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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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Varies by patient: Everybody recovers differently after a total knee replacement. The definition of "normal" will also vary patient to patient. The more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, however, the quicker they will recover and the more successful the surgery will be. Count on at least 3 months for full recovery.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
TKA duration: It varies on the deformity, the instruments used, and the experience of the surgeon. Average range of 40-60 minutes.See 1 more doctor answer
Tka time: It ranges from 35mins to about 2 hours. This varies based on the patient size, extent of disease, and the surgeon.See 1 more doctor answer
Knee replacement: The next day if no complication from the surgery.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Scope:1-4, tkr-4-16w: And needs to be done by physical therapy experts in this area, either in an inpatient setting (if there are 'co-morbidities'--other significant medical probs defined by insurance company), subacute rehab centers, or intense outpatient therapy. Whichever setting, it should start quickly after surgery, be done 2-3 times a day, and always be under direct or indirect guidance of a rehab department.See 1 more doctor answer
Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from having your knee scoped vs total knee replacement?
6-10 weeks: I restrict patients from horseback riding for 6-10 weeks, until they have regained motion and strength in the knee to adequately protect themselves.See 1 more doctor answer
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