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What is the best treatment for my limited knee extension?

What is the best treatment for my limited knee extension?

Limited knee ext: It depends upon the cause. Check with imaging to make sure it's not a fracture or loose body. If it it purely soft tissue outside the joint, then progressive exercises with pt, nsaids, modalities/laser may help. ...Read more

Can't Straighten Knee (Definition)

Limited knee extension is a clinical finding in which the knee cannot be straightened, often due to injury, nerve ...Read more


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Why is knee extension is difficult after ACL reconstruction?

Why is knee extension is difficult after ACL reconstruction?

Swelling or scarring: Acutely after acl reconstruction the knee can be swollen and this could hinder knee extension. Physical therapy is started quickly after surgery to regain extension. It is vitally important to regain knee extension asap or scar tissue can form in the front of the knee. Once this scar tissue forms extension maybe very difficult to obtain and surgery my be required. ...Read more

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What's a risk from knee extension?

What's a risk from  knee extension?

Tears dislocation: The structures that could be injured include cartilage, . Meniscus, ligament, tendons, etc even a fracture ca occur. You need an evaluation. ...Read more

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Why do patiens who have total knee replacemwnts need to keep their leg in extension?

Why do patiens who have total knee replacemwnts need to keep their leg in extension?

Short term: Most orthopedic surgeons do not do this however those who do only do it for a few days...motion is encouraged right away. Loss of extension is very bad for knees in general. That is why some Ortho docs use them right after surgery but only while they are laying in bed ...Read more

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What would cause rt burning knee pain to wake me up in the middle of the night. Pain is relieved with extension but brutal to get to so. No injury.

What would cause rt burning knee pain to wake me up in the middle of the night. Pain is relieved with extension but brutal to get to so. No injury.

Knee pain: Several possibilities and this requires a good physical exam followed by imaging to make a probable diagnosis. I would suspect a patellar and/or tendon issue more than an intra-articular problem. See an orthopedist. It will probably only get worse if you try to ignore it. ...Read more

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had patella repair surgery patella now sits higher my knee is deformed when sitting. I hear a rubbing noise during extension Do I need surgery again?

 had patella repair surgery patella now sits higher my knee is deformed when sitting. I hear a rubbing noise during extension Do I need surgery again?

Most likely no: Your condition is known as patella alta! It does increase the joint forces in certain positions and activities. You may eventually need surgery If you have sufficient pain and discomfort. But not as a rule! ...Read more

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What is the rate of fatigue of knee flexion and extension?

What is the rate of fatigue of knee flexion and extension?

That depends on your: Conditioning most importantly, and on the type/duration of exercises you do. As you get better and more conditioned the rate would decrease. ...Read more

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Does kt tape help knee hyper extensions?

Does kt tape help knee hyper extensions?

Probably not: Hyper extension of the knee is usually caused by ligamentous laxity or muscle imbalances about the knee. It would not likely be significantly improved with taping. ...Read more

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How do you get a hyper-extension in the knee or ankle?

How do you get a hyper-extension in the knee or ankle?

Sport injury: A hyperextended knee injury occurs when the knee extends past a normal range of motion in the straight position. Essentially, the knee bends back on itself. Hyperextension can range from a mild injury, which is sore but heals in two to four weeks, to a severe injury requiring surgery and extensive knee pain medicines the ankle could be hyper extended in sport (dirt bike, on a rug ). ...Read more

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Why would the rate of fatigue be similar for knee flexion and extension?

Why would the rate of fatigue be similar for knee flexion and extension?

Knee muscles: Both the quadriceps and hamstring muscles are responsible for extension and flexion. Both muscle groups are equally large and powerful. ...Read more