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2 knee surgeries L knee, meniscus removal,tendon release,13 and 7yrs ago.Feels like bone on bone,severe arthritis,floating kneecap.Treatment options?
Externally rotated tibia. Recurring compartment syndromes in leg/foot, gastroc contracture. Could proposed osteotomy help and why?
No easy answer: This issue is to be addressed after a careful review of your history, physical exam and studies. There is no easy answer to this question. ...Read more
Mva, 2005. Mult. Surgeries = r ankle fused, w/plates, pins, screws, metal rod to halfway up leg. Why sporadic pitting edema in both legs from standing?
Edema.: Edema in lower extremities comes from interplay of many factors - protein content of blood, hydrostatic pressure induced by gravity, the state of valves in veins, the amount of circulating fluid in bloodstream and the degree of competency of lymphatic system. If any of these - or a combination of these- is a bit off you get swelling. Might expect swelling worse on r but this might not happen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not likley: Either you are genetically destined to be bow legged or increasing wear along the inside of the knee with time is causing you to become bow-legged. Rarely a disease process could contibute to bowing of the legs. See an orthopedist for clarity in diagnosis. Unloader braces can be helpful with pain and function but cannot straighten an adult bowed knee. ...Read more
My daughter had ACL recon 18 months ago; hamstring autograft. Using endobutton in femur; bioabsorb screw in tibia NOT crossing growth plate retear?
Swelling back leg isolated below gastrocnemius to ankle. MRI, arteriovenous US normal.Tightness both sides of leg near ankle w/ dorsiflex. Tendonitis?
Ankle MRI report - ant tib tendon bowing, tendonitis in ant tib, tenosynovitis in posterior tib, mild tendonitis in Achilles'. Best treatment?
Cold compresses help: I have found that tendinitis frequently responds to application of cold compresses, particularly gel devices kept in a freezer which when applied to tendinitis will cut the inflammation down and provide comfort without the potential side effects of listed medications (which help as well but can cause considerable side effects). Such gel devices can be found in drug stores (OTC). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Broken tibia & fibula in 99. Leg length discrepancy 1.5" but only tibia is short. Fibula bowing. Problems from feet up. Pursue Taylor spatial frame?
Post fracture: This should only be decided by you and the ortho you trust ...Read more
Ankle pain, no injury. Start with heel pain on L, ankle, move to achilles, outer ankle bone, then L ankle can't bear weight. Then, R outer ankle bone?
Broken fibula & tibia in 99. Leg length discrepancy of 1.5" but only tibia is short. Fibula bowing. Problems feet up. Pursue Taylor spatial frame?
Other options?: You're 30 and no longer growing, problem won't get worse. A 3/4" heel lift on your shorter leg may resolve most issues. If not, surgery to lengthen the short tibia with external device is possible but results may not be worth the effort to get there. You really need to discuss with orthopedics your current issues with shorter leg and if they will resolve with surgery. ...Read more
In general, post cavus surgery(calcaneal&dorsiflex osteotomies, cut plantar fascia, transfer longus to brevis), realistic everyday & sporting ability?
Makes no sense: Your question makes no sense. Resubmit it if you want an answer. ...Read more
Active runner. 26 y/o. Knee chrondroplasty, patella lateral release x2, removal of foreign bodies. Worried about developing arthritis - what can I do?
Arthritis: May or may not develop from above causes, but keeping good weight, strengthening quads and collateral ligaments may help. ...Read more
AnkleScrew removed 2wk ago.Now have marble size bone hard lump where screw was(seems like part of tibiaorfibia).appt pending.any insight before then?
Most likely its a --: hematoma, from the screw hole. The site depends on, whether the screw was removed from the Tibia or the Fibula. It must be quite tense, which probably gives a hard texture. I am sure your surgeon would be getting an Xray to ensure there is no new Fx through the screw hole. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer