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Best Ways To Stay In Shape After Knee Surgery
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
Water excercises: Water exercises are excellent after hip and knee surgery. The buoyancy of the water will unload the skeleton, help with balance and increase resistance to motions. From the water you can gradually start land therapy under the guidance of a good therapost. ...Read more
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
See surgeon: See operating surgeon. If no resolution, see rheumatologist. ...Read more
How long after an inguinal surgery is it safe for to begin training in karate to get myself in shape?
Ask your doctor : I would ask your doctor that question directly, but in general i tell my patients to avoid vigorous or weight-lifting activity for 6 weeks. If your inguinal surgery was relatively minor (for example, only skin deep) then your doctor may feel a quicker return to activity is ok. ...Read more
How soon after shoulder stabilization surgery will i be able to return to active lifestyle (yoga)? Probability of dislocation post surgery?
After total hip replacement, what should be the exercises to do to rehabilitate? Would you recommend water exercises? How much time after surgery?
Varies: You would want to check with your surgeon. Most of the time you do need to limit your activities to some degree, particularly if you have a press fit hip in which bony ingrowth is needed to provide long term stability of the implant. For a period of time you also need to be careful not to put yourself in a position in which you might dislocate your hip. Thank you for the question. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me how much time should I expect to stay in the hospital after major knee reconstructive surgery?
Depends: Type of surgery ; your health often dictate length of stay. Many are released within 24--72 hours including some joint replacement surgeries. Careful rehab and care programs should be carefully followed. You will stay until wound sites improve and self-care possible. Many are using biocellular treatments in conjunction with surgery, this may shorten your post-surg course. ...Read more
Go back slowly: Follow the reccomendation of your surgeon. After 6 months to a year it is safe to return to sports (if cleared by your surgeon) and you have completed therapy. Wearing a functional acl brace would most likely also help to prevent a recurrent injury. ...Read more
How much time after an Extra-Articular Lateral Tenodesis and acl reconstruction of the knee would someone be able to return to sedentary work (office)?
Varies: There is no contraindication to return to restricted work as soon as comfortable and getting around safely. For most people that would be in the 5-10 day range. ...Read more
1 to 3 months: Your surgeon can guide you in your specific situation, but generally you need to let the soft tissues (disk, muscle, ligaments, skin) heal. That takes several months. Premature heavy lifting might cause another disk injury. Low impact aerobic activity helps recovery. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How will calf implant surgery affect my ability to practice sports involving intense leg movements? I would like to undergo calf implant surgery to improve the looks of my skinny legs. Does the procedure have an impact on the ability to practice sports li
What is the average time to rehab and return to work (truck driver) after surgery to repair torn LCL, MCL, and Patellar tendon? Surgery was 8-12-14.
Yoursurgeon: The best one to answer this for you is your sugeon.S/he should have given you instructions.Speedy recovery. ...Read more
Is the recovery from thigh surgery longer than arm lift surgery? I'm having thigh lift surgery to improve my shape and ripply legs. I would like to know what is the typical length of the recovery period. How soon can I return to normal exercise routines a
Yes, it is longer: The recovery time after a thigh lift is about 3 weeks with bed rest (avoiding all movement) for the first 7 days.. It is also a little more demanding than arm lift recovery time - which is about 2 weeks with bed rest for the first 48 hours. You should be able to resume activities 4-6 weeks after an arm lift; 6-8 weeks after a thigh lift. However, your surgeon should give you specific instructions. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How effective is arthroscopy for fixing torn cartilage in my knee? I am an athlete and want the best possible treatment for my injured knee. Is arthroscopy going to allow me to return to full function, or should I opt for traditional surgery?
Very effective: There are two basic types of cartilage in your knee--the meniscus (between the bones) and the articular (covering the bones). "torn cartilage" usually refers to a torn meniscus. Arthroscopic surgery is very reliable for resolving symptoms like catching, locking and giving way. Recovery is typically short with no long term restrictions. Complications are infrequent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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