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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

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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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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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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...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 is relieve pain after a knee replacement?

R.I.C.E: Initially after surgery, rx pain medication will be required. Afterwards, nsaid's and tylenol (acetaminophen) will help, along with ice and elevation. Gentle excercises for rom will also help with the swelling. Hang in there, it will get better week by week. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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When do you know a knee replacement is indicated?

When do you know a knee replacement is indicated?

Poor function: Although xrays are helpful in determining whether knee replacement is indicated, pain and poor function are the primary indications. Severe arthritis will cause pain, swelling, and instability (particularly when descending stairs). When these issues affect your quality of life, and other measures have failed, knee replacement may be indicated. A well-done knee replacement should last 20-25 yrs. ...Read more

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Knee replacement exercise at 1 year what is best?

Knee: Walking and strengthening of the muscles in the leg are key, resistance bands work well also. Riding a staionary bike is also a great way of excersising. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time after a knee replacement?

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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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. ...Read more

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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 do I know when my knee replacement is wore out?

How do I know when my knee replacement is wore out?

Get an xray: Wear and tear on a total knee replacement will typically present with clinical symptoms of pain and/or swelling. Xrays of the knee will show any possible concerns of wear. I would recommend an orthopaedic consult with a surgeon specializing in knee replacement surgery for thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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How can one get a knee replacement with out insurance?

Shop around online: There are centers in the us where patients can have total joint replacement surgeries performed at "reasonable" fixed costs. You need to figure on at least $20, 000. There are medical tourism sites overseas but be very careful and cautious if you choose this option. If you were to encounter any complication you will be hard pressed to find medical assistance close to home. Research options online. ...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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How long does it take to recover from a knee replacement?

How long does it take to recover from a knee replacement?

Varies by patient: Everybody recovers differently after a total knee replacement. There are many variables that will influence the length of your recovery, including the shape our knee is in before surgery, how stiff your knee is and the amount of therapy and exercise you do.
The more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, the quicker they will recover and the more successful the surgery will be. ...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, (acetaminophen) 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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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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Does anybody know the long-term affects of knee-replacement?

Pros and cons: The long term benefits of knee replacement include pain relief, improved mobility, improved function and better quality of life. The long term risks include infection and complications related to wear of the prosthesis or implant. With modern prosthetic materials, however, the life span of the knee replacement can often be in the 15-20 year range. ...Read more