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A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tony Willson
16 years experience Family Medicine
Injections : Joint injections for pain as well as medication known as Synvisc (hylan g-f 20) can be of benefit. Set up a virtual consult and this can be discussed ... Read More
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A 81-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Anderson
42 years experience Family Medicine
Usually alternatives: Symptoms in these joints at your "experience" level are usually due to chronic degenerative changes life style changes ( diet, exercise, weight contr ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Moderate: General or spinal amethesia 200cc of blood loss risk of infx. And blood clots pulmonary embolis pain 2-5days hospital stay.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
You could be 20 year: Knee replacement usually done for older individual but if you have certain disease which make your mobility restricted and have a lot pain could be do ... Read More
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A 73-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
17 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Compression: Ice, elevation, compression, and +/- nsaids (under the advice of your surgeon) can all help. Sometimes, the knee will be warm and swollen for 6+ mont ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
35 years experience Sports Medicine
Strength: Although most pts are limited with pain prior to a tka, doing excercises to build-up your quads will help. This can be straight leg raises and wall s ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
TKA recovery time: Usually 2 or so days in hospital. 6 weeks to heal. Next 6 weeks to have muscles and tissues to get used to new motion and freedom--collagen needs to f ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
It may not be gone: Some are fortunate to have the surgery and shortly there after once the wounds healed, they have no pain at all. Many will have great improvement of p ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Boxing after TKA: Qualified yes. Not likely at an elite level of competition. Kick boxing or cage fighting not recommended.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
36 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Activity after TKA: That depends on the level of boxing you are participating in. At the recreational level, you should be fine.
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