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How Long Does A Total Knee Replacement Take To Heal
TKA healing: You can typically put full weght on it immediately postop. The rehab however continues for several months, and continuing with home exercise program to re-train the sort tissues and muscles. Tisuue is made of collagen which takes 6 weeks to heal, then 6 weeks or so to recalibrate to the realignment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies by patient : Everybody recovers differently after a total knee replacement. The definition of "normal" will also vary patient to patient. The more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, however, the quicker they will recover and the more successful the surgery will be. Count on at least 3 months for full recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a Total knee replacement 4 wks ago. I'm taking tramadol and oxycodone staggered for the pain. PRN. How long is it OK to take pain medication.?
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?
How long does it take to recovery from having scar tissue removed after having total knee replacement?
Varies with healing: Most surgeons prefer to allow the surgical scars to mature for several months to identify areas of problem scars versus those that mature and become less apparent. Soft tissue wound healing is generally completed in 9-12 months, permiting revisions. As the knee is a mobile joint, it will take a bit longer for scarring to settle down and determine the areas of need and options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Ride when healed: First you need to be off narcotics. Second you should wait til your swelling is down to almost normal. Third, your wound needs to be healed. If you lean on your leg too soon with the weight of your harley, the tissue many still be held together by the internal stitches and you may split open your wound. 6-8 weeks is probably getting close to being safe on the wound strength issue. I ride myself. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Full function varies: Most people require a minimum of 6-12 weeks to regain their preop motion back. Most people are able to return to work at a light to medium duty at 6-12 weeks. Most people can play golf at 6-12 weeks. Tennis usually 12 weeks or so. Swimming once the wound is healed and sealed. Most people still feel stiff for 6-12+ months. This gives you good general idea of what to expect. Individuals vary. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes,: but inform surgeon and anesthesiologist about any infections ...Read more
What to do if I have damage in m bone,neck injury,and have had a total knee replacement.i take percset10,will pain c?
Comprehensiveness: Employing a multi-modal approach, most fellowship trained pain specialists offer the most effective management of painful conditions. To accurately diagnose and treat patients, we will utilize imaging studies, electro-diagnostic evaluations, history ; physical examinations, targeted physical therapy, appropriate and responsible medication management and cutting-edge interventional procedures. ...Read more
What do you suggest if I have damage in m bone, neck injury, and have had a total knee replacement.I take percset10, will pain c?
I HAVE HAD A TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT. I WAS PRECRIBE ATIVAN (lorazepam) 2X DAY AND 2 PERCOCET 10/325 6X PER DAY. WHAT ARE THE DETOX SYMPTOMS WEANING OFF OF ATIVAN (lorazepam) AND PERCOCET 10/325. WITH EACH DOSE I DO NOT TAKE I FEEL SICKER AND SICKER.
Withdrawals : Almost flu like symptoms with muscle ache ,nausea with vomiting , sometimes diarrhea. Loss of appetite , feelings of weakness and apathy , sometimes shaking and chills with runny nose. Most of the worst can occur during the first 24-36 hours . Sometimes one can minimize these symptoms by decreasing the pain meds by 10%, per day . This can best be accomplished by increasing the time interval btwn ...Read more
Need to take antibiotics 1 hr before colonoscopy if you had a total knee replacement 8 months ago? Who should prescribe them Ortho or GI MD?
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May not be complete: Some are fortunate to have the surgery and shortly there after once the wounds healed, they have no pain at all. Many will have great improvement of pain, but never completely resolved after the replacement surgery. It is a big surgical procedure with significant risks/benefits, so do your research and discuss with doc thoroughly. Good luck to you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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