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Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
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Knee Surgery (Overview)

Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not amenable to other interventions.


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How do I prep for knee surgery?

How do I prep for knee surgery?

The best you can: The preparation for knee surgery will vary depending on the surgery. However in general, the stronger the leg the better the recovery. Therefore, a strengthening program from the core to the ankles would be helpful. In addition, flexibility or motion of the knee and hip is important. I also recommend having ice packs ready as they will help with pain management and swelling after surgery.. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelius O'leary jr
16 Doctors shared insights

Knee Surgery (Overview)

Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not amenable to other interventions.


Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Knee surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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What should I do before knee surgery?

What should I do before knee surgery?

Physical therapy: There are, of course, many different types of knee surgery performed. Before surgery is even considering, a course of conservative or non-operative treatment including physical therapy is strongly recommended. Even if surgery is recommended, pre operative therapy can help get your knee and thigh and leg muscles in better shape- this will help you recover quicker from your surgery. ...Read more

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How do I know if I need knee surgery?

How do I know if I need knee surgery?

Specialist: Find a highly regarded orthopaedic surgeon that specializes in knees. Have a thorough exam. If surgery is needed, get a second opinion to confirm! ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Knee surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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How much time does knee surgery take?

How much time does knee surgery take?

Probably: 1-2 hrs generally. Some surgeons are faster and some surgeries just take longer if more is involved in your knee than was expected. ...Read more

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How long would knee surgery take too heal?

How long would knee surgery take too heal?

Depends: It will depend on what surgery for the knee. There are many types, arthroscopic debridement, acl repair, total knee replacement, etc as those all have different recovery times. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Knee surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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When to remove bandage after knee surgery?

When to remove bandage after knee surgery?

Remove bandage: A person of unknown age, gender, history of other medications asks When to remove bandage after knee surgery? ANS: As I do not have enough information to make ever a guess: for example what was the surgery I say ask your surgeon. ...Read more

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How do I deal with post knee surgery pain?

How do I deal with post knee surgery pain?

Depends: Usually this is best discussed with the surgeon who did your surgery. It depends on the type of surgery, the pain level, allergies, current medications, other attempts at pain control, the quality of the pain and its location so I would recommend an evaluation! ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Knee surgery (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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Best ways to stay in shape after knee surgery?

Best ways to stay in shape after knee surgery?

Depends: If you mean from a cardio standpoint it depends what kind of knee surgery you had. You should be asking your orthoedic surgeon this question as he/she may want to be restricting your activity. They may not want you running if you have some wear and tear issues in your knee. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Knee surgery (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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What pants are best to wear after knee surgery?

What pants are best to wear after knee surgery?

Loose fitting: After knee surgery it is very common to have swelling in the operative leg for some time. It varies greatly from patient to patient. Ear loose fitting pants as long as there is swelling noted to prevent excessive pressure on the operative limb. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to shower after knee surgery?

Can you tell me how to shower after knee surgery?

Did your surgeon: Give you instructions on how to take bath? I would avoid taking shower until you get clear instructions from them. You could in meantime do a sponge bath until you hear from them and keep the knee dry and don't wash it. ...Read more

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Knee surgery (Tip)

When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more

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What to do if I'm having knee surgery was the worst?

What to do if I'm having knee surgery was the worst?

Not sure what: The question asks... Was your knee surgery bad? Knee pain issue? Please re-pharse your question so we can help. Sorry I can't be more help ...Read more

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What are the odds of waking up during a knee surgery?

Depends: If it a spinal anesthesia the odds are pretty good to be at least a little awake

discuss with your anesthesia doctor. ...Read more

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Knee surgery (Tip)

So tired, feeling pain got to keep working hard now you're all better. ...See more

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What is the definition or description of: knee surgery?

What is the definition or description of: knee surgery?

Surgery of the knee: Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not amenable to other interventions. ...Read more

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Knee surgery (Tip)

Always follow the guidelines provided by the physical therapist. It will be hard - don't give up! ...See more

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How long do you need to elevate knee after a knee surgery?

How long do you need to elevate knee after a knee surgery?

3 - 5 days: 3 - 5 days of ice/elevation after knee surgery is fairly typical. Each surgeon may have slightly different recommendations. ...Read more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Knee surgery (Tip)

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise following an injury. Ask your doctor when u can swim. ...See more

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Is it really possible for someone to die when having knee surgery?

Is it really possible for someone to die when having knee surgery?

Extremely rare: Yes, but extremely rare. The risk of any surgery carries with it danger in the use of anesthesia, including heart attacks, strokes, pneumonia, infections and blood clots. The risks are rare, but they increase with the age of the patient. ...Read more

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Knee surgery (Tip)

Depending on the rehab that is required, be patient; cooperate with home exercises and don't overdo. ...See more

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Please help, how much pain will I be in after getting knee surgery?

Depends: Depends on the type of knee surgery, tolerance of pain, pathology being treated, past medical health, nutrition status, etc. ...Read more

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Could you give me tips for preparing for reconstructive knee surgery?

Could you give me tips for preparing for reconstructive knee surgery?

Physical Therapy: If you are planning to have any type of reconstructive knee surgery, ask your surgeon to refer you to physical therapy ahead of surgery. A therapist can is a tremendous resource for you. ...Read more

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Knee surgery (Tip)

Have a positive attitude after surg. And p.T. Believe u will come back stronger! ...See more

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Should I have knee surgery? Pros and cons? Have had xrays. Nothing found.

Depends: X-rays alone cannot always diagnose a problem. I would not jump into any surgery unless the surgeon has a good sense of the pathology or problem. An MRI or ct scan might give more information to the surgeon and to you for good decision-making. ...Read more

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Knee surgery (Tip)

Aqua therapy is probably the best form of rehabilitation for spine due to minimal forces of gravity. ...See more

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How long does it take on average for someone to recover from a knee surgery?

Depends: Recovery times differ depending on the surgical procedure performed and also on the individual. We do recommend getting into your therapy program immediately following your surgery to minimize your swelling, keep the tissues mobile and start strengthening as appropriate to give you the best outcome from your surgery. ...Read more

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Can someone explain what a knee blocker is? Had one done before knee surgery

Can someone explain what a knee blocker is? Had one done before knee surgery

Anesthesia: Knee block anesthesia is used for arthroscopic knee procedures. It numbs the nerves around the knee so you don't feel pain during the procedure. ...Read more

Dr. Harold Peltan Dr. Peltan
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Knee surgery (Tip)

I work hard until I am stronger than before my body got hurt. ...See more