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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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How long does a total knee arthroplasty take to do?

How long does a total knee arthroplasty take to do?

About an hour: In my practice the actual surgery takes approx 62 minutes for a man and 54 min for a woman of average weight and height without excessive deformity etc. The anesthesia and prepping and draping generally takes 40 minutes so total time in operating room about 1 hr and 40 minutes. It varies from surgeon to surgeon. I do over 500/yr. Find someone u like, who performs procedure regularly. ...Read more

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Do glucosamine supplements help with knee arthroplasty recovery?

Do glucosamine supplements help with knee arthroplasty recovery?

No: Glucosamine is a building block in the formation of knee cartilage, so some have recommended taking it as a dietary supplement to improve the health of your knee cartilage. In a knee arthroplasty, the cartilage is removed and the knee is resurfaced/replaced with a metal and plastic prosthesis. Since there is no cartilage left, any benefit, which is theoretical anyway, would not be seen. ...Read more

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What is the cost of total knee arthroplasty in government hospital malaysia?

What is the cost of total knee arthroplasty in government hospital malaysia?

Varies: In the us hospital charges vary by region, hospital size, teaching status, and number of joints performed per year. In the us typical total charges (including the hospital stay) are typically from $32, 000-52, 000. ...Read more

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Will I have to wear a knee brace all of the time if I have a knee arthroplasty?

Will I have to wear a knee brace all of the time if I have a knee arthroplasty?

No: The goal of knee replacement surgery is to create a pain free and stable knee. If the surgeon cannot restore ligamentous stability, you may need a brace. This is possible but rarely occurs. ...Read more

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How necessary is ?The use of a knee brace after a total knee arthroplasty?

How necessary is ?The use of a knee brace after a total knee arthroplasty?

Not generally: The knee replacement is stable at the time that it is performed. We use your own ligaments and tendons and do not generally harm them during surgery. There are cases where the ligaments (such as the mcl) are stretched during surgery, were moved and reconstructed, or were weak to begin with. In these cases, the knee brace is critical after surgery. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from knee arthroplasty? My husband is scheduled for knee arthroplasty. How long can I expect him to be recovering? .

How long is recovery from knee arthroplasty? My husband is scheduled for knee arthroplasty. How long can I expect him to be recovering?

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Knee Replacement: Typically 6 weeks. The wound heals in 2 weeks. Physical therapy continues another 4-6 weeks. In case of cemented knee , the patient is walking on it the very next day. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from knee arthroplasty? My husband is scheduled for knee arthroplasty. How long can I expect him to be recovering? .

Depends: Recovery depends on approach, fixation method, age and cofactors. Most patients are out of the hospital in 2-3 days. They walk with a walker for up to 6 weeks. By 3 months they are usually back to normal activities. The above are averages and some people are ahead and some behind those numbers. ...Read more

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What are the scars like after a knee arthroplasty?

What are the scars like after a knee arthroplasty?

5-10 inches: The incision is made vertically over the kneecap. We use a minimally invasive technique that results in a smaller scar. ...Read more

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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Arthroplasty (Definition)

Surgical procedure for replacing a joint in the body which is diseased (e.x. arthritis) ...Read more