Physiotherapist Shari Rosenberg says a knee injury can be fixed with an MRI.
She says that after surgery, the patient can be fitted with a prosthesis to help them walk again.
“If they’re ready, the prosthesis will be inserted into the foot.
It will be placed into a socket that sits on top of the foot, and then the knee will have a little plastic frame attached to it,” Ms Rosenber says.
“So that’s where it will go, and that’s when they can start walking again.”
Rehabilitation after a knee surgery is not cheap, and if a patient has been injured previously, there is usually a risk of infection.
“A lot of people with ACL tears have been treated for that, and they’re not going to be able to do any of the rehabilitation they had prior to the knee surgery,” Ms Roster said.
“But they can get some mobility and then some strength back in the foot and then they can resume normal activity.”
After that, Ms Roenberg recommends getting a second opinion to see what type of prosthesis they might need, but if it’s a good one, they can be put back into use for a couple of months.
“Once you get back on the foot you’ll be able walk again, you won’t be able do any more damage to your knee, and you can do it on a daily basis,” she said.
She also says that she does not recommend surgery on the ACL, but says it is important to understand the process.
“It’s really important that you have a physiotherapists opinion, and the person that’s doing the surgery knows the process,” Ms Mroenberg said.
Ms Roensberg says she hopes to continue to provide physiotherapy for the next five years, but she says she will also be looking for ways to offer rehabilitation to people who have been injured.
“I would really love to provide some physiotherapy to people, whether it’s for sports or rehabilitation or for people with knee injuries,” she says.
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