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

A 78-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vincent Granowicz
61 years experience Family Medicine
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
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. G Jason Hunt
15 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
YES: Yes, daily walks are permitted and encouraged 6 months after total knee replacement.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Waldman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 55-year-old male asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
If it is 2 long-: -it's probably non functioning. Only way to get stability is to have it redone. Whether you should have a re do,it's up 2 you. If you can get by with ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: Depends on the type of surgery performed. With any knee surgery it is not uncommon to have discomfort for several weeks. Talk to your surgeon.
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A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Possibly radicular: There are multiple potential causes. One possible source is known as a radiculopathy, which occurs when a nerve is pinched in the back causing pain i ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Adams
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not necessarily: Leg swelling is not unusual after hip replacement, however, it can also indicate more serious conditions like blood clots. Make sure you express your ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
53 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
About 10-12 weeks: Complete recovery after a knee replacement takes on the average a full year to reach max. Improvement. 70-75% of this usually happens in the first 8-1 ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
6 weeks post total h: Pain is the bodies way of letting u know that u r doing to much too quickly. Ask the physiotherapist who is working with you to suggest some activity ... Read More
A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
I think so: The shoulder joint is very complicated joint, if you have no complication after the surgery i would give some time.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Patney
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Pain is a very personal thing in that some people feel it worse than others. The type of knee replacement and approach can also affect post op pain l ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Purchase
22 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
There will be pain: Shoulder replacements are associated with post-op pain. The pain is worse right after surgery and gets better. There are many ways that your pain can ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Knee injury: The only way to find out what is going on is to go see your orthopedic surgeon for an evaluation. You may need a knee MRI as well.
A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Christensen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Ouch: If you are having more pain, make sure you get in to be evaluated. Did you do physical therapy? Make sure you do physical therapy - this could also ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not sure: what was done? popping and locking from meniscus should be better. articular problems , maybe not
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory Harvey
37 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Acl failure: Get reevaluated by your doctor. You will need a MRI to check the status of the geaft.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
impossible to say: Have the knee reexamined and consider a repeat mri.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
PT evaluation: may be necessary to answer and deopends of scarring and the extent of your surgery.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Be seen: I would certainly let your surgeon know. The most common cause if it involves both sides is that you have retained fluid still from your surgery. Wh ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Be patient: It is normal to have some swelling even 2 months after surgery such as a menisectomy. Make sure you follow the rice protocol - rest, ice, compression ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Get evaluated: This issue needs evaluation. The two major causes are infection and loosening. See the orthopedist who performed the replacement if possible but see s ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Moshe Lewis
24 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
See Ortho/PMR MD: As a Rehab specialist I see alot of these cases and they require a thorough evaluation. First, postop films to ensure your knee alignment. Then a good ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Torrente
21 years experience Family Medicine
Need Follow Up: Most people who have microfracture surgery are able to return to sports or intense activities in 4 months, however, recovery is typically slow. For b ... Read More
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