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what do you advise if i want more information about a total knee replacement.?

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Dr. Bradley Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery 27 years experience
There are plenty: of websites out there including AAOS.COM WEBMD.com Wheelessonline.com to name a few

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A 25-year-old member asked:

What can be expected after having a total knee replacement?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Howard Luks
Dr. Howard Luks answered
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Pain...and work!: Assuming the knee was placed correctly, now it is up to you and the other health care providers to assure the best chance of you being satisfied with the results. You and your md are a team... As is your pt. You need to religiously perform your stretching exercises, attend your pt sessions and let your doc know of any issues quickly since the first few months are critical.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

What is the recovery typically like from a total knee replacement?

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Takes effort: Most patients are hospitalized for 2-3 days for pain medication, antibiotics and physical therapy. Most patients then participate in outpatient physical therapy for 3-6 weeks. Patients will usually continue exercises after that for a few months.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to recover from a total knee replacement?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Stephen Rockower
Orthopedic Surgery 46 years experience
2-3 months: 2-3 months for most people for many activities; sometimes much longer. It can take up to 18 months for "full" recovery.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What exercises could I do with total knee replacement?

3 doctor answers12 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Low impact exercises: Keep to low impact exercises like stationary bike, elliptical and swimming are good exercises. Focus on strengthening the quadriceps and avoid deep knee bends, lunges, and squatting.
Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Most patients find that a fitness walking program is an easy way to build strength, lose weight and gain c
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A 35-year-old member asked:

How can you recover from total knee replacement in less than six weeks?

3 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Varies: Everyone tends to recover at different rates and with varying degrees of pain tolerance. The most important aspects of post surgery rehabilitation are regaining range of motion, controlling swelling, and mobilizing scar tissue. It is very important to seek help from a licensed physical therapist to help with the recovery process as they are experts in this process.

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