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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?

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?

Nerve injury: No one can tell how long will this last. It may be permanent, which is rare (1/10000), most of the injuries are temporary and may resolve within 1 year. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

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


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How long does arthroscopic knee surgery last?

How long does arthroscopic knee surgery last?

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

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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

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 more

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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?

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?

Can last 1-2 weeks: Body reacts to surgery in leg in many different ways sometimes as you have described. The surgical dressing if a bit tight can cause these symptoms as well. Speak to your surgeon if of concern or worsening. ...Read more

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How long does microfracture knee surgery usually take?

How long does microfracture knee surgery usually take?

Depends: This is dependent on what is found during the operation. If an acl reconstruction or other procedure is required it will take longer. Microfracture alone will take between 30min - 1 hr. Your surgeon will be able to give you a more exact time frame. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for osteoporosis knee surgery?

How long is the recovery for osteoporosis knee surgery?

None: There is no surgery for osteoporosis at the level of the knee. If there is osteoarthritis the recovery time depends on the type of surgery performed. ...Read more

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How long does swelling take to go down after knee surgery?

How long does swelling take to go down after knee surgery?

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 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 long will it take for the swelling to go down after a knee surgery?

How long will it take for the swelling to go down after a knee surgery?

Depends: Swelling from knee surgery is common and the length of time it takes to go down depends on how extensive the surgery was and what was repaired. Best to discuss with your orthopedic surgeon to give you the best answer for your specific condition. ...Read more

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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 more

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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?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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How long should I quit smoking marijuana for if I am having knee surgery?

How long should I quit smoking marijuana for if I am having knee surgery?

Now: Make sure you tell the anesthesiologist and surgeon everything you are taking since it could interfere with the anesthesia. ...Read more

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How long would knee surgery take too heal?

How long would knee surgery take too heal?

Depends: It will depend on what surgery for the knee. There are many types, arthroscopic debridement, acl repair, total knee replacement, etc as those all have different recovery times. ...Read more

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How long do you need to elevate knee after a knee surgery?

How long do you need to elevate knee after a knee surgery?

3 - 5 days: 3 - 5 days of ice/elevation after knee surgery is fairly typical. Each surgeon may have slightly different recommendations. ...Read more

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How long does it take on average for someone to recover from a knee surgery?

How long does it take on average for someone to recover from a knee surgery?

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 more

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How long is the recovery for arthroscopic knee surgery?

How long is the recovery for arthroscopic knee surgery?

Days to weeks: Depending on the findings, it could take days to weeks to improve. Most arthroscopic cases allow you to walk immediately. I recommend no running or jumping for 4 weeks. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from arthroscopic knee surgery?

Depends: Typically people recover from knee arthroscopy in 4-6 weeks, but some of this depends on what was done. Progressive and gentle range of motion is typically the best way to start with a progressive return to heavire sports and activities. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Knee Surgery (Definition)

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


Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Nerve Block (Definition)

Just means injecting a nerve with a local anesthetic, like lidocaine, to temporarily cause the nerve to stop working. It's usually done in order to do a procedure painlessly, but can also be done as a therapeutic measure to rest ...Read more