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How long after getting a cartilage implant can you walk on your own?

How long after getting a cartilage implant can you walk on your own?

Best to ask surgeon: Cartilage restoration surgery performed on areas of the joint that bear weight and feel compressive forces during walking need to be protected to allow the cartilage implant the best chance for healing and clinical success. Crutches would routinely be prescribed for about 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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Can I get disability plates with full thickness cartilage loss in patella and mech. unstable ankle same leg? Need braces to walk without pain.

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

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Can someone tell me how long will it take to to walk properly after a steel ball has been implanted in hip joint?

Can someone tell me how long will it take to to walk properly after a steel ball has been implanted in hip joint?

4-6 months, depends: The answer to this question depends on several variables: type of surgical approach to the hip, preoperative conditioning, dedication to postoperative rehabilitation, bmi and level of overall health. ...Read more

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Is knee cartilage damage painful? My knee has been feeling discomfort for 2 weeks, but it goes away when I forget about it. No pain, I can walk.

Is knee cartilage damage painful? My knee has been feeling discomfort for 2 weeks, but it goes away when I forget about it. No pain, I can walk.

Depends: Knee cartilage damage can indeed be painful but this depends of the severity of the damage and your overall health and the time since the damage occurred. If you aren't having any significant pain then it's likely nothing to worry about, but do see a physician if symptoms worsen or persist. ...Read more

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Cartilage in my knee is almost gone and now it is painful to walk what are my options?

Knee pain: After the cartilage is worn down it is important to get physical therapy to keep the muscles about the knee strong. Arthritis medicines help the inflammation pain, steroid injections help but at some point a total knee replacement will be done. ...Read more

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I have no meniscus cartilage in my knee - is there an implant available?

I have no meniscus cartilage in my knee - is there an implant available?

Yes: Most patients do well with nonoperative treatment. A small number of patients are candidates for a meniscal transplant. Some will go on to need a partial or full knee replacement. ...Read more

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Cortisol causes bone resorption, would it resorb my cheekbone implants made from rib cartilage?

Cortisol causes bone resorption, would it resorb my cheekbone implants made from rib cartilage?

Rib: You should see the doctor who did the cheekbone implants and see if there is any change. A baseline bone density study would be in order but you would only need worry about your bones if the density T-score is more than -2.5. ...Read more

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Should people with knee & hip oa, torn ACL & cartilage walk steps or avoid them?

Should people with knee & hip oa, torn ACL & cartilage walk steps or avoid them?

Exercise is good: You should only be limited by the pain or any instability of the joint so if instability present, don't lead with the affected leg and consider one step at a time but the exercise through all means is beneficial as is weight control to reduce load across the joints. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more


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Implant (Definition)

An implant is a medical device manufactured to replace a missing biological structure, support a damaged biological structure, or enhance an existing biological structure. Medical implants are man-made devices, in contrast to a transplant, which is ...Read more