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In Stroke Recovery What Do Leg Braces Do
Recovering from stroke usually involves a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and nutritionists. Many patients will need some sort of rehabilitation after leaving the hospital in a skilled nursing facility or stroke rehab center before they are ...Read more
What can I do to improve this feeling of stiffness, after stroke recovery? I've already had months of rehab, but I'm so frustrated.
Are there any effective exercises to aid in stroke recovery regarding articulation and recovering memory of appropriate words to use?
After brain stroke recovery in hospital suddenly ammonia 99, encephalopathy, unconcious,breathing on own, feeding thrgh tube, 3 days now , not conciou?
Elevated ammonia: will need to be brought down to below 76 (1.5 x upper limit of normal) This can be achieved with lactulose and neomycin or similar treatment. Recovery of consciousness will hopefully occur soon. Might want to check an EEG (will see what are called triphasics with hepatic encephalopathy) Also they can make sure there is no sub-clinical seizure activity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the typical recovery time for a rt leg meniscal repair (partial meniscectomy) and MCL reconstruction. How long in 0 brace & how long to drive?
Varies: When a ligament is reconstructed, the rehab time is longer because the repair needs to be protected. Rehab time depends on your age and level of fitness prior to surgery, and also on your surgeon and the type of reconstruction. I would say no driving for at least 6 weeks. Early rom in a brace is generally encouraged. ...Read more
My younger sister is 13, turning 14 next year, is the same as me. Does she have to do leg braces? What type of treatment does she have to do?
Not enough info: What is the problem with her legs? What is the specific diagnosis? You need to supply more specific information. ...Read more
Not likley: Either you are genetically destined to be bow legged or increasing wear along the inside of the knee with time is causing you to become bow-legged. Rarely a disease process could contibute to bowing of the legs. See an orthopedist for clarity in diagnosis. Unloader braces can be helpful with pain and function but cannot straighten an adult bowed knee. ...Read more
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