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What is elmslie-trillat knee re-alignment surgery?

What is elmslie-trillat knee re-alignment surgery?

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

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Can you tell me is it bad that the knee isn't in the same alignment as it was before the sprain?

Can you tell me is it bad that the knee isn't in the same alignment as it was before the sprain?

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

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Please advise if it's normal that the knee isn't in the same alignment as it was before the sprain?

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

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Alignment in total knee arthroplasty: where have we come from and where are we going?

Alignment in total knee arthroplasty: where have we come from and where are we going?

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

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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.

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

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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.?

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

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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

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

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My knees. Swell why.?

My knees. Swell why.?

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

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Why are my knees so rough?

Why are my knees so rough?

Iregular cartilage: Rough usually means crepitation which has multiple causes, the irregularity is the end result very rarely the cause. ...Read more

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Why are my knees super hot?

See a doctor: For an evaluation. An auto immune or infectious process may be the cause. ...Read more

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I have a disease of the knees?

I have a disease of the knees?

Knee problem: 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

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My knees feel hot, what is this?

My knees feel hot, what is this?

It could be arthriti: This could be arthritis. It depends on whether there is swelling in the joint whether there is inflammation the joint was The kneewarm for another reason. You can see your physician and decide whether you need to see a rheumatologist to clarify the warmth ...Read more

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What could cause my "creaking knees"?

What could cause my "creaking knees"?

Osteoarthritis: Osteoarthritis of the knees is the loss of the articular cartilage of the knee which is the cartilage that caps the ends of the bones. This is often described as creeking knees. ...Read more

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My knees always hurt and im only 14? Why is this?

My knees always hurt and im only 14? Why is this?

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

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How to whiten knees?

How to whiten knees?

How to whiten knees: How to whiten knees.

Please rephrase the question.

I have no clue what you are asking

Keep well ...Read more

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How to lose knee fat?

How to lose knee fat?

Can't: You have only two options: 1. Lose body weight all over-cannot "spot" reduce. 2. If you increase the size of muscles around the knee, you will be more taut or tight and look better. Plus the exercise will help loosing weight. ...Read more

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What is runner's knee?

What is runner's knee?

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

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What is a locked knee?

Unable to straighten: Inability to straighten the knee without hurting. Most likely cause is a meniscal problem; other causes include a loose body.
Your orthopod would be able to diagnose and treat you for this problem. ...Read more

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Why are my knees stiff?

Why are my knees stiff?

Many possibles: There are several possible issues including arthritis, tendinitis and chondromalacia. See an orthopedist if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Inner pain in my knees?

Inner pain in my knees?

Needs hx. And physi: See you doctor for an appropriate history and physical exam. There are many, many causes. ...Read more

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I having pain in my knees.?

See a doctor: You need a more thorough history to be taken, and exam to be done, and maybe some xrays. ...Read more

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What is wrong with me knee?

What is wrong with me knee?

Knee Problems: 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