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Knee Immobilizer Brace
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
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 more
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?
Depends: It is hard to answer this question if we don't know why you are wearing the brace in the first place. Are you wearing it for a ligament injury, prevention, tendonitis or just because you think it gives you support? I am not a big fan of knee braces if you are using it with the thought it gives me more support. A regular knee sleeve is going to give some compression, not support. ...Read more
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
Depends on diagnosis: Knee braces are used for many reasons such as patellar tendinitis, acl deficiency, mcl injury prevention, knee arthritis, and patellofemoral pain. Each brace is designed for a specific problem and the best brace for a specific person depends on what the brace is needed for. ...Read more
Depends on why R U-: -wearing the brace. Only Ur orthopedist can tell U as there R so many reasons a brace is used 4. Fractures, sprains, ligament tears & post op. Reconstruction. If U have not Cn an orthopedic surgeon please do so, & present Ur? 2 him/her. ...Read more
Comfortable: Anything under the brace that's comfortable or nothing at all if the brace fits well ...Read more
No: See your doctor first. The brace could cause more pain if it is not the proper size. ...Read more
Complicated decision: That's really tough. Most kids outgrow it. You've reached adulthood, so joint modeling is complete. Most orthopedic surgeons will tell you they'd rather try conservative (ie nonsurgical) options first, like night braces, because surgery is a big decision. That said, the procedure is minimally invasive, typically very successful & may decrease your risk for early-onset arthritis. Talk to your doc. ...Read more
Dancer for 13 1/2 yrs now have constant low level knee pain (High pain tolerance)have tried supports &a braces but don't help they make it worse! Help?
Hurt knee inside side, butt lower than knee, stand forward. Wore brace due to collapses. Kneecap pops a lot, pain both sides. Serious or heal over time?
Mechanism of injury: Was there an injury? If it's been more than two weeks without improvement in would get evaluated by your orthopedist. ...Read more
How long does a locked knee normally last for? My daughter is 15 and her knee has locked a lot this week. Should she wear her brace? What should we do
Locked knees: Your daughter should be checked by an orthopedic, specially if she participates in sports, good luck. ...Read more
My knee has been hurting ever so often for two years now, I do stretches for it and wear a knee brace so it doesn't hurt as much. What could be wrong?
Not too: Much in your age but still things can go wrong... U need to be examined properly by a specialist so look up an orthopedic surgeon. Don't delay, what suffer.... ...Read more
My knee has been hurting in the front and I am a young dancer. It started last Friday when we where doing grand pliès. The pain stops for a while then starts again. Should I get a knee brace?
Osgood Schlatter Dx: This may be Osgood-Schlatter disease, a common and benign inflammation of the front of the knee where the patellar tendon inserts into the tibia (lower leg bone). This happens from stress at the growth plate in the front of the tibia. This may lead to a bump on the front of the tibia. Usually you don't need any treatment as long as the pain doesn't limit you. You should get checked out to confirm. ...Read more
Do lateral unloader knee braces create more pain, when first starting out wearing them? I am experiencing pain on the medial side now.
Yes, quite common: Unloader braces need to be fitted to each individual knee by a person knowledgeable in technical aspects of fitting such braces. Pain on the medial side, can, nonetheless, be a common complaint. Remember, the premise of such braces is to transfer load from one side of the knee to the other (does not negate load). In addition, if the now loaded side of the knee is also damaged, pain may increase. ...Read more
Pain behind the knee comes and goes from one knee to the other help when I wear a light compression brace was in military for 4 years what could it be?
Possible ligament issues: If you've been in the military you were involved in a lot of physical activity. That's strain puts pressure on your knees from bending lifting moving side to side. If the brace helps continue to wear it. If you want to take it a step further make an appointment with an orthopedic to see if an MRI or physical therapy or more in depth diagnosis is indicated. Good luck! ...Read more