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What is the best treatment for my limited knee extension?

What is the best treatment for my limited knee extension?

Limited knee ext: It depends upon the cause. Check with imaging to make sure it's not a fracture or loose body. If it it purely soft tissue outside the joint, then progressive exercises with pt, nsaids, modalities/laser may help. ...Read more

Can't Straighten Knee (Definition)

Limited knee extension is a clinical finding in which the knee cannot be straightened, often due to injury, nerve ...Read more


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Why is knee extension is difficult after ACL reconstruction?

Why is knee extension is difficult after ACL reconstruction?

Swelling or scarring: Acutely after acl reconstruction the knee can be swollen and this could hinder knee extension. Physical therapy is started quickly after surgery to regain extension. It is vitally important to regain knee extension asap or scar tissue can form in the front of the knee. Once this scar tissue forms extension maybe very difficult to obtain and surgery my be required. ...Read more

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What's a risk from knee extension?

What's a risk from  knee extension?

Tears dislocation: The structures that could be injured include cartilage, . Meniscus, ligament, tendons, etc even a fracture ca occur. You need an evaluation. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for damaged cartilage behind the knee cap? I've already had an X-ray but the pain isn't going anywhere.

What is the best treatment for damaged cartilage behind the knee cap? I've already had an X-ray but the pain isn't going anywhere.

Varies: how is the kneecap alignment? have to be sure the patella is gliding normally in the groove. if it is isolated need antiinflammatories, PT, bracing. may need MRI. rare to need surgery. therapy is especially important. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for knee bone spur?

What is the best treatment for knee bone spur?

Location: will drive your management options as well as your sptoms. These options may vary widely. We need more information. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for psoriasis? Mainly in the head.. and other parts of the body like elbow and knees

What is the best treatment for psoriasis? Mainly in the head.. and other parts of the body like elbow and knees

See doctor: You may need to consult a rheumatologist if you suffer from joint symptoms. For psoriasis involving mainly the skin, a dermatologist would be your best bet. There is no one best treatment for all psoriasis sufferers and thus only your own doctor can tell you about the "best treatment" for you. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for damaged knee cartilage?

What is the best treatment for damaged knee cartilage?

Articular/meniscal: For meniscus-surgery. For articular- weight loss, bracing, pt, hyaluronic acid injections, surgery if all else fails. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for an aneurysm behind the knee?

What is the best treatment for an aneurysm behind the knee?

Popliteal aneurysm: Popliteal artery aneurysms are best treated with either surgical bypass or (rarely) stents...See a vascular surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a baker's cyst on the knee?

What is the best  treatment for a  baker's cyst on the knee?

Fluid collection: A baker's or "popliteal" cyst is a fluid collection in the back of the knee.It is usually secondary to arthritis and/or a meniscus tear within the knee joint. These processes irritate the knee causing excess fluid production which accumulates in the back/posterior knee. Treatment of the arthritis or mensicus tear will, in most cases, improve the baker's cyst. ...Read more

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