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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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How can you sleep on side after total knee replacement surgery?

Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Board Certified, Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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How can you sleep on side after total knee replacement surgery?

Pillow: There is no physical reason preventing you from sleeping on your side. You might try a pillow between your legs if you find it uncomfortable while your knee recovers. ...Read more

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Dr. Joel McClurg
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How long until my knee feels better after total knee replacement surgery?

Dr. Joel McClurg
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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How long until my knee feels better after total knee replacement surgery?

It depends: Full recovery after knee replacement usually takes more than a year. Most patients reduce their use of pain medicines within two weeks of the replacement, by 6 weeks they are comfortable and usually by 3 months the knee is fading into the background, and life doesn't revolve around the new knee. Everyone is different and this is a general time line. If you are concerned tell your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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What is involved in knee manipulation after total knee replacement surgery?

Dr. Bertrand Kaper
Board Certified, Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
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What is involved in  knee manipulation after total knee replacement surgery?

Forceful bending: A total knee replacement that has not regained adequate knee flexion after surgery can by treated with a manipulation under anesthesia. This procedure involves the manual disruption of fibrous scar tissue that can sometimes develop within the knee joint. Dedicated range of motion exercises, with a physical therapist and done independently, are critical to the success of this procedure. ...Read more

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Dr. John Dearborn
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How long would it take before my knee feels better after total knee replacement surgery?

Dr. John Dearborn
Board Certified, Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
25 years in practice
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How long would it take before my knee feels better after total knee replacement surgery?

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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Dr. David Fisher
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What are the exercises after total knee replacement surgery?

Dr. David Fisher
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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What are the exercises after total knee replacement surgery?

Strength and motion: Patients lose 30-50% of muscle strength after tka and have to exercise to regain that strength. Leg raising, walking, and progressive exercises to improve the quadriceps function will help. Motion exercises include bending the knee to regain flexion and full extension (straightening). These should be done 3-4 times/day. Bending, biking, and pulling on the leg in flexion will help. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Kent
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I was wondering what are the exercise after total knee replacement surgery?

Dr. Robert Kent
Board Certified, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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I was wondering what are the exercise after total knee replacement surgery?

You will do many: Different exercises. However, there are two main areas that a pt will work with you. First, you will need to work on stretching your hamstrings, making sure you get your knee in full extension. The second, which is very close to this, is quadriceps strengthening. Overall gait stabilization is also important. Pre-surgery exercises programs have demonstrated success in better post-surgery outcomes. ...Read more

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Dr. Edward Hellman
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Is pain still normal nine weeks after total knee replacement surgery?

Dr. Edward Hellman
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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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

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Dr. G Jason Hunt
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Is it okay to go on daily walks 6 months after total knee replacement surgery?

Dr. G Jason Hunt
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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YES: Yes, daily walks are permitted and encouraged 6 months after total knee replacement. ...Read more

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Dr. Marie Williams
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Muscle spasms after total knee replacement --very hard to sleep! does this make sense?

Dr. Marie Williams
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Yes it can happen: Make sure your legs around your ankles are not swelling. This could lead to cramps. Support hose help. Also i recommend calmag to help with the cramps. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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What are some exercises i can do after having total knee replacement surgery?

Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
44 years in practice
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See below please: 1-quadriceps sets tighten your thigh muscle. Try to straighten your knee. Hold for 5 to 10 seconds. 2-straight leg raises 3-ankle pumps 4-knee straightening exercises 5-bed-supported knee bends 6-sitting supported knee bends 7-sitting unsupported knee bends 7-walking 8-stair climbing and descending 9-standing knee bends 10-sted knee bends 11-exercycling you could find detail on this web site. ...Read more

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