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Best ways to stay in shape after knee surgery?

Best ways to stay in shape after knee surgery?

Depends: If you mean from a cardio standpoint it depends what kind of knee surgery you had. You should be asking your orthoedic surgeon this question as he/she may want to be restricting your activity. They may not want you running if you have some wear and tear issues in your knee. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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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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How long do you need to elevate knee after a knee surgery?

How long do you need to elevate knee after a knee surgery?

3 - 5 days: 3 - 5 days of ice/elevation after knee surgery is fairly typical. Each surgeon may have slightly different recommendations. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to shower after knee surgery?

Can you tell me how to shower after knee surgery?

Did your surgeon: give you instructions on how to take bath? I would avoid taking shower until you get clear instructions from them. You could in meantime do a sponge bath until you hear from them and keep the knee dry and don't wash it. ...Read more

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Please help, how much pain will i be in after getting knee surgery?

Please help, how much pain will i be in after getting knee surgery?

Depends: Depends on the type of knee surgery, tolerance of pain, pathology being treated, past medical health, nutrition status, etc. ...Read more

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What pants are best to wear after knee surgery?

What pants are best to wear after knee surgery?

Loose fitting: After knee surgery it is very common to have swelling in the operative leg for some time. It varies greatly from patient to patient. ear loose fitting pants as long as there is swelling noted to prevent excessive pressure on the operative limb. ...Read more

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How soon can you go swimming after reconstructive knee surgery?

How soon can you go swimming after reconstructive knee surgery?

Check with your doc: While the wound may heal well enough to submerge it in water in a week or two, there are many factors here. It is best to seek more advice from your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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How long will it take for the swelling to go down after a knee surgery?

How long will it take for the swelling to go down after a knee surgery?

Depends: Swelling from knee surgery is common and the length of time it takes to go down depends on how extensive the surgery was and what was repaired. Best to discuss with your orthopedic surgeon to give you the best answer for your specific condition. ...Read more

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What difficulties can I expect with rehabing after cartillge knee surgery?

What difficulties can I expect with rehabing after cartillge knee surgery?

Depends: Depending on the type of cartilage procedure, rehabilitation can vary. Some cartilage procedures like microfracture or oats or aci will require a period of non-weightbearing and range of motion program, while others such as chondroplasty will not require crutches during the postoperative period. ...Read more

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Why would i need therpy after my knee surgery? I already did it and it didn't work and now I have to have an operation.

Why would i need therpy after my knee surgery? I already did it and it didn't work and now I have to have an operation.

Weakness: Thereapy before surgery is to try needed to restore function . , but the pain stops the progress and there is weakness as a result of the pain. Therapy gets the knee muscles retrained to start working normally. Worthwhile for starter. ...Read more

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