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If you have elected to move forward with meniscus repair surgery you are likely concerned about your recovery.   Recovery from meniscus repair surgery will depend to a large degree on the individual patient. The extent of the tear also plays a role in how quickly a person will recover.   The larger the tear, the larger the incision the surgeon will make, requiring more time to heal.

The surgical repair of the meniscus will include an incision to the knee, the opening of the knee and then the actual repair.  Many surgeons now perform the surgery with an arthroscope which is a small tube containing a camera and light which allows them to make the repair while keeping the size of the incision significantly smaller than before.  To repair the tear, a surgeon will use anchors or sutures.

Trimalleolar Fracture Physical Therapy

After sustaining a trimalleolar fracture, your doctor will refer you to physical therapy. Physical therapy is part of the rehabilitation process for those who suffered a trimalleolar fracture.  The physical therapy referral may be provided post-surgery.  If the fracture is treated without surgical intervention, a cast will be provided, and a referral to a physical therapist will be provided almost immediately.

The prescribed physical therapy after a trimalleolar fracture may initially help the patient properly use any prescribed assistive walking devices.  If asked to use a cane, walker or crutches, a physical therapist can help the patient properly use these devices in such a way that will prevent further injury to other body parts.  The therapist will want to make sure the recovering person learn techniques to adapt to life while recovering that will prevent additional strain to the ankle.

Personal injury victims, especially those who have been injured as a result of a rear-end collision, often suffer from painful injuries as a result of a whiplash type injury.  Whiplash is a common injury to the neck and upper back caused by a sudden back and forth motion of the head. This sudden violent snapping motion puts enormous strain on the neck and upper back muscles and ligaments. This type of injury is commonly referred to as hyperextension/hyperflexion injury neck sprain or strain, myofascial injury  or cervical strain or sprain.

Symptoms related to a whiplash type injury caused by an auto accident may include the following:

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