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How Long Does Nerve Block Last After Knee Surgery
I have femoral neuropathy after having simple arthoscopic knee surgery. My doctor tells me it's from the nerve block?How common and long this last?
The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more
It Varies : If you have a meniscus tear only, once you trim the tear, you many not ever have any future problems. Due to the loss of a portion of your shock absorber, however, you may develop secondary arthritis in the future which means the cartilage on the ends of the bones can start to wear down. This may take years or decades to happen if it happens at all. ...Read more
Does injury to vessels, nerves and a chronic pain syndrone after arthroscpic knee surgery eventually go away? How long? I am a 49 yr. Old female
Unknown: Without knowing the injury, one can predict when and if the pain will resolve. Unfortunately there is a slight chance of a chronic pain problem following almost any surgery. You should discuss the problem with your surgeon and/or seek treatment in a chronic pain management center. There are many treatments that can be tried for chronic post-surgical pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had arthroscopic knee surgery 4 days ago. Anytime my leg isnt elevated (ie, walking with crutches) my toes, foot turn blue. How long does this last?
swelling: This depends on many factors including what was done during surgery, age, etc. Simple procedure such as isolated meniscus tears often have very little swelling that resolves in a matter of days. More significant surgeries including ligament reconstruction may take weeks to months to resolve swelling. The presence of arthritis also increases the recurrence of swelling. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr says wait til 50 yrs old to have reconstructive knee surgery. Currently 47. What's the reason? Do they only last for so many years?
Natural knee best : Your natural joint is your best joint. Artificial joints do not last forever. How bad is your natural knee. To answer better we need to know what the true diagnosis is and what type of surgery would be anticipated. Are you you a candidate for a joint replacement ? Very important is that you continue to have excellent and vigorous knee exercise I have patients that we've been able to avoid surgery by great physical therapy and patient compliance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I visited lewis orthopaedics last year for a knee surgery. I am fine now, no complications ...Do i need to get my knee checked regularly?
See below: Depending upon the procedure performed usually a 1 to 2 year follow-up is necessary , especially for joint replacement surgery. Follow up with your previous treating orthopedic surgeon and they will provide you the follow-up schedule as necessary. Good luck thank you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dad is 59 and had knee surgery 4 weeks ago. He sleeps all day long and won't eat anything and says his whole body is achy. What could be wrong?
Medication: His response is not normal. I would be worried that his issues might be related to possible pain medication or even blood thinner use. I would suggest checking with his primary care doctor, especially if he might have any other medical conditions (hypertension, heart disease, diabetes, etc). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I visited lewis orthopaedics last year for a knee surgery. I am fine now, no complications ...But do I still need to get my knee checked regularly?
Meniscus: Best to consult your orthopedic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Depends: Recovery times differ depending on the surgical procedure performed and also on the individual. We do recommend getting into your therapy program immediately following your surgery to minimize your swelling, keep the tissues mobile and start strengthening as appropriate to give you the best outcome from your surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not ...Read more
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