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What Can Cause Back Pain After Knee Surgery
Altered walking: I see this fairly often and it is usually do to a change in the way a person walks after the knee surgery. They will tend to favor the operated leg and this will cause excessive strain on their other joints including their back. Usually when the knee gets better and the walking improved the back pain gets better too. ...Read more
Knee surgery may be done for congenital, traumatic or degenerative causes. Arthroscopy is a common method for treating cartilage and ligament problems. Open surgeries are commonly performed for fractures. Knee joint replacement may be done in (usually) older individuals with knee joint arthritis that impairs their daily function and which is not ...Read more
I just had knee surgery on tuesday. The only semi comfortable position is on my back. What can I do to help the lower back pain?
If u can put your: Feet flat with your hips at 45degrees and your knees at 90 degrees (or there abouts) it will take pressure off your lower back. ...Read more
No: It is difficult to make someone shorter through knee or spine surgery. Typically, corrections of the knee or spine (straighten) will functionally lengthen the limb or stature. The changes though are usually not significant. ...Read more
No: Knee surgery or back surgery per se do not result in loss of height. But with ageing the loss of the articulate cartilages in the knee and resulting narrowing of the joint may lead. To lessened height. The disc between our vertebra loses water content as we age, this leads to degenerative changes and if combined with vertebral collapse as in compression fractures will lead to loss of height. ...Read more
Could my low back pain be caused from having knee problems? I just had my 2nd ACL surgery and have played college soccer with a torn ACL for a season.
Low Back Pain: Your low back pain could be related to your knee problems, however, it could be a separate issue all together. If there are underlying disc herniations, lumbar facet joint arthritis and enlargement, or spinal stenosis - these could all lead to pressure on spinal nerves that can cause pain. Low back pain can also be due to the surrounding parapsinal muscles being inflamed or in spasm. ...Read more
Should I get surgery for over pronation of my ankles? Causes knocked knees, muscle pain, hips to pop, and lower back pain. Tried inserts & therapy.
I am having a lot of inner knee, thigh, and lower back pain after knee replacement. My surgery was 3 months ago & I have more pain than before tkr.
Possible, but.....: Is it possible that one is an investment banker and drive from li to nyc directly from the surgical suite after taking oxycodone, weave in and out of cars (no traffic at 2pm), avoid getting pulled over by cops, almost causing an accident/ /multiple injuries/fatalities on the way, in order to get to that meeting because one feels that it's crucial to be at the meeting to close a $1b deal? Sure. ...Read more
30 yr old man, had knee surgery 14 months ago for meniscus, what would cause poping and pain to continue?
How much vicodin is considered dangerous? I take 2 1/2 pills of 10/325 about 2-3 times a day for back & knee (recent knee surgery) pain
I had gone. Through knee surgery arthoscopy 2 year back but I still can't run properly and still have pain I m doingy cycling please help me out...
Depends: More information is needed for a diagnosis. You should be re-evaluated by your knee surgeon or another orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more
Do you have a second opinion on a knee problem? I had knee surgery 2 years ago to remove a plica band. It has been all fine and dandy until lately when I started exercising it more. I have been back to my ortho that operated and knows my knee pretty well
It sounds like you may be dealing with moderate to severe arthritis as well as a possible injury to ligament or tendon. The x-rays and MRI should be diagnostic. Ra is a possibility however multiple joints are usually involved. If it is found that arthritis is present and severe, then you may need a knee replacement. It sounds like your doctor is doing a fine work up.
Best of luck. ...Read more
No: Plicas only very rarely cause knee pain. When we do surgery to remove the plicas, they don't return. There can sometimes be a small amount of scar folds that develop in its place but they generally don't cause pain. If you have a return of pain, the plica was unlikely to be the cause of the original pain. Hope that helps! ...Read more
What is the best excercise if I had major back and knee surgery 4+ years ago? Swimming is out due to winter.
Indoor pools: Available, recumbent (sitting down) bicycle.Get a more detailed answer ›
Posterolateral knee surgery - is the success rate fairly high in regards to getting back to an active lifestyle?
Depends: Multifactorial issue. Depends on exactly what was injured, the extent/anatomy of the injury, associated joint surface/cartilage injury, preexisting joint damage ; whether any/all reparable. In addition, whether repairs done, compliance with post op rehab/bracing and other patient factors like bmi, diabetes, wound care. If all repaired by experienced surg., no joint damage ; pt. Complies; yes. ...Read more
I had knee surgery 5 months ago today I fell walking up to my house now the selling is back like before and my knee huts could I have reinjured my kne?
I had major back surgery and knee surgery on both knees. Will I physically be able to have a baby?
I was on percocet for 2 months for knee surgery. How much damage, if any, can be caused to the liver.?
If you are: Otherwise healthy and took it as directed, I would be shocked if it has caused any chronic damage whatsoever. ...Read more
I HAD KNEE SURGERY 7 DAYS AGO. I WAS WALKING OK BUT NOW THE BACK OF THE BOTTOM OF MY LEG IS TIGHT AND ALOT OF PAIN AND AM STRUGGLING TO WALK?
I need help. I just had knee surgery and I am having numbness and tingling in the leg what causes this? Especially when elevated or on the floor?
You need: To inform your doctorGet a more detailed answer ›
Would it be proper if I went back to surgeon that did my knee surgery even though he told me he couldn't do anything. Clicking of the knee and popping
Go elsewhere: And get a second opinion.Get a more detailed answer ›
Meniscus: Best to consult your orthopedic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
See below: I would suggest that you not smoke marijuana at all, never mind just before surgery. All drugs can interact with drugs given for an operation. Smoking of any kind can increase your risk of pulmonary complications after surgery. Marijuana is no more safe than tobacco products. ...Read more
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