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How long before I can fly after a knee replacement

A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Peralta orozco
Dr. David Peralta orozcoanswered
Specializes in Medicina Familiar
Knee replacement: After the replacement does not always look good, sometimes we have this problem that we can reduce with anti-inflammatory I recommend that a doctor c... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
41 years experience
Maybe: depends how far post op you are. if there is any pain get checked out. especially calf. wear support hose and take asa when flying.
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A 82-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Chicken shot may not work at all, sorry that I have to tell you the truth.
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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 62 years experience
I haven't been overly impressed with the patients' results that I've seen who received synvisc injections for knee osteoarthritis but I always felt it... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
Do mainly agree with my colleagues, as your injection may fail, BUT, it is reasonable to wait 4-6 weeks prior to declaring a failure if you did receiv... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 37 years experience
R.I.C.E: Initially after surgery, rx pain medication will be required. Afterwards, nsaid's and tylenol (acetaminophen) will help, along with ice and elevation... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
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 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Vanderkin
Radiology 37 years experience
Not true: there are no effects on a knee replacement from having an mri scan
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A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
3 months: Most patients can perform most activities 6 weeks after the surgery and feel almost normal at 3 months after the surgery. Some patients require up to ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
sports medicine 37 years experience
Knee replacement: Recovery is variable depending on the health of the patient. Time can span from 1-2 weeks to several months.
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A female asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
A Verified Doctoranswered
Family Medicine 50 years experience
Oh my!: Very serious. The location of the infection is very important. If it is in your new joint, it may be impossible. In addition to taking your antibio... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management 18 years experience
See Ortho doc: you may need exercises to range your knee, however if there is something wrong with your replacement the orthopedic doc may need to further evaluate y... Read More
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