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I broke my left leg and was put on a knee immobilizer but it doesn't seem to want to stay put what else can I so to support the broken leg?

I broke my left leg and was put on a knee immobilizer but it doesn't seem to want to stay put what else can I so to support the broken leg?

Call your ortho: The immobilizer may have been fitted wrong. Contact your surgeon. If it is fitted properly, you may want to gently wrap the leg with an ace bandage, giving the immobilizer something to "grip" other than skin. Hope your leg is better soon! ...Read more

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Help! I can't bend knee above 40 degree is it normal? I was on full cast for 6 weeks, then 4 weeks in immobilizer just removed, I had PCL injury.

Help! I can't bend knee above 40 degree is it normal? I was on full cast for 6 weeks, then 4 weeks in immobilizer just removed, I had PCL injury.

Arthrofibrosis: You have what's called arthrofibrosis caused by your prolonged immobilization. The next step for you is physical therapy aimed at restoring your range of motion. If this is not effective you may need a manipulation under anesthesia or an arthroscopy to break up the scar tissue. Let's hope you get it accomplished through physical therapy. Good luck! ...Read more

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If I decide to have surgery on my meniscus will I be in an immobilizer brace? How long until I can drive if it's on my right knee?

If I decide to have surgery on my meniscus will I be in an immobilizer brace? How long until I can drive if it's on my right knee?

That depends on your: Orthopod, who'll base his decision on the operative findings ; what he had to do for it.
Check with him re: driving. I don't allow my patients to drive for 6 weeks or till the strength in knee muscles is optimum.
Good luck ; happy holidays. ...Read more

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18 yr old female with a possible meniscus tear. Do you recommend surgery? Will I be in an knee brave immobilizer? How long until I can drive after?

18 yr old female with a possible meniscus tear. Do you recommend surgery? Will I be in an knee brave immobilizer? How long until I can drive after?

Yes/no/maybe: It depends how bad the tear is and which meniscus. Many meniscal tears can be treated with physical therapy alone. I would start by seeing an orthopedist or sports medicine dr, possibly getting an MRI to see exactly what's going on inside, and try pt. Many surgeries can be prevented with pt. ...Read more

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I've a non-hinged knee brace. Immobilization means I shud not move my leg at all or I shuldn't walk wit that leg? Walking with crutches is ok or not?

I've a non-hinged knee brace. Immobilization means I shud not move my leg at all or I shuldn't walk wit that leg? Walking with crutches is ok or not?

Walk some not much: You have a knee immobilized. The purpose is to rest. You can walk to care for yourself but you want to rest and heal. Use common sense. ...Read more

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I have osgood schlatterandit is really hurting me. I go to orthopedic doc next week. Will they give me knee immobilizer or crutches. It hurts to bend?

I have osgood schlatterandit is really hurting me. I go to orthopedic doc next week. Will they give me knee immobilizer or crutches. It hurts to bend?

Is good: The treatment for pagoda Schaltter is ice compreses knee splint and most importantly quadriceps muscle strengthening exercises. Resting that knee is very important. Please keep your ortho appointment ...Read more

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Will the orthopedic doctor give me a knee immobilizer for osgood schlatters or when will he decide to give me one??

Will the orthopedic doctor give me a knee immobilizer for osgood schlatters or when will he decide to give me one??

Osgood schlatter: The simple answer to your question is to ask your doctor if he plans to use a knee stabilizer ...Read more

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Why is brace/immobilizer, but not locked, given after arthroscopic on knee to remove scar tissue, years after TKR??

Why is brace/immobilizer, but not locked, given after arthroscopic on knee to remove scar tissue, years after TKR??

Several possibilities.: There are multiple procedures that can be called arthroscopic scar removal. Therefore, your doctor is the best source for this answer and you can likely get the answer with a phone call to the doctors office. A non-locked brace can be used for stabilizing a damaged ligament during healing or to protect a knee that will be weak after arthroscopy, for simply for comfort. Call your doctor! Good luck ...Read more

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I was put in a knee immobilizer for a month due to a dislocated patella. The brace keeps sliding down and does not support my knee can I ask for cast?

I was put in a knee immobilizer for a month due to a dislocated patella. The brace keeps sliding down and does not support my knee can I ask for cast?

You can but you may not like it.: When we do a cast for a knee injury it is a straight leg cast. This means that you can't bend your knee at all and you have to hobble around on crutches. Perhaps you can work on fitting that knee brace a little better. ...Read more

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Had microfracture knee surgery 3 days ago. I'm in a knee immobilizer with toe touch weight bearing. Can I walk with my foot down?

Had microfracture knee surgery 3 days ago. I'm in a knee immobilizer with toe touch weight bearing. Can I walk with my foot down?

Non weight bearing: If you had a micro fracture, typically the patient is non weight bearing for 6weeks. If you load your knee prematurely the region that received the micro fracture could collapse. It's ok to have your foot down while using the crutches. ...Read more

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I have a 2 cm fracture of my knee. Where the knee meets the tibia. The fracture is on the tibial plateau. Recovery time typically how long? Is Casting typical? Been on bed rest with a knee immobilizer. When will I be able to not prop my leg up for circula

I have a 2 cm fracture of my knee. Where the knee meets the tibia. The fracture is on the tibial plateau. Recovery time typically how long? Is Casting typical? Been on bed rest with a knee immobilizer. When will I be able to not prop my leg up for circula

It depends: Many tibial plateau fractures can be treated non operatively. Casting is not typical but often times a brace is used. Surgery is often needed for depressed and displaced tibial plateau fractures. Usually both a CT scan and x-rays are both needed to fully evaluate the fracture pattern. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wear knee immobilzer I got stitches under kneecap 10/23?

How long do I need to wear knee immobilzer I got stitches under kneecap 10/23?

Depends: I'm guessing you mean the stitches are in front of the kneecap/patella. For a deep laceration, keeping the knee in extension for 7-14 days would be wise. If a superficial laceration, 5-7 days is probably fine. Of course, follow the directions of your treating physician. If I can be of further help, then join my care team at www. Healthtap. Com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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How long does it take for ligaments to heal? I fell on my knee 2 months ago and was put in a knee immboizer and on crutches. The X-ray showed nobreak so the ER doc said it was ligaments. Mmost of the swelling is gone and the bruise is gone but there is st

How long does it take for ligaments to heal? I fell on my knee 2 months ago and was put in a knee immboizer and on crutches. The X-ray showed nobreak so the ER doc said it was ligaments. Mmost of the swelling is gone and the bruise is gone but there is st

Can: Can you afford to be crippled? You should be doing a lot better by now. This degree of pain is not normal. You need to be examined by an orthopedist and have additional treatment. There is a very strong possibility that you will require a knee arthroscopy. ...Read more

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Tips for getting the knee bending again after osteochondroma removal? (was immobilized for seven weeks.) surgeon didn't give pt.

Tips for getting the knee bending again after osteochondroma removal? (was immobilized for seven weeks.) surgeon didn't give pt.

Knee bending again: Physical therapy is extremly important.
Without it u will be having difficult time. By the way it is not too late. ...Read more

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After walking again recently after leg being immobilized for seven weeks, bent my knee suddenly to pick up something and now am limping. Pulled muscle?

Adhesions: Probably you broke loose some intraarticular adhesions, they may cause some bleeding and swelling and when that happens you limp. Ice it and should get better in a couple of days. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with dislocated knee, was immobilized now PT. Having sharp pain below the knee almost in shin, some swelling, knee cap very loose. Worried?

Diagnosed with dislocated knee, was immobilized now PT. Having sharp pain below the knee almost in shin, some swelling, knee cap very loose. Worried?

Varies: If when you say you dislocated your knee, you mean you dislocated your knee cap (patella), then it is often associated with a tear in the medial retinaculum. It can often heal on its own or with physical therapy. Rarely, surgery is needed. ...Read more

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Is DVT caused by the leg injury itself or the immobilization following the leg injury?

Is DVT caused by the leg injury itself or the immobilization following the leg injury?

Dvt: Either can stimulate a dvt, as leg injury may cause vein damage and then immobilization prevents rapid vein return leading to stagnation and blood clot ...Read more

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My knees. Swell why.?

My knees. Swell why.?

Inflammation: Knee swelling is an inflammatory response to some type of knee injury (fracture, ligament tear, etc.), degenerative condition (osteoarthritis) or inflammatory condition (gout, rheumatoid arthritis, infection). The most common causes include osteoarthritis, meniscal tears and injury to the cartilage that covers the bone called chondromalacia. It is important to see a physician to uncover causes. ...Read more

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Why are my knees so rough?

Why are my knees so rough?

Iregular cartilage: Rough usually means crepitation which has multiple causes, the irregularity is the end result very rarely the cause. ...Read more

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Why are my knees super hot?

Why are my knees super hot?

See a doctor: For an evaluation. An auto immune or infectious process may be the cause. ...Read more

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I have a disease of the knees?

I have a disease of the knees?

Knee problem: It is important to define weather the knee problem is acute or chronic, and weather there is any history of trauma or overuse to the knee and what symptoms are you getting
the knee is a strong joint that can allow for big range of motions so different parts of the joint can be affected starting from bones, cartilage, ligaments or bursa (cushions around the joint.
Pain also is important finding ...Read more

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My knees feel hot, what is this?

My knees feel hot, what is this?

It could be arthriti: This could be arthritis. It depends on whether there is swelling in the joint whether there is inflammation the joint was The kneewarm for another reason. You can see your physician and decide whether you need to see a rheumatologist to clarify the warmth ...Read more

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What could cause my "creaking knees"?

What could cause my "creaking knees"?

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis of the knees is the loss of the articular cartilage of the knee which is the cartilage that caps the ends of the bones. This is often described as creeking knees. ...Read more

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My knees always hurt and im only 14? Why is this?

My knees always hurt and im only 14? Why is this?

Knees always hurt: It is not normal to have constant pain in your knees. There are several possibilities as to the cause. Discuss with your parents about seeing a doctor for a check up as to why you are having the pain. ...Read more