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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Had MRI showed bone on bone one side of knee with bone spurs tried shots pt wear knee brace always in pain haven't sleep in 6 days cause of pain help?

Had MRI showed bone on bone one side of knee with bone spurs tried shots pt wear knee brace always in pain haven't sleep in 6 days cause of pain help?

Cartilage loss: Bone on bone in MRI shows severe articular cartilage loss. You seem to be young to have lost such extensive cartilage. See a rheumatologist to evaluate reasons for such extensive cartilage loss. You don't mention any prior injury. Need to see an orthopedist for possible surgical intervention. ...Read more

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My knee has been hurting ever so often for two years now, I do stretches for it and wear a knee brace so it doesn't hurt as much. What could be wrong?

My knee has been hurting ever so often for two years now, I do stretches for it and wear a knee brace so it doesn't hurt as much. What could be wrong?

Not too: Much in your age but still things can go wrong... U need to be examined properly by a specialist so look up an orthopedic surgeon. Don't delay, what suffer.... ...Read more

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Am I supposed to wear a knee brace during rehabilitation excersises?

Am I supposed to wear a knee brace during rehabilitation excersises?

Not necessarily: It depends on what injury you are trying to rehabilitate. The use of knee braces is controversial, with no solid evidence regarding their use. Most surgeons will use a post-op brace to protect the knee during the early post-op period, but rehabilitation exercises are designed to restore motion and strength with a low risk of injury, even without a brace. ...Read more

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I wear a knee brace cuz I have runners knee but my knee constantly feels like it wants to give out when I wear it. Why?

I wear a knee brace cuz I have runners knee but my knee constantly feels like it wants to give out when I wear it. Why?

Give way: Muscle weakness or imbalance. Try cross training with other exercises besides running such as bike, elliptical, swim, & resistance training with weights. ...Read more

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When I straighten my right leg it pops painfully and I wear a knee brace on it. What should I do about?

When I straighten my right leg it pops painfully and I wear a knee brace on it. What should I do about?

Further work up: You need a thorough history, physical exam and possibly some further work up - xray/mri. However, if after the history ; exam, your doc doesn't determine any significant problem or the problem becomes apparent, he may choose to prescribe treatment commensurate to the problem found. ...Read more

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Will I have to wear a knee brace all of the time if I have a knee arthroplasty?

No: The goal of knee replacement surgery is to create a pain free and stable knee. If the surgeon cannot restore ligamentous stability, you may need a brace. This is possible but rarely occurs. ...Read more

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I sprained my knee and was given a knee brace how long do I or should I wear the knee brace before my muscles may not shift any more?

I sprained my knee and was given a knee brace how long do I or should I wear the knee brace before my muscles may not shift any more?

Don't Depend On It: Depends on how bad the sprain was. Ideally, you try to move the knee right away, slowly and gently at first then progress more as you improve, cutting back with any problems. It's been shown that early rehab is best in the long run. So for the first 2-3 days, take it easy, after that, start flexing and extending the knee a few times a day, then start walking without it a few times a day, increase daily ...Read more

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Should I wear a knee brace after ACL injury?

Should I wear a knee brace after ACL injury?

Ask your ortopedic: Doctor. Depends on the injury and the orthopedic's preference. ...Read more

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I had ACL surgery and am not sure if I can wear my knee brace over my pants. Is that okay?

I had ACL surgery and am not sure if I can wear my knee brace over my pants. Is that okay?

Yes: As long as the brace is "comfortable" and gives you support then you should be ok. ...Read more

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After having acl/mcl surgery how long should I continue to wear a knee brace while engaging in physical activity?

After having acl/mcl surgery how long should I continue to wear a knee brace while engaging in physical activity?

Ask Surgeon: This is a decision your surgeon should address since every case is unique. Only your surgeon knows how extensive the damage was and what had to be done to correct it. Some will recommend at least light compression indefinitely after the surgery while sometimes it is only a few weeks or months. ...Read more

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Should I wear a knee brace when returning to soccer after ACL injury?

Should I wear a knee brace when returning to soccer after ACL injury?

Depends: Many sports physicians do recommend a custom acl brace when returning to soccer after acl injury. It often depends on the severity of the injury and whether or not there was any other associated injury. Many athletes find them cumbersome and when they get their confidence no longer use them. ...Read more

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I work in a place with a lot of stairs, I have patellar tendonitis, should I wear a knee brace? And if so what kind should I get?

I work in a place with a lot of stairs, I have patellar tendonitis, should I wear a knee brace? And if so what kind should I get?

Strengthen knee: Strengthening of quadriceps muscle would more likely solve the problem. Brace may work, but would be required from then on, as allows muscles to become even weaker and worsen instability. ...Read more

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I have to wear a knee brace for instability of the knee after having mendisic surgery last july I am in constant pain what about knee replacement?

I have to wear a knee brace for instability of the knee after having mendisic surgery last july I am in constant pain what about knee replacement?

Very last option: Knee replacement is your very last option - try everything you can to avoid it as long as you can. That's advice form a doctor who is currently recovering from her second knee replacement at just age 53 after my knee was destroyed and reconstructed at age 19 after being hit by a drunk driver. Knee replacement does not mean pain free. If your knee is stable, seek other options for pain relief first. ...Read more

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