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How Can You Sleep On Side After Total Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee immobilizer: Depends on the surgeon. But most surgeons do not use the knee immobilizer after surgery. ...Read more
After a total knee replacement on one knee will there be a weight restiction on how much you can lift?
Medication: Pain after total hip replacement is expected and will be most severe the first day or two after surgery. It can be easily managed with perioperative narcotic pain medicines. After discharge from the hospital, most patients will take pain medication for 2-4 weeks and then not require more than a tylenol (acetaminophen) or advil occasionally. The pain after tha should be resolved with in 6 weeks in most patients. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm having microfracture knee surgery on my right leg done. How long till you can typically drive?
Knee surgery: Obviously it is important to use your right leg to drive. If the surgery was on your left probably would be able to drive immediately. Good idea to have a temporary handicap hanger from doc. Usually weight bearing after micro fracture is restricted for 6-12 weeks depending on location and extent. Driving will have similar restrictions. Discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: This depends how long after the surgery this is being done, and how well you've healed. Usually after knee surgery the knee is flexed and extended to get back range of motion. Then if ambulation is attempted, it is first done with crutches, so weight is gradually introduced. So it would be best to put little weight on it to start, then more until no crutches are needed, then try slowly to walk. ...Read more
Within weeks: Most of my 500+ patients after their partial knee replacements have about 3-4 days of mild to moderate pain and swelling. They are instructed to walk around the house every hour that first week since they go home the same day. They use a walker or cane or crutches the first few days. Ice machines with knee wraps and stocking reduce the swelling and pain significantly. 2-3 weeks & 80-90% better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Typically, if you're toe touch weight bearing after knee surgery on right leg can you drive? Or how long till you can.?. (microfracture surgery)
Is knee replacement permanent? Will my implant last the rest of my life, or does knee replacement sometimes need to be repeated?
Is knee replacement permanent? Will my implant last the rest of my life, or does knee replacement sometimes need to be repeated? .
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
At home or center: Hip replacement rehabilitation begins in the hospital shortly after hip surgery. Continued rehab may then continue at home with the proper home nursing rehab team or in a rehabilation center. See which your surgeon prefers and your insurance covers. Don't cut corners on this type of procedure only to develop problems years later. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can someone tell me how long will i be noticeably swollen after a total joint replacement of the tmj's?
Does anyone know, after microfracture surgery on the knee, how long should a person keep weight off of it?
6 weeks.: The general rule is 6 weeks of non-weight bearing. But check with your surgeon, because weight bearing protocols vary from surgeon to surgeon. ...Read more
How much physical therapy is needed after knee replacement? How long should I expect to be in physical therapy after my knee replacement, and how often?
Depends on progress: Most patients receive physical therapy twice per day while in hospital and then usually 2-3 times per week after discharge from the hospital. Most patients have therapy for approximately 6-8 weeks and the frequency during that time depends on how they are progressing and how devoted they are to home exercise. All patients progress at different rates so some may need a little more or a little less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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