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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Qamar Khan
16 years experience in 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 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 years experience in Pathology
See below: You need the advice of a god orthopedic surgeon in my opinion if you have had physical therapy without help it is time for surgery.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Simon
37 years experience in 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 71-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 years experience in 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 37-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 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Dearborn
29 years experience in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Pain and swelling: Implant loosening causes pain, especially with weight bearing. The knee generally will make more lubricating fluid as well, causing swelling.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Weeks: Most people recover from a knee replacement in 3 to 6 weeks. Typically, driving and daily activities are normal. It can take up to 4 to 6 months to ge ... Read More
A 97-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience in Family Medicine
No specific number: Quality of life has emerged as the number one measure for joint replacement.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Depending on the pathology, the amount of pain, and the amount of conservative treatment tried. Significant increase in the 50-59 year age group, stil ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cash
37 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes, but: Only after you regain the ability to fully move your leg so that your response time is back to normal in using the brake and gas pedals and moving eas ... Read More

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