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How Long Does A Total Knee Arthroplasty Take To Do
About an hour: In my practice the actual surgery takes approx 62 minutes for a man and 54 min for a woman of average weight and height without excessive deformity etc. The anesthesia and prepping and draping generally takes 40 minutes so total time in operating room about 1 hr and 40 minutes. It varies from surgeon to surgeon. I do over 500/yr. Find someone u like, who performs procedure regularly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Osteoarthritis: The most common indication for a total knee replacement is osteoarthritis (oa). Oa is generally referred to as the "wear and tear" type of arthritis that becomes more common as our bodies age. Other types of arthritis that can lead to the need for knee replacement could include: rheumatoid arthritis or post-traumatic arthritis- as a result of previous injury to the knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Arthritis : The most common reason for a total knee arthroplasty or replacement surgery is severe arthritis of the knee. This is typically osteoarthritis, but can also be rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, or arthritis from other causes such as psoriasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not generally: The knee replacement is stable at the time that it is performed. We use your own ligaments and tendons and do not generally harm them during surgery. There are cases where the ligaments (such as the mcl) are stretched during surgery, were moved and reconstructed, or were weak to begin with. In these cases, the knee brace is critical after surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
vague: So not sure where this question is coming from...However alignment in knee replacement has stayed fairly constant over time. Goal of the knee replacement is to provide a stable knee, a knee that recreates the anatomic joint line, and of course is technically straight so that the load is shared equally. Most of what has changed in this surgery deals with the prosthetic designs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: In the us hospital charges vary by region, hospital size, teaching status, and number of joints performed per year. In the us typical total charges (including the hospital stay) are typically from $32, 000-52, 000. ...Read more
Knee replacement: Why?-pain and lack of mobility. Good for 15-25 years. How quick do I heal?- as soon as you get out of bed (the next morning you need to be on a chair and possibly walkiing a bit). Your physcial therapy is important, is all you. If you are not proactive then you'll have problem. It takes about a year to completely feel comforatable with the new joint. The first 3 months are critical. Up up. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a right total knee arthroplasty on Feb 28th. Five days ago I started hearing my knee pop when I walk & now it is really tight & have some pain?
See orthopedist: Have your orthopedist reevaluate the knee. It is impossible to offer specifics without being able to examine the knee first hand. ...Read more
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