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Knee Will Able Play Golf
Yes, with caution: You may have to modify your golf swing a little as twisting can be hard on the knee. But you should be able to play comparable to your game before surgery. Lifting is not a problem so long as you don't squat too deeply and avoid heavy weights, ie i would suggest light to moderate weights, with more repititions vs. Heavier weights. ...Read more
Yes: After full recovery, you should be able to resume some sporting activity. You may not ever be able to resume your pre-injury level of activity. ...Read more
Incomplete tear?: If the tear is complete, forget it. If the tear is minor, sufficient rehab can be done and strength assured so that an athlete may feel confident to return to full participation. However, the risk of then suffering a complete tear would certainly be worth considering. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After a knee reconstruction on my ACL & meniscus. How long will it take for me to be able to play sports?
8-9 months: Return to cutting sports after acl reconstruction is currently a controversial topic. It takes 7-8 months after reconstruction for a autograft (your own tendon) to reincorporate, and it takes 8-9 months after an allograft (donor tendon) to reincorporate. Retear rates after early return to sports is higher, so a conservative 8-9 months is recommended. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Cortisone and other steroids suppress the normal inflammation associated with an injury, including pain and swelling, so you can play on an injured knee with less discomfort and stiffness. It also suppresses both your ability to heal an injury/infection and to determine if you have a significant injury/infection, so these types of drugs should be used cautiously and only under a physician's care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Yes, but using an acl brace might be helpful, if not too painful. ...Read more
Wrist fracture: Stable fractures can often be immobilized in a cast that is padded to allow football participation. Unstable fractures however should not be subjected to contact activities for fear of further displacement or angulation. This can occur even inside a protective cast for certain injuries. Talk to your orthopedic surgeon to be sure. ...Read more
Yes: Eventually and rehabilitated correctly.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've just had a meniscectomy & ACL reconstruction on my knee. What sports will I be able to play?
Most sports: When fully recovered from surgery and your leg is stable and strong i would not restrict you from sports. When you have had an impact injury to the cartilage of your knee, which usually goes along with an acl tear, and are missing part of your meniscus you may be predisposed to increased wear of the cartilage in your knee but remaining active has health benefits that usually outweigh the risks. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
ACL: You may be able to play at times but it is not advisable. Pivoting and jumping activities are likely to lead to further injuries which are not just painful and will result in the need for periods of recovery but also can lead to progressive damage to your knee and the development of arthritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will physical theropy repair a small lebral tear after an anterior shoulder dislocation? Because i want to play crossfit (overhead sport)
No: A labral tear will not heal on its own. Therapy can help with the pain so if you are clinically not having recurrent instability and just dealing with pain at this point i think therapy is appropriate. Any recurrent instability episode however or continued pain is going to be best managed with surgical repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 weeks typically: To heal a sprained ankle to play baseball quickly depends on severity of sprain. If its a chronically sprained ankle with constant pain and instability, it will take longer than a mild outside sprain. Usually 3-4 weeks of rest, icing, antiinflammatory meds (like advil (ibuprofen) or motrin), bracing or compressing wraps, with or without physical therapy should the starting treatment. Hope that helped! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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