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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from having your knee scoped vs 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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Six weeks ago I had a total knee replacement. At this point, what degree or motion should my knee be bending at?
90 degrees or more: Can vary with each patient.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it wise to walk for 30 minutes a day/5 days a week, 6 months after a 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
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