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A 30-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me about a revision of a total knee replacement?

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Dr. Jonathan Clabeaux
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 19 years experience
More risk: It really depends on why the revision is done, but in general revision surgery does carry a higher risk of infection, pain, and complication than does primary knee replacement. But the data shows an improvement in pain after the surgery. It may involve removing and replacing some or all of the components.

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A 47-year-old member asked:

Strengthening muscles after total knee replacement revision, what to do?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Your PT should be --: Able to help you, as he/she'll be able to determine which (or all )muscles need to be strengthened in your thigh (both quads ; hamstrings). They'll be gauging your response to the pt and giving you a home exercise program, all in an effort to rehabilitate you, to attain the best function you can achieve after rev surgery. Do them religiously ; you'll enjoy the results of the surgery. Good luck.
A 63-year-old member asked:

Tell me about knee replacement surgetu?

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Dr. Danny Proffitt
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Life Changing: If you have a bona fide need for replacement and have seen a reputable orthopedist, this surgery can change your life. You will have <1 week in the hospital, perhaps a week in rehab if any, and will have 2-6 weeks of rehabilitation to go through pending any complicaitons, your general health and condition. You will have some pain, stiffness and muscle atrophy, thus the therapy. Ask a lot of ?'s.
A 49-year-old member asked:

Tell me about total knee replacement surgery?

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Dr. Roger Palutsis
Sports Medicine 36 years experience
Great deal: Your question is somewhat vague. Personally, I do minimally invasive surgery using custom, uncemented tka implants which is very important for the younger patients. This includes over 250 knee replacements per year. At your age, make sure you see a surgeon with a great deal of experience. Good luck.
A 31-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how long to recover from a total knee replacement?

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Dr. John Dearborn
Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery 30 years experience
3 months: It takes about 6 weeks to feel better than you did before surgery when walking and 3 months to return to all normal activities. I tell patients that it will be a year before you reach maximal improvement.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Could you tell me what is the youngest possible age for total knee replacement?

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Dr. Calin Moucha
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
Age for TKR: While we generally don't like to do knee replacement surgery in young patients sometimes there is no other choice. I have had 16 year olds undergo successful, long-lasting surgery with me for less common conditions such as juvenille rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, or avascular necrosis. Sometimes young patient are candidates for other types of arthroplasty procedures as well.

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