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What is the average recovery and rehabilitation time after a knee replacement?

What is the average recovery and rehabilitation time after a knee replacement?

3 months: Most patients can perform most activities 6 weeks after the surgery and feel almost normal at 3 months after the surgery. Some patients require up to 3 months of therapy, but most are able to transition to a home exercise program six weeks after surgery. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Rehab (Definition)

Rehab is an abbreviation for rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is the process of restoring one back to good physical or mental health ...Read more


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What's the difference, if any, between rehabilitation and recovery with regards to healthcare in a hospital setting?

What's the difference, if any, between rehabilitation and recovery with regards to healthcare in a hospital setting?

Lots of your dollars: It has recently become more obvious that many healthcare companies, including medicare, have very obscure rules that put people in very different financial categories. Your insurance may cover your care when classified one way and may not cover exactly the same care when classified another way. Be sure and ask lots of questions of your insurance company so you are not left owing a lot of money. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm looking for a rehabilitation house for alcohol addiction. What are benefit doing recovery?

Unsure I understand?: You can find lists of recovery programs, residential facilities and half-way houses online but using google, bing or any search engine. If you have a psychiatrist or mental health professional working with you (which I would advise) they can tell you of programs in your area. The benefits are not alienating everyone you know, maintaining your life/health, keeping your job and your self-respect. ...Read more

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What?Is a?Good drug rehabilitation place? In florida?

What?Is a?Good drug rehabilitation place? In florida?

There are many: Florida is a large state with lots of resources, but facilities change and gettign current information from someone who treats addictions and is familiar with the current state of more health care for less is wise. In the north central florida area the university of florida recovery center has some great doctors and a range of options, in ocala the vines offers treatment. ...Read more

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Which type of rehabilitation programs or resources would elders use?

Which type of rehabilitation programs or resources would elders use?

Aquatic exercise: Check the local community or senior center. Swim , water aerobics or walking in chest deep water. We are about 80% lighter standing in chest deep water due to buoyancy. This will make exercising easier. Start with an amount that is relatively easy and comfortable, then repeat 3 or more days per week then add a few minutes to the program once a week. Don't over do it. Slow but steady wins the race. ...Read more

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What kind of rehabilitation program can I expect after the lps-flex fix?

What kind of rehabilitation program can I expect after the lps-flex fix?

Standard total knee recovery: Zimmer’s nexgen® complete knee solution lps-flex fixed bearing knee is a type of total knee implant. Zimmer states that it is the first knee approved for 155 degrees of flexion. You can expect a 1-3 day hospital stay. Depending on your surgeon's preference...You usually work with physical therapy in the inpatient stay and after discharge will require some sort of continued pt. I tell all my patients that swelling and sensation of fullness my be normal for several months after surgery. The specific rehab program that you need will depend on your preoperative activity level and your expectations for activity after knee replacement. Tka surgery is very successful in regards to pain relief of arthritis pain. ...Read more

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Please explain to me what a rehabilitation facility is; what do they do there?

Skilled Care: A rehab facility will provide several types of skilled care. This usually includes therapy, from a physical therapist, occupational therapist and possibly speech therapist. This may be for 2-3 hours a day. It will also include skilled nursing care. Patients reside in such a facility anywhere from one week up to 3 weeks or longer, depending on their diagnosis. ...Read more

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Do you know if there are such things as rehabilitation centers for non-addicts?

Yes: Rehab had been used a lot to refer to addiction rehabilitation but rehab is much broader than that. Most centers do physical rehabilitation and treat all sorts of conditions affecting mobility and ability to take care of oneself. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some severe sporting injuries that require rehabilitation?

I was wondering what are some severe sporting injuries that require rehabilitation?

Any severe injury: Can benefit from rehabilitation. Rehabilitation is not just getting back to normal function after the injury, but also helping avoid further injury later on. Any muscle, tendon, ligament or bone injury can benefit from rehabilitation. ...Read more