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Knee Pain After Healed Patella Fracture
Ligament/tendon sprain ankle 7 weeks ago. Xray- no fracture. Never immobilized. Swelling/pain remains around medial malleo. esp after activity. Ideas?
A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more
Tibia knee fracture healed MRI clear still knee pain anf pain when bending knee. When standing leg not straight ?
Nerve injury: Knee injuries may be associated with nerve damage at times which is quite painful- many people guard their knees (avoid use due to fear of pain) and may develop contraction deformities and adhesions which may explain your lack of range of motion. You may need to revisit with your surgeon or seek expert opinion with pain specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This is common.: This is a common finding after such a surgery. The major concern is to be on the look out for a d.V.T or clot in the leg. This would typically cause swelling of the leg and pain in the calf. The foot swells as the motion in the extremtiy is limited. The pain in the hip after the procedure is expected. Ice the hip, take your meds, and elevate your foot while at rest. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Patella dislocation meniscus extruded past tibia. Swelling- large effusion mrii. Knee gave out while walking. Need for surgery? Pops clicks
Depends: Your need for surgery will depend on the stability and/or damage under your knee cap. If this is your first patella dislocation vs the latest ofmor, that could change things as well. The effusion or fluid in the knee is just a symptom of the dislocation. Its really the patella that needs to be evaluated. ...Read more
This depends on ...: What kind of dislocation? I would guess your knee cap slid out of position and when it came back a piece of the knee cap fractured. In this case the knee cap fracture dictates the treatment course. If the fracture is out of position you may need surgery. If it is not, bracing followed by pt can be helpful. Ultimately if knee cap is unstable you may need surgery to repair ligaments. ...Read more
Ankle sprain 9 months back. Pain on weight bearing after 10 minutes despite continuous physiotherapy & bracing. MRI says 1 torn ligament with 1 partial torn ligament?
Knee dislocation 1mth ago recent MRI says lrg joint effusion-oedema in region of medial patellar retinaculum& patellofemoral ligament-meaning how2 fix?
? Patellar dislocate: Sounds more like a patellar dislocation. Rx varies with traumatic, 1st time, no trauma involved, also depends on ur alignment . Could b surg repair 2 realignment procedure , soft tissue or boney or both. A lot needs 2 b taken into evaluating the cause & then deciding on a rx. ...Read more
Sprained ankle 10mnths ago, still pain on weightbearing, but no instability.Mri(5mnths back)said 2 torn ligaments.Did extensive pt exs, bracing.Stil pain?
Have it evaluated.: Pain may last a long time following a foot or ankle injury. An x-ray can show if there is an underlying fracture. You may have a soft tissue injury if it is just a sprain and may have damaged the muscle, tendon, or ligaments in the area. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. If the pain has not improved with conservative measures surgery may be a good option. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Knee injury while dancing. Heard pop tearing sensation. Unstable knee x3 weeks medial swelling swelling down into foot. Dx?
A number of reasons: The typical incision sites for knee arthroscopy lies over a number of structures that can be the source of pain after arthroscopy. 1) the skin itself, 2) superficial nerves crossing the incision that were cut, 3) the meniscus underlying the incision, 4) the cartilage that is directly deep to the incision. Any of these can be the source of pain. ...Read more
Had arthroscopic chrondroplasty & lateral torn meniscal repair 3 weeks ago. Still have excrutiating pain. Rebruising below patella every 2 days. Normal?
Let me explain: You should not have excruciating pain after three weeks of this surgery, check with your doctor may be you have complication? ...Read more
possibly referred: The lunate bone is not far from the base of the thumb, and so it is possible that your pain is a referred pain from the lunate fracture. Another possibility is that in addition to the lunate fracture, you have also sustained a bone or ligamentous injury to the thumb itself. Thank you. ...Read more
2 failed lateral release patella dislocations. Now rt tkr in may. Nov and patella dislocated again. Medial pain . Shallow trochlear groove. What next?
Had nondisplaced tibial plateau fx. Menicus repair and lateral release july 9. Knee still swollen and pain. I was nonweight bear 8 wk. In physical therapy. Normal recovery?
Tibial plateau: I assume you had a lateral meniscal repair...Not sure i understand the indication for the lateral release but that said non weight bearing for 8 weeks sounds reasonable as long as there has been some range of motion exercises have been instituted to prevent stiffness ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had lateral menisectomy and debridement for lateral poster meniscal tear. 10 days post op have pain at back of knee joint extending leg. That normal?
Follow up: You need to follow up with the Orthopedic surgeon to rule out any post-operative complication. Give them a call today. ...Read more
Wrist pain/swelling and constant need to "crack/pop" wrist after intraarticular distal radius fracture a year ago. Fracture healed; what can it be?
Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more
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