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Cartilage tear in left knee

02/02/2009

Question:

i just went to an orthopedist and was told i possible have a tear on the out side of my left knee. hes sending me for an mri this weekend. unfortunatley he was rushed and i did not ask him if i should wear a support brace on this until i see him next. i`m in alot of pain and my job requires a lot of standing and bending. i`m not in a positon where i can stay out of work for long. will a brace hurt my condition more?

Answer:

Without knowing your specific situation, I would recommend  calling back to your physician's office to get some guidance with that question because they know more of your history. Typically, braces don't hurt the knee and provide you some support on a short-term basis. Good luck getting back on track!

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Janine   Oman, MS, PT/ATC Janine Oman, MS, PT/ATC
Assistant Athletic Director
Instructor at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University