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The Best Martial Arts After Surgery On The Rotator Cuff
What is the current consensus on duration of sling use after a straight forward supraspinatous rotator cuff repair done totally arthroscopically?
4-6 weeks: I agree with others and base it on size of tear and tissue quality. I don't start pt right away. Dr. Derek cuff won the neer award last year and noted a higher failure rate in the group that began early therapy. Shoulders loosen up so the dogma that they don't if you delay motion is not really true. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is the average time to rehab and return to work (truck driver) after surgery to repair torn LCL, MCL, and Patellar tendon? Surgery was 8-12-14.
Yoursurgeon: The best one to answer this for you is your sugeon.S/he should have given you instructions.Speedy recovery. ...Read more
Following surgery on the aterior cruciate ligament (acl) and a torn menisucs can sports be continued?
Yes: Yes, after full recovery has occurred. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more
If it dislocates: I agree with the above. In certain cases where there is more trauma and a dislocation occurs both ligaments can be torn at the same time. Fortunately this is uncommon, but there are some serious potential neurovascular side effects with the type of injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take to strengthen your rotator cuff muscles after having rotator cuff repair surgery for a massive tear where tissue is good quality?
Patience: It can take 12-24 months to maximize strength gains after a large repair, providing the tissue heals correctly ...Read more
Does position of elbow in the shoulder immobilizer after complete rc tear repair surgery always 90 degrees or dependent on what was done in rc repair?
Yes at about 90 deg-: Rees, as that is most easily the comfortable position in use by majority of us. One can get to bend ; extend easily from there, as one exercises to get full rom back once advised by your surgeon, after healing is completed. Do what you are advised! ...Read more
Having surgery for torn rotator cuff, rcr and impingment and cephlad migration of the humeral head. Can the do it arthroscopicly?
Depends: I am concerned from your question that you may have a large rotator cuff tear with some possible involvement of the nerve to the rotator cuff. The ability to repair all tears arthroscopically is based on the level of experience and skill of the surgeon. Ask your surgeon how many rotator cuff tears performed each year and what results are before proceeding. Learn more here: http://theshouldercent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest: A rotator cuff repair takes the torn end of the rotator cuff tendon and reattaches it to the bone with anchors and or sutures. The repair takes from 30 minutes to 2 hours. A period of rest after the surgery allows the tendon end to heal back to the bone. This can take between 6-12 weeks. Typically, you are given some rest, followed by gentle exercises for motion and strength. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depend: If you inflammation of the rotator cuff the treatment by using anti-inflammatory medication could in form tablets or injection in the shoulder area, it take about 3-4 weeks. If you have tear of the cuff and the tear is complete you need surgery for that.If surgery was done it take 8-12 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rotator cuff: Active-assisted and passive range of motion exercises are typically started at home at two weeks post-operatively. Six weeks is when formal physical therapy starts with strengthening gradually and continued range of motion exercises. It is painful, but important to stay with it. You're pretty young for a rotator cuff tear. Are you the patient? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Just had arthroscopic hip surgery to repair torn labrum, cartilage damage and repair of cam impingement. What is the percentage of further surgery?
How would you know if and when the tendon has healed to the bone after revision rotator cuff repair surgery for a full thickness tear?
Rotator cuff tear: Yes it can. Depending on the type and degree of tear ...Read more
What is the normal timetable for recovery from ACL reconstruction and meniscus repair using pateller tendon?
Causes/severity of post-op swelling of the knee after removal of the stitches and some standing/walking? Torn ACL&meniscus & a fracture were repaired.
My husband's patella tendon was torn during surgery for a total knee replacement. How will the recovery from the tendon injury effect tkr recovery?
It will definitely: prolong recovery to a degree as the patellar tendon is a significant part of knee stability and mobility. ...Read more
Strength training: Increasing the strength of your lower extremity muscles including your glutes, quads, and hamstrings, will provide stability to the knee to following an arthroscopic surgery. We also believe building a solid foundation through your trunk muscles is essential for knee stability with functional activities, sport, and exercise. Squats, dead lifts, lunges, leg press, and planks are ideal exercises. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: Not all tears are the same size and not all repairs heal att eh same speed. If you have a partial thickness or small full thickness tear you can do some strengthening with light weights, but a full thickness tear, especially a moderate to large repair needs to be protected. Your surgeon should be the one to determine whether you are ready to do weight bearing exercises or not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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