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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 answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregg Albers
Addiction Medicine 42 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.
Dr. Richard Charmoy
Dentistry 37 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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