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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 ?
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?
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?
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I injured my knee 2 weeks ago and its still swollen couldnt walk. have on an immobilizer,waiting on mri, did i tear my acl?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers