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Why is the back of the knee so much more painful than the front after total knee replacment? Mine done 2 wk ago and very painful stiff

Why is the back of the knee so much more painful than the front after total knee replacment? Mine done 2 wk ago and very painful stiff

Surgical procedure: The knee structures have numerous nerve endings. Some of those structures are surgically removed during a total knee (meniscii, ligaments, bone, capsule). Pain is a result of the surgical removal, the resulting bleeding, and swelling that occur. It is generally felt in the area of damage and resolves as healing progresses. Stretching the inflamed structures also can cause pain in the back. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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Total Knee Replacement (Definition)

Total knee replacement: a surgical procedure in which damaged parts of the knee joint are replaced with artificial parts. They cap the end of the thigh bone , under surface of the knee cap and the top surface ...Read more


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How can I exercise with a total knee replacement?

How can I exercise with a total knee replacement?

With advise: You can exercise after knee replacement, and it is a good idea. The best exercise is that which avoids stress across the knee. Although you want to strengthen the muscles around the knee, you do not want to place undue stresses across the replaced knee. Your orthopedist and your physical therapist can best advise you. ...Read more

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What exercises could I do with total knee replacement?

What exercises could I do with total knee replacement?

Low impact exercises: Keep to low impact exercises like stationary bike, elliptical and swimming are good exercises. Focus on strengthening the quadriceps and avoid deep knee bends, lunges, and squatting. ...Read more

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How can you recover from total knee replacement in less than six weeks?

How can you recover from total knee replacement in less than six weeks?

Varies: Everyone tends to recover at different rates and with varying degrees of pain tolerance. The most important aspects of post surgery rehabilitation are regaining range of motion, controlling swelling, and mobilizing scar tissue. It is very important to seek help from a licensed physical therapist to help with the recovery process as they are experts in this process. ...Read more

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

Total knee : Total knee replacement: a surgical procedure in which damaged parts of the knee joint are replaced with artificial parts. They cap the end of the thigh bone , under surface of the knee cap and the top surface of the chin bone. ...Read more

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How useful is a total knee replacement?

How useful is a total knee replacement?

VERY, if indicated: Total knee replacement (tkr) is a real success stories of modern medicine. When indicated, a tkr can be a overall health game changer. Tkr recipients usually regain levels of activity that became otherwise impossible or intolerable (walking, biking, stair climbing). Aerobic exercise in turn provides excellent support for overall cardiopulmonary health. Discuss tkr with your orthpaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the recovery typically like from a total knee replacement?

What is the recovery typically like from a total knee replacement?

Takes effort: Most patients are hospitalized for 2-3 days for pain medication, antibiotics and physical therapy. Most patients then participate in outpatient physical therapy for 3-6 weeks. Patients will usually continue exercises after that for a few months. ...Read more

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When is a total knee replacement needed?

When is a total knee replacement needed?

Total knee needed: The most concise answer is when arthritic knee pain is not relieved any longer by nsaids, therapy, cortisone injections, hylauronic acid injections, knee braces, ice, nutritional supplements or arthroscopy and x-rays show advanced arthritis and cartilage loss or spurs. When function is impaired and activity declines from pain. Or, when start subtracting things you enjoy from your life due to pain. ...Read more

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How do I exercise after a total knee replacement?

How do I exercise after  a total knee replacement?

Exercise with total : The only major restriction on exercise for total knees is to avoid jogging or running as your aerobic exercise. Jumping and landing exercise are also not great because like jogging, you can cause loosening of the implant from the bone or cement fixation. This also can speed the wear down of the plastic bearings. Bicycles, tai chi, walking, swimming, dancing, golf, tennis, ellipticals are all good. ...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