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Posterior Cruciate Ligament (Definition)

The posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) is one of the main central ligaments within the knee that originates on the femur and inserts on the back of the tibia. The PCL prevents the ...Read more


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Can i take hydrocodone if I have knee surgery scheduled in the morning? I have PCL surgery scheduled in the morning but want to know if i can take some hydrocodone tonight to ease the pain.

Can i take hydrocodone if I have knee surgery scheduled in the morning? I have PCL surgery scheduled in the morning but want to know if i can take some hydrocodone tonight to ease the pain.

Yes, but tell them: You can take pain medications, but tell the anesthesiologist and the pre-operative nurse exactly what you took and when you took it. Use only a sip of water to swallow them. ...Read more

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Knee injury. MRI report "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?

Knee injury. MRI report  "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?

Yes, it should if-: -U expect 2 have a functioning knee 4 the rest of Ur life. It can only separate more, & a simple reduction & fixation will do what U want it 2 do, reunite the fragment 2 the tibia. The image is a tear & requires a major reconstruction if not fixed. U risk the fragment becoming a nonunion. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how to avoid stiffness after knee surgery?

I'm wondering how to avoid stiffness after knee surgery?

Move: Some people are scar tissue formers. The best way to prevent the scar tissue from causing a problem is moving the knee. Sometimes this hurts and the key is to push the knee into the "discomfort range" often. Ice after motion/stretching sessions for 10 minutes. Move and stretch often. ...Read more

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What can I do about stiffness after having knee replacement surgery?

What can I do about stiffness after having knee replacement surgery?

Don't give up!: It depends how far from surgery you are. Initial stiffness is common during the inflammatory stage of healing. This is when warmth of the knee and night pain is most noticeable. As inflammation decreases, range of motion increases. This is the most common cause of early stiffness and is best addressed with appropriately aggressive pt, both oral and topical nsaids and rest. ...Read more

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R Knee replacement surgery 5/21 & have pain outer side and stiffness back and left of knee. Normal? What to do improve pain,stiffness.weaknesdo walk,

Knee replacements: There are multiple causes of post-operative knee pain/stiffness after knee replacement. Your pain seems to be located mostly in the outside of the knee. This could be from impingement of the knee replacement components on the soft tissues. Recommend getting new x-rays and consulting with an orthopedic surgeon ...Read more

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Lower leg stiffness persisting several months after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Lower leg stiffness persisting  several months after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Baker's cyst: It may be or may not be related to the arthroscopic surgery. I would consider a baker's cyst with fluid leaking down from the knee as a possibility. Would also consider other vascular, neurologic, bone or joint consideration. If the reason for the arthroscopy was in the arthritis maybe there's arthritis in the ankle midfoot or hind foot. ...Read more