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Can knee surgery or back surgery cause you to become shorter?

Can knee surgery or back surgery cause you to become shorter?

No: It is difficult to make someone shorter through knee or spine surgery. Typically, corrections of the knee or spine (straighten) will functionally lengthen the limb or stature. The changes though are usually not significant. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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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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Can knee surgery or back surgery cause your height to get shorter?

Can knee surgery or back surgery cause your height to get shorter?

No: Knee surgery or back surgery per se do not result in loss of height . But with ageing the loss of the articulate cartilages in the knee and resulting narrowing of the joint may lead. To lessened height. The disc between our vertebra loses water content as we age, this leads to degenerative changes and if combined with vertebral collapse as in compression fractures will lead to loss of height. ...Read more

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What can cause back pain after knee surgery?

What can cause back pain after knee surgery?

Alignment issue...: Recovery from knee surgery is problematic enough; but if you have a 'sensitive' back this raises the level of care. Any problem that throws off your gait(or how you walk) will cause instability in the muscles and dynamic of your back. Keeping strong abdominal muscles will help counteract this problem; and as your knee recovers your back issue should walk on by. Try some heat to help your back. ...Read more

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55 year-old woman had bilateral hip replacements, and had bilateral knee releases over 3 years ago, but had trouble recovering from knee surgery.....?

55 year-old woman had bilateral hip replacements, and had bilateral knee releases over 3 years ago, but had trouble recovering from knee surgery.....?

PainManagePT&Injections: All I can suggest is for you to be functional,you need 1Pain Relief 2 Physical Therapy 3 May be Knee injections with cortisone and Hyalarunic Acid.You are 55 years old.There are some centers where they are treating problems like yours with Stem Cell therapy to regenerate cartileges in the knees.Go google it and find if anyone in your area is doing that ...Read more

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I just had plica (knee surgery) about two months ago. Is it possible for the plica to grow back?

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I just had plica (knee surgery) about two months ago. Is it possible for the plica to grow back?

No: Plicas only very rarely cause knee pain. When we do surgery to remove the plicas, they don't return. There can sometimes be a small amount of scar folds that develop in its place but they generally don't cause pain. If you have a return of pain, the plica was unlikely to be the cause of the original pain. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Posterolateral knee surgery - is the success rate fairly high in regards to getting back to an active lifestyle?

Depends: Multifactorial issue. Depends on exactly what was injured, the extent/anatomy of the injury, associated joint surface/cartilage injury, preexisting joint damage ; whether any/all reparable. In addition, whether repairs done, compliance with post op rehab/bracing and other patient factors like bmi, diabetes, wound care. If all repaired by experienced surg., no joint damage ; pt. Complies; yes. ...Read more

Back Surgery (Definition)

Any surg that enters the muscles & beyond. Usually means involving work on the bone structurs disks r considered back surgery. They include a multitude of procedures. 2 ...Read more


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Orthopedic Spine Surgery (Definition)

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