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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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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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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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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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For what length of time do I have to wait to drive a car after a total knee replacement surgery?

For what length of time do I have to wait to drive a car after a total knee replacement surgery?

Driving after TKA: I usually have patients wait until they are walking without assistive devices and when they are not taking pain medicines. ...Read more

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Should i donate blood. I'm 79 and in the pst year have had double knee replacement and l4-l5 fusion?

Should i donate blood. I'm 79 and in the pst year have had double knee replacement and l4-l5 fusion?

Blood donation: The red cross has establish criteria for blood donation. For a surgery goes their statement is as follows: " it is not necessarily surgery but the underlying condition that precipitated the surgery that requires evaluation before donation. Evaluation is on a case by case basis. You should discuss your particular situation with the health historian at the time of donation." however, if you received a blood transfusion during any of your surgeries you have to wait 12 months. Lastly there is no upper limit as far as age goes you just have to be healthy enough to meet the other requirements. ...Read more

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On june 10 th I have knee replacement. My knee doesn't respond as well as i expect. It doesn't flex enough. I will have knee manipulation. What is this?

On june 10 th I have knee replacement. My knee doesn't respond as well as i expect. It doesn't flex enough. I will have knee manipulation. What is this?

Post surgical knee: Scar tissue that forms following surgery may prevent full range of motion. If physical therapy cannot resolve this, manual manipulation is performed to break the scar tissue ...Read more