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Limited Knee Extension
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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.
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?
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
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
Knee muscles: Both the quadriceps and hamstring muscles are responsible for extension and flexion. Both muscle groups are equally large and powerful. ...Read more
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