Comments on: Why Has Josh Bell’s Rehab Taken So Long? http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/why-has-josh-bells-rehab-taken-so-long.html Your best source for news on the Pittsburgh Pirates and their minor league system. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:52:00 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 By: buccotime57 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/why-has-josh-bells-rehab-taken-so-long.html#comment-18256 Sat, 28 Jul 2012 00:29:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37486#comment-18256 No they always try to conserve as much of the meniscus as possible. James Andrews(THE ortho MD) and Kevin wilk(his PT) in their studies suggest 12-16 weeks of rehab prior to return to sport activities…also rehab is guided by symptoms not timetables…one of the primary guidelines to return to sport is lack of swelling in the joint.

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By: Frank Nicolazzo http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/why-has-josh-bells-rehab-taken-so-long.html#comment-18222 Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:09:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37486#comment-18222 do you think they removed the entire meniscus? For just a tear and partial removal of the torn piece, this still seems like an awfully long time to rehab. I’m not a professional athlete, but I had a meniscus tear and partial removal and was back up to regular speed with six to eight weeks.

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By: buccotime57 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/why-has-josh-bells-rehab-taken-so-long.html#comment-18213 Fri, 27 Jul 2012 01:35:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37486#comment-18213 I am a physical therapist student (almost done, year 6 of 6) and I did have it done when I was in high school.

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/why-has-josh-bells-rehab-taken-so-long.html#comment-18212 Fri, 27 Jul 2012 01:08:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37486#comment-18212 Thanks for the input! Are you a doctor, or have you had the procedure done?

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By: szielinski http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/why-has-josh-bells-rehab-taken-so-long.html#comment-18210 Fri, 27 Jul 2012 00:03:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37486#comment-18210 Pirates’ Luck™

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By: buccotime57 http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/why-has-josh-bells-rehab-taken-so-long.html#comment-18209 Fri, 27 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37486#comment-18209 I am guessing based on the fact that it was a lateral tear he had a meniscectomy(removal) as opposed to a meniscus repair. The lateral meniscus has a much poorer blood supply causing it to take longer to heal. The repair is better long-term but requires a longer rehab. Removal of the meniscus can cause irritation of the articular cartilage which leads to swelling. Swelling in the knee will cause inhibition of the neural supply to the quads again leading to a slower rehab. Ortho surgeons are changing their approaches to these injuries to help preserve the articular cartilage of the knee. Back to baseball will we see bell in arizona this year?

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By: John Lease http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/why-has-josh-bells-rehab-taken-so-long.html#comment-18208 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 23:47:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37486#comment-18208 In an ‘Operation’ reference, is it Water on the Knee?

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By: Tim Williams http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/why-has-josh-bells-rehab-taken-so-long.html#comment-18205 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 23:24:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37486#comment-18205 No, it’s just fluid in the knee. This has happened with other players in the past. Not something that’s uncommon.

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By: Lee Young http://www.piratesprospects.com/2012/07/why-has-josh-bells-rehab-taken-so-long.html#comment-18204 Thu, 26 Jul 2012 23:06:00 +0000 http://www.piratesprospects.com/?p=37486#comment-18204 Any idea on why the knee is still swelling? I’m hoping that there isn’t anything they missed. That was my first thought.

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