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Why Do I Need Physical Therapy Before My Knee Surgery
Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not ...Read more
About 3 months: Most patients require around 3 months of therapy to recover from this surgery. The first month is focused on regaining range of motion and gait training, followed by a program of hamstring and quadriceps strengthening. By 3 months, most patients can do a home program to continue to strengthen their knees or more sport specific rehabiliation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I had knee surgery in 2003 n didn't do physical therapy and i'm a runner my leg is still a lot weaker than my left?Can i make it as strong as my left
My sister had arthoscopic knee surgery one week ago. What should the expectation be for recovery and physical therapy?
Quite variable: This will depend upon what type of surgery you had. Simple procedures such as a partial meniscectomy may require no therapy at all, whereas surgery to reconstruct a ligament injury may involve many weeks of formal therapy and months of strengthening and recovery. ...Read more
Diagnosed with plica syndrome. Had physical therapy for 3 months...knee still hurts. Should I consider surgery?
My knee is grinding and clicking & locking. i already had one surgery. i've tried physical therapy, injections, exercises, meds. what can i do next. ?
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
Chondromalacia patella for around 4 months, physical therapy did not help, some options to help the knee get better without surgery?
Consider Surgery: Conservative management of Chondromalacia patella includes icing, taping, bracing, and exercise to stabilize your patella. If PT with exercise and icing/taping did not help,an Orthopaedic Surgeon can evaluate you for patella alta or baja, put a camera into your knee to look for a plica, remove damaged cartilage, and give an expert opinion of your biomechanical foot/knee/patellar alignment. ...Read more
I had surgery on my knee one yr I have to wear a knee brace cause of instability had physical therapy 3 times in constant pain what about knee replace?
See details: What surgery was done? That info would help me to provide a more specific answer. Something is obviously wrong. Get the knee reevaluated and do not be afraid to get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
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