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Will I still be able to box after getting knee replacement surgery

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Shapiro
36 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Activity after TKA: That depends on the level of boxing you are participating in. At the recreational level, you should be fine.
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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
25 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: My assistant in the or is a 8th degree black belt in karate with a total knee. You still need to protect your head and keep your gloves up!

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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Talk to your doc: Talk to your knee surgeon about suggested outcome and restrictions following treatment of your specific knee condition. Many factors enter into the ad ... Read More
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A 49-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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Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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
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Dr. Robert Levine
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
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
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Boxing after TKA: Qualified yes. Not likely at an elite level of competition. Kick boxing or cage fighting not recommended.
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes, I believe they: can.
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A 72-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 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
43 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Weight is not a reason not to do a knee replacement, but the results from the surgery and the complication rate is considerably poorer than those of n ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not usual: The most common problem could be facing you. 1-lossing of the joint component. 2-subacute infection in the knee. 3-fracture and arthrofibrosis m ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
May not be knees: The problem may not be coming from the knees themselves. Many who have knee arthritis also have lower back arthritis. Low back arthritis can result ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Let me explain: Knee replacement in young age have it is own problems? The joint made of certain alloys, it is artificial joints, those joint follow the law of wear a ... Read More

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