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How long does it take to recover after a shoulder replacement?

How long does it take to recover after a shoulder replacement?

About 3-6 months: Total shoulder arthroplasty (tsa) replaces the shoulder ball and socket with metal and plastic. To expose the joint for replacement, one of the rotator cuff tendons (subscapularus) has to be detached from the humerus. It takes about 6 weeks for the tendon to heal to bone and motion is restricted during this healing time. Afterwards, therapy is needed to restore motion and strenght. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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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


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How long does it take to recover from a knee replacement?

How long does it take to recover from a knee replacement?

Varies by patient : Everybody recovers differently after a total knee replacement. There are many variables that will influence the length of your recovery, including the shape our knee is in before surgery, how stiff your knee is and the amount of therapy and exercise you do. The more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, the quicker they will recover and the more successful the surgery will be. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a total knee replacement?

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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How long is the recovery from knee replacement? How long does it take to recover enough to return to normal activity after knee replacement? .

How long is the recovery from knee replacement? How long does it take to recover enough to return to normal activity after knee replacement?

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Average : Average patient will use walker or crutches 4-6 weeks then transition to cane or no assistive devices. By 6 weeks, most patients are happy with their progress and pain relief but aren't quite up to normal walking speed. At three months, most patients should be walking normally. Improvement will continue for 1-2 years depending on level of pre-surgery disability. Patients can enhance recovery and overall benefits with exercises as prescribed by your physician and/or physical therapist. Of course, it also depends on the patient's overall health and motivation. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a knee arthroscopy?

How long does it take to recover from a knee arthroscopy?

Varies by procedure.: If it is for a meniscus tear, most people are moderately sore for 3-5 days. Swelling improves starting around day 4 or so. Most people take pain meds for 2-10 days. Some take no narcotics at all. Crutches for a day or two then sometimes a cane. Most are done with these by first week. Limping around for a week or two is common. Many can do mild to moderate activity in 10-14 days. Best by 4-6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from an ankle replacement?

How long does it take to recover from an  ankle replacement?

Surgery recovery: It takes skin 2-3 weeks to heal and then you will be started in therapy. It may be 1 -2 years before you have finished recovering, slowly improving until up to 6 months. Don't expect the end result to reach 100%. The goal is improved motion, decreased pain. ...Read more

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How long does it take a total knee replacement to heal?

How long does it take a total knee replacement 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 more

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How long does it take to recover after an arthroscopic knee surgery?

How long does it take to recover after an arthroscopic knee surgery?

Depends: Recovery fro simple knee arthroscopy (meniscal debridement, loose body removal, plica excision) takes ~6 wks; if you rehab diligently you can get back faster (sports in 3-4 weeks). Arthroscopic ligament reconstruction (e.g. Acl), meniscus repairs, or articular cartilage procedures (microfracture, aci, etc) require longer rehabilitation, often 6-12 months. Talk to your surgeon about your case. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after an ACL surgery?

How long does it take to recover after an ACL surgery?

11 months: Full recovery from surgery to return to play in nfl football players is 11 months. In general it is a 6 month to 12 month process to return to play. Surgery itself only takes 2 hours or less but it takes months for the ligament to heal in place and then months for the leg to regain strength and another few months to return to activity. ...Read more

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How much time does it take to fully recover from hip replacement?

How much time does it take to fully recover from hip replacement?

Recovery: typically is about 2-3 months. It is an inpatient surgery you are in the hospital 2-3 days and then either go home with PT or to Rehab. You are up walking either the day of or after surgery. stitches out at two weeks. You have to follow certain precautions such as no forward bending, deep squatting, etc for about 6 weeks. strength and ROM progress as you can tolerate. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after meniscus repair surgery?

How long does it take to recover after meniscus repair surgery?

Depends: Depends on the extent of the injury and the type of repair_ open vs arthroscopic can have a different recovery time of weeks. What type of surgery are you having? Is the meniscus completely torn, partially torn, ? ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from knee arthroscopy surgery?

1-6 weeks: For meniscus surgeries in an otherwise healthy patient in excellent condition, the arthroscopy does not need too much time to recover from. I have had patients walk out from surgery and never turn back. However, patients are often deconditioned because of the injury. This causes muscle (especially quads) weakness and inhibition that takes longer to recover from. ...Read more

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How long does it take to walk after arthroscopic knee surgury?

How long does it take to walk after arthroscopic knee surgury?

Varies on surgery: Depends on severity of your injury, and depends on how extensive your surgery was. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from quadricepsplasty knee surgery?

How long does it take to recover from quadricepsplasty knee surgery?

A few months: The repair has to be protected for the first six weeks and then you're looking at at least 8 to 10 wees of physical therapy to restore near full recovery. It will be one full year before you are fully recovered and back to "normal". ...Read more

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How much time does it take to fully recover from a hip replacement?

How much time does it take to fully recover from a hip replacement?

Depends: every person is different it's a big operation no matter who you are and every body recovers a little differently I typically tell patients it will take up to a year to be as good as you can be following your procedure ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after jaw surgery?

How long does it take to recover after jaw surgery?

After the surgery: Orthognatic jaw surgery is major bone surgery, and the recovery period takes 3-6 month. It is important to be patient and follow postsurgery instructions. Take care. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a total shoulder replacement?

How long does it take to recover from a total shoulder replacement?

Average 6 months: Everybody recovers differently after a total shoulder replacement. Your recovery will be influenced by the severity of your arthritis, how stiff your shoulder is prior to surgery, the condition of your rotator cuff, and the amount of therapy and exercise you do. The more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, the quicker they will recover and the more successful the surgery will be. ...Read more

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How long does it take to walk after arthroscopic knee surgery?

Right away: You can walk the day of surgery. Most people will feel good the first day from the local anesthetic and medicine injected at the time of surgery. The medicines wear off by day two and three. You can still walk but it becomes more sore. By day 3-4 the worst swelling occurs and this is the worst days for some. Usually swelling decreases after this and walking gets better each day after. Keep icing! ...Read more

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How long does it take a patella to heal after surgery?

How long does it take a patella to heal after surgery?

6 wks: Without knowing what you had done it is hard to say for sure. Did you have a broken patella repaired? If so roughly 6 weeks for bone the heal then maybe another 6 or so weeks of therapy. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after artery surgery?

How long does it take to recover after artery surgery?

Depends: It depends on where is the surgery and is it open or endovascular like stenting .. It can be variable from few days to few weeks. ...Read more