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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

Dr. John Landi
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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

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Why is brace/immobilizer, but not locked, given after arthroscopic on knee to remove scar tissue, years after TKR??

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

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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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How to fix my knee in a brace for basketball?

How to fix my knee in a brace for basketball?

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

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What is a good knee brace?

What is a good knee brace?

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

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Looking for the best knee brace?

Looking for the best knee brace?

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

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Can I still wear knee braces with clot?

Possibly: Check with your doctor. Be careful wearing anything too tight which may cause compression of the extremity. If you are on a blood thinner then your doctor may let you wear a brace applied relatively looser than usual. ...Read more

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How long should you use a knee brace for?

How long should you use a knee brace for?

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

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What happens if I don't wear my knee brace?

What happens if I don't wear my knee brace?

Not enough info: Why are you supposed to be wearing it in the first place? ...Read more

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What is the purpose of a knee brace? How does it help?

What is the purpose of a knee brace? How does it help?

Stability.: Many knee braces have hinges, to make up for any ligamentuous laxity one may have. Others are merely sleeves, that may help the tracking of the kneecap. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to wear when wearing a knee brace?

Please tell me what to wear when wearing a knee brace?

Comfortable: Anything under the brace that's comfortable or nothing at all if the brace fits well ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best knee braces for it band pain?

Can you tell me what is the best knee braces for it band pain?

None.: A brace or sleeve over your knee, will only irritate the IT Band worse, from the direct compression. Usually, IT Bands respond to stretching. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wear a restrictive brace after a knee reconstruction?

How long do I need to wear a restrictive brace after a knee reconstruction?

Temporarily: Depends on the type of surgery, but the goal is to use a brace to protect the knee until it heals and then discontinue the brace. ...Read more

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I'm 23 years and I have knock knees can the brace help to correct it without surgery?

I'm 23 years and I have knock knees can the brace help to correct it without surgery?

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

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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?

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?

Cartilage problem: This may be a current problem, like in intoned arrangement of some sort internal to the knee. Your valuation is going to need imaging and possibly an MRI to clarify the changes. You need to discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Is it bad to use a brace for a bad knee?

Is it bad to use a brace for a bad knee?

No, but: My best advice is that you seek attention and have that knee evaluated. There are a few conditions that may actually worsen by wearing the wrong brace, any brace or no brace. ...Read more

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Do lateral unloader knee braces create more pain, when first starting out wearing them? I am experiencing pain on the medial side now.

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

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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?

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

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Is it not good to sleep with a knee brace on?

Is it not good to sleep with a knee brace on?

Ask your doctor: The answer to you question can vary depending on you exact condition. Have you knee professionally evaluated and ask your doctor when and for how long you should use your brace. ...Read more

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What's a good knee brace for football players?

What's a good knee brace for football players?

What position??: I believe that all linemen should wear hinged knee braces. For ball carriers, the use of any brace may slow down one performance and would probably only be worn if required by team physician. ...Read more

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Will my dr have ne wear a brace after my knee surgery?

Will my dr have ne wear a brace after my knee surgery?

Call and ask: Whether you need a knee brace after your surgery depends on what type of knee surgery you are having, and what the surgeon's protocols are. Best to call the office and ask. ...Read more