Knee braces after acl surgery

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Avatar m tn I would really appreciate if someone can share their insights on 1) Recommendation as to where in mumbai should I undergo this surgery, 2) Post surgery, recovery of the knee. After how many days will i be able to walk both with and without crutches/knee braces. 3) When can i get back to playing soccer. 4) How effective is this surgery, in the sense what are the chances of the tear recurring.
Avatar n tn My doctor recommended braces made by Donjoy. I wore them religiously for about 4 months after surgery, and still wear one on the August knee when doing heavy yardwork or if I'll be walking all day. I am told that they are used by professional athletes after surgery. I'm sure there are other companies that make similar products. Hope this helps.
Avatar m tn Hi, I have torn ACL in right knee and torn ACL and MCL in left knee. Injuries occurred years ago and I never had reconstruction. I typically use ACL braces for sports. As I am getting older, my knees are starting to ache more. Should I get reconstruction? One ortho surgeon says yes as stability and arthritis will occur if I don't. Another ortho surgeon said to avoid the reconstruction surgery if possible as it will lead to arthritis. Thoughts? Thanks!
Avatar n tn I have been suffering with a swollen knee for three months after arthroscopic knee surgery a year prior. Even with an NSAID in me (Mobic) the pain was terrible, radiating into my hip and all the way down into my ankle too. My wife called a local chiropractor and he recomended that I put Castor oil on the knee, then wrap it with an old flannel cloth, then an ace bandage (taught) over the flannel. Well, I tell you, it was like a miracle happened.
Avatar m tn I have been advised to undergo surgery for reconstruction of ACL and repair of Miniscus .I had this injury 5 years ago after that had occassional pain and had a fall about 3 years back while playing football with kids . I have reservation in undergoing the surgery for my knees purely on my prsent mental state .I am yet to accept that I am fine and not sure about my condition(post CABG) I am not able to plan anything lontime .
Avatar n tn Thus, ACL prevents the tibia from sliding too far forward and also contributes stability to other movements at the joint including the angulation, rotation at the knee joint. When an ACL injury occurs, the knee becomes less stable and there is a sensation that the knee will 'give out' from under them. Consequently, there would be difficulty in doing high demand work beyond the activities of daily living. Please correlate with the following signs (if any) which may suggest an ACL tear, 1.
Avatar m tn ok i had a bad fall that i injured my left knee about a month ago i had xrays the er doc said i had a severly sprained knee and that i need to have it wrapped and i needed to be on crutches for a week and if i still had pain after a week to call my primary care doctor i still had pain so i saw my PCP he did an exam and said that i should wear a brace for stability and to call him back after a week so i did he asked me how i was doing i was not doing well i was having more and more days of pain s
Avatar f tn When I was 21 I had my first lateral release on my left knee, my doctor told me I basically had nothing to lose by doing this surgery. He was wrong. I was stupid enough to have a Lateral Release done on my right knee before my other knee completely healed and now have severe chronic pain in both of my knees. After realizing it was getting worse I did some research only to find out that the surgery can have the exact opposite effect on the knee.
Avatar f tn I was taken by ambulance to the ER and later found out that I tore my meniscus and my ACL. Since then, I have had 2 ACL reconstructions. The first used my own quadriceps tendon but the graft did not take. The second used an allograph which, thank God, did take. I’ve also had 2 arthroscopic 'clean-up/meniscus repair' operations on my left knee. During one of my knee surgeries, the doc also went into my left ankle to remove some cysts and clean out scar tissue.
Avatar n tn I found this forum while searching for complications after knee surgery. I am amazed that so many people have the same problems I've had. I had bilateral knee replacement 6 yrs ago & nearly died of kidney failure shortly after the surgery. Have had continual swelling & pain with the left one - after series of cortisone shots (which didn't help), 3 rounds of physical therapy & now just had arthroscopic surgery to see what was inside...some scar tissue but nothing outstanding.
Avatar n tn June of 1997 I had a patellar-tendon transfer knee surgery. Medical name is Roux-Goldwaith procedure. After the surgery, I start the physical therapy, etc. After 3 months of physical therapy there is no new development in quadriceps muscle. The orthopedic doctor says "It will take time, continue to do physical therapy." 2 years go by, again no development in muscle. I go to a different orthopedic doctor. He does x-rays, says "everything is ok.
3147730 tn?1343157621 Did you do your PT after surgery? I had surgery back in Mar 2012 for this. I had intense thearpy 2 x weekly for about 2 months. I have my full range of motion BUT like you my knee cap gets off track & I have to jerk my knee back in a quick motion or try to maunevere it until I can hear the pop. It is called an unstable knee cap. Look on line for knee excersices you can do to strengthen your knee muscles & ligaments & even the knee cap. You need thearpy, not pain management.
Avatar m tn Just got back from a docs appt and a bit confused I had several ligament tears at a young age and at 36 had a ACL procedure with the patella tendon- since my first injury ( a patella fracture and ligament tears ) my knee has been prone to collapsing- the docs all these years said it was due to pain and muscle flexing- now last two docs have noted that my Patella has severe arthritis and much smaller ( worn away ) than my other knee.
370181 tn?1428180348 I have also been looking at canine knee braces online. They are made to stabilize the knee and keep it from being reinjured. This would probably help your guy as his legs are longer that Sam's. His are very, very short.....Anyway, let me know if you have any other questions....I will be happy to respond...Again, I'm sorry for the delay, I will check in later tonight. My son had surgery yesterday and I'm having a hard time keeping up!!! Take care, Karla P.S.
Avatar f tn I understand that there are leg braces for large dogs, that stabalize the knee while it heals....Either on it's own or after surgery..... My Vets recommendations are a good Joint supplement and Laser Therapy.....It's been over a year, now and he seems fine....If it starts bothering him (After a crazy day of running), we go get a laser treatment...Lasers heal from the inside out..... My Vet's complaint was that his knee would be much worse if he had the surgery....Because of Arthrititis.....
700223 tn?1318169294 ACL tear • Knee injury: Patellofemoral Syndrome • Knee injury: meniscus (cartilage) tear • Tennis elbow: lateral epicondylitis • Shoulder injury: Rotator cuff tear • Shoulder injury: AC separation • Shoulder injury: Dislocation 5. Does a Sports Medicine Orthopedist only treat injuries? While a great deal of a sports medicine specialist’s time is spent treating injuries in athletes and non-athletes alike, much of the time is also spent on other responsibilities.
Avatar f tn cysts in my left ankle, previous knee injury/surgery, 'nerve' pain where my quadriceps tendon was removed, 3 herniated thoracic discs, 2 herniated lumbar discs, an 'undiagnosed' right lower quadrant abdominal pain that's been going on fot the past 4 years. I have had 2 left ACL reconstructions (1 using my quadriceps tendon and 1 with an allograph), 2 L knee arthroscopies, 2 L ankle arthroscopies, appendectomy, and tonsillectomy. I am in so much pain all of the time so I take pain meds.
Avatar n tn Alot of doctors wont do surgery on the knee unless it is ABSOLUTELY nessecery. There are therepies to do cortizone injections. Stuff like that. GL let us know what you decide.
Avatar n tn I went in for knee surgery to trim up the meniscus which had a horizontal tear. After the surgery I had more pain than before ... it has been almost 8 months now.. The doctor recommended I take some supplements - Vitamin C and Calcium w/vitamin B with a recommendation for Synvisc as well. I feel that I want to wait a bit longer because my knee is just beginning to feel a bit better ...
Avatar n tn I knew my right knee seemed correct after surgery (spot on), but my left knee was high. I had a surgery to correct this issue, but after the PT period you could easly notice that it was still high. The issue is, most doctors do NOT make any repair work, unless if you are really persistent (my case). Most of them prefer to fix when it’s already broken. Oh, doesn't help to complain now.
Avatar m tn Through therapy and after surgery I realized how much better I felt and more stable my knee was. I was out of work for 5.5 months and since then it's just not been as good. Once things finally got settled with my right knee, we started on my left knee. After another MRI, he told me it wasn't like the right one and didn't need surgery. That was a bit of relief, but now and since, I've been having to get my knees drained about every 3 months.
Avatar n tn In August, I didn't realise it, but I popped a rib, which the doctor and physio failed to diagnose. After 7 weeks I went to a chiropractor who found it and put it back into place. Since then it has 'popped ' out again 16 times with ever increasing frequency. I am now averaging every 3 days.... I have to go to the chiropractor every time to have it put back again. I am getting increasingly depressed, broke! and in constant pain. Is there any surgery that can be done to hold the rib in place?
Avatar n tn Then I consulted a chiropractor, he suggested massage along with the stretches. After 2-3 massages, my pain in leg came up from ankle to knee, then after 6-7 sittings of massage, it came to hip, which tells that my muscles around the low back might be tight which is setting the whole nasty cycle. But then the pain from the hip was not going, and then I took an appointment with another physiotherapist, Martina, god...
975514 tn?1325001538 I learned that I have degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis in my spine, minor scoliosis and nerve damage- I even had a shoulder surgery on a bone spur because I kept getting tendinitis and the doctors couldn't cure my arm pain. It wasn't until after that surgery was unsuccessful (at age 32) that I "ended up" finding a great Rheumatologist who knew what to look for. I was in pain all of the time, I was exhausted and stressed.