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Offline Arsenal1414

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Will making quad muscle stronger prevent surgery??
« on: September 12, 2005, 08:17:17 PM »
Below are the findings of my MRI.  Will making my quad muscle stronger prevent surgery?

There is a small/moderate joint effusion.  No evidence of Bakers Cyst

There is a cartilaginous flap/tear involving the medial femoral articular cartilage.  There is a small amount of fluid interposed between the cartilage and bone, compatible with a flap tear.  There is moderate marrow edema/bone bruise involving the medial femoral condyle.  The remaining articular cartilage is intact.

The anterior cruciate, posterior cruciate, medial and lateral collateral ligaments as well as the quadriceps and patellar tendons are intact.  The menisci are intact.

Offline Charliemouse

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Re: Will making quad muscle stronger prevent surgery??
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2005, 09:02:01 PM »
I don't know if you will avoid surgery but it will be easier to recover from with strong quads...check with your doc to see which exercises would be safe for you do without aggravating your injury.
18/06/05 Injured trampolining
Fixed Flexion 20-90 deg until...
01/09/05 lateral meniscectomy (40%)
09/06/06 Patella tendon aclr
09/09/06 Back on the tramp (carefully)
10 years on and still going strong
!!Stop twisting when you land or it hurts!!