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How soon can I fly after knee replacement surgery

A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 19 years experience
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
Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. MD
Orthopedic Surgery 21 years experience
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
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Yes, you can and you should with appropriate training.
Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Absolutely, it just takes time and rehab. Good Luck
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
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
Orthopedic Surgery 37 years experience
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
Joint replacement, robotic joint replacement , and anterior hip replacements. 26 years experience
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
General Surgery 41 years experience
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
Dr. Howard Luksanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 31 years experience
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
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 29 years experience
Surgery: Hoarseness is common after most surgeries. The breathing tube can be very irritating to the throat.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexios Apazidis
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 18 years experience
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
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hacker
Orthopedic Surgery 25 years experience
Work hard on it !!: A knee replacement, if done correctly, is designed to bend almost fully. It is essential to regain full range of motion after surgery for a good resu... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
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