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How long does pain last after total knee replacement?

How long does pain last after total knee replacement?

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 more

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Total Knee Replacement (Definition)

Total knee replacement: a surgical procedure in which damaged parts of the knee joint are replaced with artificial parts. They cap the end of the thigh bone , under surface of the knee cap and the top surface ...Read more


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After total knee replacement, how long would i be on pain relievers like oxycodone?

After total knee replacement, how long would i be on pain relievers like oxycodone?

Difficult to known: Some patients do not need more than a few days of oxycodone after a knee replacement, whereas several often need the medication for several months. ...Read more

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How long after total knee replacement before one can swim?

How long after total knee replacement before one can swim?

4-6 weeks: I will let patients enter a pool once the knee incision is healed. Walking in water can be helpful. Swimming can be started once the pain allows. This is usually around 6 weeks. ...Read more

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How long till my knee feels better after total knee replacement?

How long till my knee feels better after total knee replacement?

Varies with patient: Obtaining significant relief after a knee replacement usually occurs between 1 and 3 months after the surgery with full recovery ranging from 6 to 12 months. ...Read more

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How long until my knee feels better after total knee replacement surgery?

It depends: Full recovery after knee replacement usually takes more than a year. Most patients reduce their use of pain medicines within two weeks of the replacement, by 6 weeks they are comfortable and usually by 3 months the knee is fading into the background, and life doesn't revolve around the new knee. Everyone is different and this is a general time line. If you are concerned tell your doctor. ...Read more

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How long would it take before my knee feels better after total knee replacement surgery?

How long would it take before my knee feels better after total knee replacement surgery?

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

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How long after getting a total knee replacement will I be fully functional again?

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 more

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After a total knee replacement, how long before I can ride my harley ?

After a total knee replacement, how long before I can ride my harley ?

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 more

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How long till my knee feels better after having total knee replacement surgery?

How long till my knee feels better after having total knee replacement surgery?

Up to one year: The knee keeps healing after surgery for an extended period of time. Most patients return to normal activity in 6-12 weeks. For the knee to feel completely improved may take up to one year. ...Read more

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How long after a cortisone shot ( which made my knee a lot worse) can I have total knee replacement?

Anytime after: You do not have to wait a specified amount of time after a cortisone shot in the knee to then undergo a knee replacement. The replacement can be done at any time. ...Read more

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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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