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Would kroger brand xtra strength pain relief pm be a good over-the-counter drug to take for my knee replacement instead of vicoden?

Would kroger brand xtra strength pain relief pm be a good over-the-counter drug to take for my knee replacement instead of vicoden?

Possibly: Kroger brand xtra strength pain relief is acetaminophen, which is essentially tylenol. It may be weaker for pain than vicodin, but you will likely have less side effects than the vicodin if you are sensitive to narcotics. If the pain is not severe, I would go with the tylenol. Motrin and Ibuprofen are good over the counter options, but I would not take it constantly for a long time. ...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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Would kroger brand xtra strength pain relief pm be a good over-the-counter drug to take for my knee replacement instead of vicodin?

Would kroger brand xtra strength pain relief pm be a good over-the-counter drug to take for my knee replacement instead of vicodin?

Tylenol (acetaminophen): Arthritis strength tylenol (acetaminophen) is helpful. Vicodin (hydrocodone) is a narcotic and the chronic use of narcotics for pain control can cause serious side effects, including narcotic dependence, narcotic tolerance, and hyperalgesia (hyspersensitivity to pain). This class of drugs should not be used to treat arthritis pain unless no other options are effective. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I had a knee replacement and now my knee dosent ben t?

What do you advise if I had a knee replacement and now my knee dosent ben t?

See Ortho doc: You may need exercises to range your knee, however if there is something wrong with your replacement the orthopedic doc may need to further evaluate you. ...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?

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

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I am having knee replacement in april, 2013. I can't take opium pain medication. What else can I take to relieve the pain? Thanks, dee

I am having knee replacement in april, 2013. I can't take opium pain medication. What else can I take to relieve the pain? Thanks, dee

Many Choices: It would be very wise to meet with a pain specialist prior to your surgery to set yourself up for success. Alternative investigation too may help: meditation, acupuncture, massage.
Possible meds include
pain blocker Gabapentin (neurontin)
anti inflammatory such as meloxicam, naprosyn, (naproxen) etc
opiate alternative tramadol (warning; addictive too)
seek specialty advice. ...Read more

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How can I avoid knee replacement?

How can I avoid knee replacement?

Exercise stay thin: There are no medicines or nutritional suppliments that proven to stop arthritis, but keeping weight down and exercising cand delay arthritis symptoms. ...Read more

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Tell me about knee replacement surgetu?

Tell me about knee replacement surgetu?

Life Changing: If you have a bona fide need for replacement and have seen a reputable orthopedist, this surgery can change your life. You will have <1 week in the hospital, perhaps a week in rehab if any, and will have 2-6 weeks of rehabilitation to go through pending any complicaitons, your general health and condition. You will have some pain, stiffness and muscle atrophy, thus the therapy. Ask a lot of? 's. ...Read more

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When is a knee replacement recommended?

When is a knee replacement recommended?

For pain: When an artistic knee fails non operative therapy and becomes painful enough to interfere with normal activities, surgeons consider knee replacement. ...Read more

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Symptoms of a loosened knee replacement?

Symptoms of a loosened knee replacement?

Pain and swelling: Implant loosening causes pain, especially with weight bearing. The knee generally will make more lubricating fluid as well, causing swelling. ...Read more

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What's the normal age for knee replacement?

Varies: Depending on the pathology, the amount of pain, and the amount of conservative treatment tried. Significant increase in the 50-59 year age group, still average age over 60. ...Read more

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Is it possible to die from a knee replacement?

Is it possible to die from a knee replacement?

Mortality TKR: This is certainly a complication of any surgery. It will be necessary to get medical clearance by your primary doctor and/or pulmonologist or cardiologist if you have any lung or heart conditions prior to the surgery. Mortality from total knee surgery is exceedingly low. You will be placed on a blood thinner after surgery to prevent blood clots. ...Read more

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What is relieve pain after a knee replacement?

R.I.C.E: Initially after surgery, rx pain medication will be required. Afterwards, nsaid's and tylenol (acetaminophen) will help, along with ice and elevation. Gentle excercises for rom will also help with the swelling. Hang in there, it will get better week by week. ...Read more

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How can you know if you need a knee replacement?

Pain: If you have pain on a daily basis, the pain prevents you from doing things you would ordinarily do. If you have tried or oral anti-inflammatories and injections with cortizone (hydrocortisone) and they have not helped. You should also have x-rays that show advanced degenerative joint disease. ...Read more

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When do you know a knee replacement is indicated?

Poor function: Although xrays are helpful in determining whether knee replacement is indicated, pain and poor function are the primary indications. Severe arthritis will cause pain, swelling, and instability (particularly when descending stairs). When these issues affect your quality of life, and other measures have failed, knee replacement may be indicated. A well-done knee replacement should last 20-25 yrs. ...Read more

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Knee replacement exercise at 1 year what is best?

Knee: Walking and strengthening of the muscles in the leg are key, resistance bands work well also. Riding a staionary bike is also a great way of excersising. ...Read more

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Is a knee replacement categorized as a disability?

Is a knee replacement categorized as a disability?

Yes: It is not considered a total disability. And varies from patient to patient. It does not automatically qualify you for any particular benefits. ...Read more