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Knee Out Of Alignment
Elmslie-trillat: This procedure is usually used for patients that have patella dislocations. The patella tendon insertion on the tibia bone is shifted in a medial direction to better align the patella tracking. ...Read more
Yes: That will result in more wear and tear on the knee over time. Suggest seeing the orthopedic doctor, it maybe as easy as just getting therapy to strengthen the knee or taping the knee as well to help keep it in alignment. ...Read more
Please advise if it's normal that the knee isn't in the same alignment as it was before the sprain?
It depends: Knee sprain is injury to the ligaments and mild case there in no change in the alignment of the knee if however there is complete rupture of ligament/s then it is possible to get the knee out of alignment that can be a serious injury and you have to see an orthopedic surgeon because you may need surgery to repair the torn ligaments good luck. ...Read more
I've has 4 knee surgeries in a year. One brink PkR and most recently patella alignment. After 5 week I begin to build fluid and constantly ice?
Rsd: Your orthopedic surgeon is probably very happy, see pain specialist, stop doing nonsense surgeries ...Read more
Holding steady: Alignment is one factor that can affect the long term function of tka. Traditional alignment tools work fine in experienced hands. Computer navigation and custom cutting tools made from ct or MRI modeling have not proven to be any better at this time than traditional means and increase the cost of care. See an experienced total knee expert. ...Read more
Who do I see for cosmetic knock knee surgery? Do I get a say in the preferred alignment? (I do get pain as well in lateral side of knee)
Knock knee: An Orthopaedic Surgeon who would specialize in knees. ...Read more
If I get cosmetic knock knee surgery (yes I know the risks involved), do I get a say in the alignment? E.g. Slight varus from neutral position.
Knock Knees: Genu Valgum (Knock Knees) is not something that necessarily requires surgery. In fact, there are several different levels the problem may be coming from (Hip, Knees, Ankles). This problem may not require surgery and may even be corrected by something as simple as orthotic use in your shoes. There is a high risk for this type of surgery, and a thorough evaluation is necessary prior to surgery. ...Read more
I have a slight dull pain in my groin area comes and goes, last year I went to physio for knee alignment seems better but get pain is it serious?!
Groin pain: Need more information. However what you have reported does not seem serious at all. ...Read more
I'm 30, with 21 degrees off alignment knee, what are my options other than osteotomy and full knee replacement, surgery is ok what options are there?
That's all: That is a very large deformity. Total knee and osteotomy are the only surgical options to correct your deformity. ...Read more
Got inner knee & piriformis area pain on left side. Xray was clear, been in physio 10 weeks. Alignment & exercises seemed to fix it, but pain is back.?
SIJ?: 27/f w. sciatica has medial knee pain. Common variety of unstable pelvis sacroiliac joint is oft associated w. underlying ipsilateral knee strain & sciatica. Less common is Pyriformis syndrome, a mostly theoretical problem. Sartorious syndrome seems remote. None of these problems discoverable by imaging studies. Need smart Osteopath w. sensitive fingers & knows how to perform anesthetic blocs. ...Read more
I am having pain in my left outside hip. It sometimes radiates down to my knee. It is causing me to limp now. I was going to a Chiropractor and he said it was cause by my right side being out of alignment. Iit got a bit better but now is worse.
26, knee oa - meniscus tear/ scope surgery 10 yrs ago - was ncaa athlete. Drs say distal femoral osteotomy. Can I improve my alignment w/ pt instead of surgery? Now low impact lifestyle and no pain
Somewhat: Yes, I would maximize physical therapy and an "unloader" knee brace, customized for your misalignment. This brace provides some realignment to you while weight-bearing. If you fail to see satisfactory results with conservative management, then an osteotomy could be helpful for you. Keep your weight at a healthy level, as this may be the #1 modifiable factor to prevent progression of your arthritis. ...Read more
Inflammation: Knee swelling is an inflammatory response to some type of knee injury (fracture, ligament tear, etc.), degenerative condition (osteoarthritis) or inflammatory condition (gout, rheumatoid arthritis, infection). The most common causes include osteoarthritis, meniscal tears and injury to the cartilage that covers the bone called chondromalacia. It is important to see a physician to uncover causes. ...Read more
It is important to define weather the knee problem is acute or chronic, and weather there is any history of trauma or overuse to the knee and what symptoms are you getting
the knee is a strong joint that can allow for big range of motions so different parts of the joint can be affected starting from bones, cartilage, ligaments or bursa (cushions around the joint.
Pain also is important finding ...Read more
Knees always hurt: It is not normal to have constant pain in your knees. There are several possibilities as to the cause. Discuss with your parents about seeing a doctor for a check up as to why you are having the pain. ...Read more
Many causes: A runner's knee is essentially pain in the knee but it can involve different structures like the problems with the bones (patella), tendons around the knee (IT band) or problems inside the joint itself. Depending on the severity of the pain, the presence or swelling, the treatment would be different. ...Read more
The knee is a complex joint with many different potential pain generators (meniscus, ligaments, cartilage, etc.) that may become damaged or inflamed.
A good history and physical exam by an experienced clinician can help identify the pain generator (s) and advise you on a treatment plan. ...Read more
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