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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Knee Surgery (Definition)

Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not ...Read more


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What is shattered knee surgery called?

What is shattered knee surgery called?

ORIF: Certainly any time bones are described as "shattered" that sugggests a very serious injury. Usually as orthopedic surgeons we try to fix fractures through procedures called orif (open reduction and internal fixation). This means putting the bones back together with plates, screws, wires, etc... Sometimes severely fractured knee joints are treated with a form of joint replacement. ...Read more

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Can an 18 year old get aci knee surgery?

Can an 18 year old get aci knee surgery?

yes: The injury, not one's age is the major indication for surgery. ...Read more

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What are some knee surgery complications?

What are some knee surgery complications?

Complications: Infection, bleed, react to anesthesia, blood clots, death, decreased function, increased pain, possible further surgery, re-tearing (if meniscus or ligament), loosening or wear (if joint replacement). ...Read more

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How is healing from shattered knee surgery?

How is healing from shattered knee surgery?

It is very difficult: You said it is shattered knee, this means healing will be difficult and the scaring will be high and the result will be not as good. ...Read more

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How to remove internal knee surgery scarring?

How to remove internal knee surgery scarring?

Motion and therapy: Internal scar formation can occur after significant injury or surgery. If the scar formation cannot be overcome with standard motion and strengthening surgery (and perhaps local steroid injection), an arthrscopic lysis of adhesions may become warranted. Discuss options with your orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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When should you have arthoscopic knee surgery?

When should you have arthoscopic knee surgery?

When all else fails: Generally a course of physical therapy and other conservative measures should be tried first before elective arthroscopic knee surgery. However, there are exceptions to this as certain problems are better treated with surgery - find a surgeon you trust and listen to their advice. Also feel free to get a second opinion to see if the advice "adds up.". ...Read more

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What can I expect after microfracture knee surgery?

What can I expect after microfracture knee surgery?

Varied: The response to microfracture knee surgery is varied from person to person and is directly dependent on size and type of cartilage lesion. You may require a cpm, and may be 6-8wks strict non weight bearing. If the microfracture is under patella, a brace may be required and rom restricted in the beginning stages. Discuss specifics with your surgeon to gain a better idea of your recovery. ...Read more

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How painful is the' knee surgery to repair a torn mcl?

How painful is the' knee surgery to repair a torn mcl?

Pain is subjective: Some people are very tolerant of pain from surgery and some are very pain sensitive. Some do great with pain control, some have a very difficult time getting a medication that controls their pain and does not make them nauseous. Most isolated mcl tears are not surgically repaired and heal with bracing. Pain associated with the repair really depends on the technique used on the repair. ...Read more

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How long does microfracture knee surgery usually take?

Depends: This is dependent on what is found during the operation. If an acl reconstruction or other procedure is required it will take longer. Microfracture alone will take between 30min - 1 hr. Your surgeon will be able to give you a more exact time frame. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more