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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
52 years experience Rheumatology
No either or: Remain active and do either one or both. One is not necessarily better than the other.
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Dr. Calin Moucha
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
TKR : Both are great and should be encouraged! avoid high impact activities like running and basketball.

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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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
58 years experience 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 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 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marybeth Lambe
45 years experience Travel Medicine
Many Choices: It would be very wise to meet with a pain specialist prior to your surgery to set yourself up for success. Alternative investigation too may help: med ... Read More
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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
32 years experience 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 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Massimi
13 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Not really!: While there have been studies to suggest that more comfortable clothing helps people to be more active and healthy, there is no data that suggests wea ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roger Palutsis
36 years experience Sports Medicine
R.I.C.E: Initially after surgery, rx pain medication will be required. Afterwards, nsaid's and tylenol (acetaminophen) will help, along with ice and elevation ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Regina Hillsman
44 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee: Walking and strengthening of the muscles in the leg are key, resistance bands work well also. Riding a staionary bike is also a great way of excersis ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
TKA recovery time: Usually 2 or so days in hospital. 6 weeks to heal. Next 6 weeks to have muscles and tissues to get used to new motion and freedom--collagen needs to f ... Read More
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