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Will i be able to run after knee replacement? I am a lifelong runner. Will i be able to run again after knee replacement? .

Will i be able to run after knee replacement? I am a lifelong runner. Will i be able to run again after knee replacement?

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Running: You probably can run after a knee replacement, but high impact activities such as running are not recommended. These activities can lead to premature wear and failure of the implants. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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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 ...Read more


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What is a pretty good run down on post-op knee replacement?

What is a pretty good run down on post-op knee replacement?

Hard work: Usually patients spend 2-3 days in the hospital then transition either home or to a skilled nursing facility. Full recovery can take up to a year, but most of the recovery is complete by 3 months. Most patients can drive by 6 wks and return to work at 2 months. Aggressive rehab and hard work on the part of the patient is essential for a successful result regardless of the surgeon. ...Read more

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I had cartolige symptoms in high school and now my doctor says i will need a knee replacement if i keep running. Is this true?

I had cartolige symptoms in high school and now my doctor says i will need a knee replacement if i keep running. Is this true?

Knee Cartilage: If you had cartilage removal surgery 10, 20 or even 30 years ago, its very likely you will develop a degree of arthritis in your knee. High impact activities (running/jumping) hasten the demise of this joint surface possibly leading to the need for joint replacement. Weight control, dietary modifications, and a low-impact cardio program with periodic steroid injections to manage symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after a knee replacement?

TKA recovery time: Usually 2 or so days in hospital. 6 weeks to heal. Next 6 weeks to have muscles and tissues to get used to new motion and freedom--collagen needs to form and adjust in relation to the new lines of stress. ...Read more

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Knee replacement pain after one year is this normal?

Knee replacement pain after one year is this normal?

Look for other cause: There are many potential sources of knee pain. Hip pain can be referred to the knee. A pinched nerve in the back can cause knee pain. The superficial nerves at round the knee can become sensitized. A physiatrist can help determine the cause and prescribe treatments. Acupuncture and physical therapy can be helpful. ...Read more

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How soon can I expect to drive after a double knee replacement ?

How soon can I expect to drive after a double knee replacement ?

As soon as your: Orthopoedist and physiotherapist are able to determine that you are physically capable to drive without putting you or others at risk. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after a knee replacement?

How long is the recovery time after a knee replacement?

8-12 weeks: It depend on the patient general condition but this the average time. ...Read more

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What can be done to relieve pain after a knee replacement?

What can be done to relieve pain after a knee replacement?

Work with surgeon: Pain after total knee replacement varies from patient to patient. Most orthopaedic surgeons use a "multimodality" pain management approach, using different types of medications, not just narcotics, to help with pain control. A combination of tylenol, Celebrex or mobic, and Lyrica can be used with an oral narcotic medication like norco. Remember that ice is an important tool for pain management. ...Read more

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