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Can You Run 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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
8-12 weeks: It depend on the patient general condition but this the average time. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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