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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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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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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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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Symptoms of a loosened knee replacement?

Symptoms of a loosened knee replacement?

Pain and swelling: Implant loosening causes pain, especially with weight bearing. The knee generally will make more lubricating fluid as well, causing swelling. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from a knee replacement?

Is it possible to die from a knee replacement?

Mortality TKR: This is certainly a complication of any surgery. It will be necessary to get medical clearance by your primary doctor and/or pulmonologist or cardiologist if you have any lung or heart conditions prior to the surgery. Mortality from total knee surgery is exceedingly low. You will be placed on a blood thinner after surgery to prevent blood clots. ...Read more

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What to if I am having a knee replacement soon and i was just wondering what to expect?

What to if I am having a knee replacement soon and i was just wondering what to expect?

3-6 month recovery: This surgery can improve your function and pain level but takes a while to recover. The hospital stay is usually 2-3 days, followed by 4-6 weeks of therapy to regain the knee motion and strength. Post operative pain can be managed with pain medication. Sleeping may be interupted at night for 6 or more weeks due to knee discomfort. Energy level after surgery takes 2-3 months to return. ...Read more

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