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How Long Do I Need To Wear A Restrictive Brace After A Knee Reconstruction
After a knee reconstruction on my ACL & meniscus. How long will it take for me to be able to play sports?
8-9 months: Return to cutting sports after acl reconstruction is currently a controversial topic. It takes 7-8 months after reconstruction for a autograft (your own tendon) to reincorporate, and it takes 8-9 months after an allograft (donor tendon) to reincorporate. Retear rates after early return to sports is higher, so a conservative 8-9 months is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: The knee can be damaged from trauma (e.g.Fracture or torn ligament) or arthritis. The prognosis for recovery is related to the severity of the damage and the magnitude of the reconstruction. After minimal surgery like arthroscopy for torn meniscus complete recovery is expected. After knee replacement, 95% jave good pain relief, but only 40% feel like their knee is "normal". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Infections following any kind of surgery can cause significant pain and morbidities. The critical point is that the infection needs to be eliminated in order for successful outcome. Depending on the kind of reconstruction, hardware or ligament grafts which are non-living and can be a nidus for microbes, are used. Sometimes, these can be retained, but sometimes they need to need to be removed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Call your doctor: Dr g's answer is correct but u should have received a paper before you left to tell you what to do and give u a number to call. This can be a serous situation if the catherter is exposed to dirt u an infection gets into the groin. Deal with it immediately do not wait. Call your doctor now. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been dealing with all of of bodily issues. My back, neck and shoulder, all have began hurting and they all have to do with my the left side of my body due to my knee reconstruction that I had 8 years ago. I need advice from a knowledgeable Dr !!
See Osteopath : 28y male w. neck, shoulder, back pain & regards secondary to remote knee repair. Altered symmetry of upright body tower oft co-factor for widespread pain, signature symptom of Fibromyalgia. Unstable/painful joints induce unconscious splinting/guarding &, over time, beget crossed muscle syndromes: bilateral pair evolves one spastic/hypertrophic & other atrophic/weak; begetting greater tower tilt. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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