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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?

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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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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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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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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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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How useful is a total knee replacement?

How useful is a total knee replacement?

VERY, if indicated: Total knee replacement (tkr) is a real success stories of modern medicine. When indicated, a tkr can be a overall health game changer. Tkr recipients usually regain levels of activity that became otherwise impossible or intolerable (walking, biking, stair climbing). Aerobic exercise in turn provides excellent support for overall cardiopulmonary health. Discuss tkr with your orthpaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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When is a total knee replacement needed?

When is a total knee replacement needed?

Total knee needed: The most concise answer is when arthritic knee pain is not relieved any longer by nsaids, therapy, cortisone injections, hylauronic acid injections, knee braces, ice, nutritional supplements or arthroscopy and x-rays show advanced arthritis and cartilage loss or spurs. When function is impaired and activity declines from pain. Or, when start subtracting things you enjoy from your life due to pain. ...Read more

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Why do people get total knee replacement?

Why do people get total knee replacement?

Total knee: The first reason is for pain relief. Other reasons are to increase mobility or to improve a deformity of the bone. ...Read more

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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