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Jumping Rope After A Knee Arthroscopy
Knee brace: No. Provides no functional support.Get a more detailed answer ›
Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose ...Read more
Variable: A PCL partially heals in a slightly looser position. Some patients have minimal difficulty with a PCL tear while others have instability sensations and weak push-off strength. Still others have rotational instability. Because of this, the PCL discussion needs to be personalized to your specific situation. This should really be addressed with a PCL sports medicine specialist. ...Read more
Activity After Scope: Many activities can be resumed after a hip arthroscopy. In fact, professional football players, baseball players, and basketball players are returning to high level activity after this type of surgery. The recovery can take a few months, and extensive physical therapy is required to make the best recovery, but returning to sports, including dance, is possible. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
16 yo had prtl meniscectomy 8 weeks ago. Fell on knee in game & trainer said menisc aggravated, it band sore, bursae bruised, ACL looser. Advice?
Depends: Many sports physicians do recommend a custom acl brace when returning to soccer after acl injury. It often depends on the severity of the injury and whether or not there was any other associated injury. Many athletes find them cumbersome and when they get their confidence no longer use them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Best to ask surgeon: Your ability to progress to cardio exercise (stationary bike, elliptical, etc.) after knee arthroscopy depends upon what exactly was done in your knee. A simple meniscal tear debridement (pain "removal") requires minimal internal healing and may allow very rapid return to desired activites (10-14 days). If internal healing is required (acl reocnstruction or other "repair") expect 3-6 week delay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long after knee arthroscopy can I start playing football I had the op 9 weeks ago for a torn meniscus?
Should ask your M.D.: You should definitely discuss any level of return to play with your surgeon. The answer will depend upon whether the meniscus tear was repaired or simply debrided. Debrided or partially removed meniscal tears usually allow for an earlier return to sports than does a repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Extreme knee pain when rolling over or bending/straightening while in bed. Almost painfree after standing up & walking. Could it be torn meniscus?
Fell of my bike and injured knee a week ago. It hurts to bend knee and lift leg when walking. Torn tendon? Deep muscle bruising? See Dr or wait?
I've had an orthroscopic ACL reconstruction using a hamstring graft and a meniscus repair sugery 20 days ago, and now my knee is loose is that normal?
Well: After any surgery, it takes time to heal from it. Most people with ACL repair surgeries will take 3-4 months to feel like the knee feels stable and stronger as the graft sets in. Obviously following your doctor's orders are key and when rehab starts follow it to a T. You will do just fine. If you a re concerned talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Is knee locking common when bending your knee after straight legs raises (physio) to another exercise; 11 days post op from partial meniscectomy?
No: I would strongly suggest that the tear be repaired and your post-op healing and rehab be complete before returning to the gridiron. ...Read more
Sore knee : Some soreness is not uncommon, but soreness that does not resolve with ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medicines needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more
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