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numbness after total knee replacement

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: There are multiple possibilities, but one general way to look at it is either there is something wrong with the knee replacement surgery outcome, or y ... Read More

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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Scar tissue: Initially, inflammation after the surgery will cause the stiffness. As inflammation subsides, the new tissue can be immature and fibrotic. Early int ... Read More
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A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Should be OK: If I am correct this gazelle is a kind of glider exercise moving the legs back and forward i wouls see no problem with that also try walking bac ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vlad Gendelman
16 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Jump??: First of all, who told you that you can't? Probably not a good idea to do that in early post-operative or rehabilitation period, but if the surgery go ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fisher
38 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Strength and motion: Patients lose 30-50% of muscle strength after tka and have to exercise to regain that strength. Leg raising, walking, and progressive exercises to im ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Cheng
25 years experience in Family Medicine
Knee locking: You should have this discussion with your surgeon. If he does not give you a satisfactory answer and solution, it is okay to get a second opinion.
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: It varies quite a bit. Some parltients do really well even within a couple weeks of surgery, while others dolly improve over several months. If your ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Full recovery after knee replacement usually takes more than a year. Most patients reduce their use of pain medicines within two weeks of the replace ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kent
11 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
You will do many: Different exercises. However, there are two main areas that a pt will work with you. First, you will need to work on stretching your hamstrings, makin ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fisher
38 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
3-6 months: The recovery from tka takes several months. The most rapid recovery is in the 1st 6 weeks, when patients are about 75-80% recovered. They will exper ... Read More
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