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Avatar m tn He also suggested waiting as long as possible for knee replacement so hopefully the brace helps- he did say there were more specialized Patella support braces available also- Can you recommend any if this one seems to help the situation???
Avatar f tn Hi Dr. Gross, I had a total knee replacement 1 year ago for severe arthritis. The pain is still there and I can't walk right, also my knee cap keeps going out and I fall or almost fall. My Ortho gave me a brace to wear and PT to go to, to streng. then muscles around the knee. It hasn't helped. My knee cap is still my own. Why wasn't that replaced with the total knee also? Is that a norm? I am so upset and will be getting a second opinion. Any ideas why this is happening.
701160 tn?1228413523 Pre-patella bursitis or "housemaid's knee" is quite common in laborers who work on their knees such as carpet installers or tile men. It is also common in wrestlers, as you've already found out. This ailment is an irritation of the bursa in front of the kneecap (patella) and results in a collection of fluid within the bursa, and thickening of the bursal tissue itself. These are often treated with ice and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication.
Avatar m tn You should go ahead and have the open knee surgury. I was diagnosed with patella tendonitis last December and was prescribed the patella brace which i wore playing basketball for 6 months. However, the knee continued to be really sore. I'd gently work it out after bball with leg extensions on the nautilus machine which seemed to help. However on June 30, I completely ruptured the patella tendon going up for a layup.
Avatar m tn s baseball season and had no other problems and the knee appears sound. Recently he dove for a ball and his knee swelled up over the weekend. From what I can gather it sounds like a contusion to the same knee. Is this type of swelling unusual and to be expected? He doesn't where any type of brace at the advise of the surgeon. What advise can you provide?
Avatar f tn You may also require a knee brace to stabilize the patella if suggested. At this stage I would advise seeing an orthopedician and after an evaluation a management plan can be drafted accordingly. Hope this is useful. Take care!
Avatar m tn I felt pretty unstable after that. I kept my knee straight as I walked to sit down. When I sat, I bent my knee and my knee just... locked? I felt like some bone came out of socket and stick out of my skin. I flinched and extended my leg and it snapped back. It has happened every time since then when i bend my knee. The pain is EXCRUCIATING. My doctor is out of town until next Saturday and I only feel comfortable with him.
Avatar n tn Improper seat position is a common cause of patella problems. Be sure that your far leg is almost fully extended, about 5 degrees bent at the knee. Icing after riding can also be helpful. In addition, the use of a patella stabilizing brace for riding may be useful. If the pain persists, see an orthopedist.
4817742 tn?1359564366 The pain in knee could be due to patella chondromalacia or injury and subsequent softening of patella. It can cause fissures too. The treatment is pretty controversial. However, you need to give rest to the joint for extended period of time and use anti-inflammatory pain medication. Application of ice pack also reduces inflammation and keeping the leg elevated keeps the pressure off the knee.
Avatar m tn ve been told it was a sprain, tendonitis, a torn meniscus, and shoulder shrugs. For me, a patella knee brace and physical therapy and never running again (ugh) fixed it pretty much, But I was older and had a long history of heavy exercise, and you have the advantage of being young -- so be wary of being told you need surgery. If you are, get a second opinion, because if you're able to walk as well as you are you probably don't need it.
Avatar f tn I had knee surgery (tibial tuberosity osteotomy with lateral release) 4 weeks ago. Was wanting to hear from other people who have gone through the same procedure. 4 weeks on I can bend my knee about 30 degrees and I am getting a bit more voluntary control of the muscles around my patella. My knee is still a bit swollen and I am still icing 2-3 times per day. I go back to see my surgeon in 2 weeks and would like to know if others have been referred to the physio sooner as this will be 5.
Avatar f tn s knee, chondromalacia patella, anterior knee pain syndrome, patella femoral syndrome. Certainly, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, generalized ligamentous laxity, could be a contributing factor. In general, treatment for patellafemoral problems begins conservatively, and only progresses to surgical options if nonoperative treatment is unsuccessful. Treatment usually starts with physical therapy aimed at strengthening the quadriceps, and stretching contacted soft tissue structures.
5276744 tn?1365876682 When I ruptured my patella it shredded, kind of the way your fingers look. Due to some issues with Tricare, I had to wait two weeks before my surgery. I have been in therapy for 6 weeks now and have been able to bend my knee to only 45 degrees, according to my therapist I should be able to bend between 60-90 degrees. I still were my brace all the time, do my exercises.
Avatar f tn Also i have recently been put in a J brace to keep my knee in place because it almost popped out in school. Can you please give me suggestions?
Avatar f tn My question is can the cartilage and the knee cap be from that one injury? I never had problems with my knee prior! Workers Comp is saying that it is a genetic defect and I was born with this.
16237877 tn?1446544835 About 2 years ago, I started running for the reason to get fit. But suddenly I happened to get knee pain whenever I ran or just walked. I thought that it was a sign of me doing something wrong when I run. I tried changing my shoes, but that didn't work. Finally, I had to go for a knee pain treatment at Physio Now Mississauga. The therapist there evaluated my knee. I was asked to wear a custom knee brace for a while. That helped a lot with pain.
Avatar n tn I don think an MRI is needed at this time. I would recommend a patella brace and a short course of physical therapy.
Avatar n tn In the meantime, to keep my muscles strong around my knee, I am exercising but nothing strenous. Contemplating using a regular knee brace which has an opening around the patella, hope this will help when exercising and not cause any further damage. I have to see the physio tomorrow. Still no news on my appointment with the orthoped - hope it comes through pretty soon. No visible swelling around the knee, maybe the ibrufen which I had taken for a week helped.
Avatar f tn t ask me about swelling or continued obvious heat in the knee, nor did he tell me if the dislocated patella had moved back into place, nothing. Do I go forth with the PT or get a second opinion ASAP? The “good” orthopedic specialists in my area book out a good ways. Thanks for any advice you can give.
Avatar f tn My pain is mostly on the side of my knee cap and it swells just by standing, i tried mentioning it to my doctor but he keeps making me wait to see if it gets better, he also recently put my in a patella j brace, to keep my knee in place, but it seems to be making my pain worst.
Avatar n tn I had arthroscopic surgery on my left knee almost 3 months ago. The medial and lateral meniscus were repaired along with scraping under patella for some arthritis.The medial was much more damaged than the lateral. Surgery seemed to go well. No pain at all. After some weeks with therapy the knee still feels unstable laterally. Front to back movement was very good, Pain developed on medial side of knee and the patella tendon when walking.
Avatar f tn The knee, femur and patella is the train and the track. If you want to fix patellofemoral syndrome, stay away from the train (lateral release/VMO strengthening), try stretching the lateral hip and rotators. IT depends on which is tight, so I can't say exactly. The track (femur) is usually the culprit....
Avatar f tn I had an x-ray that shows a minor lateral patella tracking but my knee cap does not hurt. I have had this for a year, what can I do to fix this and go back to sport?