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How To Repair A Torn Meniscus Without Surgery
Depends on Ligament: The knee has 4 main ligaments. The mcl, and lcl usually heal on their own. The acl and PCL do not. They usually need surgery. Pcl tears that isolated do not usually need surgery depending on symptoms. Acl tears usually need surgery, unless the patient is a sedentary, older individual, or if the patient is a coper. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In the knee joint there are two types of cartilage, articular cartilage and meniscal cartilage. The meniscus is a triangular shaped piece of fibro-cartilage that sits between the femur and tibia. The meniscus can tear as a result of injury or secondary degenerative changes that occur over time. Because the meniscus cartilage dies not have it's own blood supply, tears often ...Read more
Rehabilitation: Every labral tear does not need surgery. In fact many people have labral tears and may not even know it. Typically if i see a patient with a labral tear i try rehab first in attempt to decrease symptoms. The tear may still be present, but if it does not cause symptoms then surgery is not indicated. We must treat the patient not necessarily the mri. www.kevinkaplanmd.com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Yes, but many factors affect the success of meniscus repair. These include age of the patient (better if younger than 40), location of the tear, and the type of tear. Your surgeon will likely take all these points into consideration when performing your surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pain is subjective: Some people are very tolerant of pain from surgery and some are very pain sensitive. Some do great with pain control, some have a very difficult time getting a medication that controls their pain and does not make them nauseous. Most isolated mcl tears are not surgically repaired and heal with bracing. Pain associated with the repair really depends on the technique used on the repair. ...Read more
3-4 months: A graduated rehabilitation process beginning with passive then active assisted motion followed by active motion and strengthening takes several months to allow the torn labrum to adequately heal to the glenoid bone. The goal is to have a stable strong shoulder with minimal risk for recurrence. This entire process usually takes 3-4 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ligament dependent: Many ligaments are part of your knee. Ligaments that have a reasonable chane to heal with appropriate non operative management, include: PCL (mandates bracing); mcl, some mpfl (medial patlellofemoral ligament). The ACL and lcl usually required an augmented repair or an anatomical reconstruction? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Approximately 3 mnth: General speaking 3 months, although recovery time can vary based on the severity of your injury and activity level that you wish to resume following the procedure. You can read about lady gaga's recent recovery and view the names of several professional athletes that undergown the procedure on my blog at http://drmarkgalland.Com/category/hip/. ...Read more
$2500-$7000: The total cost is somewhere between $2500 and $5000. That would include the 1) surgeon consultation, surgical fee, and followup visit, 2) surgery center or hospital fee, 3) anesthesiologist fee. There are sometimes cash rates available for the whole thing for about $2500 as well. These days, there is sometimes room for negotiation at certain centers where we could quote a bundled cash rate. ...Read more
How would you know if and when the tendon has healed to the bone after revision rotator cuff repair surgery for a full thickness tear?
Yes, depends: Depends on the extent of injury. Your orthopedic surgeon is the best guide. You always can get second opinion. ...Read more
Follow surg's plan: Ur surgeon has the answer 2 ur specific situation . Follow his/her protocol 4 recovery recommendations. ...Read more
Just had arthroscopic hip surgery to repair torn labrum, cartilage damage and repair of cam impingement. What is the percentage of further surgery?
Suture anchors: Your surgeon places small (usually about 3 mm) plastic or metal screws into the adjacent bone. These anchors have sutures threaded into them, which are then passed through the labrum, and tied to secure the labrum to the bone. This is done in similar ways for both the labrum in the shoulder and the labrum in the hip. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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