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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
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31 years experience Psychiatry
Meniscus: Best to consult your orthopedic surgeon.
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Work with surgeon: Pain after total knee replacement varies from patient to patient. Most orthopaedic surgeons use a "multimodality" pain management approach, using diff ... Read More

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A 45-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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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
At skeletal maturity: Patients need to finish their bone growth prior to total joint replacement. This is called skeletal maturity. The younger you are, the more likely you ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Chad Zooker
16 years experience Sports Medicine
Tricky question: Age, health, surgeon comfort, and patient wishes are all part of the decision making process when it comes to replacing the second knee. Some patient ... Read More
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Dr. John Dearborn
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
6 weeks minimum: Generally, we do both knees at once. If a patient elects to stage the knees, we advise waiting at least 6 weeks to allow the patient to transition out ... Read More
Dr. David Fisher
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Surgeon preference: It is possible to do both knees at the same time in some patients. Your surgeon may or may not do this. Staged procedures can be done several days o ... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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Physical therapy: Your knee will naturally stiffen up after surgery. You will not be able to do enough stretching on your own to regain full range of motion. P.T. Is vi ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Knee replacement ? : With a "failed replacement", you should seek a second opinion. There are other factors which can cause pain, and going through another knee replaceme ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes, I believe they: can.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
38 years experience Pain Management
TKA: Firstly pt is important if this does not work then manipulation of the knee can be done. You also have to be very active in stretching etc...
A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Doesn't: I am not a big fan of tv marketing. All knee replacements currently around are good products. Any change a manufacturer makes will not be seen in vi ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Arnoult
24 years experience Family Medicine
It's possible: You have to have the talk with your surgeon. Most if the time they recommend one at a time. When you have both done at the same time the recovery is m ... Read More
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Flanagan
47 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Tolerate TKR : You know what to expect and what is required to recover, usually makes it easier.
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