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What Is The Recovery Timeline For Knee Surgery
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What exactly is arthroscopic knee surgery? When is it done? What is the recovery time? Is it dangerous?
Incision, scope, cut: Anesthetize area, insert scope thru small incision, establish problem after washing out cloudy fluid with sterile clear sol'n, insert thin surgical tool (like scissor), correct prob. Done for torn meniscal cartilage, ant cruciate ligament, remove loose fragments or inflamed tissue. Recovery time depends on proc and ortho: 1-8 wks. Anesthesia reax, infection, clots, fluid reaccum: generally safe. ...Read more
Had a scope knee surgery 11/22/13 for chondromalacia medial femoral condyle, i wondering what's the recovery time for the knee pain?I still have pain
Depends: Depends. If the knee instability is not correct, would not expect significant improvement. ...Read more
Probably yes: As part of a rehab program.Get a more detailed answer ›
My sister had arthoscopic knee surgery one week ago. What should the expectation be for recovery and physical therapy?
Quite variable: This will depend upon what type of surgery you had. Simple procedures such as a partial meniscectomy may require no therapy at all, whereas surgery to reconstruct a ligament injury may involve many weeks of formal therapy and months of strengthening and recovery. ...Read more
Had knee surgery to repair torn meniscus. It was recommended to ride stationary bike as part of recovery. Is an upright or recumbent bike better?
Start recumbent: Using an upright bike will put more pressure on your knee while it is healing and is not recommended, while a recumbent bike has less pressure and helps to keep range of motion of joint and maintain muscle tone. So, start with recumbent bike after surgery. When the knee is feeling better and stronger, then you can shift to an upright bike. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When can I hike after knee surgery? I need to go for arthroscopic knee surgery for meniscus repair. I'm planning a vacation in three months to do some moderate hiking. Am i being too optimistic about the recovery period?
Can having JRA slow the recovery for guided growth knock knee surgery? It's been week she still sore and has poor balance and needs a walker age 9
My 70 yr old father who has a heart attack 2 yrs ago just had knee surgery hours earlier. Should he be on a blood thinner? Also is recovery worse??
Maybe: There are several variables to consider and probably the physician in charge has already made the decision. Feel free to ask. We cannot give the right answer here, and it may be a judgement call. ...Read more
I had knee surgery 5 years ago with both meniscus torn and my knee cap was out of place. Lately it hurts all the time worse at night- help?
How long should you wait to have knee surgery after having a cortisone shot ? I am thinking of have knee replacement surgery and i had a cortisone shot 2 months ago, i need to know if this is enough time to wait.
I had knee surgery about a year ago and since then I have had to wear a knee brace every day my knee hurts all the time and my calf stays swollen up?
See details.: This is obviously not a normal result from what i assume to be arthroscopic surgery. You should not still need a brace and should not be in pain. Calf swelling can be secondary to phlebitis or the rupture of a popliteal cyst among other causes. Get a 2nd opinion. I would strongly recommend a new MRI if you have not recently had one done. ...Read more
Colonoscopy prep, vomited, fainted, fell, head injury, ER & for 2nd colonoscopy same + knee surgery from fall.Time for 3rd, please advise.
Hydrate well: Given your previous issues make sure the indications for your colonoscopy are sound. Hydrate well pre and during prep, use non osmotic prep eg not fleets phostasoda or visicol but go lytely or MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) type prep, do prep over slightly extended time period and have someone with you...Don't stand suddenly... ...Read more
My infected knee implant was removed(fifth time) replaced with temporary knee insert 5 years ago. The insert has moved .. The insert is painful and wearing me down. I can't put weight on that leg. I have been unable to face full knee surgery again. I g
Very tough situation: Unfortunately, if the spacer has moved, it will continue to move and erode bone. Since you are young, some options may include repeat knee replacement (assuming the infection has been eradicated) or fusion, in which the knee is made stiff. People can usually walk with a fusion, with minimal pain; however, sitting is difficult because the knee doesn't bend. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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