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How much physical therapy for a rim rent tear?

How much physical therapy for a rim rent tear?

Discuss with MD: This is a partial thickness tear of the rotator cuff, the supraspinatus muscle is the muscle involved. It usually responds to rehab from 6 weeks to 4 months, if not responding may require arthroscopy. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Wound Care (Definition)

Wound care is steps taken to ensure that a wound heals correctly. Steps may include dressing changes, application of topical antibiotics or ointments, proper offloading, infection control, and professional wound debridement when indicated. See your physician and have them advise you on treatment ...Read more


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Can a complete tear of atfl be healed by physical therapy explain?

Can a complete tear of atfl be healed by  physical therapy explain?

ATFL Tear: The atfl is a ligament that helps to stabilize the ankle. While it is possible for ligaments to heal over time, the better question is will the atfl do its job after it heals. Only close follow up with your foot and ankle physician can determine if ankle stability returns. If not, surgical correction might be required. ...Read more

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Medial patellar retinacullum full thickness tear.2mon of physical therapy. Kneecap stopped slipping during daily acti.Can still move if I flex/bend it?

Medial patellar retinacullum full thickness tear.2mon of physical therapy. Kneecap stopped slipping during daily acti.Can still move if I flex/bend it?

Full thickness tear-: -is serious, means there was a patellar subluxation or dislocation which reduced. The cause is usually mal-alignment ., rest is important if no surgery is needed. With a tear the mal-A is more pronounced & recurrence is high. B sure U saw a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How much physical therapy need for a rim rent tear?

How much physical therapy need for a rim rent tear?

Discuss with MD: This is a partial thickness tear of the rotator cuff, the supraspinatus muscle is the muscle involved. It usually responds to rehab from 6 weeks to 4 months, if not responding may require arthroscopy. Discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long will I need physical therapy for after a gunshot wound?

How long will I need physical therapy for after a gunshot wound?

Gunshot wound: It depends on where the gunshot wound was located and what damage was done and what kind of recuperation that you need. ...Read more

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How long do you have to stay in physical therapy after recovering from a gunshot wound?

How long do you have to stay in physical therapy after recovering from a gunshot wound?

As long as it takes: This totally depends on the location and severity of the gunshot wound. The duration of therapy will be determined based on these factors and your response to the therapy. Work with your pt and follow their guidelines. ...Read more

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Can you get back to full function with enough physical therapy after a rotator cuff tear?

Can you get back to full function with enough physical therapy after a rotator cuff tear?

It depends.: If the rotator cuff tear is small and the muscles have not atropied significantly between the time of the tear and the time of the reconstruction, you should get much if not all of your function back. For this to happen it is very important to do your rehab after surgery. ...Read more

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Is it ok to have physical therapy two weeks after a ulnar collateral tear of the thumb?

Is it ok to have physical therapy two weeks after a ulnar collateral tear of the thumb?

Absolutely no.: No, even for minor tears the minimum time to stabilize with cast is 3 weeks. If the tear is bigger and/or has associated avulsion fracture then surgical exploration and repair needs to be carried out along with k-wire fixation and cast. See a hand specialist urgently as the ucl ligament of the thumb is one of the most important ligaments of the hand. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Wounds (Definition)

A wound is a condition in which a person has some trauma to part of his body in which the surface of the skin or some other organ has been broken open. Wounds include clean cuts, jagged cuts, avulsions (ripping away) of ...Read more


Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more