Doctor insights on: What is medial retinacular reefing
Let me help: If you see the picture of the knee, we could see the knee cap controlled by 4 muscles, when they are in balance, the knee cap will be in good position, when they are not we have problem. So we do release on outside muscle (lateral retinacular release), and tinting the inside muscle (medial retinacular reefing) to correct that imbalance. This way the patella will function correctly. Thank you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What treatment is used for medial patellar partial retinaculum tear. How long must I wait until resuming normal activities?
Depends: The severity of your knee injury that caused the tear of the medial patellar retinaculum tear will determine the length of your recovery. Physical therapy can be very beneficial to aid your recovery and speed your return to "normal" activities. If you have not seen an orthopaedic surgeon yet, it would probably be worthwhile for you. ...Read more
Almost complete tear medial patellar retinaculum need surgery or can heal by it self? Takes how long to heal? I feel stiff n painnful
It depends.: If it's your first time tearing it, it may have the potential to heal. If it's happened repeatedly, then you may need surgical stabilization. ...Read more
Takes time: You most likely had a hemarthrosis (blood on your knee) and this can take 8-12 weeks to resolve depending on your activity. Continue ice and activity modification but it's like watching paint dry. If swelling or pain persists I would see an orthopedist. They could possibly remove the fluid from your knee (needle aspiration). ...Read more
Does a high grade partial tear of the medial retinaculum require surgery or is physical therapy a better option?
Try Pt first: I assume u dislocated your kneecap (patella). If u tore your medial patellofemoral ligament (mpfl) (medial retinaculum) the initial tx is geared to strengthening your quads (specifically the vmo). If your patella continues to 'slip' despite quad strengthening / patellar brace see an ors adept at knee injuries. Surgery can involve repair/ reconstruction of the mpfl. Gl! ...Read more
How long will it take to get back to playing soccer after a tear of the medial retinaculum in the knee?
Depends: The only person who can give you a reasonable time line is your orthopedic surgeon because there are many variables in the healing. ...Read more
How to overcome knee stiffness after medial patelar retinaculum almost complete tear. It is too painful wen bending my leg n feel stiff n hard?
Retinaculum Tear: You should see an orthopedic surgeon that specializes in knee problems. You may require surgrery to repair the tear ...Read more
I dislocated my knee cap and tore my medial retinaculum. I feel like my knee needs to pop when I walk, especially when I turn my knee. Will it go away?
Probably not: You need to have this evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Does a high grade partial tear or the medial retinaculum in the knee require surgery or is physical therapy a better option?
Therapy 1st: If u have dislocated your patella and injured the medial patellofemoral ligament (retinaculum) then physical therapy to strengthen the quads is a good first choice. If your patella continues to 'slip' or dislocate despite aggressive vmo strengthening/patellar brace then see a board certified ors. Surgical procedures (including repair/ reconstruction of mpfl) can be discussed. Gl! ...Read more
Knee dislocation 1mth ago recent MRI says lrg joint effusion-oedema in region of medial patellar retinaculum& patellofemoral ligament-meaning how2 fix?
? Patellar dislocate: Sounds more like a patellar dislocation. Rx varies with traumatic, 1st time, no trauma involved, also depends on ur alignment. Could b surg repair 2 realignment procedure, soft tissue or boney or both. A lot needs 2 b taken into evaluating the cause & then deciding on a rx. ...Read more
I feel a horizontal throb in the area of my inferior extensor retinaculum. What may be causing this? There was no injury to the site.
What retinaculm?: Wrist, finger toes, ankle? B more specific. ...Read more
Depends on how bad: Small tears are observed and heal. Large tears may require surgical suturing repair. ...Read more
Inferior peroneal retinaculum severe pain, comes and goes worst at night, left side. Had caudaequina aswell and nerve damage. Help!
Pain around the retinaculum/fore ankle areas during jogging. It stopped for a few months after changing to a new pair of shoes, but its hurting again.
Tendinitis: If you've had this before its time to see your physician.@ your age pain in the front of the ankles w/ jogging is likely tendinitis ; but a good examination and x-rays are indicated for a specific diagnosis to be made. Then appropriate treatment can begin. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can ankle superior extensor retinaculum be replaced/reconstructed? 1 year ago after fasciotomy remaining retinaculum completely tore away/bowstringing
Yes.: Yes, it can be repaired, replaced, or reconstructed. ...Read more
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