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Pros And Cons Of An Open Patella Knee Brace
What are the possible side effects of ACL and meniscus reconstruction surgery using a hamstring graft ?
What is the normal timetable for recovery from ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair using pateller tendon?
What are the pros and cons for getting the hardware removed from a trimalleolar fracture with dislocation surgery?
Need Orthopedist: Trimalleolar fracture is fx of medial and lateral bone sticking out at both side of ankle and piece of calcaneus (heel) bone. Once the bones completely heal, one can elect to leave the hardware in for years, or remove it. If one has an experienced orthopedist that set the fractures, or hardware causing pain, remove it. Can get second opinion, but that ortho will likely refer back to do it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can complete tear of ACL be cured without an operation. By undergoing physiotherapy and using hinged knee brace?
ACL Tear: Cured no, asymptomatic yes. Therapy including strengthening of your hamstrings may give you a "stable" knee during activities of daily living. If you are still athletically active you may have instability moments during fatigue or certain motions which may put other structures of the knee at risk. Best to discuss all the options with your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had an mpfl reconstruction now need ACL hamstring reconstruction are there major risks with the ACL recon due to hypermobility and previous MPFL recon?
On thing is if Ur-: -own tissue is 2 B used, it is of poor quality due 2 Ur general condition of hyper-mobility means Ur tissue will also B effected since it will also become hype-mobile meaning it will stretch. Best option is cadaver bone-tendon-bone allograft. It will not stretch like Ur own will. Also I would B tested 4 Marfan's. There R 3 grades of this malady. 1= people who R short in stature with Ur symptoms. ...Read more
Some surgeons want the patient to wear a brace 24/7 after an ACDF while others don't recconendrd a brace. What are the pros and cons of using a brace?
YOUR: surgeon should determine when and for how long a brace is used however after a fusion some STABILITY of the spine after the procedure is required! The advantage of the brace is that it provides the stability without the possibility of disrupting bone fusion,.the disadvantage is that it delays the rehabilitative physical therapy! Hope this helps! Good Luck Dr Z ...Read more
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
Surgeons preference: Both r acceptable ; each has it's own drawbacks. Either way accept the surgeon's advice as it is based on his/her experience. If u don't like the choice, seek an opinion from a surgeon who uses the technique u prefer. ...Read more
I'm having surgery for maltracking (lateral release medial pattellfemeroral reconstruction and autograft on hamstring) what should I expect?
Bracing & therapy: Bracing is usually warranted after patellar stabilizing surgery. Physical therapy is also important to help regain motion & strength. Your surgeon will have a specific rehabilitation regimen for you to follow for the 6-12 weeks following surgery. The layerl release decreases the tethering affect on the outside of your knee, and the mpfl reconstruction prevents patellar subluxation/dislocation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to undergo MRI of ankle and knee with IM nailing of tibia while hardware inside?.it's titanium made.
Yes: Titanium not a problem. Most if not all orthopedic hardware these days is MRI safe. It is always a good idea, though, to double check and make sure of exactly what type of device/hardware was placed, and tell the MRI technologist prior to the study.Only problem with the scan is that the hardware may distort the image and limit evaluation.The tech can sometimes use special sequences to limit this ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the recovery time for ACL reconstruction using hamstring, plus MCL repair plus lateral meniscus repair plus impact fracture of tibial plateau?
Difficult to say: You describe a fairly significant knee operation and set of injuries. It's hard to say without examining you and reviewing your studies. Your orthopedic surgeon is in the best position to answer this question. It's safe to say that your recovery will last for several months with a lot of physical therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Are meniscus tears and patella tendonitis repairable? Dr scheduled me for an MRI to see the severity of the knee problem.
Yes: Meniscus tears definitely can be surgically "repairable, " but it depends on the anatomy of the tear to determine whether a repair would be an option (vs. Arthroscopic shaving/debridement). Patellar tendonitis is not "repairable" per se (unless there has been an associated significant tear of the tendon), but rather will almost always resolve with conservative treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does wearing a knee brace interfere with strengthening the quads? What is the best brace for stabilizing the knee in particular maltracking?
Most likely Not, as: One can play sports in them without any major problems. For maltracking, a patellar brace with a doughnut, to stabilize the patella, is very useful. ...Read more
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
No more pain: Minimally invasive arthroscopy for a torn meniscus is extremely common--and very successful. Benefit after surgery depend on the type of tear, and how much wear of the cartilage is present. Less wear equals better result. Risks include recurrence of tear, infection (low), and stiffness. Overall, a very successful surgery ! ...Read more
Can your tibia bone feel unstable? What are the symptoms ?
I had knee surgery for ACL trim and mensicus trim and scar tissue under the patella. Help
Yes: Yes, you can definitely have some degree of instability in your knee/tibia, particularly if you have an "acl deficient" knee. I would not hesitate to discuss directly with your surgeon. ...Read more
Talk to Orthopedics: In general, arthroscopic surgery has a small risk of bleeding and infection. In addition, there is a very small risk of poor outcomes, adhesions, scar tissue, and local numbness near the surgical sites. These and any other concerns should be addressed when you speak with your surgeon. ...Read more
Stem Cells: Check out Regenexx.Com for more info. Basically adult stem cells are usually from your own blood, fat or bone marrow. This clinic is the only one in the country using your own stem cells to heal or repair ACL at this time without surgery. Check to see if you are a candidate. ...Read more
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