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Why do I still feel weak after 6 weeks of total knee replacement surgery

A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vincent Granowicz
Family Medicine 62 years experience
Post- op knee pain: Knee replacement depends on age and extent of damage. Still having pain could mean damage was too great to improve much, or you wern't given a chance3... Read More
Dr. Mark Weston
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 31 years experience
Depends on diagnosis: Arthroscopic debridement of a knee with degenerative disease without locking symptoms has been shown in numerous studies to not change the natural co... Read More
Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery 19 years experience
Maybe: Without knowing the reason for the scope and the underlying pathology in your knee, the question is hard to answer. If your primary problem is oa then... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery 16 years experience
YES: Yes, daily walks are permitted and encouraged 6 months after total knee replacement.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
Yes: If you have no complication and no pain.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Yes: I generally encourage exercise after joint replacement. It is important to maintain muscle tone, weight control and general health. I don't recommen... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 54 years experience
Infection;loosening: Loosening either because of infection and or other causes are the most common causes. Blood clots are other major complications one worries about. For... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Haffner
Orthopedic Surgery 34 years experience
Yes: I do not restict my patients from sleeping on their side after knee replacement surgery.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Elton Strauss
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 47 years experience
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pietro Seni
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
Tree to four months: All depend on the surgery itself and how complicated it was(the surgery)a simple non complicated total knee should be well healed in about tree to fou... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jc Alvarez
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 25 years experience
Driving after TKA: I usually have patients wait until they are walking without assistive devices and when they are not taking pain medicines.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elden Rand
Cardiology 21 years experience
Yes, this is a possibility. There are numerous variables and differences for each patient whether this is a feasible idea or not. Talk to your orthope... Read More

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