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knee manipulation after knee replacement

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elton Strauss
47 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Bending of the knee : This procedure is usually performed within six weeks of the initial knee replacement surgery. It is performed under anesthesia either as an out patie ... Read More
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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Forceful bending: A total knee replacement that has not regained adequate knee flexion after surgery can by treated with a manipulation under anesthesia. This procedur ... Read More

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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Watson
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not common: Fx leg is not common unless the manipulation is done over 3-4 months from surgery. The other potential complication is rupture of the patella tendon ... Read More
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Dr. Keith Joe
Dr. Keith Joe answered
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not usually: The long and short is, no fracture is not common after manipulation, however it certainly is a risk. And the degree will certainly depend on your bon ... Read More
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Dr. David Fisher
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No: It is very uncommon to fracture a leg during a manipulation. It would be most likely in a patient with osteoporosis or severe weakening of the bones. ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
38 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Post surgical knee: Scar tissue that forms following surgery may prevent full range of motion. If physical therapy cannot resolve this, manual manipulation is performed t ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
High rate of success: Manipulation under anesthesia has a high rate of success with regards to increasing the knee range of motion.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Manipulation: Likely scar formation with synovitis. May be related to effort, motivation, muscle inhibition, implant positioning, effusion, loosening, among others.
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A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Hacker
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Talk to your surgeon: Sorry to hear of your struggles. Stiffness after knee replacement can be a result of many factors: surgical technique, level of therapy after surger ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
17 years experience Pain Management
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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A 63-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Life Changing: If you have a bona fide need for replacement and have seen a reputable orthopedist, this surgery can change your life. You will have <1 week in the h ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
The last step: Knee replacement or total knee arthroplasty is recommended when three criteria are met. First the patient has to have x-ray evidence of joint degener ... Read More
A 89-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
No specific number: Quality of life has emerged as the number one measure for joint replacement.

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