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Knee Brace With Magnets
Patellar brace with-: A doughnut in it to keep the patella reduced in its place, preventing it from dislocating again. ...Read more
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
For post patellar dislocation, can knee supports really support the knee from recurring patellar dislocation?
Patellar dislocation: If you do your rehab and utilize your brace you have a chance for recovery without recurrence, but you are more at risk for redislocation than individual that has not had a dislocation. There are multiple structural factors which come into play. This is something for you to discuss with your orthopedist ...Read more
My ortho diagnosed me with chronic unstable ankle (+ anterior drawer, - MRI tear). Said to wear brace daily. Is lace brace or hard splint better?
Knee Braces: Knee immobilization is commonly used after micro fracture technique done on the knee. There should have been a very specific rehabilitation protocol given to you prior to and reinforce after surgery. The first 6 weeks would involve protected weight bearing, initial immobilization, followed by gentle range of motion. Braces may be involved. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes and no: This means you could play but you are taking a risk of further damaging the knee more. ...Read more
My ankle is weak.I do running&basketball for 5 years.I wear an ankle brace in sports.I kind of walk pigeon toe with that foot.Whats wrong with ankle?
You would need: To have an in office exam to have the ankle examined. It is possible like you say the ankle is weak, a ligament may need to be constructed to gain strength. Do you have a history of chronic ankle sprains? ...Read more
Does wearing a knee brace interfere with strengthening the quads? What is the best brace for stabilizing the knee in particular maltracking?
Most likely Not, as: One can play sports in them without any major problems. For maltracking, a patellar brace with a doughnut, to stabilize the patella, is very useful. ...Read more
Currently wearing a neoprene knee brace that's causing pain. Is there a better brace for torn meniscus that allows for physical work activities?
Knee tendinitis : Tendinitis usually indicated a condition that is relatively acute or less than 6 weeks. Tendinosis is a disease of the tendon and is a chronic condition. Tendinitis is treated with relative rest, ice, and antiinflammatory. Tendinosis is treated with exercise(eccentric), and bracing can help symptoms. Also used is graston techniques, astym, prolotherapy, and prp. ...Read more
Treatment options: My suggestions to patients with patella tendonitis consist of rice, anti-inflammatories (oral/ topical), quad stregthening, lower extremity stretching. I also may suggest ice massage, or counterforce bracing. If the above list does not help then you may want to consider discussing prp with your physician based on some recent literature (http://drmarkgalland.Com/category/knee/). ...Read more
Certainly can be, if: Your orthopod recommended it.Get a more detailed answer ›
MRI results on L knee- Patellaofemoral, medial compartment Chrondomalacia with slight joint effusion. 1yr post MCL repair. Do I need another surgery?
No surgery needed: The results are consistent with thinning of the cartilage in two of the three main compartments of the knee. This is essentially osteoarthritis of the knee with the swelling (aka effusion) likely a result of that. You do not need surgery for this, you need to have an effective plan for managing arthritis in the long term. An orthopedic specialist can help you create such a plan. ...Read more
Wearing the inflatable stirrup ankle brace for ankle sprain. Have more swelling on ankle after wearing for hours when compared with not wear . Normal?
30. Feel knee pop or snap around/from knee sometimes when turning foot out. MRI Dx w/chondromalacia. Told patellar maltrack. Recovery time? Any advice
Variable: The recovery time can vary from weeks to years. Chondromalacia implies long-term, often irreversible damage to the cartilage that covers the bone. However, symptoms can improve or even disappear. If your patella is not tracking properly, then I recommend a physical therapy program, patellar stabilizing brace and rest from activities that worsen symptoms. Also, update/improve athletic footwear. ...Read more