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Is a knee brace a good idea for an arthritic knee?

Is a knee brace a good idea for an arthritic knee?

Maybe: Arthritis in the knee is a common problem. There are different approaches to treat it. Conservative approach involves medications, gait modifications, physical therapy, knee devices of which brace makes part. Depending on the location of the arthritis you may need a valgus or a varus brace that will shift the bones of the joint to a certain angle that will slow down the progression of arthritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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What is a good knee sleeve for a dislocated patella?

What is a good knee sleeve for a dislocated patella?

Central cutout: Look for a sleeve/brace with a central cutout that will help to hold the patella. Firm supports to the side of the cutout will help to provide even more protection. ...Read more

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Is a knee brace a good idea to get for someone with arthritis?

Is a knee brace a good idea to get for someone with arthritis?

Might be...: There is a special brace called an unloading brace which may be beneficial to certain kinds of arthritis (osteoarthritis mostly). A stabilizing brace is only of use if the joint is unstable. A plain neoprene sleeve for compression may give a patient comfort, but not so much stability. Check with your doc as to which type may benefit this patient. ...Read more

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What is a good knee brace?

What is a good knee brace?

Several: There are several very good brace manufacturers. Really depends on what your knee 'problem' is... If you have an ' acl - deficient knee' breg and don-joy both make quality custom- fit functional knee braces.Best to see your orthopedic surgeon to see if you require a knee brace ... Then he or she can recommend one best for you. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Is it a good idea for knee replacement @95%osteoarthritis in left knee?

Is it a good idea for knee replacement @95%osteoarthritis in left knee?

Depends : In the properly selected patient who has clearly failed nonoperative care and has pain that is clearly coming from an arthritic knee, a knee replacement can potentially have a dramatic impact on lowering there pain and improving their function. I would not hesitate to discuss the risks and benefits if your specific case with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is a good brace for rolled ankle?

What is a good brace for rolled ankle?

A properly fitted : Ankle brace. Most of them do the same job. A proper fit is crucial. The goal is to restrict frontal plane motion which consists of inversion or eversion. ...Read more

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Knee arthritus is it a good idea to exercise?

Knee arthritus is it a good idea to exercise?

Arthritis: It is always good to exercise and be active with arthritis . It keeps the supporting muscles and ligaments healthy . If the joint becomes very painful check with doctor to make sure there is no associated problem of acute nature that requires rest or further investigation prior to redemption of exercise and activity. ...Read more

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Is walking good for someone with a torn tendon in knee?

Is walking good for someone with a torn tendon in knee?

Yes, but...: In general, a low impact activity that does not aggravate your symptoms is good for you. This does depend on which tendon is torn and if you have an unstable knee. If there is any instability, a brace should help you to walk comfortably until you are strong enough to go without it. Physical therapy can help maximize strength of surrounding muscles to compensate for the injured one. ...Read more

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My surgeon has recommended a knee osteotomy as a result of a knee ulcer and torn meniscus. Is this recommended?

My surgeon has recommended a knee osteotomy as a result of a knee ulcer and torn meniscus. Is this recommended?

Not enough info: How old r u ? Where is the ulcer. What is the reason 4 doing an osteotomy? A miniscus can b rx by scoping, and i can't think of the relationship between ulcer some where & an osteotomy. ...Read more

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Is running bad for a patellar dislocation?

Is running bad for a patellar dislocation?

Not necessarily: I have many patients with patella instability who run. The use of quad strengthening will help a patella instability issue. Also use of a patella stabilization sleeve will help somewhat. I would recommend running on level surfaces and avoid hills, stairs, and crouching. ...Read more

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What is a good exercise for a person with knee arthritis?

What is a good exercise for a person with knee arthritis?

No running!: Body as a whole, or knee. I favor cycling outdoors, because your body weight is off the knee and you are not dropping weight in stride which can bring nearly 1000 lbs of force on the knee joint. A schwinn airdyne is very good, because you also use arms and spread the work to upper extremity as well. Isometric exercises are also helpful! ...Read more

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Is it safe to play football while wearing a knee brace for a torn meniscus?

Is it safe to play football while wearing a knee brace for a torn meniscus?

Knee brace: A knee brace can limit some excursion of the knee but it won't prevent catastrophic injuries or tears. ...Read more

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Instead of getting knee surgery, would a knee brace do much good for a bad knee joint ?

Instead of getting knee surgery, would a knee brace do much good for a bad knee joint ?

Occasionally: An unloading knee brace can be beneficial for people with arthritis in one side of the knee. Many people are not good candidates for bracing because of their body habitus though. ...Read more

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Would useing crutches for a possible ankle sprain with out knowing if it is a sprain be a good idea?

Would useing crutches for a possible ankle sprain with out knowing if it is a sprain be a good idea?

When in doubt: Staying off-weight bearing using crutches are always a safe bet. I assume you know how to use crutches. The last thing you want to do is break your hip or dislocate your shoulder! ...Read more

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What type of knee brace would be best for a basketball player with osteoarthritis?

What type of knee brace would be best for a basketball player with osteoarthritis?

If U have 1 comp-: -artment disease there is an unloaded brace, but not 4 sports, & BBall is the worst thing U can do. Running, cutting, jumping R all bad, & no bracing will help. Consult a fellowship trained sports med orth surgeon. I would assume U will hear the same. ...Read more

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Can a cast be used instead of a knee immobalizer for a dislocated patella if the brace doesn't work?

Can a cast be used instead of a knee immobalizer for a dislocated patella if the brace doesn't work?

Yes if no surgery is: needed, braces R removable (temptation is there) & tend 2 slip down if U do not have the perfect leg. That's my opinion, & it's a judgment call. All ortho guys don't Rx the same, & nothing wrong with that. ...Read more