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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
Is it common after a partial knee replacement to experienc a clicking sound when you bend your leg?
No but its okay: Painless clicks in the knee are not a concern. Painful clicks are investigated. Clicking early after partial knee replacement can occur in some patients but usually goes away over a few weeks or months. It is usually occurring from the metal femoral component tapping against the polyethylene plastic bearing when you go from the swing phase of gait to heel strike. Heard mostly by the patient. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Get to your surgeon: The clinical findings that are concerning for an infected knee are: 1. Redness/pinkness around the incision or knee. 2. Increased swelling around knee 3. Increased pain with bending or weight bearing 4. Fever, chills, lethargy, loss of appetite 5. A knee draining fluid from the incision or a new hole 6. Blood tests with elevated wbc, crp, esr. See your surgeon with any concern asap, don't wait! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Weeks: Swelling of the knee can take a few weeks to resolve. It should be iced aggressively. If it is not improving or if it is red, warm, draining or you have a fever, it needs to be seen by your doctor immediately. Swelling of the leg also needs to be checked to rule out for blood clots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Within weeks: Most of my 500+ patients after their partial knee replacements have about 3-4 days of mild to moderate pain and swelling. They are instructed to walk around the house every hour that first week since they go home the same day. They use a walker or cane or crutches the first few days. Ice machines with knee wraps and stocking reduce the swelling and pain significantly. 2-3 weeks & 80-90% better. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Red, pain, drainage: The common signs of an infection can include the following: -fever -redness around the incision -swelling with redness -drainage from a red and swollen knee -pain with weight bearing in a red swollen knee -blood test that show an elevated WBC count, elevated c-reactive protein, elevated esr - the gold standard is to drain fluid out of the knee and send it to the lab for gram stain and culture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red swollen hot pain: The clinical findings that are concerning for an infected knee are: 1. Redness/pinkness around the incision or knee. 2. Increased swelling around knee 3. Increased pain with bending or weight bearing 4. Fever, chills, lethargy, loss of appetite 5. A knee draining fluid from the incision or a new hole 6. Blood tests with elevated wbc, crp, esr. See your surgeon with any concern asap, don't wait! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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