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What are the exercises after total knee replacement surgery?

What are the exercises after total knee replacement surgery?

Strength and motion: Patients lose 30-50% of muscle strength after tka and have to exercise to regain that strength. Leg raising, walking, and progressive exercises to improve the quadriceps function will help. Motion exercises include bending the knee to regain flexion and full extension (straightening). These should be done 3-4 times/day. Bending, biking, and pulling on the leg in flexion will help. ...Read more

Dr. John Michalski
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I was wondering what are the exercise after total knee replacement surgery?

I was wondering what are the exercise after total knee replacement surgery?

You will do many: Different exercises. However, there are two main areas that a pt will work with you. First, you will need to work on stretching your hamstrings, making sure you get your knee in full extension. The second, which is very close to this, is quadriceps strengthening. Overall gait stabilization is also important. Pre-surgery exercises programs have demonstrated success in better post-surgery outcomes. ...Read more

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What are some exercises I can do after having total knee replacement surgery?

What are some exercises I can do after having total knee replacement surgery?

See below please: 1-quadriceps sets tighten your thigh muscle. Try to straighten your knee. Hold for 5 to 10 seconds.
2-straight leg raises
3-ankle pumps
4-knee straightening exercises
5-bed-supported knee bends
6-sitting supported knee bends
7-sitting unsupported knee bends
7-walking
8-stair climbing and descending
9-standing knee bends
10-sted knee bends
11-exercycling
you could find detail on this web site. ...Read more

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Tell me about total knee replacement surgery?

Great deal: Your question is somewhat vague. Personally, I do minimally invasive surgery using custom, uncemented tka implants which is very important for the younger patients. This includes over 250 knee replacements per year. At your age, make sure you see a surgeon with a great deal of experience. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the cost of total knee replacement surgery?

KNEE REPLACEMENT $$$: Us has the highest cost of knee replacement surgery, from 45000$to70000$ the insurance will cover most, but there are some deductibles and out of pocket expences as well. ...Read more

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How long does a total knee replacement surgery take?

TKA duration: It varies on the deformity, the instruments used, and the experience of the surgeon. Average range of 40-60 minutes. ...Read more

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Is pain still normal nine weeks after total knee replacement surgery?

Is pain still normal nine weeks after total knee replacement surgery?

Yes: It varies quite a bit. Some parltients do really well even within a couple weeks of surgery, while others dolly improve over several months. If your surgeon is happy with how your knee and X-rays look, I would not be too concerned. Hopefully you will soon turn the corner and start feeling better. ...Read more

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How long until my knee feels better after total knee replacement surgery?

How long until my knee feels better after total knee replacement surgery?

It depends: Full recovery after knee replacement usually takes more than a year. Most patients reduce their use of pain medicines within two weeks of the replacement, by 6 weeks they are comfortable and usually by 3 months the knee is fading into the background, and life doesn't revolve around the new knee. Everyone is different and this is a general time line. If you are concerned tell your doctor. ...Read more

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If you have had total knee replacement surgery what should you expect after?

Physical therapy: The post surgery rehabilitation is as important as the surgery itself. It is important to regain range of motion early to avoid the development of scar tissue which will impede further progress. Once this has been done, the knee can be strengthened. Post knee replacement rehab can be done in the inpatient and outpatient setting. Expect about a 3 month recovery period. ...Read more

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What is involved in knee manipulation after total knee replacement surgery?

What is involved in knee manipulation after total knee replacement surgery?

Forceful bending: A total knee replacement that has not regained adequate knee flexion after surgery can by treated with a manipulation under anesthesia. This procedure involves the manual disruption of fibrous scar tissue that can sometimes develop within the knee joint. Dedicated range of motion exercises, with a physical therapist and done independently, are critical to the success of this procedure. ...Read more

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What's the estimated recovery time for double total knee replacement surgery?

What's the estimated recovery time for double total knee replacement surgery?

Up to one year: As someone who routinely performs double knee replacement, and an occasional double hip replacement, I tell all joint replacement patients that the. ...Read more

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How long till my knee feels better after having total knee replacement surgery?

Up to one year: The knee keeps healing after surgery for an extended period of time. Most patients return to normal activity in 6-12 weeks. For the knee to feel completely improved may take up to one year. ...Read more

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I have fluid on my knee and I had total knee replacement would have surgery again?

I have fluid on my knee and I had total knee replacement would have surgery again?

Depends: Fluid on the knee can represent some inflammation that might be treated with medications and ice, but also could represent infection or prosthesis loosening. If simply treatments like and ice and ibuprofen do not resolve the problem….it is probably best to get rechecked by your surgeon. ...Read more

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How long would it take before my knee feels better after total knee replacement surgery?

How long would it take before my knee feels better after total knee replacement surgery?

3 months: It takes about 6 weeks to feel better than you did before surgery when walking and 3 months to return to all normal activities. I tell patients that it will be a year before you reach maximal improvement. ...Read more

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What to do if I want to know what is total knee replacement surgery and how much it is beneficial?

What to do if I want to know what is total knee replacement surgery and how much it is beneficial?

Can be very helpful: At 37, a knee replacement may not be the best answer for you unless there are very unusual circumstances
typically a total knee refers to resurfacing the end of the femur bone at the top of the knee, resurfacing the tiba bone at the lower leg, and resurfacing the undersurface of the kneecap. ...Read more

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Is it wise to walk for 30 minutes a day/5 days a week, 6 months after a total knee replacement surgery?

Is it wise to walk for 30 minutes a day/5 days a week, 6 months after a total knee replacement surgery?

Yes.: Exercise is important to maintaining many aspects of health. Walking is typically well tolerated by an artificial joint. Use common sense to guide your initial efforts. Start slowly and add duration/distance in small increments. ...Read more

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What are the risks of total knee replacement surgery?

What are the risks of total knee replacement surgery?

Short and long-term: Anesthesia reactions including heart attack, stroke, allergy, etc. Infections, early about 1% of the time, and possibility of late infections years later. Blood clots and pulmonary embolus. Blood loss, only 5-10% will need transfusion. Persistent pain, swelling, and stiffness. 95% of patients have good to excellent results 3 months after their replacement. Late failure of implant from wear. ...Read more

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How can you sleep on side after total knee replacement surgery?

How can you sleep on side after total knee replacement surgery?

Pillow: There is no physical reason preventing you from sleeping on your side. You might try a pillow between your legs if you find it uncomfortable while your knee recovers. ...Read more

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Total knee replacement surgery question? How long from surgery to finishing rehab?

TKA: Usually 6-12 weeks, then a home exercise program to maintain motion & strength. ...Read more

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For what length of time do I have to wait to drive a car after a total knee replacement surgery?

For what length of time do I have to wait to drive a car after a total knee replacement surgery?

Driving after TKA: I usually have patients wait until they are walking without assistive devices and when they are not taking pain medicines. ...Read more

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Had total knee replacement 5 months ago knees tingle and hurt had symptoms before surgery also?

Had total knee replacement 5 months ago knees tingle and hurt had symptoms before surgery also?

Possibly radicular: There are multiple potential causes. One possible source is known as a radiculopathy, which occurs when a nerve is pinched in the back causing pain in the legs. There are many other potential causes as well. I would not hesitate to be seen for a specific diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have arthoscopic surgery after total knee replacement?

Yes: Not sure if you mean the same knee or not. The opposite knee is not a problem. Occasionally it is appropriate to do an arthoscopy of the replaced joint for scar tissue. Always worried about any surgery in presence of a total joint replacement. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the kneecap to be wiggly after total knee replacement? (1 week since surgery)

Is it normal for the kneecap to be wiggly after total knee replacement? (1 week since surgery)

Potentially: I would discuss any concerns with your surgeon, but there certainly is some degree of healing that must occur in the patella after a knee replacement. The patella is actually inverted inside out to expose and replace its undersurface with a polyethylene bearing surface, then the medial aspect of the quadriceps mechanism, which helps in tracking of the patella, must be divided and then repaired. ...Read more

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Are calaxo screws are used for total knee replacement surgery?

No.: Calaxo screws were used for acl reconstruction, not total knee replacement surgery. Fda aaclpproved in march 2006, the calaxo screw was recalled only a year and a half later, in august 2007, after the fda and smith & nephew received complaints about swelling, screw fragmentation and pockets of fluid build-up. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fully squat after patellar release surgery? Or total knee replacement surgery?

Is it possible to fully squat after patellar release surgery? Or total knee replacement surgery?

Yes, after such sur-: Geries, you can do that, to say your prayers. Some prosthesis, called high flex are known to be used for that specific need.
Check with your orthopod.
Good luck. ...Read more

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So if you twist your knee while skiing would that result in a total knee replacement or a more minor type surgery?

More minor: Twisting the knee while skiing most commonly results in a ligament injury, usually the acl. Occasional a cartilage tear can occur. The extent of the damage is best assessed with an MRI scan. ...Read more

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What Dr would determine if I need a peroneal nerve release surgery first or a total knee replacement followed by nerve release...DX for both already?

What Dr would determine if I need a peroneal nerve release surgery first or a total knee replacement followed by nerve release...DX for both already?

Nerve Tx or Knee 1st: Your orthopedic surgeon will most likely want your peroneal nerve treated first. They don't want any other medical issues clouding the high success of your knee replacement. ...Read more

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I'm just wondering, if you have a knee injury while skiing would that result in total knee replacement surgery?

I'm just wondering, if you have a knee injury while skiing would that result in total knee replacement surgery?

Not yet...: More commonly, injury to ligaments and cartilage occur. If these are not addressed and the knee remains unstable, arthritis can result many years later. ...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