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How long does it take a total knee replacement to heal?

How long does it take a total knee replacement to heal?

TKA healing: You can typically put full weght on it immediately postop. The rehab however continues for several months, and continuing with home exercise program to re-train the sort tissues and muscles. Tisuue is made of collagen which takes 6 weeks to heal, then 6 weeks or so to recalibrate to the realignment. ...Read more

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Hip Replacement (Definition)

Total hip replacement: surgery in which the diseased ball and socket of the hip joint are completely removed and replaced with artificial materials. A metal ball with a stem (a prosthesis) is inserted into the femur (thigh bone) and an artificial plastic cup socket is placed in the acetabulum (a "cup-shaped" ...Read more


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How long does a total knee replacement surgery take?

How long does a total knee replacement surgery take?

TKA duration: It varies on the deformity, the instruments used, and the experience of the surgeon. Average range of 40-60 minutes. ...Read more

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How long does it take to walk after arthroscopic knee surgery?

How long does it take to walk after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Right away: You can walk the day of surgery. Most people will feel good the first day from the local anesthetic and medicine injected at the time of surgery. The medicines wear off by day two and three. You can still walk but it becomes more sore. By day 3-4 the worst swelling occurs and this is the worst days for some. Usually swelling decreases after this and walking gets better each day after. Keep icing! ...Read more

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How long does it take to walk after arthroscopic knee surgury?

Varies on surgery: Depends on severity of your injury, and depends on how extensive your surgery was. ...Read more

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How long does microfracture knee surgery usually take?

How long does microfracture knee surgery usually take?

Depends: This is dependent on what is found during the operation. If an acl reconstruction or other procedure is required it will take longer. Microfracture alone will take between 30min - 1 hr. Your surgeon will be able to give you a more exact time frame. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from knee arthroscopy surgery?

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How long does it take to recover from knee arthroscopy surgery?

1-6 weeks: For meniscus surgeries in an otherwise healthy patient in excellent condition, the arthroscopy does not need too much time to recover from. I have had patients walk out from surgery and never turn back. However, patients are often deconditioned because of the injury. This causes muscle (especially quads) weakness and inhibition that takes longer to recover from. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after an arthroscopic knee surgery?

How long does it take to recover after an arthroscopic knee surgery?

Depends: Recovery fro simple knee arthroscopy (meniscal debridement, loose body removal, plica excision) takes ~6 wks; if you rehab diligently you can get back faster (sports in 3-4 weeks). Arthroscopic ligament reconstruction (e.g. Acl), meniscus repairs, or articular cartilage procedures (microfracture, aci, etc) require longer rehabilitation, often 6-12 months. Talk to your surgeon about your case. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after meniscus repair surgery?

Depends: Depends on the extent of the injury and the type of repair_ open vs arthroscopic can have a different recovery time of weeks. What type of surgery are you having? Is the meniscus completely torn, partially torn, ? ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after a shoulder replacement?

How long does it take to recover after a shoulder replacement?

About 3-6 months: Total shoulder arthroplasty (tsa) replaces the shoulder ball and socket with metal and plastic. To expose the joint for replacement, one of the rotator cuff tendons (subscapularus) has to be detached from the humerus. It takes about 6 weeks for the tendon to heal to bone and motion is restricted during this healing time. Afterwards, therapy is needed to restore motion and strenght. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from quadricepsplasty knee surgery?

How long does it take to recover from quadricepsplasty knee surgery?

A few months: The repair has to be protected for the first six weeks and then you're looking at at least 8 to 10 wees of physical therapy to restore near full recovery. It will be one full year before you are fully recovered and back to "normal". ...Read more

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

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

6 months: The most rapid phase of recovery is in the 1st 6 weeks, but full recovery from tka can take 6 months or more. The bone and soft tissue healing take time, as does regaining strength. ...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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How long does maltracking surgery take?

How long does maltracking surgery take?

1-2 hours variably: Not all maltracking surgery for patellar malalignment and/or instability is the same. Various surgical options are routinely considered. Proximal realignment options include medial reefing, lateral release, and mpfl reconstruction. Distal options include an osteotomy of the tibial tubercle. The duration of surgery is directly related to how many of the options are included in your surgical plan. ...Read more

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How long does shoulder surgery take?

How long does shoulder surgery take?

Can't say...: Too much depends on exactly what procedure is performed - and if you are referring to surgical time or recovery time. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from neck disectomy and hardware replacement surgery?

How long does it take to recover from neck disectomy and hardware replacement surgery?

Long time: Even though skin wound heals quickly, bone healing can take longer time upto 6to 12 months. ...Read more

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How long does it usually take to recover from hip preservation surgery?

How long does it usually take to recover from hip preservation surgery?

6-12 weeks is common: Hip arthroscopy comes in many flavors. Labral repair, debridement or reconstruction recovery can be shorter than when combined with significant bony removal as with trimming of the bone from the pelvic hip socket edge (acetabulum) or with the bump that can exist about the femoral head-neck junction. Precautions against applying too much force across the resected area of bone mandates crutches x6wk ...Read more

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How long does ACL and meniscus surgery take? How long is recovery?

How long does ACL and meniscus surgery take? How long is recovery?

6-12 mos: Although many sources suggest a full recovery to sports in 6 mos, it may be 6-12 months before you can return to full physical activities. Timing depends on the amount of knee damage, type of graft, specific sport, competition level, & psychology http://www.emoryhealthcare.org/acl-program/surgical-recovery/acl-rehab-expectations.html http://www.aaos.org/news/aaosnow/dec12/clinical7.asp ...Read more

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How long does it take before I no longer run/bike with a limp after a hip replacement surgery?

How long does it take before I no longer run/bike with a limp after a hip replacement surgery?

Don't run: Depending on a number of factors including the surgical approach used, whether the leg was lengthened and differences among patients you can expect to have some limp for several months after hip replacement surgery. These replacements were not made for the impact of running and i strongly advise my patients to avoid those types of impact activities which will shorten implant life. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from total hip replacement surgery?

Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from total hip replacement surgery?

3 months: The arthritis pain is gone immediately, but it takes about 6 weeks to feel better than you did before surgery. Three months to return to all normal activities. I tell patients that it will be a year before you reach maximal improvement. ...Read more

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Normally, how long would the pain after the hip replacement surgery?

Varies: Most total hip patients experience significant pain relief very soon after surgery. It is not uncommon though for a patient to need occasional pain medication for a few weeks after surgery. Individual pain thresholds vary from person to person. ...Read more

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How long does fatigue last after hip replacement surgery?

How long does fatigue last after hip replacement surgery?

6-12 weeks: Most patients will feel fatigue for for 1-3 months after a hip replacement surgery. This is related to the anesthesia, blood loss, and rehabilitation after the surgery. This will gradually disappear as your activity level returns to normal. It can be affected by age, preoperative activity level, and other health conditions. Walking, exercise, and good nutrition will help. ...Read more

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After total hip replacement surgery, is it normal for the operated leg to be a little bit longer than the good one?

After total hip replacement surgery, is it normal for the operated leg to be a little bit longer than the good one?

Can be: While i wouldn't call it normal, leg lengthening is a potential result of total hip replacement and can be no big deal or a significant disability. Leg lengthening has become less common with newer implants and surgical techniques. Significant lengthening can be balanced with a heel lift in the other shoe. ...Read more

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36 yrs old & have hip osteoarthritis from injury long ago. 2nd surgery last year, pt & injection. Still pain. When is it ok to have hip replacement?

36 yrs old & have hip osteoarthritis from injury long ago. 2nd surgery last year, pt & injection. Still pain. When is it ok to have hip replacement?

It is up to you: I believe when you no longer can live with pain. Having said that, you should understand this surgery may have to done again because your age, what kind of work you and many other condition. Some of those surgery could done were resurface the bone i will recommend that if possible. ...Read more

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How soon after hip replacement can I have another surgery like liposuction? I can't have the lipo first due to emergency hip replace needed

How soon after hip replacement can I have another surgery like liposuction? I can't have the lipo first due to emergency hip replace needed

6 months: At least 6 months. The person you want to ask that question is the orthopedic surgeon doing the hip replacement. He/she should make the call. Also, the ortho doc will probably cover you with antibiotics to prevent infection of the hip replacement. Also make sure the liposuction doc knows about the hip replacement. ...Read more

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What is hip replacement surgery for?

Hip replacement : Tha is primarily done for painful deformity from irregular hip ball and socket. Arthritis, trauma, avn, scfe, perthes, among other developmental diseases can be the culprit. ...Read more

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Tell me about hip replacement surgery?

I will: T h r is a surgery done to eliminate the pain from the hip sequence to arthritis; the hip joint is ball and socket joint. Usually the socket cover by polyethylene and the thigh bone (femur replaced) by metal prosthesis, usually the result is very good and the surgery is easy to do. ...Read more

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How expensive is a hip replacement surgery?

Insurance covers: price differs in different parts of the country. there is also cost of hospitalization and anesthesia and rehab. get insurance. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a hip replacement surgery?

How dangerous is a hip replacement surgery?

Generally safe: Hip replacement surgery is a common and safe operation but does have risks. Risks include medical complications (blood clots, stroke, etc), anesthetic complications, and surgical complications (infection, dislocation, nerve or blood vessel injury, fracture, leg length discrepancy). A careful pre operative assessment should be made for each invididual patient to understand and manage the risks. ...Read more

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Will a hip replacement surgery be a big help?

Will a hip replacement surgery be a big help?

I think a lot: Depends upon why you are considering the surgery, what your current level of pain and disability is and what your goals are. These are questions that anyone considering joint replacement or any surgical procedure for an arthritis related issue must ask. 37 brings in an extra set of factors as most 37 year olds will expect to have a life expectancy that exceeds the projected survival of the joint. ...Read more

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How does hip replacement surgery usually work?

Very well!: Seriously, hip replacement refers the procedure in which the "ball and socket" are replaced with a metal and plastic prosthesis. The surgery is done over 300, 000/year in the USA alone and the results are excellent. The recovery is relatively quick and the relief is almost immediate for many. ...Read more

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What to do about hip replacement surgery question.?

Pain relief: The primary indication for hip replacement surgery is pain relief. I would caution a young person to strongly consider non surgical management, but it is difficult to make recommendations without reviewing any imaging studies that may be available. ...Read more

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How do you know when to do hip replacement surgery?

Personal choice: Hip replacement surgery is an elective surgical procedure. Your doctor can tell you you are a candidate based on your symptoms and hip xray. People respond differently to pain and physical limitations from hip arthritis. I tell my patients that either the pain or the disability will be severe enough, to them, to ask for the surgery. Not everyone wants surgery, and lives with the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it true that hip replacement surgery that painful?

Is it true that hip replacement surgery that painful?

It depends: If you are comparing it to a knee replacement or a shoulder replacement then the answer is "no it is probably not that painful." however, the length of recovery is quite dependent on other variables, including patient factors, surgical factors and postop therapy factors that may make the experience more or less painful. ...Read more

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What are possible risks from hip replacement surgery?

Notable risks: Blood clot - in legs or lungs infection fracture of femur loosening or wear of the implant over time (think of your new hip like tires on your car, more miles = less time that they last) nerve injury bleeding change in leg length. ...Read more

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Do broken femurs make you need hip replacement surgery?

Do broken femurs make you need hip replacement surgery?

Sometimes: A replacement is used when the upper portion of the femur is broken and out of place and usually reserved for older patients. Most younger patients would have the fracture fixed and watch it for late complications like arthritis or collapse. ...Read more

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When should someone get revision hip-replacement surgery?

When old THA fails.: Depending on when the hip was replaced and what was used, THAs will usually last for quite a while. However, THAs do fail. When they do fail, the symptoms may include pain, instability, or inability to walk. There may be grinding, clicking, or other similar symptoms. If you have a concern, please see your orthopedic doctor. ...Read more

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What is hip recovery time after getting a hip replacement surgery?

What is hip recovery time after getting a hip replacement surgery?

4 to 6 weeks: All depend upon what kind of prosthesis is used and what surgical approach.The mallority of the time now you can get out of bed the followind day of the surgery and start ambulation with a walker and in 2 to 3 weeks can graduate to a 4 prone cane, pt is usually helpful and you can be independent in 2 months. ...Read more