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How Soon Can A Knee Manipulation Be Done If The Previous One Failed
Yes: Sometimes there are limited gains with the first manipulation. A second or more manipulation can be performed if the range of motion has not been restored to a normal or acceptable level. Discuss with your orthopedist. A scope may also be added to a manipulation to assist in scar removal. ...Read more
I have done everything manipulation pt every day afteryday for a weak nothing has worked so only thing left is athrocopy or revision i had total knee ?
Patience and calm: After a knee replacement, some patients have difficulty with stiffness. It can take one full year to get full range of motion after surgery. Arthroscopy, manipulation, pt, and nsaids are all appropriate. Work with your surgeon determining which may work for you. If you are very frustrated, a second opinion may be helpful. Good luck. ...Read more
Is it common to fx leg during manipulation knee after total knee replacement? What other complications can happen? Mine being done in 4 weeks
No: It is very uncommon to fracture a leg during a manipulation. It would be most likely in a patient with osteoporosis or severe weakening of the bones. Manipulation is most effective in the 1st 6-12 weeks after total knee replacement, although in some cases may be helpful beyond that time frame. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
How do I find an orthopedic surgeon who specializes in replacement shoulders I have had a total knee replacement done and would return to this doctor but he specializes in knees not shoulders. Prefer one who does shoulders all day like the previous surge
One : One of the best ways to do this is to just ask the surgeon who did your knees for a referral, or two. Let him know what you are looking for and, chances are, he will know someone who does a good number of shoulder replacements. Look for someone with specialty training in shoulder conditions, and shoulder replacements in particular. You can also ask local physical therapists who they might recommend. For another resource, look to the american shoulder and elbow surgeons for a list of surgeon members in your area. http://spec.ases-assn.org/members/public/memdir.cfm listen to your gut, as well. You will need to be comfortable that your surgeon is someone you will be able to trust and form a good relationship with. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I'm having to get knee replacemenst done and I have let one of them go way to long it hurts constantly he did
not offer me one thing for pain , why?
All pain medications: — prescription and nonprescription — have risks and potential side effects. Keep in mind that medication isn't the only treatment for arthritis pain. Mild to moderate arthritis pain may be relieved with a combination of self-care measures and lifestyle changes: weight loss, exercise, heat or cold therapy, and physical therapy. It would be useful to FIRST try this combined approach before meds. ...Read more
One leg from knee down swells each day after riding fork lift all day. Has done this for 2 years. Very fit and active. Should i wear a legcompression?
Not a bad idea..: Not sure why you would have leg swelling, but seemingly not painful. Prior injury can damage the vessels/lymphatics and thus cause swelling with prolonged upright position. Did you have any trauma to the leg? Are you on any medication? Norvasc/cardizem/verapamil/lyrica etc.. Are common meds causing leg swelling. Compression stockings can help. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hubby had 2 h.T.O.'s and opening wedge done on both knees. One healed np, the other knee, bone growth is inhibited. What can he do?Hightibialosteotomy
BONE STIMULATOR?: Ask the otho about a bone stimulator if apropriate for this case? ...Read more
Would a plaster cast help a painful knee if I think it is dislocating? One of my friends in Spain have had this done.
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