A 34-year-old member asked:
How long will i be noticeably swollen for after a total joint replacement of the tmj's?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Addiction Medicine 41 years experience
Joint Replacement: This is becoming a more common joint replacement. The swelling is due to the inflammation in the surrounding tissues, normal after a surgery. This will improve week by week, but some people do have persistent changes in a joint that become permanent. Discuss this with your surgeon, and any ways to reduce the swelling. He or she may be able after a few weeks to tell what may be long term.
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Dentistry 36 years experience
Everyone is differen: This is a question that really can't be given a clear answer. Everyone heal at there own pace, so it depends on you., and how extensive the joint replacement is.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Can someone tell me how long will i be noticeably swollen after a total joint replacement of the tmj's?
4 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: It may be for awhile but you surgeon can better tell you what to expect as he or she knows your history better.
5.1k viewsReviewed Jun 27, 2020
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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