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best ways to stay in shape after knee surgery

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Prager
41 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: If you mean from a cardio standpoint it depends what kind of knee surgery you had. You should be asking your orthoedic surgeon this question as he/she ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
36 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Loose fitting: After knee surgery it is very common to have swelling in the operative leg for some time. It varies greatly from patient to patient. ear loose fitting ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean Gallagher
14 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or Vicodin.: These are the two that we use. They are very effective, however, they are addictive. We usually prescribe it one time only, with no refills, for almos ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nathaniel Drourr
28 years experience Pain Management
PT: Physical therapy will be very important after hip surgery. After that a good general exercise program should be possible.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Per Freitag
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Water excercises: Water exercises are excellent after hip and knee surgery. The buoyancy of the water will unload the skeleton, help with balance and increase resistanc ... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Bates
7 years experience Family Medicine
See Physical Therapy: seeing a physical therapist would be the best thing to do to get specific recommendations for the type of injury you had. See your primary care doc fo ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience Rheumatology
See surgeon: See operating surgeon. If no resolution, see rheumatologist.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
27 years experience Breast Surgery
Ask your doctor : I would ask your doctor that question directly, but in general i tell my patients to avoid vigorous or weight-lifting activity for 6 weeks. If your i ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
3-4 months: It will likely be 3-4 months or more before your surgeon would let you push to extreme yoga positions. Incidence of recurrent instability after shoul ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience Pain Management
See below: realize that your health insurance will not be accepted.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: You would want to check with your surgeon. Most of the time you do need to limit your activities to some degree, particularly if you have a press fit ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: Type of surgery ; your health often dictate length of stay. Many are released within 24--72 hours including some joint replacement surgeries. Careful ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
25 years experience Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Gradually.: Take a deep breath, start some exercise, modify your diet to restrict calories and be patient.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rudolph
27 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Go back slowly: Follow the reccomendation of your surgeon. After 6 months to a year it is safe to return to sports (if cleared by your surgeon) and you have complete ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There is no contraindication to return to restricted work as soon as comfortable and getting around safely. For most people that would be in the 5-10 ... Read More
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes they are: they are low impact and unlikely to hurt anything. The amount of exercise with them can get up to moderate RUNNING levels of exercise and can EASILY m ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
1 to 3 months: Your surgeon can guide you in your specific situation, but generally you need to let the soft tissues (disk, muscle, ligaments, skin) heal. That takes ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Sheskier
38 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Physical therapy: Follow the instruction of your surgeon and those given to your therapist. The surgeon has actually seen the insides of your knee and what is wrong and ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Julio Garcia
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Although : Although normal level of exercise is likely ok with calf implants, i feel that high competitive levels activities can predispose you to tearing of sca ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
52 years experience Urology
Yoursurgeon: The best one to answer this for you is your sugeon.S/he should have given you instructions.Speedy recovery.
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kyllo
39 years experience Plastic Surgery
I : I find that the recovery from thigh lift surgery can be quite prolonged. You will have some difficulty sitting and walking initially. It is a longer ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Jim Hsu
Dr. Jim Hsu answered
27 years experience Sports Medicine
Hello: Most : Hello: most cartilage tears in the knee, whether it's the meniscal cartilage or the articular cartilage, can be and are fixed arthroscopically these ... Read More
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