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Patellar brace with-: A doughnut in it to keep the patella reduced in its place, preventing it from dislocating again. ...Read more
Torn ankle ext. retinaculum. surgeon won't fix. Tenosynovitis tib post & tendonitis tib ant/Achilles - bowstring strain. Type dr give steroid injects?
Orthopedic surg or .: An orthopedic surg, a Physiatrist or a sports med, specialist. Could give inj of steroid. You could also be a candidate for a different tpye of injection called prolotherapy. It involves a type of solution that stimulates thickening of damaged ligaments and tendons. ...Read more
They all work well.: The three types of grafts all are acceptable in acl reconstruction. It really depends on what graft your surgeon is most comfortable using. As well as, whether you want to use your own tendons or if you care about a cadaver. Long term results are excellent using auto or allografts. ...Read moreSee 5 more doctor answers
For post patellar dislocation, can knee supports really support the knee from recurring patellar dislocation?
Patellar dislocation: If you do your rehab and utilize your brace you have a chance for recovery without recurrence, but you are more at risk for redislocation than individual that has not had a dislocation. There are multiple structural factors which come into play. This is something for you to discuss with your orthopedist ...Read more
Wight 130.8, height 5.1, thin complexion. Had knee surgery (cut ligament to straighten knee caps). what is my ideal weight?
Roughly.: Roughly - 105 is spot on. Up to 116 and down to 95 lbs. Take care. ...Read more
Are knee braces good to help with chondromalacia patella? I don't see many people recommending them.
Mum( 60yrs)suffering hip inflamation&clacification, trying to avoid surgery. Recently dr. Prescribed "mena q7'(natural vitamin k2) do u recommend?
MenaQ7 : Menaq7 is a vit k2 product derived from soybeans. Its use has been touted for both heart disease and treatment of osteoporosis. The problem described sounds like osteoarthritis for which the menaq7 probably has less benefit. Very few scientific studies have been done on vitk2 so many of the benefits on the internet are from sellers of the products and results are anectdotal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tractor went over knees & feet, both meniscus torn, possibly acl's, knee caps fractured. Nothing done surgically yet stating to much arthritis, ideas?
Knee u/s showed bursitis.tendenitis.patellar tendenitis.tendinosis. bruised? lcl. help? dr suggest ED cortizone shot or mega advil (ibuprofen).?
Many Options: There are many different options for stem cell therapies for arthritic knee pain and tendon issues. I would suggest you evaluate all of them thoroughly before choosing. So far the only practice that has significant research and patient base regarding stem cell therapy is Regenexx. They have over 6500 patient registry with pretty good results. Regenexx.Com. ...Read more
For the ACL : Reconstruction is the gold standard, typically done with a graft tendon harvested from your own patella or hamstring. For the the PCL tendon surgery is not usually done if it is torn by itself, but if it is torn along with an acl tear it is often reconstructed in the same setting with a hamstring tendon or even a cadaver allograft. ...Read more
2 knee surgeries L knee, meniscus removal,tendon release,13 and 7yrs ago.Feels like bone on bone,severe arthritis,floating kneecap.Treatment options?
This depends on ...: What kind of dislocation? I would guess your knee cap slid out of position and when it came back a piece of the knee cap fractured. In this case the knee cap fracture dictates the treatment course. If the fracture is out of position you may need surgery. If it is not, bracing followed by pt can be helpful. Ultimately if knee cap is unstable you may need surgery to repair ligaments. ...Read more
Female, 69, knee pain, very active, good health, mri-complex medial meniscal tear with small medial femoral condylar marrow contusion.Surgery only? Thx!
Mri done on ankle; anterior talofibular is torn, ankle joint effusion, flexor hallucis longus tenosynovitis. Meaning? Doc handed me off. Help. No ins.
Immobilize >therapy: You can order a cast boot online for very little money. $35-$65. These are all removable casts. You need it tall like a real short leg cast. Keep your weight off it. Get crutches or a walker at drug store or good will. You need to immobilize it to allow the atfl ligament to heal. This will take 6 to 8 weeks to knit itself together. After it heals you really need to get therapy to rehab the ankle. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers