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Recovery from meniscus removal and patella cartilage repair, what to do?

Recovery from meniscus removal and patella cartilage repair, what to do?

Follow surg's plan: Ur surgeon has the answer 2 ur specific situation . Follow his/her protocol 4 recovery recommendations. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more


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How long does it take to recover from meniscus removal and patella cartilage repair?

How long does it take to recover from meniscus removal and patella cartilage repair?

See below: Most of my arthroscopic patients with menisectomy and patella chondroplasty are walking well in a few days and back to sports in 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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Active runner. 26 y/o. Knee chrondroplasty, patella lateral release x2, removal of foreign bodies. Worried about developing arthritis - what can I do?

Active runner. 26 y/o. Knee chrondroplasty, patella lateral release x2, removal of foreign bodies. Worried about developing arthritis - what can I do?

Arthritis: May or may not develop from above causes, but keeping good weight, strengthening quads and collateral ligaments may help. ...Read more

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I have opposite knee pain after having meniscus removal and patella surgery in other knee. Why?

I have opposite knee pain after having meniscus removal and patella surgery in other knee. Why?

Common: Surgery on one knee can cause a change in leg length changing your gait or can simply alter gait by changing knee function.The 'good' knee often takes the brunt of these changes & starts to hurt. A good physician might be able to determine the exact dysfunction (ex. short leg syndrome;nerve inflammation) & provide a heel lift, osteopathic manipulation, neuroprolotherapy or other recommendation ...Read more

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Opposite knee pain after having meniscus removal and patella surgery in other knee, what to do?

Opposite knee pain after having meniscus removal and patella surgery in other knee, what to do?

See Surgeon: Because your gait has changed the stresses on your other knee have also changed. Talk to your Orthopedic Surgeon. Physical Therapy may be in order. ...Read more

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What causes burning pain in the knee, lower leg after having arthroscopic knee surgery 1 week ago? Is this normal? Scar tissue removal under patella?

What causes burning pain in the knee, lower leg after having arthroscopic knee surgery 1 week ago? Is this normal? Scar tissue removal under patella?

Scar tissue: It is possible that after having the arthroscopic surgery burning discomfort could be as a result of them having placed a steroid medication in your knee after your surgery. It could also be at the sites where the portals were created causing some burning in the skin during the healing process. ...Read more

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I had knee arthroscopic surgery removal of scar tissue under the patella. Did a squat in pt and felt a painful pop in the back of knee. Help explain?

I had knee arthroscopic surgery removal of scar tissue under the patella. Did a squat in pt and felt a painful pop in the back of knee. Help explain?

Bakers cyst?: Pain in the back of the knee after arthroscopic surgery can be quite a few things but a common cause is a Baker's Cyst. This is excess swelling in the back (posterior) part of the knee that can occur after surgery. A deep squat can cause the cyst to rupture creating the sensation of a pop. It can cause calf pain. See your medical provider to rule out blood clots and other issues first. ...Read more

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How soon should you remove patella hardware?

How soon should you remove patella hardware?

Patella hardware: The key is to make absolutely sure that the patella fracture has healed. Usually at least 6 months. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever heard of luekotape for patella pain?

Has anyone ever heard of luekotape for patella pain?

Leukotape: There are lots of ads on the internet: eg, optp (a good company) http://www.Optp.Com/leukotape-p.Aspx "ideal for patellofemoral taping, shoulder realignment, muscle retraining. High tensile strength. Easy-to-tear for quick application. Aggressive zinc oxide adhesive. Contains latex." i could find only 1 medical study at http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11880802. ...Read more

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What happens if you suffered from a luxating patella what wrong with you?

Train quadriceps m: The patella subluxes laterally (to the outside) when the patellar groove is shallow or if the Q angle is high. The Q angle is the angle formed by the thigh muscle , the patella and the patellar tendon. Concervative therapy consist of terminal knee extension exercises. If that does not work, surgical lateral release is great. As a last resort the patellar tendon attachment can be transferred medial ...Read more