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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 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 ?

Call your ortho: The immobilizer may have been fitted wrong. Contact your surgeon. If it is fitted properly, you may want to gently wrap the leg with an ace bandage, giving the immobilizer something to "grip" other than skin. Hope your leg is better soon! ...Read more

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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?

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?

Is good: the treatment for pagoda Schaltter is ice compreses knee splint and most importantly quadriceps muscle strengthening exercises. Resting that knee is very important. Please keep your ortho appointment ...Read more

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Will the orthopedic doctor give me a knee immobilizer for osgood schlatters or when will he decide to give me one??

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

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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 ?

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 ?

You can but you may not like it.: When we do a cast for a knee injury it is a straight leg cast. This means that you can't bend your knee at all and you have to hobble around on crutches. Perhaps you can work on fitting that knee brace a little better. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Non weight bearing: If you had a micro fracture, typically the patient is non weight bearing for 6weeks. If you load your knee prematurely the region that received the micro fracture could collapse. It's ok to have your foot down while using the crutches. ...Read more

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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

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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