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Doctor insights on: Knee Resurfacing Surgery

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My knee keeps giving way will i need surgery?

My knee keeps giving way will i need surgery?

Seek Consultation.: You will be best off seeking consultation with an orthopedic surgeon who will evaluate your situation. Only after complete history and physical examination (sometimes imaging also) will he/she be able to provide you with a diagnosis and treatment recommendations. Online consultants can only speculate. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How can knock knees be corrected without surgery?

How can knock knees be corrected without surgery?

Cannot: May be able to unload joints using unloader braces. This will not permanantly correct the problem. Severe knock knees can lead to early arthritis. Surgical correction generally includes gradual correction with an external fixator. Acute correction can lead to nerve problems. In older adults with degenerative disease, knee arthroplasty is performed. ...Read more

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Can I fix knock knees without surgery at age 17?

Can I fix knock knees without surgery at age 17?

No: You are done growing at that age so no nonsurgical treatments will change your bone and me alignment. The bigger question is are you having problems with it? There is a variation of normal among people in unless you're having problems I would not worry about it. If you are having difficulty you should seek an orthopedic surgeon and a major surgery would be required to realign your legs. This is usually not necessary. ...Read more

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Manipulation surgery for knee how long is recovery?

Manipulation surgery for knee how long is recovery?

It depends: On the joint and the amount of stiffness you had before in the joint, it could take from few weeks to month. ...Read more

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Do you think I'll need surgery to fix my knock knees?

Do you think I'll need surgery to fix my knock knees?

Depends: This depends on the cause...if you were born with knock knees typically surgery is not done to correct this, especially at this age. If arthritis is the cause, then depending on the severity, knee replacements can be done to correct this. I recommend you see an orthopedist or sports medicine doctor to determine the next step. ...Read more

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How do I heal a bad knee without having to get surgery?

Family practice : It depends on what you mean as a bad knee. X-ray, MRI may need to be done. Physical therapy to help strengthen the knee if there was no tear. ...Read more

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Can you suggest exercises to strengthen knee after surgery?

Can you suggest exercises to strengthen knee after surgery?

Quad strengthening: exercises are KEY!! Leg lifts, quad contractions, and light weight on a leg press machine to start. work up to higher weights gradually. Biking, treadmill and rowing can all help build your quads. ...Read more

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Who has done reconstructive surgery on the knees? What is it like?

Who has done reconstructive surgery on the knees? What is it like?

I do, complex: Knee reconstructions are very complex and should be done by an experienced surgeon familiar with the latest techniques. When done correctly and with a well-directed and compliant patient, the results can be very satisfactory. The patient should be well-prepared as it is a very difficult recovery. The pain, although significant at times, can be controlled with cutting edge techniques. ...Read more

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I undergone surgery on my knee .I cannot bend more than 30 degree .

I undergone surgery on my knee .I cannot bend more than 30 degree .

You will get better: In general,because of swelling and post operative pain,the range of motion of the knee is limited.As the knee heals from the surgery and as the selling goes down,the range of motion of your knee will improve. You will need physical therapy to complete the recovery. You will get better. You did not give how long since the surgery or the time since so the answer given here is a general answer. ...Read more

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I need to know if i would need surgery for a knee if i cannot bend?

I need to know if i would need surgery for a knee if i cannot bend?

Likely Yes: If you have had an injury and cannot bend your knee, something may be stuck inside. If not getting better on its own, sometimes a quick outpatient surgery is the only way to get it going again. I would see your orthopedist sooner rather than later with a stuck knee. Don't let it go. ...Read more

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What should I do if i can't straighten my knee 1 year after surgery?

What should I do if i can't straighten my knee 1 year after surgery?

See your orthopedist: What exactly was the surgery? If the knee contracture is mild then physical therapy may help. If it is more severe then i would speak with the orthopedist. ...Read more

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How do the realign the knee from slipping. Does that require surgery?

How do the realign the knee from slipping. Does that require surgery?

Depends what slips?: A subluxating or dislocating patella is treated with various nonoperative and operative options. Most can be successfully treated with a special brace and therapy. Surgery to realign the patella can invvolve any/all of the following: medial patellofemoral ligament (mpfl) reconstruction, lateral retinacular release, and distal tibial tubercle realigning osteotomy. ...Read more

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I just got surgery done on my knee for torn maniscus it hurts a lot why?

I just got surgery done on my knee for torn maniscus  it hurts a lot why?

Inflammation: Surgery--any surgery--is traumatic and results in inflammation as a normal part of the healing and recovery process. The inflammation causes pain, which is nature's way of making sure you protect the area so as not to injure it further. It will get better with time. Ice and anti-inflammatory meds like Ibuprofen also help. ...Read more

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What happens during key hole surgery I have to have my knee done so scared ?

What happens during key hole surgery I have to have my knee done so scared ?

Usually goes fine...: Knee arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) provides the surgeon with an excellent view of the inside of the knee. It is usually performed through two or three very small puncture holes near the knee-cap tendon. One of the puncture holes is used to pass the surgical instruments into the knee and another is for the camera which is used to see inside the knee joint. ...Read more