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What can you do at home after knee arthroscopy ?

What can you do at home after knee arthroscopy ?

Thigh/calf exercises: Routine knee arthroscopy to address common injuries such as mensical tears and cartilage lesions generally allow for several basic activities geared to help prevent postoperative complications. Performing thigh muscle contractions via a straight leg raise (knee kept straight) helps prevent loss of extension and helps prepare for ambulation. Calf pumping exercises help prevent blood clots (dvt). ...Read more

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Dr. Creighton Wright
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Arthroscopic Surgery (Definition)

Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose ...Read more


Dr. Amir Khan Dr. Khan
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What can you do before knee arthroscopy ?

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What can you do before knee arthroscopy ?

Knee arthrosccopy: Prior to undegoing knee arthroscopy, as in any other surgical situation, you must be well informed about your non surgical options and should have followed thru with conservative treatment options as outlined by your treating physician. Once you are scheduled for knee arthroscopy, you must follow the preop instructions provided by your surgeon and the hospital. ...Read more

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Any exercises i can do at home that will fix knee crepitus?

Any exercises i can do at home that will fix knee crepitus?

Crepitus: Crepitus or cracking underneath the patella or kneecap is often a sign that early wear is occurring in the facets of the kneecap. One can try to improve the vmo strength of your quad to improve patella tracking that may offset the crepitus but often times exercise may not change or alter the sounds of crepitus. ...Read more

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What to do after wrist arthroscopy?

What to do after wrist arthroscopy?

Wrist arthroscopy: Depending upon the operation done your surgeon will have certain do s and don'ts. For example after a diagnostic scope perhaps you will move right away but after a reconstruction of a ligament or cartilage you will be immobilized. Talk to your surgeon but gentle finger motion, elevation and ice are generally used initially. Follwed by motion and therapy as needed. ...Read more

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What should I do if you dislocate your shoulder at home alone?

What should I do if you dislocate your shoulder at home alone?

Go to a hospital: A true dislocation typically requires sedation and significant manipulation to fix (sometimes with 2 - 3 other people involved), and cannot be done at home alone. ...Read more

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What can I do to bend the knee after arthroscopic surgery?

What can I do to bend the knee after arthroscopic surgery?

Depends: Many types of conditions are treated arthroscopically. Please ask your surgeon on your limitations and rehab protocol. They may have restrictions on range of motion and weight bearing depending on what was done. ...Read more

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What to do at home if a knee injury and how to heal?

What to do at home if a knee injury and how to heal?

Injury: Knee injuries can be complex and very debilitating. Treatment depends on what has been injured (collateral ligaments, patellar tendon, acl/mcl) and what is necessary for repair and recovery. A visit to an orthopedic surgeon is best way to determine the extent of the injury and if further treatment is required. Usually, therapy is required after orthopedic repair. ...Read more

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What can you expect after a hip arthroscopy?

Varies: It varies somewhat based on the condition being treated by the hip arthroscopy; but it is a minimally invasive surgical procedure; and most people are doing well from the surgery itself by 2-4 weeks postop. ...Read more

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Can you let me know how many times can a knee ligament be repaired before you consider knee replacement?

Can you let me know how many times can a knee ligament be repaired before you consider knee replacement?

Not enough info: This is a difficult question to answer without more information. If you have a bowed-leg (varus) arthritis, the ligament reconstruction, if it's an acl will most always fail unless your alignment is corrected with an osteotomy. Multiple reconstructions will only lead to a stiffer joint with increased scar tissue and the results on a total knee will be will be worse because of limited motion range. ...Read more

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What can you do before shoulder arthroscopy ?

What can you do before shoulder arthroscopy ?

Other treatment: You can try physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication, or a cortisone injection depending on the reason for your pain. ...Read more

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How much time after a wrist arthroscopy do you wiat to do sports?

Depends on findings: You can return to sports after you are healed and painfree. Talk to your surgeon as to what was done and how long it takes to heal. ...Read more

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What should I do at home after an earthquake?

What should I do at home after an earthquake?

Earthquake - NZ: Getting ready before an earthquake strikes will help reduce damage to your home and business and help you survive. ...Read more

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How long do you need to elevate knee after a knee surgery?

How long do you need to elevate knee after a knee surgery?

3 - 5 days: 3 - 5 days of ice/elevation after knee surgery is fairly typical. Each surgeon may have slightly different recommendations. ...Read more

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Can you tear your meniscus again after a surgery and if you do how can you tell?

Can you tear your meniscus again after a surgery and if you do how can you tell?

Post operative: Just answered your previous question entirely depends on how much remains and your activity 1week post operative doubtful you have done anything to retear. ...Read more

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Can you tell me when does the average person go back to work after a torn meniscus arthroscopic knee surgery?

Can you tell me when does the average person go back to work after a torn meniscus arthroscopic knee surgery?

1-2 weeks: Depending on the type of work done , sedentary jobs can return to work within a few days, active jobs may require a bit more time and babying. Sutures (if used) usually come out in 7- 14 days so i recommend waiting till they come out. It there is no associated knee problem (arthritis) the biggest hinderamnce to returning to work iws hte muscle weakness associated with the tear. ...Read more

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What can I do about knee pain 9 months after meniscus removal?

What can I do about knee pain 9 months after meniscus removal?

Knee pain: Define the etiology: new tears, arthritis, ligament insufficiency, effusion, intra vs extra articular causes. ...Read more

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How can you feel after knee meniscus surgery?

How can you feel after knee meniscus surgery?

Sore 1-2 wks: I tell my patients to take it easy for the first 3-4 days, elevate to heart level, ice a lot and limited walking around for the first week so that it doesn't swell early on. Pain can be moderate first week. Generally much better 2nd weeks pretty good by week 3-4. I inject cortisone week 4-6 if not significantly better. ...Read more

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What should I do at home to alleviate gout pain?

What should I do at home to alleviate gout pain?

Antiinflammatory: If you have cherries they are good. Warm water soaks. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Arthroscopy (Definition)

Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more


Dr. Allen Lu
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Knee Arthroscopy (Definition)

A scope (arthroscope) is inserted into the knee to allow visual examination of the structures in the knee for diagnosis. Operative arthroscopy of the knee allows treatment of specific problems without an incision ...Read more