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How Use Knee Immobilizer
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
I suffered a knee cap dislocation 5 days ago and have been in a knee immobilizer since then. When can I start teaching my knee to bend to 90 degrees?
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
I injured my knee 2 weeks ago and its still swollen couldn't walk. Have on an immobilizer, waiting on mri, did I tear my acl?
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?
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
Hurt knee in a car accident a few days ago. It is swollen, bruised, tender/sore, ER dr. Said some fluid. Put it in immobilizer. Should I see ortho? Get mri?
Good idea: With your description it would be a good idea to see an orthopaedist. ...Read more
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
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
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
Tips for getting the knee bending again after osteochondroma removal? (was immobilized for seven weeks.) surgeon didn't give pt.
Diagnosed with dislocated knee, was immobilized now PT. Having sharp pain below the knee almost in shin, some swelling, knee cap very loose. Worried?
A week ago, I fell and hyperextended my leg, causing a fracture in the tibial plateau. There's no ligament damage. I have an immobilizer, which I can?
? question: Your question appears to be cut off. Please re-ask it and maybe someone can help you. Thank you. ...Read more
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
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
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