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Dr. Ian Charles Duncan, MD

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Is it advisable to wear knee pads while running?

There is no great reason I can think of to wear knee pads while running. Sure, they might help if you were to trip and fall, but given how infrequent this is, and how annoying READ MORE
There is no great reason I can think of to wear knee pads while running. Sure, they might help if you were to trip and fall, but given how infrequent this is, and how annoying it feels to run with kneepads on, I wouldn’t recommend it.

Sincerely,

Ian Duncan, MD

My husband had a ligament tear and the blood spread inside the knee. What are the repercussions?

For better or worse, like all online/phone conversations, it’s hard to accurately answer this question without a lot more detail, like how old is he, what ligament was torn, was READ MORE
For better or worse, like all online/phone conversations, it’s hard to accurately answer this question without a lot more detail, like how old is he, what ligament was torn, was the ligament repaired/reconstructed at the time of the surgery, where was the blood -- in the knee joint (an effusion) or just bruising all over the leg? Is your husband on any blood thinners, and does he have any medical problems?

I really can’t add much without this info, but in case this is just a general question about bleeding from a ligament tear: it is very common to get bleeding, sometimes a lot, with ligament tears. And generally, nothing needs to be done about the bleeding; the body will usually take care of the blood by eventually resorting it. I occasionallly aspirate (remove) blood from a knee after a ligament tear if the knee is so swollen with a large effusion in the knee joint that the joint is tight, the skin is stretched, and the patient is very uncomfortable. But I do this less than 5% of the time since there is a risk of infection with an aspiration. I’ve never done surgery just to remove a bloody effusion, but I suppose it’s not unreasonable depending on the details of the case, and I suspect there was another reason to operate (either to clean up torn tissue or, more commonly, to repair/fix what was torn).

Hope this helps,

Ian Duncan, MD