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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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  • Staff is always friendly and helpful. I will definitely recommend this office. Dr. Henry is a very skilled surgeon and went out of his way to make sure I understood my procedure and the rehabilitation process. - 03/24/17
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  • I gained full confidence in Dr. Henry and his staff as I progressed through my recovery. - 03/28/17
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  • I have enjoyed this facility and Dr. Henry has been more than helplful. All questions answered, as well as answers I didn't even know I had! The staff is always helpful. - 03/03/17
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  • Luis was great as well. - 01/04/17
  • some of the most friendly staff and the doctor always explained the information in a manner in which I could understand which always made it very helpful. will definitely recommend this location to family and friends. - 05/31/17
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  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17
  • FIRST CLASS!!!!!!!!!! - 03/03/17
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  • Very knowledgeable about the possible procedures the could be preformed! Dr. Henry is a very honest person and I appreciate that in a man more than anything. He gave me truth and not what I wanted to hear! Thanks - 04/04/17
  • very good at explaining how I should take care of my thumbs and always answered any question I had regarding my health issue I was very pleased with my visit and the care I got at both visits - 03/07/17
  • everything HAS BEEN GREAT AND HEALING WELL WITH ALMOST FULL MOTION IN LESS THAN 5 WEEKS. tHANKS dr hENRY - 03/03/17










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