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persistent pain after knee replacement surgery

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.

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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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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
18 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Normal: As it is a man-made device, it is not unusual to hear/feel painless clicking in your knee after a successful knee replacement. If concerned, have you ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clive Segil
58 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Cetainly in my hands.
A female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
Fairly quickly: Most knee replacement patients start physical therapy within a couple of days after sugery. You should be fully recovered by 2-3 months post-op.
A female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
47 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks: All depend of the surgeon protocol and what kind of total knee was done.In general you should be able to start walkink with a walker 2d day after sur ... Read More
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 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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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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