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Not typically: IF it is just a standard arthroscopy with menisectomy most people can get around on crutches or a walker. IF it is more extensive surgery may require that. I let my patients ambulate as tolerated with single leg arthroscopy. I would probably recommend you take care of one knee and then 3-4 weeks later take care of the other. ...Read more
How long after double knee replacement surgery will I likely be released to be able to drive? I want to have realistic expectations.
3 months: You'll be in the hospital 3-5 days. Then either to rehab facility or home with therapy continuing all along. You'll be walking within 1-2 weeks with a walker. The walker will continue 3-4 weeks then conversion to cane or nothing at all. Therapy will continue in 2nd month for range of motion and strength. Improved walking tolerance and stamina is expected in the 3rd month. ...Read more
Should i donate blood. I'm 79 and in the pst year have had double knee replacement and l4-l5 fusion?
Blood donation: The red cross has establish criteria for blood donation. For a surgery goes their statement is as follows: " it is not necessarily surgery but the underlying condition that precipitated the surgery that requires evaluation before donation. Evaluation is on a case by case basis. You should discuss your particular situation with the health historian at the time of donation." however, if you received a blood transfusion during any of your surgeries you have to wait 12 months. Lastly there is no upper limit as far as age goes you just have to be healthy enough to meet the other requirements. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Double knee repl. 2010 for no reson left shin knee swelling lots of pain left shin x ray show nothing wrong at gp knee dr another town retired. Any id?
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