Arthroscopy- Meniscal repair
- Damage to the meniscus can inhibit people's ability to walk.
- Damage to any part of the knee can dramatically restrict the normal movement of the leg.
- Symptoms: swelling, restricted movement, pain, inability to stand
- i. Swelling of the joint
- ii. Stiffness
- iii. Limited range of motion
- iv. Joint tenderness
- v. An increased amount of pain with activities
- Reasons for a knee replacement:
- i. Osteoarthritis
- ii. Rheumatoid arthritis
- iii. Candidates for a knee replacement:
- 1. Daily pain
- 2. Stiffness in the knee
- 3. Instability
- 4. Deformity
- Signs a patient might need a hip replacement
- i. Constant Hip/groin pain
- ii. Hip pain that limits the person from doing enjoyable activities
- iii. Hip arthritis symptoms
- Doing activities where there is an increased amount of pain.
- Walking with a limp
- A constant stiffness of the hip
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- i. Condition occurs when there is pressure on the median nerve as it passes through the wrist under the carpal tunnel ligament.
- ii. Symptoms
- iii. Sharp/pinning pain that lasts a long time. (more than a few minutes)
- Ankle arthritis
- i. What causes ankle arthritis?
- Previous ankle injuries
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Body weight
- Swelling of the joint
- Deformity of the joint
- i. Giving away of the knee
- ii. Constant pain in the knee
- iii. At the time of injury the person may hear a "pop"
- iv. Swelling of the knee joint