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Best ways to stay in shape after knee surgery?

Best ways to stay in shape after knee surgery?

Depends: If you mean from a cardio standpoint it depends what kind of knee surgery you had. You should be asking your orthoedic surgeon this question as he/she may want to be restricting your activity. They may not want you running if you have some wear and tear issues in your knee. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Eleczko
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Knee Surgery (Definition)

Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not ...Read more


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What pants are best to wear after knee surgery?

What pants are best to wear after knee surgery?

Loose fitting: After knee surgery it is very common to have swelling in the operative leg for some time. It varies greatly from patient to patient. Ear loose fitting pants as long as there is swelling noted to prevent excessive pressure on the operative limb. ...Read more

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Docs, what's best medicine for pain after knee surgery?

Docs, what's best medicine for pain after knee surgery?

Norco (hydrocodone and acetaminophen) or Vicodin.: These are the two that we use. They are very effective, however, they are addictive. We usually prescribe it one time only, with no refills, for almost all of the knee surgery we do. ...Read more

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What's the best way to strengthen my quads after knee surgery?

What's the best way to strengthen my quads after knee surgery?

See Physical Therapy: Seeing a physical therapist would be the best thing to do to get specific recommendations for the type of injury you had. See your primary care doc for a referral. One thing that's worked for me personally is one-legged squats. Start off standing on one foot with the other bent behind you for balance, squat down keeping the knee above the toe then extend back up. Go down as far as you can tolerate ...Read more

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What's the best way to strengthen my leg after knee surgery? After not using my leg its weak and I have a lot of atrophy..

What's the best way to strengthen my leg after knee surgery? After not using my leg its weak and I have a lot of atrophy..

Physical Therapy: A professional therapist can target the areas that need improvement without increasing the danger of further injury. ...Read more

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I have ACL torn ligament and I want to go to orthoscopic knee surgery. My question is which graft is best for me. And I am not a sportperson.

I have ACL torn ligament and I want to go to orthoscopic knee surgery. My question is which graft is best for me. And I am not a sportperson.

ACL: Since you are not a "sportsperson" the 1st question is do you even need surgery. Acl reconstructions are typically reserved for those involved in activities requiring pivoting or jumping as well as those who have instability outside those activities. As for the graft choices there are pluses and minuses with most data showing a preference for auto grafts (your tissue) in young patients (<40). ...Read more

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Why do I get nail fungus problems on my feet and what's the best product to buy to get rid of it once and for all? It started after my knee surgery.

Why do I get nail fungus problems on my feet and what's the best product to buy to get rid of it once and for all? It started after my knee surgery.

See a dermatologist: Begin with diagnosis. It might be something other than fungus. If it is fungus it may be acceptable to merely keep the nails trimmed and ventilated. By far the best treatment, about 60% effective, is terbinafine. It is a prescription taken daily for 3 months. Originally a $1200 prescription, the generic is now $10! It takes a year to grow a new, normal nail after taking the med. You have other is ...Read more

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28 yr-old had ACL repair 10 years ago, and has felt leaning and off-balanced since a second surgery 5 yrs ago, and hopes to find a cure.....?

28 yr-old had ACL repair 10 years ago, and has felt leaning and off-balanced since a second surgery 5 yrs ago, and hopes to find a cure.....?

Full ortho eval: Initial radiographs would need to include weightbearing views: Bilateral standing AP, PA Rosenberg, full extension lateral and bilateral sunrise views. If any hint of poor alignment noted, then proceed with full hip-knee-ankle bilateral mechanical axis views to determine where weightbearing line from center of femoral head to ankle crosses at the knee joint. This will help determine if an osteotomy in such a young patient is indicated or should be considered. After imaging and a full examination for motion strength, and laxity, an MRI would help finalize any plans for potential surgery by delineating the degree of any cartilage or meniscal and ligamentous pathology. With history of hyperextension, a definite concern is whether posterolateral corner (LCL, popliteus and popliteofibular ligament) is also involved or injured/loose. ...Read more

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I'm taking percocet for pain from knee surgery, however it makes me feel very nauseous. Are there any ways to alleviate the nausea or alternmedies?

I'm taking percocet for pain from knee surgery, however it makes me feel very nauseous. Are there any ways to alleviate the nausea or alternmedies?

Let me explain: Shallow breathing, slow heartbeat;
feeling light-headed, fainting;
confusion, unusual thoughts or behavior;
seizure (convulsions);
problems with urination; or
nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes).

Those side efects of this medication. For nausa you ask your doctor to give medication call zofran (ondansetron). ...Read more

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For osteoarthritic knee apart from knee surgery what are ways to relieve this? Can homeopathy work? Tried glucosamine and painkillers are only tempora

For osteoarthritic knee apart from knee surgery what are ways to relieve this? Can homeopathy work? Tried glucosamine and painkillers are only tempora

Many Options: There are many different options for stem cell therapies in the us. I would suggest you evaluate all of them thoroughly before choosing. So far the only practice that has significant research and patient base regarding stem cell therapy is regenexx. They have over 6500 patient registry with pretty good results. Regenexx. Com. ...Read more

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How do I prep for knee surgery?

How do I prep for knee surgery?

The best you can: The preparation for knee surgery will vary depending on the surgery. However in general, the stronger the leg the better the recovery. Therefore, a strengthening program from the core to the ankles would be helpful. In addition, flexibility or motion of the knee and hip is important. I also recommend having ice packs ready as they will help with pain management and swelling after surgery.. ...Read more

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What should I do before knee surgery?

What should I do before knee surgery?

Physical therapy: There are, of course, many different types of knee surgery performed. Before surgery is even considering, a course of conservative or non-operative treatment including physical therapy is strongly recommended. Even if surgery is recommended, pre operative therapy can help get your knee and thigh and leg muscles in better shape- this will help you recover quicker from your surgery. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need knee surgery?

How do I know if I need knee surgery?

Specialist: Find a highly regarded orthopaedic surgeon that specializes in knees. Have a thorough exam. If surgery is needed, get a second opinion to confirm! ...Read more

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How much time does knee surgery take?

How much time does knee surgery take?

Probably: 1-2 hrs generally. Some surgeons are faster and some surgeries just take longer if more is involved in your knee than was expected. ...Read more

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How long would knee surgery take too heal?

How long would knee surgery take too heal?

Depends: It will depend on what surgery for the knee. There are many types, arthroscopic debridement, acl repair, total knee replacement, etc as those all have different recovery times. ...Read more

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When to remove bandage after knee surgery?

When to remove bandage after knee surgery?

Remove bandage: A person of unknown age, gender, history of other medications asks When to remove bandage after knee surgery? ANS: As I do not have enough information to make ever a guess: for example what was the surgery I say ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I deal with post knee surgery pain?

How do I deal with post knee surgery pain?

Depends: Usually this is best discussed with the surgeon who did your surgery. It depends on the type of surgery, the pain level, allergies, current medications, other attempts at pain control, the quality of the pain and its location so I would recommend an evaluation! ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to shower after knee surgery?

Can you tell me how to shower after knee surgery?

Did your surgeon: Give you instructions on how to take bath? I would avoid taking shower until you get clear instructions from them. You could in meantime do a sponge bath until you hear from them and keep the knee dry and don't wash it. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having knee surgery was the worst?

What to do if I'm having knee surgery was the worst?

Not sure what: The question asks... Was your knee surgery bad? Knee pain issue? Please re-pharse your question so we can help. Sorry I can't be more help ...Read more

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What are the odds of waking up during a knee surgery?

Depends: If it a spinal anesthesia the odds are pretty good to be at least a little awake

discuss with your anesthesia doctor. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: knee surgery?

Surgery of the knee: Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not amenable to other interventions. ...Read more

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How long do you need to elevate knee after a knee surgery?

How long do you need to elevate knee after a knee surgery?

3 - 5 days: 3 - 5 days of ice/elevation after knee surgery is fairly typical. Each surgeon may have slightly different recommendations. ...Read more

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Is it really possible for someone to die when having knee surgery?

Is it really possible for someone to die when having knee surgery?

Extremely rare: Yes, but extremely rare. The risk of any surgery carries with it danger in the use of anesthesia, including heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, infections and blood clots. The risks are rare, but they increase with the age of the patient. ...Read more