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Dr. Krishna Kumar
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Knee Surgery (Definition)

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


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What is the recovery timeline for arthroscopic knee surgery?

What is the recovery timeline for arthroscopic knee surgery?

About 6 weeks: The first week you can expect some discomfort. A small percentage of patients have a lot of pain. Its difficult to determine who they are preoperatively. Most surgeons want you doing a home exercise program during the 1st week. You will be able to walk usually with the use of a cane for a few days. At the end of the 1st week, your surgeon will remove sutures and start pt. Each week you will progressively improve, and usually by 6 weeks you should be 90% healed. The last 10% can take several months. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for arthroscopic hip surgery?

What is the recovery time for arthroscopic hip surgery?

3-4 months: Recovery is dependent on the extent of cartilage damage at the time of surgery. I start my patients they day after surgery with gentle motion with a therapist. This starts passive and then moves to active. Your surgeon should provide you a protocol. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a microfracture knee surgery?

What is the recovery time for a microfracture knee surgery?

3 to 6 months: The first six weeks after micro fracture surgery, patients are asked to use crutches and protect weight bearing. After that, progressive weight bearing is introduced, and range of motion is achieved in the second six weeks. The third six weeks is focused on strengthening, and the 4th 6weeks is geared for sports specific training. ...Read more

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What is the average recovery time for meniscus surgery?

What is the average recovery time for meniscus surgery?

Repair vs removal: This procedure is completed arthroscopically. You may have a meniscus repair or a partial menisectomy (removal). The repair is ideal, if possible, for preventing arthritic changes, but requires a longer recovery time. In either case recovery is relatively quick. Post-op rehab will concentrate on motion, & quad strength. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for foot surgery?

What is the recovery time for foot surgery?

Recovery: for foot surgery is based on the type of diagnosis. If it is a foot or ankle reconstruction or repairing any bone or tendon structure, it will take at least 6-10 weeks and sometimes longer. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for foot surgery?

What is the recovery time for foot surgery?

Depends...: Kind of a broad question. There are different types of surgical procedures. Toenail procedures or skin biopsies have little to no down time. Bunions can vary from 6-8 weeks recuperation and more extensive rearfoot surgery may take up to months. Need to restore proper alignment in the joint, restore proper mechanics in the foot, and reduce pain symptoms. Bonus aesthetically pleasing. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for hip replacement surgery? What is the usual recovery time for hip replacement surgery?

What is the recovery time for hip replacement surgery? What is the usual recovery time for hip replacement surgery?

Depends: The type of hip surgery will dictate. The type of implant and approach affect the recovery as well. Anterior approach returns to function faster about 2 weeks vs posterior which can take 6 weeks or more. ...Read more

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What is the average recovery time for ACL surgery?

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What is the average recovery time for ACL surgery?

6-9 months: There are 2 considerations for recovery after acl reconstruction. First is the immediate surgery recovery, which can vary depending on surgeon and whether your own tendon is used. Generally you can be walking normally somewhere between 1 and 6 weeks. More importantly, the graft does not reincorporate until 6-8 months for your own and 8-9 months for donor graft. You cannot be pivoting before then. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for an ACL reconstruction?

What is the recovery time for an ACL reconstruction?

Several stages : Recovery from acl reconstruction has many stages. For an isolated acl recon., you will usually start bearing weight as soon as you regain quad control. That may be a few days to a couple weeks. Next work to regain full range of motion for a couple weeks. Next you strengthen the leg in therapy. Depending on you graft choice and your choice of sport you may be back to full release at 6-12 mo. ...Read more

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How is the recovery for ankle surgery?

How is the recovery for ankle surgery?

At : Your age a bit quicker than later in life, but remember, is a lengthy process that requires continued therapy. It is a significant weight bearing area. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for shoulder arthroscopy?

What is the recovery time for shoulder arthroscopy?

6-8 weeks: This depends on the procedures performed, but most people are able to return to most of their activities at 8 weeks. People are typically working with physical therapy for 6-8 weeks after surgery. People involved in heavy labor may take 3 months to return to work. Some people will still have gradual improvements 6-12 months after surgery. ...Read more

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What is the usual recovery time for ankle ligament surgery?

What is the usual recovery time for ankle ligament surgery?

Depends: There are several ankle ligaments that can be torn from an injury. In general, the first month you are in a cast or boot to allow healing. Your doctor will progress you to a brace and physical therapy when he feels you are ready. "recovery time" depends on your desired activity. Most people are resuming their desired activity within 4-6 months...High impact 6-12. Bike, swim, walk earlier. ...Read more

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What is the recovery protocol for microfracture surgery?

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What is the recovery protocol for microfracture surgery?

6 weeks no weight: Typically, we believe that the microfracture created fibrocartilage (lining that develops in place of the normal cartilage) takes 6 weeks to mature. We don't have specific studies in humans to prove this, but it is an accepted guideline. Therefore we use 6 weeks of no weight on the microfractured area, then exercises to strengthen the surrounding knee. About 50% of microfractures are successful. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for hip osteotomy?

What is the recovery time for hip osteotomy?

6-24 months: The time to union of the osteotomy is approximately 8-12 weeks in a non-smoking male your age. Recovery takes place gradually after that and the tissues remodel for up to two years. You will continue to improve for about 24 months after the procedure. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for plica excision surgery?

What is the recovery time for plica excision surgery?

Varies: Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time from arthroscopic hip surgery?

What is the recovery time from arthroscopic hip surgery?

Depends on procedure: Recovery varies from 3-4 weeks, to 4-6 months depending on what is performed at the time of surgery. ...Read more

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How long is the recovery for arthroscopic knee surgery?

How long is the recovery for arthroscopic knee surgery?

Days to weeks: Depending on the findings, it could take days to weeks to improve. Most arthroscopic cases allow you to walk immediately. I recommend no running or jumping for 4 weeks. ...Read more