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Hi My mother is 63 years og age. She is overweight 100+. Also she is diabetic, hypertensive also having problems in breathing. The main problem is that she is having severe Osteoarthritis of knees. Mostly all Orthopaedic Doctors have advice knee replacement but have also told us that this would be a bit difficult in her case as she is having many other problems. Is there any other treatment rather than knee replacement so that she can live her rest of life without any pain and difficulty.
I am 38 years old and have slip disc, tried two orthopedics and two neuro surgeons not free from pain. I have been having following symptoms from 06-09-2016 onwards Also I have following symptoms My name is D Siva Sai Ram and I am from Bangalore, I have below symptoms from September 6th 2016 onward. 1) can not sit in chair for long as there is total discomfort and pain on the upper back and neck, feel like lying down very often 2) pains on the back, buttocks, legs, numbness in legs, itching, burning sometime at lower back 3) muscle weakness in legs and arms 4) while sleeping uncomfortable feeling in neck, head, back and upper back 5) chest discomfort, vomit sensation - very often 6) weakness, unable to focus or concentrate for long and lack of focus/concentration and feeling sleepy 7) when getting up from chair or from squatting there is full giddiness/chakkar, also I get pain in left and right thigh when getting up from chair 8) muscle spams while sleeping (sudden jerks) in legs and hands 9) when I bend forward, backward or side ward even slightly I get pain in the hip or back 10) sciatica pain in left leg and numbness in right leg very often Also find the MRI report summary below MRI report says below small sized posterocentral and left paracentral disc extrusion is noted at L2-3 level compressing the thecalsac. Mid left lateral recess narrowing is seen at this level indentation of the traversing left L3 nerve root small left far lateral (extra foranimal) disc protrusion is see at L5-S1 level indenting the exiting left L5 nerve root mild lumbar spondylosis changes are seen with anterior osteophytes lipping at multiple levels. Degenerative hypertrophy of the bilateral facets is noted at L4-5 level I have taken complete bed rest for one week and then took pelvic traction for another week in hospital after that trying to do normal daily activities, but I cannot do. Quality of life is pathetic, how much period treatment is needed please guide.
The Anterior Cruciate Ligament or ACL tear is a very common problem with athletes and with people who have an active lifestyle. In fact, this can also be caused by any accident due to sudden movement.
Importance of ACL-
The ACL is the supporting ligament, which runs diagonally from back to front right in the middle of the knee, connecting the femur bone and the tibia, and helps the tibia not to come before the femur. Thus the balance of the knee during back and forth movements and the entire stability of the knee joint is secured by this very important piece of ligament.
What leads to an injury to the ACL?
Here are a few actions that may result in a ligament tear.
Sudden stopping while running or slowing down from a fast speed
Sudden change in direction
Uncontrolled jumping from a height
Direct hitting with an object or person
What happens when the ACL is torn?
If the ACL is torn, the stability of your knee is gone, and you feel as if you have no control over the joint. Moreover, it causes extreme pain and instant swelling. Swelling usually appears within 24 hours of the injury.
Treatment of ACL Injury-
Recovery from an ACL tear is possible only after a surgery. Without surgery, the affected will not be able to return to sports or athletics, or may not be able to run and make swift movements again as before. However, to avoid surgery, there are non-invasive treatments for the aged and people who require moving less.
Non-invasive Treatment: Bracing is one treatment where braces are given to support the knee joint during movement and also to avoid further injury. This is effective for the elderly who need minimum movement and may manage daily activities with a braced knee. Also, crutches add to the support and let the weaker knee get rest. This is followed by physical therapy. But the swelling has to reduce before starting it. Many exercises and controlled movements over a long time help in getting back agility in movement gradually.
- Surgical Treatment: Once the swelling subsides, doctors would plan for an Arthroscopic (Key-Hole Surgery) ACL reconstruction. In this Doctor make a graft of a tendon. This graft is inserted into the joint and fixed in anatomical position in femur and tibia Arthroscopically so that the newly created ACL functions like the natural one. This is the only way to get back the ligament in whole as the torn ligament cannot be stitched. Surgery is done through arthroscope and recovery time is 15 days for resuming day to day activities and 3 to 6 month for resuming sports activities with continued physical therapy after the surgery. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.