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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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Dr. John Michalski
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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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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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try and determine cause
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Write down severity, duration, location (front/back of knee, etc.)
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, bag of frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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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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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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Strengthen muscles around the joint
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Use a brace for activity when needed
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Eat a healthy diet and take vitamins
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How long after getting a total knee replacement will I be fully functional again?

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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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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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Avoid hard soled footwear
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Exercise the knees while sitting
daily
Climb stairs gently
every 4 hours
Perform thigh-strengthening exercises
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How long does it take to recovery from having scar tissue removed after having 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 more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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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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