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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
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
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
What is the best excercise if i had major back and knee surgery 4+ years ago? Swimming is out due to winter.
Indoor pools : Available, recumbent( sitting down) bicycle.Get a more detailed answer ›
After knee surgery, what's the best way to build my quads back up as i can't bend my knee very much at the moment?
Whats the best way to strengthen my leg after knee surgery? After not using my leg its weak and I have a lot of atrophy..
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
55 year-old woman had bilateral hip replacements, and had bilateral knee releases over 3 years ago, but had trouble recovering from knee surgery.....?
Bilateral knee pain: Assuming you underwent arthroscopic lateral retinacular releases to attempt to realign the tilt of your patella , and the fact that u still have significant knee pain ,indicates that your problem has not been helped by the releases. Infortunately that sometimes occurrs when the amount of damage to the underside of the knee cap is substantial. Things u can do , increase quad strength by walking in a heated pool waist high, daily for 15-20 min. Lose 20 lbs . Take glucosamine and fish oil. May also use alleve 2 tabs twice a day for 4 weeks. Avoid bending of your knee as much as u can , avoid or limit stairs ,hills ,. The releases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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