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Dr. Frederick Buechel, jr. md
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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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Please tell me how long it takes for to get in and out of bed by yourself after a knee replacement?

Please tell me how long it takes for to get in and out of bed by yourself after a knee replacement?

2 days: Most patients are able to get in and out of bed by themselves within 2 days after knee replacement. Obesity and other health factors may affect this. The key is the return of quadriceps function and the ability to raise the leg up off the bed. Exercises to regain that strength will help. ...Read more

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Docs, usually how long is recovery for double knee replacement ?

Docs, usually how long is recovery for double knee replacement ?

3 months: You'll be in the hospital 3-5 days. Then either to rehab facility or home with therapy continuing all along. You'll be walking within 1-2 weeks with a walker. The walker will continue 3-4 weeks then conversion to cane or nothing at all. Therapy will continue in 2nd month for range of motion and strength. Improved walking tolerance and stamina is expected in the 3rd month. ...Read more

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How long does it take to get back mobility after a full right knee replacement?

How long does it take to get back mobility after a full right knee replacement?

Few weeks: If you having total knee replacement, will be up on your feet the second day of surgery then gradually will be ambulating with walker to full mobility depending on general health, after 8-12 weeks you will up and around. Good luck. ...Read more

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How long after double knee replacement surgery will I likely be released to be able to drive? I want to have realistic expectations.

How long after double knee replacement surgery will I likely be released to be able to drive? I want to have realistic expectations.

It vary: It depend on your general health and the out come of the surgery. Let us say you are generally good health and out come of the surgery is good i would say in about 3 month. Good luck. Thank you. ...Read more

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How long after knee replacement surgery can you go back 2 playing sports. I, m fit and well most of the time though i can get pain now nd again.

How long after knee replacement surgery can you go back 2 playing sports. I, m fit and well most of the time though i can get pain now nd again.

Let me explain: Knee replacement in young age have it is own problems? The joint made of certain alloys, it is artificial joints, those joint follow the law of wear and tear, so i would be careful with it. ...Read more

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How can one get a knee replacement with out insurance?

How can one get a knee replacement with out insurance?

Shop around online: There are centers in the us where patients can have total joint replacement surgeries performed at "reasonable" fixed costs. You need to figure on at least $20, 000. There are medical tourism sites overseas but be very careful and cautious if you choose this option. If you were to encounter any complication you will be hard pressed to find medical assistance close to home. Research options online. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery time after a knee replacement?

How long is the recovery time after a knee replacement?

8-12 weeks: It depend on the patient general condition but this the average time. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a knee replacement?

How long does it take to recover from a knee replacement?

Varies by patient : Everybody recovers differently after a total knee replacement. There are many variables that will influence the length of your recovery, including the shape our knee is in before surgery, how stiff your knee is and the amount of therapy and exercise you do. The more dedicated the patient is to his/her recovery, the quicker they will recover and the more successful the surgery will be. ...Read more

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What are consequences of waiting to get a knee replacement?

What are consequences of waiting to get a knee replacement?

Pain and swelling: Possible progression of deformity as well. Range of motion and strength must be maintained while waiting. If you can tolerate the pain, then there should be no rush to knee replacement. ...Read more

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Does anybody know the long-term affects of knee-replacement?

Pros and cons: The long term benefits of knee replacement include pain relief, improved mobility, improved function and better quality of life. The long term risks include infection and complications related to wear of the prosthesis or implant. With modern prosthetic materials, however, the life span of the knee replacement can often be in the 15-20 year range. ...Read more

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How soon can I expect to drive after a double knee replacement ?

How soon can I expect to drive after a double knee replacement ?

As soon as your: Orthopoedist and physiotherapist are able to determine that you are physically capable to drive without putting you or others at risk. ...Read more

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How long does it normally take to recover and go back to work from a duble knee replacement?

6-12 weeks is normal: A double knee replacement is quite taxing on your body. Some people can go back in 4-6 weeks to a sedentary job. Most people can return in 6-12 weeks but they will be stiff and sore and need to move around a lot and often still feel achy and restless at 6 weeks. Most people are taking pain medication for 3-12 weeks after surgery. As you see this varies greatly from patient to patient. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how much time does it take to get in and out of bed by yourself after a knee replacement?

Can you tell me how much time  does it take to get in and out of bed by yourself after a knee replacement?

In ; out of bed TKR: You should be able to get in and out of bed by yourself within 4-5 days post op. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery from knee replacement? How long does it take to recover enough to return to normal activity after knee replacement? .

How long is the recovery from knee replacement? How long does it take to recover enough to return to normal activity after knee replacement?

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Average : Average patient will use walker or crutches 4-6 weeks then transition to cane or no assistive devices. By 6 weeks, most patients are happy with their progress and pain relief but aren't quite up to normal walking speed. At three months, most patients should be walking normally. Improvement will continue for 1-2 years depending on level of pre-surgery disability. Patients can enhance recovery and overall benefits with exercises as prescribed by your physician and/or physical therapist. Of course, it also depends on the patient's overall health and motivation. ...Read more

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How long does pain last after knee replacement surgery?

Post TKA pain: The most severe pain is in the first 48 hrs. It should gradually start lessening after that. It depends upon how much deformity is there pre-op. Also pain is a subjective measure. Usually minimal pain by a month. ...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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I had a knee replacement 6 years ago it get stiff pain movement get bad?

I had a knee replacement 6 years ago it get stiff pain movement get bad?

Needs evaluation: Some knees never attain full range of motion after replacement. However, your knee should be evaluated to insure that there is no issue such as loosening of the parts or chronic infection. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Immobility (Definition)

Immobility = state of not ...Read more