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what to expect after knee manipulation

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Khan
Dr. Amir Khan answered
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Yes: Sometimes there are limited gains with the first manipulation. A second or more manipulation can be performed if the range of motion has not been rest ... Read More
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A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Soon: It can be done within a month if the doctor can justify it to the insurance company.
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Dr. James Farmer
23 years experience Sports Medicine
May not be effective: Depends on why the knee is stiff, post surgery or trauma. If previous manipulation failed, may need surgical release which could be arthroscopic or op ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. James Henning
49 years experience Anesthesiology
Discomfort: May be one of the few negative side effects. The potential for increased flexion and range of motion is high. The procedure is often done under genera ... Read More
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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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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
34 years experience Family Medicine
Knee manipulation: Generally the surgeon moves the knee through its normal range of motion and through any restrictions while the patient is asleep and not able to resi ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hopefully not: It depends on the source of the hip pain that you are having. I would just make sure you remind your surgeon that you are having hip pain as well. E ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elton Strauss
46 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Bending of the knee : This procedure is usually performed within six weeks of the initial knee replacement surgery. It is performed under anesthesia either as an out patie ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
High rate of success: Manipulation under anesthesia has a high rate of success with regards to increasing the knee range of motion.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: On the joint and the amount of stiffness you had before in the joint, it could take from few weeks to month.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Scar tissue: Likely persistent or recurring scar tissue. Probably normal. Keep moving it no matter what. Do not worry about these feelings. Range of motion exe ... Read More
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