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What happens if you do not get therapy after an ACL surgery?

What happens if you do not get therapy after an ACL surgery?

Many things: You will have a prolonged rehabilitation process, perhaps more pain and swelling, perhaps loss of function and a poor outcome. You may heal, but you will not heal as well as with the therapy and may not be able to do what you would like down the road. Work with your doctor and therapist to be all that you can be without joining the militatry! ...Read more

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Dr. Allen Lu
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Acl Reconstruction (Definition)

Because an acl (anterior cruciate ligament) cannot heal itself on its own, an acl is "reconstructed" by placing a graft tendon substitute (from your own or donor cadaver tendon) placed into tunnels made in the original acl position, and fixed in place with screws, buttons, or other fixation device. The body then replaces the cells and structure of the graft over 6-8 months, ...Read more


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What happens if you need gallbladder surgery and you do not get it ?

What happens if you need gallbladder surgery and you do not get it ?

PAIN AND PROBLEMS: If you are having gb symptoms and forego the surgery, the bloating, nausea, and pain will continue. This can be moderated by eating a lower fat diet. Gallstones may eventually pass into the bile system, and cause jaundice or pancreatitis. Long standing chronic gb inflammation can lead to gb cancer, but that is rare. Laparoscopic gb surgery is usually a safe procedure. Speak to your surgeon. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have an infection in your knee after a partial knee replacement?

How do you know if you have an infection in your knee after a partial knee replacement?

Red swollen hot pain: The clinical findings that are concerning for an infected knee are: 1. Redness/pinkness around the incision or knee. 2. Increased swelling around knee 3. Increased pain with bending or weight bearing 4. Fever, chills, lethargy, loss of appetite 5. A knee draining fluid from the incision or a new hole 6. Blood tests with elevated wbc, crp, esr. See your surgeon with any concern asap, don't wait! ...Read more

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When do you know when you should get an ankle replacement?

When do you know when you should get an ankle replacement?

Ankle Replacement: The bottom line should be....when it interferes with your normal and daily life activity. If painful when walking or standing for any period of time. If you are a candidate, total ankle replacement is an excellent choice (TAR). There are other option, Fusion and and non-surgical bracing. Bracing should be your first choice well constructed brace (Arizona or Ritchie) before surgery. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have infected knee after having a partial knee replacement?

How do you know if you have infected knee after having a partial knee replacement?

Get to your surgeon: The clinical findings that are concerning for an infected knee are: 1. Redness/pinkness around the incision or knee. 2. Increased swelling around knee 3. Increased pain with bending or weight bearing 4. Fever, chills, lethargy, loss of appetite 5. A knee draining fluid from the incision or a new hole 6. Blood tests with elevated wbc, crp, esr. See your surgeon with any concern asap, don't wait! ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm getting an ACL reconstruction and meniscal repair next month. is soccer possible afterwards?

What do you advise if I'm getting an ACL reconstruction and meniscal repair next month. is soccer possible afterwards?

Yes : If you did not get surgery you could not play soccer or participate in any activities that require side to side or cutting activity. ...Read more

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If you do pushups and don't feel the burn after a while does this mean you have to do more or the exercise itself doesn't work for you anymore ?

If you do pushups and don't feel the burn after a while does this mean you have to do more or the exercise itself doesn't work for you anymore ?

Getting stronger: If you are not fatiguing as easily while exercising that means you are succeeding. Depending on what you are trying to achieve with your work outs, either increase the number of repetitions or increase the resistance by switching to weights. ...Read more

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How do you know if you are a candidate for breast reconstruction surgery ?

How do you know if you are a candidate for  breast reconstruction surgery ?

Medical issues: Breast reconstruction is needed for trauma, disease or congenital absence of breast. The most obvious need for breast reconstruction is for breast reconstruction following mastectomy for breast cancer. Your insurance company will allow breast reconstruction for medical issues; you can check with them to see if you are a candidate. ...Read more

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What to do if I have screws out after an ACL reconstruction?

Nothing: Depends when they were taken out and the kind of graph used, usually nothing needs to be done and you can return to all activies ...Read more

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What type of complications can happen if you do not have surgery to repair it?

What type of complications can happen if you do not have surgery to repair it?

Repair what: You have to give more information to be helped. Write back with the kind of surgery you think you need ...Read more

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Is it ok to play sports after having surgery and chemo if you believe you are fully recovered?

Is it ok to play sports after having surgery and chemo if you believe you are fully recovered?

Always ask your MD: There is no simple generic answer for this question. The answer needs to be individualized to your particular circumstances with regards to the nature and extent of your chemo and surgery. Some sports may indeed be allowed soner than other more aggressive sports. You should definitely have this discussion with your team of treating physicians. ...Read more

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When do you know a knee replacement is indicated?

When do you know a knee replacement is indicated?

Poor function: Although xrays are helpful in determining whether knee replacement is indicated, pain and poor function are the primary indications. Severe arthritis will cause pain, swelling, and instability(particularly when descending stairs). When these issues affect your quality of life, and other measures have failed, knee replacement may be indicated. A well-done knee replacement should last 20-25 yrs. ...Read more

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What if you have a tear in ACL and never get surgical treatment?

What if you have a tear in   ACL and never get surgical treatment?

Unsure: You might get some tissue hypertrophy and sclerosis which could add to the tensile strength of the previously weakened ligament. You also may completely tear it by simply stepping off of a curb if it remains weakened. See your doctor. ...Read more

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If you have cs during childbirth and it get infected what do you do next time?

If you have cs during childbirth and it get infected what do you do next time?

CS infections: Humans are not meant to be cut open. Everytime your are cut open you will risk the chance of getting an infection. We dr's and hospitals do our best to try and prevent them, but we are not infallable, and if you get an infection we will treat it as best as we can. ...Read more

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How long do you usually need to wear a decompression splint after an arthroscopy? Is it normal to have a changed bite after wearing this? Thank you

How long do you usually need to wear a decompression splint after an arthroscopy? 
Is it normal to have a changed  bite after wearing this? Thank you

It varies: Most patients are in splint therapy before arthroscopic surgery, so we often keep them in a splint afterwards. The bite can feel different due to fluid in the joint. This should settle down. ...Read more

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What are things you should not do after an aortic valve replacement surgery?

What are things you should not do after an aortic valve replacement surgery?

Depends: The type of surgery used is important. Full sternotomy means no straining or heavy lifting for about 6-8 weeks, while a mini- sternotomy requires less recovery. A transcatheter approach can have patients fully active in about a week. Discuss recovery times with your surgeon before proceeding. ...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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What could happen if you don't treat peroneal subluxation? How do you know if you have it and treatments?

What could happen if you don't treat peroneal subluxation? How do you know if you have it and treatments?

See a doctor: As I am sure you know the peroneal tendon travels down the outside portion of the leg and is held in place by strong connecti ve tissue. The tendon can displace after an ankle sprain or in activities where frequent turning is required. if not treated it may slip in and out of place which can be very uncomfortable. a sports medicine doc will fix it. ...Read more

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How do you know if you need surgery to remove the fetus after a miscarriage?

How do you know if you need surgery to remove the fetus after a miscarriage?

D&C: Its called a D&C (dilatation and curettage); its usually a personal preference and frequently patients can pass the tissue on their own. However if its been over 2 weeks and still no bleeding that's when you start thinking about it to prevent infection. ...Read more

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