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Dr. Chad Levitt
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


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I am having a lot of inner knee, thigh, and lower back pain after knee replacement. My surgery was 3 months ago & I have more pain than before tkr.

I am having a lot of inner knee, thigh, and lower back pain after knee replacement. My surgery was 3 months ago & I have more pain than before tkr.

Ouch: If you are having more pain, make sure you get in to be evaluated. Did you do physical therapy? Make sure you do physical therapy - this could also help your discomfort significantly. Take care! ...Read more

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I've had total knee replacement surgery on both knees and now am having severe pain in left buttox and lower back, what can I do? Pt hasn't helped

I've had total knee replacement surgery on both knees and now am having severe pain in left buttox and lower back, what can I do? Pt hasn't helped

Spine evaluation: Spine pain radiating to the buttock region is a sign of nerve compression in the spine coming from either a herniated disc or arthritis in the spine. A spine evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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I had total knee replacement surgery a week ago and my foot is very swollen, is this normal?

I had total knee replacement surgery a week ago and my foot is very swollen, is this normal?

Could be: Swelling is definitely normal following a surgery, and gravity will tend to force the swelling into your foot. However, if this is new just within the past few days and there is associated pain, it could be a symptom of the formation of a blood clot in your leg. You should see your doc for evaluation if you are concerned. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is pain still normal nine weeks after total knee replacement surgery?

Is pain still normal nine weeks after total knee replacement surgery?

Yes: It varies quite a bit. Some parltients do really well even within a couple weeks of surgery, while others dolly improve over several months. If your surgeon is happy with how your knee and X-rays look, I would not be too concerned. Hopefully you will soon turn the corner and start feeling better. ...Read more

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8 month since arthroscopic knee surgery, still hurts to walk. Do injections take pain away or should I get total knee replacement? Lots of pain :(

8 month since arthroscopic knee surgery, still hurts to walk. Do injections take pain away or should I get total knee replacement? Lots of pain :(

Post- op knee pain: Knee replacement depends on age and extent of damage. Still having pain could mean damage was too great to improve much, or you wern't given a chance3 to rehab it. Age is an important factor here. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the kneecap to be wiggly after total knee replacement? (1 week since surgery)

Is it normal for the kneecap to be wiggly after total knee replacement? (1 week since surgery)

Potentially: I would discuss any concerns with your surgeon, but there certainly is some degree of healing that must occur in the patella after a knee replacement. The patella is actually inverted inside out to expose and replace its undersurface with a polyethylene bearing surface, then the medial aspect of the quadriceps mechanism, which helps in tracking of the patella, must be divided and then repaired. ...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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Is it wise to walk for 30 minutes a day/5 days a week, 6 months after a total knee replacement surgery?

Is it wise to walk for 30 minutes a day/5 days a week, 6 months after a total knee replacement surgery?

Yes.: Exercise is important to maintaining many aspects of health. Walking is typically well tolerated by an artificial joint. Use common sense to guide your initial efforts. Start slowly and add duration/distance in small increments. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Total Knee Replacement (Definition)

Total knee replacement: a surgical procedure in which damaged parts of the knee joint are replaced with artificial parts. They cap the end of the thigh bone , under surface of the knee cap and the top surface ...Read more


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