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Is knee rehab enough without knee surgery for bad knee cartilage?

Is knee rehab enough without knee surgery for bad knee cartilage?

Depends: It depends on whether you are referring to articular or meniscal cartilage (there are two types within the knee). Many factors influence a recommendation on this question. Your age and degree of arthritis would need to be considered. ...Read more

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Dr. Wendy Askew
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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For post patellar dislocation, can knee supports really support the knee from recurring patellar dislocation?

For post patellar dislocation, can knee supports really support the knee from recurring patellar dislocation?

Patellar dislocation: If you do your rehab and utilize your brace you have a chance for recovery without recurrence, but you are more at risk for redislocation than individual that has not had a dislocation. There are multiple structural factors which come into play. This is something for you to discuss with your orthopedist ...Read more

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Most preferred knee brace for dislocating knee cap?

Most preferred knee brace for dislocating knee cap?

Patellar brace with-: A doughnut in it to keep the patella reduced in its place, preventing it from dislocating again. ...Read more

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Any jumper's knee (patellar tendinitis) treatmenet?

Any jumper's knee (patellar tendinitis) treatmenet?

Inflammed tendon: Chronic inflammation of the patella tendon, commonly known as "jumper's knee"/ typical treatment options consist of rice, antiinflammatories, physical therapy, counterbrace supports, massage, injections... For more info http://drmarkgalland.Com/platelet-rich-plasma-may-have-edge-in-jumpers-knee/ rarely requires surgery. ...Read more

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Dislocated knee with fractured kneecap treatment?

Dislocated knee with fractured kneecap treatment?

This depends on ...: What kind of dislocation? I would guess your knee cap slid out of position and when it came back a piece of the knee cap fractured. In this case the knee cap fracture dictates the treatment course. If the fracture is out of position you may need surgery. If it is not, bracing followed by pt can be helpful. Ultimately if knee cap is unstable you may need surgery to repair ligaments. ...Read more

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Does a jumper's knee strap work for MCL sprain?

Does a jumper's knee strap work for MCL sprain?

No: You're better off with a hinged knee brace so you have the lateral support. ...Read more

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Knee pain. Knocked , hyperextended n arthritic knees. 56. Too young for knee replacement. Other treatment options?

Knee pain. Knocked , hyperextended n arthritic knees. 56. Too young for knee replacement. Other treatment options?

Visco sup. Injection: Knee strengthening program which should also include core strengthening plus shock absorbing foot orthoses can be helpful.Also visco supplementation injections( syngvisc or Orthovisc) to help lubricate the joints and if in pain cortisone . ...Read more

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Ankle arthritis - would an ankle brace help?

Ankle arthritis - would an ankle brace help?

Could Help: A brace could help reduce motion. I would also consider an afo, ankle foot orthosis or arizona brace. Cortisone injections can help. Surgery in the form of a fusion as a last resort. ...Read more

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Is a sports knee brace recommended after meniscus surgery?

Is a sports knee brace recommended after meniscus surgery?

Not usually: Bracing after meniscus resection is not used. Bracing after meniscus repair is usually used for 4-6 weeks post operatively to limit flexion to 90 degrees while meniscus heals. After meniscus heals (about 6months), a functional brace for sports is not used. ...Read more

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Could you recommend a knee brace for ACL reconstruction patients?

Could you recommend a knee brace for ACL reconstruction patients?

Talk to your surgeon: Brace use after acl reconstruction is still controversial. Both immediate post-op bracing as well as eventual functional "sports" braces have questionable effectiveness. Most studies show no improvement in knee stability, re-injury rate, or healing time or rates with use of a brace. I still use braces most of the time, however, because subjectively patients feel better with the extra support. ...Read more

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Advice for healing chondromalacia patellae?

Advice for healing chondromalacia patellae?

Ease up on knee: No soccer, stairs, squats or other stressors to the muscle down the front of the leg.Basically rest it. ...Read more

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Should I wear a knee brace after ACL injury?

Should I wear a knee brace after ACL injury?

Ask your ortopedic: doctor. Depends on the injury and the orthopedic's preference. ...Read more

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Bauerfeind malleotrain plus ankle brace or aso flex-hinge brace, which is better for ankle spurs?

Bauerfeind malleotrain plus ankle brace or aso flex-hinge brace, which is better for ankle spurs?

Matter of preference: Where exactly are the spurs? Spurs sometimes depending on the location have little to do with pain and other times are the primary reason. In the after cases it may be recommended they be shaven down. ...Read more

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30. Feel knee pop or snap around/from knee sometimes when turning foot out. MRI Dx w/chondromalacia. Told patellar maltrack. Recovery time? Any advice

30. Feel knee pop or snap around/from knee sometimes when turning foot out. MRI Dx w/chondromalacia. Told patellar maltrack. Recovery time? Any advice

Variable: The recovery time can vary from weeks to years. Chondromalacia implies long-term, often irreversible damage to the cartilage that covers the bone. However, symptoms can improve or even disappear. If your patella is not tracking properly, then I recommend a physical therapy program, patellar stabilizing brace and rest from activities that worsen symptoms. Also, update/improve athletic footwear. ...Read more

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Do you need crutches for chondromalacia patella?

Do you need crutches for chondromalacia patella?

Usually not: If the pain is extreme and the patient has trouble bearing weight, i will usually have my patient try a knee immobilizer on my my office and take it for a test drive. Usually by keeping the knee immobilized in full extension (straight), the patient can bear weight and get around. I tell my patient to wean the immobilizer as comfort allows. Ice/anti-inflammatory meds help, then therapy. ...Read more

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What's a good knee brace for ACL injuries? Play soccer

What's a good knee brace for ACL injuries? Play soccer

A functional orthosi: A functional brace (orthosis), that is measured to the contours of your leg, is the best type of brace that you can use. ...Read more

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Does knee joint replacement qualify for workmans comp?

Does knee joint replacement qualify for workmans comp?

Sometimes: It really depends on whether there was a specific injury that caused the knee arthritis or flareup of underlying arthritis. In most cases, it isn't a great idea to claim a knee replacement needs to be done under the workers compensation carrier and place that kind of burden on your employer. That's is what medical insurance is for. ...Read more

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What is a good knee brace?

What is a good knee brace?

Several: There are several very good brace manufacturers. Really depends on what your knee 'problem' is... If you have an ' acl - deficient knee' breg and don-joy both make quality custom- fit functional knee braces.Best to see your orthopedic surgeon to see if you require a knee brace ... Then he or she can recommend one best for you. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Looking for the best knee brace?

Looking for the best knee brace?

Depends on diagnosis: Knee braces are used for many reasons such as patellar tendinitis, acl deficiency, mcl injury prevention, knee arthritis, and patellofemoral pain. Each brace is designed for a specific problem and the best brace for a specific person depends on what the brace is needed for. ...Read more

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How long should you use a knee brace for?

How long should you use a knee brace for?

Depends on why R U-: -wearing the brace. Only Ur orthopedist can tell U as there R so many reasons a brace is used 4. Fractures, sprains, ligament tears & post op. reconstruction. If U have not Cn an orthopedic surgeon please do so, & present Ur ? 2 him/her. ...Read more

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What happens if i don't wear my knee brace?

What happens if i don't wear my knee brace?

Not enough info: Why are you supposed to be wearing it in the first place? ...Read more

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What is the purpose of a knee brace? How does it help?

What is the purpose of a knee brace? How does it help?

Stability.: Many knee braces have hinges, to make up for any ligamentuous laxity one may have. Others are merely sleeves, that may help the tracking of the kneecap. ...Read more

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Please tell me what to wear when wearing a knee brace?

Please tell me what to wear when wearing a knee brace?

Comfortable: anything under the brace thats comfortable or nothing at all if the brace fits well ...Read more

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My knee has been hurting ever so often for two years now, I do stretches for it and wear a knee brace so it doesn't hurt as much. What could be wrong?

My knee has been hurting ever so often for two years now, I do stretches for it and wear a knee brace so it doesn't hurt as much. What could be wrong?

Not too: Much in your age but still things can go wrong... U need to be examined properly by a specialist so look up an orthopedic surgeon. Don't delay, what suffer.... ...Read more

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I am a dancer and I banged my knee while doing a back handspring. It seemed fine at the time now I connote move it. I am wearing a knee brace but ?

I am a dancer and I banged my knee while doing a back handspring.   It seemed fine at the time now I connote move it.   I am wearing a knee brace but ?

See details: Then you should have the knee evaluated if the pain is not improving 2-3 weeks after the injury. See an orthopedist. An MRI may be needed. ...Read more

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My knee has been hurting in the front and I am a young dancer. It started last Friday when we where doing grand pliès. The pain stops for a while then starts again. Should I get a knee brace?

My knee has been hurting in the front and I am a young dancer. It started last Friday when we where doing grand pliès. The pain stops for a while then starts again. Should I get a knee brace?

Osgood Schlatter Dx: This may be Osgood-Schlatter disease, a common and benign inflammation of the front of the knee where the patellar tendon inserts into the tibia (lower leg bone). This happens from stress at the growth plate in the front of the tibia. This may lead to a bump on the front of the tibia. Usually you don't need any treatment as long as the pain doesn't limit you. You should get checked out to confirm. ...Read more

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Is it not good to sleep with a knee brace on?

Ask your doctor: The answer to you question can vary depending on you exact condition. Have you knee professionally evaluated and ask your doctor when and for how long you should use your brace. ...Read more

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What's a good knee brace for football players?

What's a good knee brace for football players?

What position??: I believe that all linemen should wear hinged knee braces. For ball carriers, the use of any brace may slow down one performance and would probably only be worn if required by team physician. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's bad to sleep with a knee brace on?

Please advise if it's bad to sleep with a knee brace on?

Dont sleep with it.: In general, if you are using a knee brace just for a little support or comfort throughout the day, you should take it off to go to sleep, so that you don't constrict your circulation. If the brace is a ligament support brace for an injured knee, then your doctor may require you to sleep with it on. ...Read more

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My kneecap hurts sinc I fell so should I use a knee brace?

My kneecap hurts sinc I fell so should I use a knee brace?

Have it evaluated: Have it evaluated by a professional. Depending on the severity of the injury treatment options include: bracing, casting, physical therapy, infections, and surgical repair. ...Read more

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Am I supposed to wear a knee brace during rehabilitation excersises?

Am I supposed to wear a knee brace during rehabilitation excersises?

Not necessarily: It depends on what injury you are trying to rehabilitate. The use of knee braces is controversial, with no solid evidence regarding their use. Most surgeons will use a post-op brace to protect the knee during the early post-op period, but rehabilitation exercises are designed to restore motion and strength with a low risk of injury, even without a brace. ...Read more

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What is the difference between open patella and a closed patella knee brace?

A hole: There is an opening or a hole for your patella to be seen thru, like a window. In a closed one the brace is a solid piece and the patella is covered with the rest of the knee. ...Read more

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Any suggestions on the type of knee brace that should be bought for injuries and support related to knock knees?

Any suggestions on the type of knee brace that should be bought for injuries and support related to knock knees?

Unloading: Yes. The scientific name for "knock knees" is genu valgum. There are braces known as "offloading" braces that can help with the increased mechanical load placed on the inner knee. If it is severe, a high tibial osteotimy is another option that is pretty successful. ...Read more

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I have knee pain with extra build up at the bottom. Should I get a knee brace for it before my next basketball game?

What is extra build: I am uncertain what you mean by extra buildup at the bottom. You need to ask your physician to help clarify your diagnosis. A knee exercise program with physical therapy which you can follow. The first thing however is to get the correct diagnosis of your knee. ...Read more

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I wear a knee brace cuz I have runners knee but my knee constantly feels like it wants to give out when i wear it. Why?

I wear a knee brace cuz I have runners knee but my knee constantly feels like it wants to give out when i wear it. Why?

Give way: Muscle weakness or imbalance. Try cross training with other exercises besides running such as bike, elliptical, swim, & resistance training with weights. ...Read more

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