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Knee replacement exercise at 1 year what is best?

Knee replacement exercise at 1 year what is best?

Knee: Walking and strengthening of the muscles in the leg are key, resistance bands work well also. Riding a staionary bike is also a great way of excersising. ...Read more

Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Knee Replacement (Definition)

It is when a surgeon removes and exchanges some are all of the componets of your knee. The bottom end of the thigh bone(femur), the upper end of the shin bone(tibia) and the undersurface ...Read more


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What anesthesia is best for knee replacement surgery?

What anesthesia is best for knee replacement surgery?

A combined technique: The most eloquent technique is a combined general anesthetic/nerve block approach. Before surgery you get a femoral and sciatic nerve block. This numbs up your whole leg and provides excellent post-op pain control. Some centers will also place a femoral block catheter so you can get more local anesthetic after the operation. Then the general anesthetic keeps you blissfully asleep during surgery. ...Read more

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Is knee replacement the best solution for rheumatoid arthritis ?

Is knee replacement the best solution for rheumatoid arthritis ?

Maybe: It depends on what is causing the pain and how bad the pain is. There are many medical and non-surgical treatments for rheumatoid arthritis, but if required, knee replacement is an appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is total knee replacement a best solution for rheumatoid arthritis?

Is total knee replacement a best solution for rheumatoid arthritis?

Yes: Rheumatoid arthritis is a disabling disease that can cause severe joint destruction. Treatment should be via non-operative options first- nsaid's, cortisone injections, and other disease modifying agents (e.g. Methotrexate or humira). If the pain from the RA in the knee is no longer adequately treated by the conservative options, total knee replacement is an excellent option. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for severe nerve pain that pain meds do not work on? I have had two back surgeries, and knee replacement and still have excruciating stabbing knee pain that I have been told is nerve pain coming from my back. Pain medication an

What is the best treatment for severe nerve pain that pain meds do not work on? I have had two back surgeries, and  knee replacement and still have excruciating stabbing knee pain that I have been told is nerve pain coming from my back. Pain medication an

See a pain doctor: Narcotics are not the best medications for nerve pain. There are many better medications. Spinal cord stimulators are used for pain after back surgeries. See an interventional pain physician and they can help come up with a plan. ...Read more

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I'm looking for the best orthopaedic surgeon to do a knee replacement on my 82 year old mother both knees, eventually, need replacement; the left knee is most painful for her. She suffers from osteoporosis and is on session (month?) 17 (of 26) with forte

I'm looking for the best orthopaedic surgeon to do a knee replacement on my 82 year old mother both knees, eventually, need replacement; the left knee is most painful for her.  She suffers from osteoporosis and is on session (month?) 17 (of 26) with forte

There : There is no "best" surgeon, but there are better and worse ones. If you're willing to travel, there are a couple of places known for their studies and experience with joint replacements. However, that is not recommended. Having a surgeon near home allows for more complete follow-up care. You do not state where your mother lives, but if she is near you in bakersfield, there are a number of surgeons available. Plan to visit at least 2, possibly 3, before making a decision. First look at training. Many joint replacement surgeons have specific fellowship training. Next look at experience--how many joints do they do per year? Once you are comfortable that the surgeon is capable of doing a technically good job, base your decision on how he/she interacts with your mother (you are not the patient, she is). There should be a good rapport and she should feel like all her questions and concerns have been addressed. No one surgeon "meshes" with every patient. We all have our personality differences and those can affect patients' care. Find the surgeon who is "right" for your mother. This is elective surgery, so don't make any hasty decisions. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had a knee replacement and now my knee dosent ben t?

What do you advise if i had a knee replacement and now my knee dosent ben t?

See Ortho doc: you may need exercises to range your knee, however if there is something wrong with your replacement the orthopedic doc may need to further evaluate you. ...Read more

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On june 10 th I have knee replacement. My knee doesn't respond as well as i expect. It doesn't flex enough. I will have knee manipulation. What is this?

Post surgical knee: Scar tissue that forms following surgery may prevent full range of motion. If physical therapy cannot resolve this, manual manipulation is performed to break the scar tissue ...Read more

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I am having knee replacement in april, 2013. I can't take opium pain medication. What else can I take to relieve the pain? Thanks, dee

I am having knee replacement in april, 2013. I can't  take opium pain medication.  What else can I take to relieve the pain? Thanks, dee

Many Choices: It would be very wise to meet with a pain specialist prior to your surgery to set yourself up for success. Alternative investigation too may help: meditation, acupuncture, massage. Possible meds include pain blocker Gabapentin (neurontin) anti inflammatory such as meloxicam, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc opiate alternative tramadol (warning; addictive too) seek specialty advice. ...Read more

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