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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? .

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.

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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 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.

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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.

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I am having knee replacement in april, 2013. I can't take opium pain medication. What else can I take to relieve the pain? Thanks, dee

I am having knee replacement in april, 2013. I can't take opium pain medication. What else can I take to relieve the pain? Thanks, dee

Many Choices: It would be very wise to meet with a pain specialist prior to your surgery to set yourself up for success. Alternative investigation too may help: meditation, acupuncture, massage. Possible meds include pain blocker Gabapentin (neurontin) anti inflammatory such as meloxicam, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc opiate alternative tramadol (warning; addictive too) seek specialty advice.

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What do you advise if I had a knee replacement and now my knee dosent ben t?

What do you advise if I had a knee replacement and now my knee dosent ben t?

See Ortho doc: You may need exercises to range your knee, however if there is something wrong with your replacement the orthopedic doc may need to further evaluate you.

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On june 10 th I have knee replacement. My knee doesn't respond as well as I expect. It doesn't flex enough. I will have knee manipulation. What is this?

On june 10 th I have knee replacement. My knee doesn't respond as well as I expect. It doesn't flex enough. I will have knee manipulation. What is this?

Post surgical knee: Scar tissue that forms following surgery may prevent full range of motion. If physical therapy cannot resolve this, manual manipulation is performed to break the scar tissue

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How can I avoid knee replacement?

How can I avoid knee replacement?

Exercise stay thin: There are no medicines or nutritional suppliments that proven to stop arthritis, but keeping weight down and exercising cand delay arthritis symptoms.

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Tell me about knee replacement surgetu?

Tell me about knee replacement surgetu?

Life Changing: If you have a bona fide need for replacement and have seen a reputable orthopedist, this surgery can change your life. You will have <1 week in the hospital, perhaps a week in rehab if any, and will have 2-6 weeks of rehabilitation to go through pending any complicaitons, your general health and condition. You will have some pain, stiffness and muscle atrophy, thus the therapy. Ask a lot of? 's.

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When is a knee replacement recommended?

When is a knee replacement recommended?

For pain: When an artistic knee fails non operative therapy and becomes painful enough to interfere with normal activities, surgeons consider knee replacement.

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What's the normal age for knee replacement?

Varies: Depending on the pathology, the amount of pain, and the amount of conservative treatment tried. Significant increase in the 50-59 year age group, still average age over 60.

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How can you know if you need a knee replacement?

Pain: If you have pain on a daily basis, the pain prevents you from doing things you would ordinarily do. If you have tried or oral anti-inflammatories and injections with cortizone (hydrocortisone) and they have not helped. You should also have x-rays that show advanced degenerative joint disease.

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Is a knee replacement categorized as a disability?

Is a knee replacement categorized as a disability?

Yes: It is not considered a total disability. And varies from patient to patient. It does not automatically qualify you for any particular benefits.

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Told I need a knee replacement. What are my options?

Told I need a knee replacement. What are my options?

Many: Understand your problem and get a second opinion. Discuss options such as injections (steroid vs non-steroid), arthroscopy, osteotomy, and partial knee replacement vs total knee replacement. Other less likely option may include cartilage transplantation.

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What are consequences of waiting to get a knee replacement?

What are consequences of waiting to get a knee replacement?

Pain and swelling: Possible progression of deformity as well. Range of motion and strength must be maintained while waiting. If you can tolerate the pain, then there should be no rush to knee replacement.

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What is the definition or description of: knee replacement?

What is the definition or description of: knee replacement?

Easy!: 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 the knee cap (patella).

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How useful is a total knee replacement?

How useful is a total knee replacement?

VERY, if indicated: Total knee replacement (tkr) is a real success stories of modern medicine. When indicated, a tkr can be a overall health game changer. Tkr recipients usually regain levels of activity that became otherwise impossible or intolerable (walking, biking, stair climbing). Aerobic exercise in turn provides excellent support for overall cardiopulmonary health. Discuss tkr with your orthpaedic surgeon.

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When is a total knee replacement needed?

When is a total knee replacement needed?

Total knee needed: The most concise answer is when arthritic knee pain is not relieved any longer by nsaids, therapy, cortisone injections, hylauronic acid injections, knee braces, ice, nutritional supplements or arthroscopy and x-rays show advanced arthritis and cartilage loss or spurs. When function is impaired and activity declines from pain. Or, when start subtracting things you enjoy from your life due to pain.

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