. Work with middle school students. Please advise.
I had ACL reconstruction at age 13, major back problems age 26. How can my doctor doubt long term problems from knee surgery?
Hard to say: Likely you may have both. Recommend seeing a spine specialist to evaluate your spine. ...Read more
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