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What Is The Common Response To Rehabilitation After Partial Knee Replacement
Motion: The common response is to improve range motion, decrease swelling, and decrease incidence of scar tissue while training as an athlete to become fitter and stronger. We believe that rehabilitation begins before surgery to have the highest tissue quality possible and to be as fit and strong as possible before surgery to have better outcomes after surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Typically good: Typically people do very well following shoulder surgery, even replacement. Many options exist for rehab. Some people require a short period of therapy in the hospital. Others are trained to do therapy at home. Still others go daily to weekly to a therapist's office for treatment. Talk to your orthopedist - they will know what would be best for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It varies: Typically, stretching and strengthening of artificial joints have beneficial effects. However, if there are specific mechanical obstructions (such as impingement, loose bodies) stretching can actually flare up arthritic joints. One should always use common sense when engaging in a therapy program and consult with a physician if there is increasing pain and dysfunction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Varies: Varies from person to person and surgeon to surgeon, but in general patients are through most of there soreness over 10-14 days and doing well at 8-12 weeks. Sometimes sooner, sometimes longer. ...Read more
Variable: Every patient will recover at their own pace after a total knee replacement. Your recovery will be influenced by multiple variables, including your pre-op condition, severity of your arthritis, stiffness of your knee, the type of surgical approach used, and your motivation and active participation in your recovery process. Some "elderly" patients are still very healthy and recovery quickly. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the chances of the surgery changing from a partial knee replacement to a full knee replacement?
Uncommon, age: If the partial knee replacement is performed correctly, one should expect it to last for many years. At the age of 38, you still need to avoid running for excercise, just as for a full knee replacement. If indicated, much better option for you at your very young age. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rotator cuff: Active-assisted and passive range of motion exercises are typically started at home at two weeks post-operatively. Six weeks is when formal physical therapy starts with strengthening gradually and continued range of motion exercises. It is painful, but important to stay with it. You're pretty young for a rotator cuff tear. Are you the patient? ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Depends: Causes of stiffness following knee replacement include scar tissue formation, component size and position among many factors. However, the most important factor is the patient's preoperative motion (i.e. Preoperative stiffness is likely going to lead to less than optimal postoperative motions). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
After having hip replacement is it feasible to have knee replacement and what are duration procedure involved?
Partial Knee: With partial knee replacement, only one of the three knee compartments is replaced (or resurfaced). I have a good comparison of issues with partial versus total knee replacement on my website at the following link: http://www.andrewpearle.com/robotic/robotic-knee-resurfacing.html ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conservative: Usually one would use a conservative approach with anti inflammatory medication and physical therapy especially if the symptoms were gradual in onset if the symptoms were very acute in onset and readily associated with an a, cute trauma then more immediate arthroscopic surgery might be considered. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the typical recovery time for a rt leg meniscal repair (partial meniscectomy) and MCL reconstruction. How long in 0 brace & how long to drive?
Varies: When a ligament is reconstructed, the rehab time is longer because the repair needs to be protected. Rehab time depends on your age and level of fitness prior to surgery, and also on your surgeon and the type of reconstruction. I would say no driving for at least 6 weeks. Early rom in a brace is generally encouraged. ...Read more
Arthritis : The most common reason for a total knee arthroplasty or replacement surgery is severe arthritis of the knee. This is typically osteoarthritis, but can also be rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, or arthritis from other causes such as psoriasis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Mild to moderate: The pain with hip replacment surgery is a function of the damage to the tissues as one tries to accurately place the new joint. Surgeons using techniques to minimize the damage will have less pain post op. The direct anterior approach to hip replacement offers the least damage to the muscles when performed by a surgeon experienced in this technique. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Blood and toxins: During a hip replacement, muscles and tissues aree cut and torn. Toxins are released from the tissues. Blood gets in the area and blood outside vessels, is an irrittant. There are many mediators of the inflammatory response after this extensive tissue injuring surgery that cause pain, swelling and issues. This is with proper surgery. Not being critical of these great surgeons. It is jsut it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
REhab: Typically after any hip replacement, the first goal is to get you back on your feet again. You can work with a physical therapist who will teach you the anterior hip precautions then begin to work with you on getting in and out of bed, standing with a walker and beginning to walk with a walker. Following that phase, you will begin to work on strengthening the hip muscles usually as an outpatient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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