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How can you recover from total knee replacement in less than six weeks?

How can you recover from total knee replacement in less than six weeks?

Varies: Everyone tends to recover at different rates and with varying degrees of pain tolerance. The most important aspects of post surgery rehabilitation are regaining range of motion, controlling swelling, and mobilizing scar tissue. It is very important to seek help from a licensed physical therapist to help with the recovery process as they are experts in this process. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Total Knee Replacement (Definition)

Total knee replacement: a surgical procedure in which damaged parts of the knee joint are replaced with artificial parts. They cap the end of the thigh bone , under surface of the knee cap and the top surface ...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 having your knee scoped vs total knee replacement tkr?

How long does it take to recover from having your knee scoped vs total knee replacement tkr?

Scope:1-4, tkr-4-16w: And needs to be done by physical therapy experts in this area, either in an inpatient setting (if there are 'co-morbidities'--other significant medical probs defined by insurance company), subacute rehab centers, or intense outpatient therapy. Whichever setting, it should start quickly after surgery, be done 2-3 times a day, and always be under direct or indirect guidance of a rehab department. ...Read more

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from having your knee scoped vs total knee replacement?

Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from having your knee scoped vs total knee replacement?

Weeks vs. months: An arthroscopy for a simple meniscal tear requires just a few weeks to recover. A knee replacement requires 3 months. A more complex arthroscopy, such as a debridement for arthritis, takes much longer an is probably not worth doing. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how long to recover from a total knee replacement?

Can you tell me how long to recover from a total knee replacement?

3 months: It takes about 6 weeks to feel better than you did before surgery when walking and 3 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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Six weeks ago i had a total knee replacement. At this point, to what degree should my knee be bending?

Six weeks ago i had a total knee replacement. At this point, to what degree should my knee be bending?

Minimum 90 degrees: Every patient will recover at their own pace after total knee replacement. One of the strongest predictors for how well you will be able to regain knee flexion is the degree of flexion you had prior to surgery. Knees that were very stiff prior to surgery will take a significant amount of time and effort to mobilize. Make sure you are aggressive with your range of motion exercises. ...Read more

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Is it wise to walk for 30 minutes a day/5 days a week, 6 months after a total knee replacement surgery?

Is it wise to walk for 30 minutes a day/5 days a week, 6 months after a total knee replacement surgery?

Yes.: Exercise is important to maintaining many aspects of health. Walking is typically well tolerated by an artificial joint. Use common sense to guide your initial efforts. Start slowly and add duration/distance in small increments. ...Read more

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Still having pain after total knee replacement 6 months ago, please help?

Still having pain after total knee replacement 6 months ago, please help?

Pain after TKR: There can be multiple reasons for persistent pain after tkr, scar tissue contracture or impingement, infection, malalignment, instability, loosening, infection, etc. You need to consult with your surgeon for evaluation of this problem. ...Read more

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Is pain still normal nine weeks after total knee replacement surgery?

Yes: It varies quite a bit. Some parltients do really well even within a couple weeks of surgery, while others dolly improve over several months. If your surgeon is happy with how your knee and X-rays look, I would not be too concerned. Hopefully you will soon turn the corner and start feeling better. ...Read more

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