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What Can Be Expected After Having A Total Knee Replacement
Pain...and work!: Assuming the knee was placed correctly, now it is up to you and the other health care providers to assure the best chance of you being satisfied with the results. You and your md are a team... As is your pt. You need to religiously perform your stretching exercises, attend your pt sessions and let your doc know of any issues quickly since the first few months are critical. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Physical therapy: Physical therapy is an integral part of the total knee replacement process. Many orthopaedic surgeons will start pt prior to surgery ("pre-hab"). Therapy is usually started immediately after surgery in the hospital. Upon discharge from the hospital, pt is usually done 3x/week for 4-12 weeks, depending on the rate of the patient's recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Surgeon preference: It is possible to do both knees at the same time in some patients. Your surgeon may or may not do this. Staged procedures can be done several days or weeks later in some cases, while most people will wait 6 weeks or more to have the other knee done. You should discuss this with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It depends...: Early movement restrictions are based on the surgical method used. Extreme positions need to be avoided in the first 6 weeks no matter what. If an anterior approach is used, hyperextension combined with rotating the foot outward can be a problem. If a posterior approach is used, the risky move is hip flexion (bringing hip up to chest) combined with internal rotation. Eventually, most are safe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not many: After hip replacement, i allow my patients to return to any activity that they are comfortable doing. Every patient finds certain things they can and certain things they cannot do comfortably. For example, I have a champion powerlifter, but he is not comfortable jogging. I have a bilateral hip replacement patient who is training for a marathon. All i ask is that they get an x-ray every 1-2 yrs. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After having hip replacement is it feasible to have knee replacement and what are duration procedure involved?
Relief from pain: A partial knee replacement involves a resurfacing of one of three parts of the knee (medial, lateral , or patella-femoral compartments). There may be some lateral knee numbness after surgery. Recovery is quicker than a total knee replacement; usually @6 weeks. After surgery you need to take an antibiotic before any dental or GI procedures and avoid high impact activities. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it common to fx leg during manipulation knee after total knee replacement? What other complications can happen? Mine being done in 4 weeks
No: It is very uncommon to fracture a leg during a manipulation. It would be most likely in a patient with osteoporosis or severe weakening of the bones. Manipulation is most effective in the 1st 6-12 weeks after total knee replacement, although in some cases may be helpful beyond that time frame. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Had bilateral hip replacement surgery 1 month ago. How soon can I begin anabolic injections? Is there a time frame from operation that I should wait?
Depends: If you are taking Anabolic steroids on your own , ( could be the cause of your hip degeneration ) you will be damaging your body and looking for trouble in general at 34 very little medical indications , or if you are taking for medical need ask the doctor you rx ed the medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Can a person b alone after having knee surgery for replacement if someone is with her for the first 2 weeks after surgrry?
Depends...: Depends on how the knee replacement patient is doing and how autonomous he/ she is @ this point post- op. Many older patients will require help w/ bathing , stairclimbing, and will not be able to drive yet. Home health nursing and physical therapy can be provided prior to d/c from hospital. ...Read more
Two months after a total hip replacement, I am experiencing pain in the buttocks. What would you recommend i do? Will this become permanent?
Major surgery: A partial or total shoulder replacement is the same thing in terms of how major the surgery is. It is an open incision on the shoulder and the ball is taken out with a metal replacement put in. Typically 1 - 2 day hospital course. Sling for 6 weeks with physical therapy. Full recovery can be about 5 - 6 months. Is this for you? That is young to do it, unless you have necrosis of the shoulder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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