Patient Guides: Orthopaedic Education
Rotator Cuff Injuries, Treatment Options & Rehabilitation
Rotator cuff disorders are one the most common musculoskeletal disorders and felt by many to be the most common source of shoulder discomfort. Over 15 million patients in the United States are at risk from disability related to rotator cuff injuries.
Total Knee & Partial Knee Replacement Surgery
Total knee replacement or “arthroplasty” is the relining or resurfacing of the joint (bone end surfaces) with artificial parts called prostheses.
There are three components used in the artificial knee. The femoral (thigh) component is made of metal alloy and covers the end of the thigh bone. It may be cemented to the bone or, for some prosthesis, inserted without cement for tissues to grow into the porous coating or the device (biological fixation).
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries & Reconstruction
A torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common knee ligament injuries. Approximately 1 in 3000 Americans will injure their ACL. Our understanding of the anterior cruciate ligament and its importance to knee stability has increased greatly over the past 15 years. Techniques for diagnosing the injury and performing surgical reconstruction have become more reliable.
Inland Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine Clinic
Here are some things to keep in mind after your knee scope with Dr. Tingstad:
- Keep bandage clean and dry for 4 days. After this time you may remove the bandage and replace with band aids
over the incision sites.
- Leave the steri-strips on as these will fall off on their own. Do not attempt to trim or cut stitches.
- After 7 days you may shower without scrubbing over the incision sites. Do not submerge knee in tub or pool until
stitches come out at your post-operative appointment.
- It is normal to have some swelling and discomfort for a few days to weeks after surgery.
- It is normal to have some fluid discharge from incision sites for first 4-5 days.