Top
20
Doctor insights on: How Long After Getting A Cartilage Implant Can You Walk On Your Own

Share
1

1
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

See 1 more doctor answer

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


2

2
How long after a hip fracture can you lay on your side?

How long after a hip fracture can you lay on your side?

Uncertain : Each person is an individual. In general it takes six weeks for a hip fracture to heal. Depending on the other clinical conditions this might influence this decision as to what position you can be in. ...Read more

7

7
How long following surgery for a broken wrist before you can go on a flabalos machine?

How long following surgery for a broken wrist before you can go on a flabalos machine?

Let me help you: It depend on the fracture you had and the treatment methods. Simple fracture need 6 weeks to heal and two weeks to recover your movements. Start easy and progress with no pain and swelling. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
How long would you consider too long for your foot to hurt after you stepped on a nail?

How long would you consider too long for your foot to hurt after you stepped on a nail?

See a physician: If you have stepped on a nail, you should see a physician to evaluate the wound, perform any irrigation and/or wound repair if warranted and to make sure that your tetanus vaccine is up to date. They will probably also take x-rays to make sure that no foreign body is retained. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Does anyone know, after microfracture surgery on the knee, how long should a person keep weight off of it?

Does anyone know, after microfracture surgery on the knee, how long should a person keep weight off of it?

6 weeks.: The general rule is 6 weeks of non-weight bearing. But check with your surgeon, because weight bearing protocols vary from surgeon to surgeon. ...Read more

10

10
If you have surgery on your ankle and are in a splint for 6 weeks then go into a walking cast. Will u be able to walk on it as soon as you get it off ?

If you have surgery on your ankle and are in a splint for 6 weeks then go into a walking cast. Will u be able to walk on it as soon as you get it off ?

A cast of thousands: Of course that depends on the type of surgery performed on your ankle. But more than likely after the walking cast, a removable cast boot may be necessary. Sometimes however walking is permitted after the cast removal with or without crutch assistance. ...Read more

11

11
I'm getting a lateral release and chondroplasty in a few weeks. How long is normal to be able to put wait on that knee?

I'm getting a lateral release and chondroplasty in a few weeks. How long is normal to be able to put wait on that knee?

Depends on MD: This would depend on the surgeon and approach but most people are asked to use crutches after these procedures and to start putting weight on the knee as tolerated based on pain. Make sure you are your surgeon and follow his/her instructions. ...Read more

12

12
How to remove a deep wart on your finger without buying a kit or getting it removed (doctor)? How long will it take to go away on it's own if needed?

How to remove a deep wart on your finger without buying a kit or getting it removed (doctor)? How long will it take to go away on it's own if needed?

wart: Warts on the extremity stay in the skin layer , so there is no ' deep ' wart. There are different sizes , certainly , that seem like one is deeper than another. If it is large , see a doctor for assistance. These are caused by a virus and when large usually do not regress on their own. So , your best course of action is see a physician for the proper assistance. ...Read more

13

13
How long should you wait before having surgery on a broken bone?

How long should you wait before having surgery on a broken bone?

broken bone: Not all broken bones need surgery. Those that do require surgery should be fixed as soon as the soft tissues allow. This varies depending on location. For example, some ankle injuries require a bit longer to allow swelling to resolve before the skin is safe for surgery. Other injuries should be fixed asap such as hip fractures or femur fractures. Talk with your ortho doc. ...Read more

14

14
If I continue to walk around on a tore pcl, will it cause more or long term damage?

If I continue to walk around on a tore pcl, will it cause more or long term damage?

No: Most PCL injuries are minimally symptomatic so simply walking around shouldn't be a problem. Pcl deficient knees are weakest or most symptomatic when going up and down stairs or hills. You can minimize this with a good rehab program which would include quadriceps strengthening. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
16

16
How does landing on a straight leg tear your acl? If you jump down 4 steps on a straight knee can you tear your acl? How much force is needed?

How does landing on a straight leg tear your acl? If you jump down 4 steps on a straight knee can you tear your acl? How much force is needed?

Force overload: Acl injuries commonly occur with a non contact rotational motion on a planted extremity. Could occur from a jump down stairs if force exceeds what the knee can tolerate. ...Read more

17

17
How long should you wait before getting back on your feet after a foot operation?

How long should you wait before getting back on your feet after a foot operation?

Ask your surgeon: Always consult with your foot surgeon to determine when you can get back on your feet. Often it depends on what type of surgery you had. Early weightbearing after some foot procedures can cause complications. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
19

19
How long can you have swelling and/or water on the knee after surgery?

How long can you have swelling and/or water on the knee after surgery?

Varies: Most surgery swelling resolves by 6 weeks. But if you have arthritis, you can swell off and on forever. Your knee is lubricating itself more from increased friction. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
20

20
How long does it take for me to jog again after a bone graft from the hips to a fractured scaphoid?

How long does it take for me to jog again after a bone graft from the hips to a fractured scaphoid?

Four weeks : I am going to make a couple of assumptions. Since this was a bone graft to the scaphoid bone, I am presuming that is small bone graft and was taken from your pelvis. That being the case, there should not be any structural harm with running or jogging. Local discomfort would suggest that you might need 3 to 4 weeks before resuming this activity. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
1 doctor shared a insight

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


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