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Will a person be able to walk normally after knee replacement surgery?

Will a person be able to walk normally after knee replacement surgery?

Yes much better: Total knee replacement is made to reduce pain and improve function. Patients walk much better after recovering from a total knee than they did before total knee surgery. Most walk close to normal or normal once they have fully recovered.

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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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 of ...Read more


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What is the recovery time after a knee replacement surgery on an elderly person?

What is the recovery time after a knee replacement surgery on an elderly person?

Variable: Every patient will recover at their own pace after a total knee replacement. Your recovery will be influenced by multiple variables, including your pre-op condition, severity of your arthritis, stiffness of your knee, the type of surgical approach used, and your motivation and active participation in your recovery process. Some "elderly" patients are still very healthy and recovery quickly.

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What things have to be taken care of for a person wishing for a knee replacement surgery?

What things have to be taken care of for a person wishing for a knee replacement surgery?

Find a surgeon: You would need to see an orthopedic surgeon who would arrange this /you would need to be medically evaluated as to you general health and ability to undergo anesthesia and surgery this usually means a visit with a medical doc like an internal med doc and some lab testing maybe an ekg (usually done for those with ^ blood pressure/ then it takes a good bit of "paper work" most pts do well.

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How to reduce swellig after knee replacement surgery?

How to reduce swellig after knee replacement surgery?

Lots of things: Ice it a lot. Get a knee sleeve ice machine and use it when ever you are sitting down or resting for the first 6-12 weeks. I can't stress how much these ice machine sleeves help. Bregg makes a great machine. I believe it is called polar tec. Do lots of isometric quadriceps contractions. Elevate it when your not walking around. Ice after any activity for 10-20 minutes. Where a compression sock.

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Will swelling after knee replacement surgery go down?

Will swelling after knee replacement surgery go down?

Yes: A replaced knee is often more swollen than the other for a few months and warmer for even longer. Ice and elevation, along with compression can help a great deal. Nsaids may be of benefit as well.

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How long does it take for swelling to go down after knee replacement surgery?

Monitor: If swelling is worse or has pain associated with it you should get checked out immediately for a blood clot as it can be life threatening.

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How long should I wear ted hose after knee replacement surgery? Surgery was dec.12

How long should I wear ted hose after knee replacement surgery? Surgery was dec.12

Your: Your doctor has provided you with the ted hose as a means to decrease the possibility of deep venous thrombosis or to address issues you may have with swelling. If you have problems with varicose veins he may want you to wear them on a long term basis. If it is as a measure to avoid blood clots in your legs he may just want it for a couple of months. Only your doctor can give you the most definitive answer.

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How long should I wear ted hose after knee replacement surgery? Surgery was dec.12

Depends of swelling: Tedhose can help control leg swelling after total knee replacement. If your post-operative swelling is under control, it would be fine to stop the tedhose.

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How long does pain last after knee replacement surgery?

How long does pain last after knee replacement surgery?

Post TKA pain: The most severe pain is in the first 48 hrs. It should gradually start lessening after that. It depends upon how much deformity is there pre-op. Also pain is a subjective measure. Usually minimal pain by a month.

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How long would she be on the mobilizer after knee replacement surgery?

How long would she be on the mobilizer after knee replacement surgery?

Knee immobilizer: Depends on the surgeon. But most surgeons do not use the knee immobilizer after surgery.

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Help please! Is forcing knee to bend after knee replacement surgery okay?

Whoa...: ..Only as part of your rehabilitative physical therapy. Don't force anything. Follow your surgeon's and therapists' advice. Good luck.

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What is the popping I hear after knee replacement surgery?

What is the popping I hear after knee replacement surgery?

Normal: As it is a man-made device, it is not unusual to hear/feel painless clicking in your knee after a successful knee replacement. If concerned, have your surgeon re-evaluate your knee.

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When will I be able to walk after knee replacement? How soon after knee replacement surgery will I be able to walk on my own..

When will I be able to walk after knee replacement? How soon after knee replacement surgery will I be able to walk on my own..

6 weeks: All depend of the surgeon protocol and what kind of total knee was done. In general you should be able to start walkink with a walker 2d day after surgery with partial wb. You could be walking on your own probably after 4 to 6 weeks.

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Is hoarseness common after knee replacement surgery?

Is hoarseness common after knee replacement surgery?

No!: Knee replacement surgery can be done with various types of anesthesia: spinal, epidural, nerve blocks, and general anesthesia. Only GA involves a breathing tube which might irritate the airway. So knee replacement carries a low risk for hoarseness. However, it is rare even with GA. The breathing tube is a smooth flexible plastic. Experienced anesthesiologists use them all the time w/o problems.

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My 85 year old grandma has internal bleeding after knee replacement surgery. What can we do?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it.

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How long after knee replacement surgery can you go back 2 playing sports. I, m fit and well most of the time though I can get pain now nd again.

How long after knee replacement surgery can you go back 2 playing sports. I, m fit and well most of the time though I can get pain now nd again.

Let me explain: Knee replacement in young age have it is own problems? The joint made of certain alloys, it is artificial joints, those joint follow the law of wear and tear, so I would be careful with it.

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Would it be acceptable to cross your legs at the knees or ankles after knee replacement surgery?

Yes but confirm: Hip replacements are put in via several different surgical approaches. Each has its position of instability of which your surgeon is aware of and tests at the end of the procedure. Avoidance of extreme positions is a good rule of thumb, and asking your surgeon what position to avoid is best.

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