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How long for physical recovery of joint fusions?

How long for physical recovery of joint fusions?

Varies: Most of the healing occurs with in the first 8 -12 weeks. Complete healing usually takes 8-12 months. ...Read more

Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


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Acl and meniscus reconstruction surgery done. What is the rehabilitation period for recovery?

Acl and meniscus reconstruction surgery done. What is the rehabilitation period for recovery?

6-12 mos: Acl: generally speaking. 12 wks for straight line jogging, 6 mos for pivoting activity. 12 mos for full recovery. Maybe a bit longer if allograft used. Meniscus: most meniscal surgeries are a meniscectomy rather than a repair. Meniscectomy recovery is about 1-2 months depending upon other factors. Meniscal healing after a repair is not a guarantee. It takes 6-12 months for full healing. ...Read more

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Ankle ligament surgery recovery. How many weeks of pt is needed afterwards?

Ankle ligament surgery recovery.  How many weeks of pt is needed afterwards?

Depends on type: The recovery depends on the kind of ligament surgery you had. In general the first month after you are in a boot or cast to allow healing to occur. You will progress to a brace, your dr. May start out with simple home exercises first. Formal physical therapy is typically 1-3 months depending on the progress. Full recovery takes 6-12 months. Don't forget to ice and elevate! ...Read more

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How long will rehabilitation after torn cruciate knee ligament surgery and why is rehabilitation needed? And how long after surgery return to sport?

How long will rehabilitation after torn cruciate knee ligament surgery and why is rehabilitation needed? And how long after surgery return to sport?

Ligament injury: Post surgical rehab can take up to 12 weeks. During that time your surgeon and physical therapist will work to improve range of motion, strength and stability of the knee. If you are an athlete, you may be looking at a total of 4 to 6 months after surgery before you can return to the level of strenuous activity as before. Advised to follow your restrictions and plan of care to the letter. ...Read more

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What is the average recovery and rehabilitation time after a knee replacement?

What is the average recovery and rehabilitation time after a knee replacement?

3 months: Most patients can perform most activities 6 weeks after the surgery and feel almost normal at 3 months after the surgery. Some patients require up to 3 months of therapy, but most are able to transition to a home exercise program six weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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Do NSAIDs slow recovery process for concussion?

Do NSAIDs slow recovery process for concussion?

Can you say acetam..: If possible, no pain medications should be taken if a concussion is suspected. If pain medication is necessary, acetaminophen is fine. Avoid NSAIDS in that they may cause further bleeding. ...Read more

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What is recovery and rehab like after a hip replacement?

What is recovery and rehab like after a hip replacement?

Easy: The recovery is faster and easier than you think. Exercise to strengthen the hip. Work on balance and gait pattern. Therapy will help you do all the above and make sure you know what you should and should not do. ...Read more

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How can protein help injury healing and rehab?

How can protein help injury healing and rehab?

Yes, but....: A 'normal' diet is critical for proper healing and rehab. The answer to needing a protein supplement is probably no. Just be certain to eat a balanced diet and you should do well. If you have a diet that does not incorporate meat proteins or a decreased protein intake then you may need to supplement. Have fun and get better. ...Read more

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What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient physical therapy rehab?

What is the difference between inpatient and outpatient physical therapy rehab?

Only location of Svc: Inpatient physical therapy is performed on patients admitted to the hospital, whereas outpatient therapy is performed on patients that are not admitted to the hospital. ...Read more

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How long is sport injury rehabilitation typically?

2-4 weeks: Your doctor will tell you exactly how long but it depends on the type of injury and the part that is injured and the treatment involved, studies have shown that you can maintain your fitness level even if you need to change or cut back on your exercise for several months. In order to do so, you need to exercise at about 70 percent of your vo2 max at least once per week. Stay fit by crosstraining. ...Read more

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Little nervous for my 'reconstructive ankle ligament surgery' and length of recovery?

Little nervous for my 'reconstructive ankle ligament surgery' and length of recovery?

Normal: It is normal to be nervous about any surgery. No one even me likes to have surgery. But, if your ankle is affecting your quality of life on a regular basis then absolutely, consider it. I would be sure you have at least tried some physical therapy and bracing to see if this helps first. But yes, return to full activity could take 4-6 months, the first being in a cast or boot. Good luck! ...Read more

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What exercises are recommended after a patient completes a cardiac rehabilitation program?

What exercises are recommended after a patient completes a cardiac rehabilitation program?

Anaerobic & aerobic: The exact exercises will depend on a number of factors. These include the exercise options at the facility, types of instructors, equipment, etc. However, the program itself should include both anerobic or resistance training like weights for strength as well as some activities aimed at increasing aerobic capacity as well. ...Read more

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How important is physical therapy after ACL reconstruction?

How important is  physical therapy after ACL reconstruction?

Very important: Having adequate therapy after acl surgery is very important. Your muscles have atrophied after being injured and immobilized. Your knee needs adequate range of motion and strengthening to recover adequately after acl surgery. ...Read more

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How important is physical therapy after ACL reconstruction?

Acl therapy: It is extremely important to have therapy after acl reconstruction to regain flexibility and strength. You should be able to transition to home exercises/gym after an initial pt treatment. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy in the recovery from a sprained and strained ankle imporant?

Is physical therapy in the recovery from a sprained and strained ankle imporant?

Very: Physical therapy is extremely helpful to reduce edema, inflammation, strengthen muscles and sometimes help with proprioceptive training. It will dramatically speed recovery and resumption of normal activities. ...Read more

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How long can physical therapy for ACL reconstruction surgery be?

6 weeks to 6 months: This varies on the type of surgery and severity of associated knee injuries. Initially, physical therapy is critical to help regain full range of motion (2-6 weeks). Later, therapy is imperative for regaining strength, flexibility and agility. This period depends on the type of activity you desire to return to and can vary from 6 weeks to 6 months. In general, therapy should last several months. ...Read more

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Recovery time for acl, meniscus and MCL release?

Recovery time for acl, meniscus and MCL release?

Just an estimate: While hard to be specific without knowing more of the details, from the list you are asking about, the acl is likely the limiting factor. The healing and therapy after an acl reconstruction is 6-9 months. The meniscus and mcl will heal during this time, but the acl usually takes the longest. ...Read more

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Will yoga help with rehabilitation of my hip arthroplasty?

It could: but you need to make sure that you are following the precautions that are set forward by your surgeon ...Read more

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How many weeks of physical therapy are needed after ACL repair?

How many weeks of physical therapy are needed after ACL repair?

It depends: It depends on a host of factors. Some important factors are the pre- surgical condition of your quads and hamstrings, your overall general conditioning, whether this was an isolated injury or whether other structures (e.G pcl, medial meniscus, etc.) were also injured, amount of post-op swelling. There are many others. Range often as quick as 10 weeks or as long as 6 months. ...Read more