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Physiotherapy For Acl Tear
Nuchal Translucency is a screening test to determine risk of chromosome abnormalities in a fetus. When the NT is greater than 3.5 mm, there is a 1 in 5 chance of a chromosome abnormality such as Turner or Down syndrome, or Trisomy 18. Additional tests should be ordered by an OB or genetic counselor for confirmation. A mother may decide to continue or end of the pregnancy ...Read more
Careful: Depends on the ligament. It is very important to get your motion back first after a ligament injury. Range of motion exercises (wall slides, etc.) and biking without resistance can accomplish this. Then if you are treating the ligament nonop, strengthening exercises are begun. For example- PCL injury, the quad is very important.Ask your doctor for specific goals for your specific ligament injury. ...Read more
Depends: Depends on the size of the tear. In most cases results are very good. Your surgeon is the best guide. ...Read more
Knee brace: No. Provides no functional support.Get a more detailed answer ›
What is the normal timetable for recovery from ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair using pateller tendon?
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
How long after ACL reconstruction (patellar autograft) with medial meniscus repair and lateral meniscectomy can one start taking anti-inflammatories?
Depends: Depends on the symptoms of your labral tear and injury, and where the labral tear is. The labrum covers 360degrees( the entire glenoid). Anterior labral tears w/ no instability are treated differently than those w/ instability . Some labral tears in 40 yr. Old are asympomatic. Posterior labral tears @ the biceps tendon origin are frequently symptomatic.(slap tears). Need more info to answer q... ...Read more
3 weeks post op shoulder surgery repair torn labrum & torn rotator cuff. Physical therapy started. Is popping and clicking normal after surgery?
Yes, don't worry.: Not all popping and clicking is a sign of trouble. In fact, because of the swelling that occurs after most shoulder surgeries, it is common. Remember to ice, do gentle range of motion exercises and begin early strengthening as directed by you surgeon and carried out by your physical therapist. In time, the noises will resolve as you recover. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer