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How long will I need physical therapy for after a gunshot wound?

How long will I need physical therapy for after a gunshot wound?

Gunshot wound: It depends on where the gunshot wound was located and what damage was done and what kind of recuperation that you need. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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How long do you have to stay in physical therapy after recovering from a gunshot wound?

How long do you have to stay in physical therapy after recovering from a gunshot wound?

As long as it takes: This totally depends on the location and severity of the gunshot wound. The duration of therapy will be determined based on these factors and your response to the therapy. Work with your pt and follow their guidelines. ...Read more

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I got major depression after a gunshot wound. Does the source matter when picking a treatment?

I got major depression after a gunshot wound. Does the source matter when picking a treatment?

Depression: Not as much the source as it is the extent of the injury, location and circumstances at time of injury as well as tx provided and any complications. ...Read more

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What is the treatment and healing time for gunshot wound?

What is the treatment and healing time for gunshot wound?

There are: Too many unknown details to answer that question accurately. Location, caliber, path bullet traveled, contamination of wound with foreign matter, co-morbid conditions of the individual shot are just a few things you left out. Can't possibly begin to offer any guidance. ...Read more

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I have a slap lesion tear in my left shoulder. How long does it take to heal? I am going through physical therapy almost 2 months now and on med's.

I have a slap lesion tear in my left shoulder. How long does it take to heal? I am going through physical therapy almost 2 months now and on med's.

Can take a while: These injuries can certainly take some time to heal and if you are not making any significant progress with nonsurgical treatment (physical therapy, injections), then your orthopedist will likely recommend surgery. ...Read more

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I was in MVA. MRI shows Rotator cuff tear, labra tear and tendinitis on shoulder. EMG shows pinched nerve. Will Physical Therapy help and how long?

I was in MVA. MRI shows Rotator cuff tear, labra tear and tendinitis on shoulder. EMG shows pinched nerve. Will Physical Therapy help and how long?

Can't answer w/o inf: The space here is limited to provide a good answer to your question. You should speak to an Orthopedic Surgeon or sports medicine doctor (rehab?) to answer this question. Generally, rest, ice, & compression is used to help support healing. Anti-inflammatories like Tylenol (acetaminophen) could be used also. Later on, rehab is used when healing has started but timing is up to the surgeon. ...Read more

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How long will I need physical therapy after a knee joint replacement?

Up to 3 months: Everybody recovers differently after a total knee replacement. The amount of physical therapy is therefore, variable. A usual pt course is anywhere from 4-12 weeks. The more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, the more successful the end result of the surgery will be. ...Read more

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How long do you need physical therapy for after ankle scope and debridement?

How long do you need physical therapy for after ankle scope and debridement?

Depends: It depends on what exactly is planned for your arthroscopy; joint lining clean up, repair of talar dome lesion, ligament repair, etc. Non weight bearing can be anywhere from just a few days to as long as 6 weeks and PT can vary accordingly. You should discuss the surgical plan with your surgeon as he or she is best suited to fully answer this for you. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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