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Can I fly shortly after an knee reconstruction?

Can I fly shortly after an knee reconstruction?

Yes: Best to wait til the swelling has mostly resolved. You should take blood thinners, wear a compression stocking, get up several times and walk the isle, and move your ankle up and down a lot during the flight if its in the first 6 weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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Will I ever get back to 100% after a knee reconstruction?

Will I ever get back to 100% after a knee reconstruction?

No.: The knee can be damaged from trauma (e.g.Fracture or torn ligament) or arthritis. The prognosis for recovery is related to the severity of the damage and the magnitude of the reconstruction. After minimal surgery like arthroscopy for torn meniscus complete recovery is expected. After knee replacement, 95% jave good pain relief, but only 40% feel like their knee is "normal". ...Read more

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How painful is the knee reconstruction surgery ?

How painful is the knee reconstruction surgery ?

Depends: "knee reconstruction" can mean many different things. Different patients have different pain levels. After my acl reconstruction, i took advil (ibuprofen) and used ice for pain control and found the pain quite tolerable. Most patients use narcotics for post op pain management. ...Read more

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What will happen if my knee gets infected after a knee reconstruction, will it ruin the repair?

What will happen if my knee gets infected after a knee reconstruction, will it ruin the repair?

Yes: Infections following any kind of surgery can cause significant pain and morbidities. The critical point is that the infection needs to be eliminated in order for successful outcome. Depending on the kind of reconstruction, hardware or ligament grafts which are non-living and can be a nidus for microbes, are used. Sometimes, these can be retained, but sometimes they need to need to be removed. ...Read more

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How do torn ACL and knee reconstruction differ?

How do torn ACL and knee reconstruction differ?

Acl: A torn acl is the actual damage to the ligament. An acl reconstruction is the term for the surgery to place a graft in the knee which will become a new ligament. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wear a restrictive brace after a knee reconstruction?

How long do I need to wear a restrictive brace after a knee reconstruction?

Temporarily: Depends on the type of surgery, but the goal is to use a brace to protect the knee until it heals and then discontinue the brace. ...Read more

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Just got home from knee reconstruction sgy my femoral nerve cath disconnected what should I do?

Just got home from knee reconstruction sgy my femoral nerve cath disconnected what should I do?

Call your doctor: Dr g's answer is correct but u should have received a paper before you left to tell you what to do and give u a number to call. This can be a serous situation if the catherter is exposed to dirt u an infection gets into the groin. Deal with it immediately do not wait. Call your doctor now. ...Read more

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I've been dealing with all of of bodily issues. My back, neck and shoulder, all have began hurting and they all have to do with my the left side of my body due to my knee reconstruction that I had 8 years ago. I need advice from a knowledgeable Dr !!

I've been dealing with all of of bodily issues. My back, neck and shoulder, all have began hurting and they all have to do with my the left side of my body due to my knee reconstruction that I had 8 years ago. I need advice from a knowledgeable Dr !!

See Osteopath : 28y male w. neck, shoulder, back pain & regards secondary to remote knee repair. Altered symmetry of upright body tower oft co-factor for widespread pain, signature symptom of Fibromyalgia. Unstable/painful joints induce unconscious splinting/guarding &, over time, beget crossed muscle syndromes: bilateral pair evolves one spastic/hypertrophic & other atrophic/weak; begetting greater tower tilt. ...Read more

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