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Can I use a hinged knee stabilizer with a dislocated knee?

Can I use a hinged knee stabilizer with a dislocated knee?

Locked brace better: A lockable hinged brace can be used if the knee can be confirmed to remain stable/reduced. Early range of motion and quadriceps rehab is likewise OK if reduction confirmed. Surgery, if warranted, usually delayed until knee less swollen and angry. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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Knee Replacement (Definition)

It is when a surgeon removes and exchanges some are all of the componets of your knee. The bottom end of the thigh bone(femur), the upper end of the shin bone(tibia) and the undersurface ...Read more


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Can i play football with a torn meniscus using a knee brace?

Can i play football with a torn meniscus using a knee brace?

No: I would strongly suggest that the tear be repaired and your post-op healing and rehab be complete before returning to the gridiron. ...Read more

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Can someone play sports following a hip replacement?

Can someone play sports following a hip replacement?

This depends...: On what sport you are looking to participate in. Higher impact sports that involve a lot of impact and stopping and starting are probably not a good idea. Few professional athletes have attempted such a return with limited success. Low impact activities should not be a problem, but you should discuss what your limitations are with your joint replacement surgeon. ...Read more

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Is riding a stationary bike with knee tendonitis in both knees good for rehab?

Is riding a stationary bike with knee tendonitis in both knees good for rehab?

Ok: It should be fine as long as you start with low or even no resistance on the bike and exercise with comfort. If your knees are screaming at you during the exercise or if you have prolonged (greater than an hour) soreness after exercise, you are doing too much. Do not increase the resistance or the duration by more than 10% every couple of weeks and you should be fine. If not talk with pt or doc. ...Read more

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Is walking good for someone with a torn tendon in knee?

Is walking good for someone with a torn tendon in knee?

Yes, but...: In general, a low impact activity that does not aggravate your symptoms is good for you. This does depend on which tendon is torn and if you have an unstable knee. If there is any instability, a brace should help you to walk comfortably until you are strong enough to go without it. Physical therapy can help maximize strength of surrounding muscles to compensate for the injured one. ...Read more

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Can a person with a knee injury use the bow flex stair stepper for fitness?

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Yes: The fact is, stair steppers and stationary bicycles are the best exercises for quadriceps control and strengthening. Quad inhibition after knee surgery needs much more attention than we have been giving it. ...Read more

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Is it a good idea for knee replacement @95%osteoarthritis in left knee?

Is it a good idea for knee replacement @95%osteoarthritis in left knee?

Depends : In the properly selected patient who has clearly failed nonoperative care and has pain that is clearly coming from an arthritic knee, a knee replacement can potentially have a dramatic impact on lowering there pain and improving their function. I would not hesitate to discuss the risks and benefits if your specific case with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What type of knee brace would be best for a basketball player with osteoarthritis?

What type of knee brace would be best for a basketball player with osteoarthritis?

If U have 1 comp-: -artment disease there is an unloaded brace, but not 4 sports, & BBall is the worst thing U can do. Running, cutting, jumping R all bad, & no bracing will help. Consult a fellowship trained sports med orth surgeon. I would assume U will hear the same. ...Read more

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Is a plaster of paris necessary for a knee sprain? I had a soccer injury, a knee sprain and I the dr strapped my knee with POP

Is a plaster of paris necessary for a knee sprain? I had a soccer injury, a knee sprain and I the dr strapped my knee with POP

Plaster paris cast: A sprain, fracture , tear? Non orthopedist will splint( ( i.e. not all the way around), if concerned about a fracture or unstable joint. Or can use pre-fab splints and crutches. Nowadays only orthopedists cast . Fractures are detected by xray. Ligament tears, meniscus tears by MRI . Except for fracture ( and even w/ small fx) immobilize with brace ,ace and give crutches. discuss w ortho ...Read more

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Symptoms of a loosened knee replacement?

Symptoms of a loosened knee replacement?

Pain and swelling: Implant loosening causes pain, especially with weight bearing. The knee generally will make more lubricating fluid as well, causing swelling. ...Read more

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Can i play basketball with a torn ACL if i wear a knee brace?

Yes and no: This means you could play but you are taking a risk of further damaging the knee more. ...Read more

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Is a patellofemoral replacement the same as a partial knee replacement?

Is a patellofemoral replacement the same as a partial knee replacement?

Hopefully good: Out come, 8-12 weeks after the surgery if every thing went fine you will up about with pain . Good luck. ...Read more

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Is there a wrist joint replacement? I've heard or knee and hip replacements, but not wrist replacements.

Is there a wrist joint replacement?  I've heard or knee and hip replacements, but not wrist replacements.

Yes: Wrist joints can also be replaced and just like hips and knees, the joints are made from metal and plastic. Unlike hip and knee replacements, they are not as durable and require more restrictions. Typically a 5 pound lifting limit is recommended. This procedure is best used in older, low demand women with rheumatoid arthritis. A wrist fusion or proximal row carpectomy are more common treatments. ...Read more

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Is physio therapy after a complete knee joint replacement surgery imporant?

Very important: Therapy is important after knee replacement in order to regain all of your range of motion and in order to work on strengthening the knee so that you can have a normal gait (walk normally without a limp.). ...Read more

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Five year old case of dislocation of knee and hip joint with foot drop(rt). Now, foot drop and patella dislocation with ligament tears.

Five year old case of dislocation of knee and hip joint with foot drop(rt). Now, foot drop and patella dislocation with ligament tears.

Need to repair: The foot drop is due to the fibular dislocation putting pressure to the common peroneal nerve which sends a nerve to the muscle that lifts your foot. Need to see an orthopedic surgeon to realign your knee to prevent further damage. ...Read more

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My surgeon has recommended a knee osteotomy as a result of a knee ulcer and torn meniscus. Is this recommended?

My surgeon has recommended a knee osteotomy as a result of a knee ulcer and torn meniscus. Is this recommended?

Not enough info: How old r u ? Where is the ulcer. What is the reason 4 doing an osteotomy? A miniscus can b rx by scoping, and i can't think of the relationship between ulcer some where & an osteotomy. ...Read more

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