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REVISION LIGAMENT SURGERY


WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

If a joint is left unstable without some of its ligaments functioning properly that joint will develop arthritis. The reason is that the two cartilage surfaces do not rub each other correctly when the ligaments that control motion of the joint are deficient. Ligaments are the connections from one bone directly to another bone. Tendons are the connection from a muscle to a bone. Ligaments are about ten times more elastic than tendons.

MEDICAL HISTORY

Patients may complain of pain, sense of instability, weakness, stiffness, and loss of function. All the details of the original injury and subsequent treatments must be reviewed. The patient should bring the typewritten reports of any previous surgeries that have been performed.

EXAMINATION

The joint will be tested for stability and range of motion. The tendons that work the joint will all be tested.

ADDITIONAL TESTS

Plain x-rays are done to see if any early arthritis has already developed and how far out of place the joint is sitting.

TREATMENT OPTIONS

  LIGAMENT RECONSTRUCTION FUSION
CONSISTS OF Taking tissue from elsewhere in the body to rebuild the missing ligaments that stabilize the joint Causing the two bones that make up the joint to heal to each other
FEATURES A tendon from the forearm is the usual source Internal fixation hardware usually used to hold the bones while they heal
ADVANTAGES Maintains joint motion Solid, durable
DISADVANTAGES A tendon cannot ever recreate the function of a ligament No motion

RECOVERY

The joint may be temporarily pinned in place to protect the healing ligament reconstruction. These are usually removed anywhere from 4-8 weeks later. After initial healing of the new ligament, the joint will be stiff and require outpatient rehabilitation exercises for motion and then strength development. The entire process takes anywhere from 10 to 16 weeks depending on which joint is involved.
 
 
 
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  • I was so impressed that Dr. Henry took so much time with me, explaining the whole process of my injury, what should have happened, and what we can do going forward. Thank you! - 09/28/18
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  • Thank you for repairing my injury and being kind in the process. - 01/10/18
  • Dr. Henry and his staff are amazing! I was able to get an urgent new patient appointment immediately with surgery that same afternoon. Dr. Henry does an excellent and thorough job explaining my injury and the healing process. Very impressed with his plan of early mobility and physical therapy, which helped restore my function back to normal within 8 weeks of surgery. I would 100% recommend Dr. Henry and his staff! Very pleased and grateful for his help. - 03/23/18
  • With the severity of my injury I am amazed at how functional my wrist is with the amazing team work shown at the office. From the very start the service and care have been outstanding!! I can't thank everyone enough! - 02/23/18
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  • I couldn't be more pleased with the level of service I received while in Dr. Henry's care. The level of detail in which my injury was explained and resolved, and the level of competency that was displayed throughout the healing was truly outstanding. - 01/30/18
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  • Thank you for sewing me back together and guiding me through my recovery!!! - 05/15/18










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