Top
10
Doctor insights on: Orthopedic Braces

Share
1

1
Sprained ankle 5 weeks+. Orthopedic said no X-ray needed. Been wearing aircast brace for 3 weeks. Still a bit of pain walking. Still need to continue?

Sprained ankle 5 weeks+. Orthopedic said no X-ray needed. Been wearing aircast brace for 3 weeks. Still a bit of pain walking. Still need to continue?

Consult your doctor: It is common for one to experience pain for several months following an ankle injury. Ankle braces and aircasts may be of benefit in the initial phase to help immobilize and support the area. Later on, the ankle will need range of motion exercises to improve strengthening. Consult your physician to see when you should stop using the brace. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Bernard Seif
7 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Do acrylic retainers -used after braces are off- release any sort of toxic chemicals?

Do acrylic retainers -used after braces are off- release any sort of toxic chemicals?

No: Unless you are allergic to acrylic. Have your family doctor or allergist test you if you have a problem. In 40+ years I have never seen case. What can be a problem is not cleaning the retainers and having a contact infection. Take retainers out and brush gently when you brush your teeth. Also 1x/day in denture cleanser is a good idea. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
4

4
I need to find an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in total femur replacement?

I need to find an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in total femur replacement?

Look in this adress: Orthopedic oncology service, massachusetts general hospital and the harvard medical school, boston, ma 02114, usa. Call them and ask them, which were the procedure started. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
Are there differences in orthodontic/orthopedic outcome that can be expected using MARA appliance & braces vs. braces & elastics to correct an overjet?

Are there differences in orthodontic/orthopedic outcome that can be expected using MARA appliance & braces vs. braces & elastics to correct an overjet?

Gold standard: Gold standard is braces. More important than the hardware, however, is the operating system.. A fully qualified Orthodontic Specialist would know, for example, that you can't do Orthopedic Treatment on a non-growing individual. Please don't try to self-diagnose and treatment plan. See an expert, an Orthodontic Specialist, who will be able to properly guide you. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Sprained ankle 5 weeks+. Orthopedic said no X-ray needed. Been wearing aircast brace for 3 weeks. Still a bit of pain walking. Still need to continue?

Consult your doctor: It is common for one to experience pain for several months following an ankle injury. Ankle braces and aircasts may be of benefit in the initial phase to help immobilize and support the area. Later on, the ankle will need range of motion exercises to improve strengthening. Consult your physician to see when you should stop using the brace. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Patellofemoral syndrome brace, RICE, PT(made it worse),do not help. What else should I ask my orthopedic surgeon about? Pain>7 when just bent. HELP?!?

Instability : the patella joint is simple but difficult to treat. Other than patella femoral dysfunction there are other causes of pain. Instability is a possibility as well as problems with the patella or its position. Too high or too low etc ...Read more

9

9
My son tore his acl so his orthopedic doctor gave him a brace to prevent him move his knee. But for some reason he limps with it. Why does he limp?

My son tore his acl so his orthopedic doctor gave him a brace to prevent him move his knee. But for some reason he limps with it. Why does he limp?

ACL tears: His knee is still unstable and with each step it moves in an abnormal and painful way. The body is trying to protect the cartilage in his knee by keeping him from full weight bearing on this knee. He should have a reconstruction done as soon as medically possible. ...Read more

10

10
What will happen if my scar tissue in the way of my growth plate? Its on my right hand wrist I have a brace on now till i see a orthopedic

What will happen if my scar tissue in the way of my growth plate? Its on my right hand wrist I have a brace on now till i see a orthopedic

I : I assume someone has told you that you have a growth plate that may be scarred. What cold happen is that the bone with the scarred growth plate does not grow as quickly, in the proper direction or as long as it should if the growth plate were normal. What occurs due to that depends upon, the extent of the difference, what part of the body is affected and at what age it occurs relative to the end of normal skeletal growth for that particular bone. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer