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Doctor insights on: What To Do After Knee Surgery

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How do I prep for knee surgery?

How do I prep for knee surgery?

The best you can: The preparation for knee surgery will vary depending on the surgery. However in general, the stronger the leg the better the recovery. Therefore, a strengthening program from the core to the ankles would be helpful. In addition, flexibility or motion of the knee and hip is important. I also recommend having ice packs ready as they will help with pain management and swelling after surgery.. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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 should I do before knee surgery?

What should I do before knee surgery?

Physical therapy: There are, of course, many different types of knee surgery performed. Before surgery is even considering, a course of conservative or non-operative treatment including physical therapy is strongly recommended. Even if surgery is recommended, pre operative therapy can help get your knee and thigh and leg muscles in better shape- this will help you recover quicker from your surgery. ...Read more

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How do I know if i need knee surgery?

How do I know if i need knee surgery?

Specialist: Find a highly regarded orthopaedic surgeon that specializes in knees. Have a thorough exam. If surgery is needed, get a second opinion to confirm! ...Read more

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How much time does knee surgery take?

How much time does knee surgery take?

Probably: 1-2 hrs generally. Some surgeons are faster and some surgeries just take longer if more is involved in your knee than was expected. ...Read more

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How long would knee surgery take too heal?

How long would knee surgery take too heal?

Depends: It will depend on what surgery for the knee. There are many types, arthroscopic debridement, acl repair, total knee replacement, etc as those all have different recovery times. ...Read more

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How do I deal with post knee surgery pain?

How do I deal with post knee surgery pain?

Depends: Usually this is best discussed with the surgeon who did your surgery. It depends on the type of surgery, the pain level, allergies, current medications, other attempts at pain control, the quality of the pain and its location so i would recommend an evaluation ! ...Read more

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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

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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