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How to reduce swellig after knee replacement surgery?

How to reduce swellig after knee replacement surgery?

Lots of things: Ice it a lot. Get a knee sleeve ice machine and use it when ever you are sitting down or resting for the first 6-12 weeks. I can't stress how much these ice machine sleeves help. Bregg makes a great machine. I believe it is called polar tec. Do lots of isometric quadriceps contractions. Elevate it when your not walking around. Ice after any activity for 10-20 minutes. Where a compression sock. ...Read more

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 of ...Read more


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How long does pain last after knee replacement surgery?

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 would she be on the mobilizer after knee replacement surgery?

How long would she be on the mobilizer after knee replacement surgery?

Knee immobilizer: Depends on the surgeon. But most surgeons do not use the knee immobilizer after surgery. ...Read more

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Help please! Is forcing knee to bend after knee replacement surgery okay?

Whoa...: ..Only as part of your rehabilitative physical therapy. Don't force anything. Follow your surgeon's and therapists' advice. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the popping I hear after knee replacement surgery?

What is the popping I hear after knee replacement surgery?

Normal: As it is a man-made device, it is not unusual to hear/feel painless clicking in your knee after a successful knee replacement. If concerned, have your surgeon re-evaluate your knee. ...Read more

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Is hoarseness common after knee replacement surgery?

Is hoarseness common after knee replacement surgery?

No!: Knee replacement surgery can be done with various types of anesthesia: spinal, epidural, nerve blocks, and general anesthesia. Only GA involves a breathing tube which might irritate the airway. So knee replacement carries a low risk for hoarseness. However, it is rare even with GA. The breathing tube is a smooth flexible plastic. Experienced anesthesiologists use them all the time w/o problems. ...Read more

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Will swelling after knee replacement surgery go down?

Will swelling after knee replacement surgery go down?

Yes: A replaced knee is often more swollen than the other for a few months and warmer for even longer. Ice and elevation, along with compression can help a great deal. Nsaids may be of benefit as well. ...Read more

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How long does it take for swelling to go down after knee replacement surgery?

How long does it take for swelling to go down after knee replacement surgery?

Monitor: If swelling is worse or has pain associated with it you should get checked out immediately for a blood clot as it can be life threatening. ...Read more

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How long should I wear ted hose after knee replacement surgery? Surgery was dec.12

How long should I wear ted hose after knee replacement surgery? Surgery was dec.12

Your: Your doctor has provided you with the ted hose as a means to decrease the possibility of deep venous thrombosis or to address issues you may have with swelling. If you have problems with varicose veins he may want you to wear them on a long term basis. If it is as a measure to avoid blood clots in your legs he may just want it for a couple of months. Only your doctor can give you the most definitive answer. ...Read more

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How long should I wear ted hose after knee replacement surgery? Surgery was dec.12

Depends of swelling: Tedhose can help control leg swelling after total knee replacement. If your post-operative swelling is under control, it would be fine to stop the tedhose. ...Read more

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Will a person be able to walk normally after knee replacement surgery?

Will a person be able to walk normally after knee replacement surgery?

Yes much better: Total knee replacement is made to reduce pain and improve function. Patients walk much better after recovering from a total knee than they did before total knee surgery. Most walk close to normal or normal once they have fully recovered. ...Read more

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When will I be able to walk after knee replacement? How soon after knee replacement surgery will I be able to walk on my own..

When will I be able to walk after knee replacement? How soon after knee replacement surgery will I be able to walk on my own..

6 weeks: All depend of the surgeon protocol and what kind of total knee was done. In general you should be able to start walkink with a walker 2d day after surgery with partial wb. You could be walking on your own probably after 4 to 6 weeks. ...Read more

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Would it be acceptable to cross your legs at the knees or ankles after knee replacement surgery?

Yes but confirm: Hip replacements are put in via several different surgical approaches. Each has its position of instability of which your surgeon is aware of and tests at the end of the procedure. Avoidance of extreme positions is a good rule of thumb, and asking your surgeon what position to avoid is best. ...Read more

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My 85 year old grandma has internal bleeding after knee replacement surgery. What can we do?

See below: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...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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My husband, after knee replacement surgery in feb, 2011 still has general pain and trouble walking. His other knee is now not functioning properly.?

My husband, after knee replacement surgery in feb, 2011 still has general pain and trouble walking. His other knee is now not functioning properly.?

May not be knees: The problem may not be coming from the knees themselves. Many who have knee arthritis also have lower back arthritis. Low back arthritis can result in spinal stenosis, which results in chronic leg pain, weakness, instability, difficulty walking. If his surgeon says the knees look like they're functioning well, then look for another pain origin, such as the back. ...Read more

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How serious is a knee replacement surgery?

Moderate: General or spinal amethesia 200cc of blood loss risk of infx. And blood clots pulmonary embolis pain 2-5days hospital stay. ...Read more

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Knee replacement surgery? How young can it be done?

Knee replacement surgery? How young can it be done?

You could be 20 year: Knee replacement usually done for older individual but if you have certain disease which make your mobility restricted and have a lot pain could be done early, check with your doctor he will advise you. It is all about the quality of life? ...Read more

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What can I do to prepare for knee replacement surgery?

Strength: Although most pts are limited with pain prior to a tka, doing excercises to build-up your quads will help. This can be straight leg raises and wall sits. Practice using a cane or crutches as well. Building up your iron stores with a MVI (multivitamin) or eating greens will help limit any affects of postop anemia. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for knee replacement surgery?

How long is the recovery for knee replacement surgery?

Total knee recovery: Full maturation period for a total knee is 12-18 months. This is to achieve final full motion ; strength ; the fluid motion you will have for many years to come. Most people will participate in 6-12 weeks of formal pt.
However, somewhere between 4-12 weeks, people generally stop their formal therapy and continue there lifelong maintenance exercise program. Best outcomes require regular exercise. ...Read more

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Is it okay for me to box after getting a knee replacement surgery?

Is it okay for me to box after getting a knee replacement surgery?

Yes: Knee replacements can provide years of pain-free activities. The more aggressive the activity, the greater chance to cause problems down the road. Think of them like tires-how you treat them will affect their lifespan. Impact activities like running will shorten their lifespan, while knee-gliding activities like skiing place less stress on them. Chose your miles carefully! ...Read more

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Will I still be able to box after getting knee replacement surgery?

Will I still be able to box after getting knee replacement surgery?

Activity after TKA: That depends on the level of boxing you are participating in. At the recreational level, you should be fine. ...Read more

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Should I still be able to box after getting knee replacement surgery?

Should I still be able to box after getting knee replacement surgery?

Talk to your doc: Talk to your knee surgeon about suggested outcome and restrictions following treatment of your specific knee condition. Many factors enter into the advice you receive. ...Read more

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How long does it take for someone to perform knee-replacement surgery?

How long does it take for someone to perform knee-replacement surgery?

Knee replacement: The length of time depends on the size of the patient, the deformity of the knee, and the expertise of the surgeon. Time can range from 90-180 minutes. ...Read more

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Would if be okay to have knee replacement surgery with venous disease?

Would if be okay to have knee replacement surgery with venous disease?

Treat veins forst: Often it is advisable to treat underlying venous disease before knee surgery. This often makes the knee surgery easier by reducing abnormal venous pressure. This can reduce bleeding and also the chance of blood clots in the abnormal veins. ...Read more

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A 57y/o friend is going for a knee replacement surgery. Any advice before going forward?

Many options: There are many online sites that can provide helpful information. Reliable sites include:
www. Aaos. Org
www. Aahks. Org

your orthopaedic surgeon should be your primary source of information to answer any specific questions that you have. ...Read more