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how soon can I fly after knee replacement surgery

A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
18 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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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Lots of things: Ice it a lot. Get a knee sleeve ice machine and use it when ever you are sitting down or resting for the first 6-12 weeks. I can't stress how much the ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 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
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Post TKA pain: The most severe pain is in the first 48 hrs. It should gradually start lessening after that. It depends upon how much deformity is there pre-op. Also ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jc Alvarez
25 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Knee immobilizer: Depends on the surgeon. But most surgeons do not use the knee immobilizer after surgery.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
Whoa...: ..Only as part of your rehabilitative physical therapy. Don't force anything. Follow your surgeon's and therapists' advice. Good luck.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Luks
30 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Metal on Plastic: The knee prosthesis we use to resurface or replace your joint is made of metal and plastic. When the two pieces contact each other it is not uncommon ... Read More
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A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Surgery: Hoarseness is common after most surgeries. The breathing tube can be very irritating to the throat.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
17 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Yes: It takes several months but eventually swelling after total joint replacement does subside and, if the surgery was done well, the knee feels better th ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Swelling after TKA: The knee can stay swollen for a number of months after surgery. Often, even after it is fully healed, there is some residual swelling so that it never ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
35 years experience Hand Surgery
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