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What is the normal recovery time for a partial knee replacement?

What is the normal recovery time for a partial knee replacement?

1-2 months: Full function and range of motion can be restored as soon as 2 weeks, but full strength may take more than 2 months. ...Read more

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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


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What is normal recovery after having a partial knee replacement?

What is normal recovery after having a partial knee replacement?

Hopefully quick: Partial knee replacements tend to progress at a much faster rate than a total. Often times, within one-two weeks, you should be getting around quite well without much pain. ...Read more

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What can I expect if I get partial knee replacement?

What can I expect if I get partial knee replacement?

Partial knee: You can expect relief from arthritis that involves only one compartment of the knee. The recovery is quick and patients often return to work after 2 weeks and get back to low impact sports by 6-8 weeks. However, 35 is young for a partial knee. The implant has 85-90% chance of lasting 10 years but the risks of revision are higher in young patients. Make sure there are no other options. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had a partial knee replacement in singapore?

Has anyone ever had a partial knee replacement in singapore?

Why?: Im not sure why one would go to singapore to have such a procedure done? I would have it done in the states if it is indicated you certainly don't want to have a partial replacement done and then find out that it wasnt sufficient for your problem and then need to undergo a total knee replacement. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: partial knee replacement?

What is the definition or description of: partial knee replacement?

Partial knee : Replacing one of the 3 compartments in the knee...Medial, lateral or patellofemoral. ...Read more

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What are the chances of going from needing a partial knee replacement to a full knee replacement?

What are the chances of going from needing a partial knee replacement to a full knee replacement?

It depends: Typically, only approximately 10% of patients with knee arthritis will qualify for a partial knee replacement based on strict criteria. However, depending on what your symptoms are, expectations, and most importantly discussions with your surgeon, the threshold to going from a partial knee replacement and ending up with a full knee replacement may change. ...Read more

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What are the chances of the surgery changing from a partial knee replacement to a full knee replacement?

What are the chances of  the surgery changing from a partial knee replacement to a full knee replacement?

Uncommon, age: If the partial knee replacement is performed correctly, one should expect it to last for many years. At the age of 38, you still need to avoid running for excercise, just as for a full knee replacement. If indicated, much better option for you at your very young age. ...Read more

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I need a partial knee replacement. Should I go to a surgeon that uses a robot?

I need a partial knee replacement. Should I go to a surgeon that uses a robot?

Your Call...: Ultimately, it's your decision. Why not get several opinions from various surgeons and then decide. ...Read more

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When after a partial knee replacement can you walk without so much pain and swelling?

When after a partial knee replacement can you walk without so much pain and swelling?

Within weeks: Most of my 500+ patients after their partial knee replacements have about 3-4 days of mild to moderate pain and swelling. They are instructed to walk around the house every hour that first week since they go home the same day. They use a walker or cane or crutches the first few days. Ice machines with knee wraps and stocking reduce the swelling and pain significantly. 2-3 weeks & 80-90% better. ...Read more

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Dr. Frederick Buechel
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Partial Knee Replacement (Definition)

Replacing one of the 3 compartments in the ...Read more