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Can You Run After Knee Replacement
No running for at --: Least 3 months, if i was the surgeon. Your surgeon will be the only one to answer that as only he knows what he saw and did exactly. Also depends on your progress from the surgery. Any pain or swelling? Check with your surgeon. Good luck. ...Read more
Will i be able to run after knee replacement? I am a lifelong runner. Will i be able to run again after knee replacement?
Surgeon preference: It is possible to do both knees at the same time in some patients. Your surgeon may or may not do this. Staged procedures can be done several days or weeks later in some cases, while most people will wait 6 weeks or more to have the other knee done. You should discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Within weeks: Most of my 500+ patients after their partial knee replacements have about 3-4 days of mild to moderate pain and swelling. They are instructed to walk around the house every hour that first week since they go home the same day. They use a walker or cane or crutches the first few days. Ice machines with knee wraps and stocking reduce the swelling and pain significantly. 2-3 weeks & 80-90% better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
At home or center: Hip replacement rehabilitation begins in the hospital shortly after hip surgery. Continued rehab may then continue at home with the proper home nursing rehab team or in a rehabilation center. See which your surgeon prefers and your insurance covers. Don't cut corners on this type of procedure only to develop problems years later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Within weeks: Most of my 500+ patients after their partial knee replacements have about 3-4 days of mild to moderate pain and swelling. They are instructed to walk around the house every hour that first week since they go home the same day. They use a walker or cane or crutches the first few days. Ice machines with knee wraps and stocking reduce the swelling and pain significantly. 2-3 weeks & 80-90% better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: The goal is to increase ambulation.Get a more detailed answer ›
Up to 3 months: Everybody recovers differently after a total knee replacement. The amount of physical therapy is therefore, variable. A usual pt course is anywhere from 4-12 weeks. The more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, the more successful the end result of the surgery will be. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sore 1-2 wks: I tell my patients to take it easy for the first 3-4 days, elevate to heart level, ice a lot and limited walking around for the first week so that it doesn't swell early on. Pain can be moderate first week. Generally much better 2nd weeks pretty good by week 3-4. I inject cortisone week 4-6 if not significantly better. ...Read more
Can you let me know how many times can a knee ligament be repaired before you consider knee replacement?
Not enough info: This is a difficult question to answer without more information. If you have a bowed-leg (varus) arthritis, the ligament reconstruction, if it's an acl will most always fail unless your alignment is corrected with an osteotomy. Multiple reconstructions will only lead to a stiffer joint with increased scar tissue and the results on a total knee will be will be worse because of limited motion range. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Caution: I would use caution with how much activity you do. Joint implants are not intended for a tremendous amount of high impact activity. They wear out faster. The newer implants, however, are much better in that respect. Just use be aware of the limitations of the implant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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