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Doctor insights on: How Long Is A Person Typically Immobile After Getting A Double Knee Replacement

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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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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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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Immobility (Definition)

Immobility is a clinical finding in which a person is unable to move. This can occur due to injury or disease of the muscles, bones, or nerve cells (including in ...Read more