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Patellar brace with-: A doughnut in it to keep the patella reduced in its place, preventing it from dislocating again. ...Read more
Is Windsor Pilates along with Shwinn Airdyne Biking daily okay for total knee replacement patients?
They all work well.: The three types of grafts all are acceptable in acl reconstruction. It really depends on what graft your surgeon is most comfortable using. As well as, whether you want to use your own tendons or if you care about a cadaver. Long term results are excellent using auto or allografts. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
Both work well: Both grafts in addition to a cadavre grafts can work well. More importantly, the way the procedure is performed and the postop rehab are more important than the actual graft used. You would probably require at least six months of rehab postop before returning to rock climbing. ...Read more
Sm. finger injury 2+ yr ago, had closed reduction. Dr. recommends buddy tape to straighten finger. Can I use KT Tape to do this-no info on KT site.
AS long as it is not: too tight, allows motion when permitted, and is the right treatment for the issue then sure tape is tape. Personally, I like to use coban and then tape over the coban. I also often recommend padding in the small web between the fingers to avoid maceration or wear. Hygiene is very important as a dirty web space will not only smell bad but the skin can get irritated. ...Read more
Torn ankle ext. retinaculum. surgeon won't fix. Tenosynovitis tib post & tendonitis tib ant/Achilles - bowstring strain. Type dr give steroid injects?
Orthopedic surg or .: An orthopedic surg, a Physiatrist or a sports med, specialist. Could give inj of steroid. You could also be a candidate for a different tpye of injection called prolotherapy. It involves a type of solution that stimulates thickening of damaged ligaments and tendons. ...Read more
Wight 130.8, height 5.1, thin complexion. Had knee surgery (cut ligament to straighten knee caps). what is my ideal weight?
Roughly.: Roughly - 105 is spot on. Up to 116 and down to 95 lbs. Take care. ...Read more
An option: This is one medication that is used, but as with all medications there are benefits and risks. See: http://goo.Gl/dolko. ...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
2 knee surgeries L knee, meniscus removal,tendon release,13 and 7yrs ago.Feels like bone on bone,severe arthritis,floating kneecap.Treatment options?
Yes: The combination of glucosamine and chondroitin has been shown in studies to (1) provide a degree of pain relief in the short term, and (2) trigger growth of new cartilage when taken for at least two years straight. So it can help you pain and reverse some of the chronic damage. You can find this in the health food store. I researched, and is commonly used in dogs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer