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stiffness after knee replacement

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Hacker
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Work hard on it !!: A knee replacement, if done correctly, is designed to bend almost fully. It is essential to regain full range of motion after surgery for a good resu ... Read More
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Dr. John Xenos
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Don't give up!: It depends how far from surgery you are. Initial stiffness is common during the inflammatory stage of healing. This is when warmth of the knee and n ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Causes of stiffness following knee replacement include scar tissue formation, component size and position among many factors. However, the most impor ... Read More
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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
17 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Scar tissue: Rehab after a total knee replacement is a race between the formation of scar tissue and achieving appropriate range of motion. Appropriate pain contr ... Read More
Dr. John Dearborn
29 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Depends on when: Early the causes are many, typically swelling and pain. After 3 months the major cause is scar tissue formation.
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Badman
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Infection: Any sudden change in a joint replacement represented by new onset of swelling, pain or stiffness could indicate an infection until proven otherwise. ... Read More
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Lots of things: 36 holes on the golf course, too much tennis, a lot of shopping, a vacation with lots of stairs, uneven surface walking on the beach or cobblestone, a ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Newton
18 years experience Pain Management
Follow-up: Be sure to follow-up with your surgeon to be sure there are no issues with the surgery or complications. It can take several months to fully recover ... Read More
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Good operations: But do what you can yourself first! weight control, exercizes , physical, therapy. The artificial joints seem to be improved regularly so no rush! ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sean Kearney
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Knee replacements: There are multiple causes of post-operative knee pain/stiffness after knee replacement. Your pain seems to be located mostly in the outside of the kne ... Read More
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience Sports Medicine
Could be normal: If you're concerned about post-op knee and ankle swelling, I'd mention it to your surgeon. Could be routine post-op symptoms. But you also want to mak ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
R/O infection: Believe you need to see the surgeon that implanted your knee to rule out a low grade infected total knee.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stanley Lightfoot
57 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
37 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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