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When Should A Person Consider Physical Therapy After Her Hand Surgery
Stiffness, pain, etc: Post-operative hand therapy is a very helpful adjunct to surgery. Hand therapists can address stiffness, sensory re-education, desensitization, strength training, wound care and many more post-operative issues. Your hand surgeon would typically decide if you are a good candidate for hand therapy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
When should a person start physical therapy and mobilize his elbow after elbow dislocation/fracture ?
Within a week: Assuming your fracture-dislocation was fixed surgically (as most are), it is critical to get your elbow moving within a week of surgery. You may never have full motion again (though it is possible), but to optimize your motion and elbow function, early motion is critical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See your orthopedist: That is a question you should ask the orthopedist who treated you. ...Read more
After surgery an a few weeks of recover I went to occupational therapy....Which I was using before surgery.... Well a month into therapy the doctor order aggressive therapy... The Occupational therapist... OTR.....felt it was to soon for this and told the
Rewind: Ok, this question is beyond the scope of this forum. Try breaking things down to smaller pieces and try asking again. You get as many Mulligans as you need... ...Read more
Maybe: There are many treatment philosophies after acl reconstruction. If your surgeon is able to take the time to go over your rehabilitation progress and instruct you on the exercises needed to restore function, the physical therapy is not needed. On the other hand, a physical therapist can often give you the time and attention needed to progress. ...Read more
Not long: A leg amputation seriously impairs one's quality of life more than may be obvious. Performing the activities of daily living is central to recovery, and this is a main goal of such patients' healthcare team. As such, occupational therapy (ot) will be part of the discussion before the patient leaves the hospital. Every system is different, but ot is often available before or right after going home. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a person b alone after having knee surgery for replacement if someone is with her for the first 2 weeks after surgrry?
Depends...: Depends on how the knee replacement patient is doing and how autonomous he/ she is @ this point post- op. Many older patients will require help w/ bathing , stairclimbing, and will not be able to drive yet. Home health nursing and physical therapy can be provided prior to d/c from hospital. ...Read more
I dislocated my patella twice in 4 months after doing physical therapy the first time. Should surgery be the main treatment or should rehab?
Rehab before surgery: You're describing a recurrent patella dislocation syndrome. Rehabilitation is always preferred prior to surgery. In the meantime, use of a knee sleeve with a lateral buttress might discourage the knee from dislocating during sport play. Surgery does not always solve the problem. Seek out a competent Orthopedic specialist for advice and persistent problems. ...Read more
Physical therapy-Yes: Physical therapy is routinely recommended for most patients after undergoing knee surgery from arthroscopy to knee replacement. Trained and licensed physical therapists can help guide the rehabilitation process based upon guidance from your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife has a crooked knee cap, what physical should she take and is walking up stairs prohibited in particular after physical therapy?
Crooked : Not sure i understand your question.Get a more detailed answer ›
No: Certainly not required but absolutely helpful for most. Every person and every injury requires different treatment to heal properly. ...Read more
Depends on the job: Submit the question again, including relevant details. ...Read more
Depends: Thoracic surgeons are lung doctors. I presume you mean pulmonologists. Your care, including short term and longterm follow-up after major chest surgery should be coordinated amongst your specialists; i.e. Primarycare/family physician, surgeon, pulmonologist, oncologists, radiation oncologists, etc.... Each may have a role to play depending on your presenting condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After open heart surgery if as of now i bench 225.. After surgery when would i be able to start working out with this type of heavy weight again?
At what point would a surgeon discharge you from care after an acl reconstruction e.g when your running again etc?
9-12 months: Usually it is at least 6 months before you go back to pivoting type activities. Some will recommend longer depending on different factors including the type of graft and fixation you have as well as any other injuries that may have occurred initially. I usually follow my patients for 1 year to make sure they are back to all their activities comfortably. ...Read more
How long should a person wait to return to sports when his memory was foggy for around an hour after being non responsive for about 30 seconds?
What would be treatment option for a 17 year old girl doing modern dance and diagnosed with Iliopsoas Bursitis?How soon can she return to modern dance
Maybe awhile!: Iliopsoas bursitis is not a very common type of bursitis. It could be related to the dance training. It would be helpful to see a physician that treats a lot of dancers. Check the website www.artsmed.org to find a physician with dance experience. How symptoms started is important. Treatment can be rest, anti-inflammatory meds, therapy, possible stretching exercises, Hip X-rays. Get it checked out. ...Read more
After a heart attack and stent, how long before someone should be able to part in strenuous activity?
Depends: cardiac rehabilitation is used in those with coronary artery disease. Your question is dependent on a number of factors and there isn't a simple answer. People can have what's called silent ischemia depending on risk factors thus it is tough to tell withy certainty what is considered too strenuous for ones health. I would discuss this with your cardiologist. Define strenuous with them. ...Read more
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