Browsing All posts tagged under »reconstructive acl surgery«

The most important muscle after ACL surgery

December 4, 2017

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The quadriceps (while technically four muscles, for this post we’ll view them as one) get the most attention after reconstructive anterior cruciate ligament surgery. And the quads do need work. Within hours after waking up from anesthesia, you can see their activation diminish. However, this can be quickly remedied. Just a few minutes later: If […]

Should you ice your knee after reconstructive ACL surgery?

July 19, 2017

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Six years ago I wrote Should you ice an injury? Icing doesn’t do anything for the thing it’s most purported to help, swelling Icing can decrease pain That wasn’t new. Twelve years ago in, –Cryotherapy after ACL reconstruction: a meta-analysis The same results were found. No benefit for swelling, no benefit for range of motion, but can […]

My experience watching a reconstructive ACL surgery (understanding why healthcare is expensive)

March 14, 2016

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I recently got to go into an operating room and watch a reconstructive ACL surgery, with a partial medial meniscectomy. I’ve had both of these procedures done to myself (here and here). One unexpected positive of me having this done to myself was being able to parlay that into getting into the same surgery group’s operating room. After […]

On having metal in your body (surgical implants, weather pains, and more)

December 8, 2014

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Introduction I’ve found any discussion on surgical hardware sorely lacking. For years I assumed I was looking in the wrong places. At this point, I don’t think a solid discussion is out there. I’m near positive it doesn’t all exist in a comprehensive manner, which I’m hoping to ameliorate. My feeling is what may be […]