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What is medial retinacular reefing with lateral retinacular release mean?

What is medial retinacular reefing with lateral retinacular release mean?

Let me help: If you see the picture of the knee, we could see the knee cap controlled by 4 muscles, when they are in balance, the knee cap will be in good position, when they are not we have problem.So we do release on outside muscle( lateral retinacular release), and tinting the inside muscle(medial retinacular reefing) to correct that imbalance. This way the patella will function correctly. Thank you. ...Read more

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What's the difference between lateral release surgery and a fulkerson osteotomy?

What's the difference between lateral release surgery and a fulkerson osteotomy?

Osteotomy: A fulkerson ostetomy involves cutting the tibial tuberosity, which in the site of attachment of the patellar tendon on the tibia (shin bone). The location of the tuberosity is then adjusted. It is typically performed for arthritis, and patellar instability. A lateral release is a procedure where the soft tissue to the outside of the knee cap is cut. Lr is not typically performed very often. ...Read more

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Lateral release of knee average recovery time?

Lateral release of knee average recovery time?

Lateral release: Lateral release of the knee should not be taken lightly; numerous complications can occur including recurrent swelling of the knee, mal tracking of the patella and neuromas. Typical recovery time can take 3-4 months. ...Read more

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Multiple kneecap dislocations. Two failed lateral release 8 months. Trochler groove pretty straight across. Arthritis . Tkr vs mpfl?

Multiple kneecap dislocations. Two failed lateral release 8 months. Trochler groove pretty straight across. Arthritis . Tkr vs mpfl?

Let me explain: It depends on how much arthritis you have in the knee, if the joint really have a lot of arthritis i would advise tkr. If the changes are not much you have the reconstruction for know and possibly the tkr if needed when are more older . Good luck. ...Read more

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2 failed lateral releases in 8 months/dislocations .& tears. Shallow trochler groove. Total knee or patellar realignment? Medial pain full thicartil

2 failed lateral releases in 8 months/dislocations  .& tears. Shallow trochler groove. Total knee or patellar realignment? Medial pain  full thicartil

Try realignment : 53 is still young 4 tka. Find a good knee specialist who can do xam x-rays & other imaging 2help u make an informed decision. ...Read more

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Recuperation time for lateral release surgery?

Recuperation time for lateral release surgery?

Variable avg 8 weeks: Start range of motion and weight bearing immediately. Start quad exercises immediately. Swelling reduction as well. Usually can resume jogging at 6-8 weeks and slowly work back into full athletics as pain allows ...Read more

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Cubital tunnel syndrome involves which tendons or muscles?

Cubital tunnel syndrome involves which tendons or muscles?

Nerves: Cubital tunnel syndrome is compression of the ulnar nerve as it crosses the inside (or medial) portion of the elbow. The symptoms usually involves numbness or tingling in the medial part of the hand (4th and 5th fingers). ...Read more

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What does signal changes in the posterior left medial menicus and posterior lateral meniscus mean?

What does signal changes in the posterior left medial menicus and posterior lateral meniscus mean?

Degeneration: Mri scans image tissue by measuring hydrogen atoms such as are found in water (h2o - 2 parts hydrogen, 1 part water) . As a meniscus ages the tissue degenerates and is replaced by fluid which is mostly water. Increased MRI signal ( increased fluid) usually means some degeneration of the meniscus which is a consequence of aging. ...Read more

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What does slight lateral positioning of the patella and shallow trochlear groove with min. anterior lateral femoral condyle ridge reactive change mean?

What does slight lateral positioning of the patella and shallow trochlear groove with min. anterior lateral femoral condyle ridge reactive change mean?

Common MRI : It means that your kneecap sits slightly off to the side on the end of the thigh bone( trochlea) @ 90degrees of bend. ( flexion), and your 'groove' ( trochlea) is slightly shallow on your femur. Very common radiologic ' diagnosis' , seen most commonly in patients w/ 'mild' patellar instability or ' kneecap' pain. See your ORS for significance . Best of Luck! ...Read more

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2 failed lateral release patella dislocations. Now rt tkr in may. Nov and patella dislocated again. Medial pain . Shallow trochlear groove. What next?

2 failed lateral release patella dislocations. Now rt tkr in may. Nov and patella dislocated again. Medial pain . Shallow trochlear groove. What next?

Patella dislocations: You may need a mpfl reconstruction to keep your patella from dislocating. If your surgeon cannot do it find a fellowship trained sports medicine doctor. You can check www.Sportsmed.Org or www.Aana.Org to find a doctor in your area. ...Read more

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Is the three cut incision the most minimal approach for anterior/lateral fascia release for exertional compartment syndrome?

Is the three cut incision the most minimal approach for anterior/lateral fascia release for exertional compartment syndrome?

Not realy : With exertional compartment depend on the measurement of the pressure we could make one incision or two incisions to release the compartments. ...Read more

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Is tennis elbow release the same as tennis elbow reconstruction surgery?

Is tennis elbow release the same as tennis elbow reconstruction surgery?

Several operations: Ask your surgeon what he intends to do? Consider prolotherapy as an alternative to surgery. Vist www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org for info and a doctor. To help you get better and still avoid the surgery. ...Read more

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Ankle retinaculum complete tear, tib ant bowstringing. Pain, weakness. Best to weaken/release gastroc or shorten tib ant to new diagonal alignment?

Ankle retinaculum complete tear, tib ant bowstringing. Pain, weakness. Best to weaken/release gastroc or shorten tib ant to new diagonal alignment?

Varies: Varies somewhat on your specifics. Ideally, if it because of a tear in the extensor retinaculum, then a repair or reconstruction of that structure would be the most physiologic thing to do. Don't hesitate to discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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After kneecap dislocation prev lateral release have meniscus extruded medial and partial tear. Large effusion sl pain wt bearing . Surgery? Edema both reticulum

After kneecap dislocation prev lateral release have meniscus extruded medial and partial tear. Large effusion sl  pain wt bearing . Surgery? Edema both reticulum

Likely: The tear and in particular extruded portion of the meniscus associated with a large effusion do suggest that this meniscal injury will likely require surgical intervention. A short course of conservative treatment with aspiration of the knee effusion, short course of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, activity modification, brace, and physical therapy is reasonable. If does not respond then surgery. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm depressed fracture involving lateral tibial plateau, grade-iii tear involving anterior horn of lateral miniscus?

What to do if i'm depressed fracture involving lateral tibial plateau, grade-iii tear involving anterior horn of lateral miniscus?

Find activities: To engage in while you are laid up. Enjoy the company of others. And above all else, comply with your orthopedic surgeons directions. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the risks involved with lateral release surgery in knee?

What are the risks involved with lateral release surgery in knee?

No pain relief.: Make sure that your surgeons has lots of experience with lateral releases. If they are done for the wrong reasons, they don't work very well. Generally speaking, there should be a component of lateral patellar tilt on xray and exam. ...Read more

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What is the difference between posterior tibial tendon and tarsal tunnel?

What is the difference between posterior tibial tendon and tarsal tunnel?

Different things: A tendon is the end of a muscle that connects the muscle to bone. The posterior tibial tendon attaches the tibialis posterior muscle to certain bones of the foot. The tarsal tunnel is an area by your heel where the posterior tibial tendon along with 2 other tendons, a major artery, vein and nerve, pass. Its a tight area bordered by bone and thick soft tissue. ...Read more

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What is bilateral focal involvement of the lateral plantar motor nerves at or distal to the superior border of the medial malleolus bilaterally?

What is bilateral focal involvement of the lateral plantar motor nerves at or distal to the superior border of the medial malleolus bilaterally?

Tarsal tunnel: It sounds like you are describing a tarsal tunnel type syndrome. This can be evaluated with an EMG. You should see a good foot and ankle specialist to treat your condition. ...Read more

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