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Why Does My Butt Hurt After A Total Knee Replacement
Butt attached to leg: You have likely been compensating for your knee prior to your surgery. This can throw your pelvis off but you don't notice it because it works. Now that your knee is fixed, you're likely walking more normally so you notice that your pelvis is off and your butt hurts. A good do can apply some omm to re-right your pelvis and help alleviate some of the pain. ...Read more
You need to: Follow up with your orthopedist. This could be related to your knee replacement but it could also be something new. Either way you need to follow up with your physician for a re-evaluation. You can certainly take Ibuprofen or acetaminophen for pain in the meantime, as long as you have no medical condition that would prohibit either of these medications, but you need to be checked out. ...Read more
Had total knee replacement 6 mon ago now I can hear it flap or knock when I move my knee from right to left and it flaps when I walk still hurts?
8 month since arthroscopic knee surgery, still hurts to walk. Do injections take pain away or should I get total knee replacement? Lots of pain : (
Exercise with total: The only major restriction on exercise for total knees is to avoid jogging or running as your aerobic exercise. Jumping and landing exercise are also not great because like jogging, you can cause loosening of the implant from the bone or cement fixation. This also can speed the wear down of the plastic bearings. Bicycles, tai chi, walking, swimming, dancing, golf, tennis, ellipticals are all good. ...Read more
Physical therapy: Physical therapy is an integral part of the total knee replacement process. Many orthopaedic surgeons will start pt prior to surgery ("pre-hab"). Therapy is usually started immediately after surgery in the hospital. Upon discharge from the hospital, pt is usually done 3x/week for 4-12 weeks, depending on the rate of the patient's recovery. ...Read more
Ride when healed:
First you need to be off narcotics.
Second you should wait til your swelling is down to almost normal.
Third, your wound needs to be healed. If you lean on your leg too soon with the weight of your harley, the tissue many still be held together by the internal stitches and you may split open your wound. 6-8 weeks is probably getting close to being safe on the wound strength issue. I ride myself. ...Read more
Yes: It should bend more easily as it heals. If it is not improving, I would see your surgeon. ...Read more
Yes it can: It depends what type of total knee. It could sound like grinding if parts are rubbing. It is best to ask your physicians or your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
After a total knee replacement on one knee will there be a weight restiction on how much you can lift?
Lift Restrictions: Hello. How old is your TKA (total knee arthroplasty)? If it is "not too fresh", (less than a year) then your TKA should be pretty solid and stable for lifting. Are you concerned about squats, dead lifts, etc. Affecting your TKA? ...Read more
Depends: Causes of stiffness following knee replacement include scar tissue formation, component size and position among many factors. However, the most important factor is the patient's preoperative motion (i.e. Preoperative stiffness is likely going to lead to less than optimal postoperative motions). ...Read more
Why am I experiencing pain, warmth and swelling in my knee 11 months after a total knee replacement?
1st week is okay: As most therapists don't need any machines to perform proper therapy. Manual therapy can achieve excellent results without machines. However, machines can be used as an adjunct to good manual stretching and strengthening programs. Stationary bikes can start early in the first week as the swelling reduces. Weights should be avoided until full extension is gained from your stretching program. ...Read more
Is it common to have a knee manipulated under anesthesia after a total knee replacement 2 months ago.
Is it wise to walk for 30 minutes a day/5 days a week, 6 months after a total knee replacement surgery?
Yes.: Exercise is important to maintaining many aspects of health. Walking is typically well tolerated by an artificial joint. Use common sense to guide your initial efforts. Start slowly and add duration/distance in small increments. ...Read more
Can I sleep on my side after a total knee replacement? I'm 6 days post-op and laying on my back is getting very uncomfortable
Post TKA: Yes you certainly can lay on your side. ...Read more
What could cause sudden onset of swelling & stiffness months after a total knee replacement? Tkr was mid-nov 2012. Had full rom, etc until today.
Infection: Any sudden change in a joint replacement represented by new onset of swelling, pain or stiffness could indicate an infection until proven otherwise. You are still very early out from surgery so this could be just muscle but if the joint looks swollen and you've lost motion I would advise a prompt f/u with your surgeon. ...Read more
No Not normal unless: You have problem in the back before. ...Read more
How soon after a total knee replacement could someone use a continuous passive motion (cpm) exercise machine?
1 hours: Ideally you should be placed on it in the recovery room whole still sedated. Once you are able to move the knee on your own, the benefit of continuous passive motion is less apparent. ...Read more
After a total knee replacement is it normal to hear a sound like cracking knuckles when walking or moving the knee sideways?
Do they use lasers in u.S. To get rid of scar tissue I have artho fibrosis of the knee after a total knee replacement
Maybe: Arthrofibrosis is a condition that can occur after tka (and other procedures) and results in scarring inside the knee that can cause stiffness and pain. It can be difficult to treat and the cause is not always known. Manipulation, arthroscopic release of adhesions (with a shaver, radiofrequency wand, or laser), and possible revision may be necessary to treat the condition. ...Read more
VERY, if indicated: Total knee replacement (tkr) is a real success stories of modern medicine. When indicated, a tkr can be a overall health game changer. Tkr recipients usually regain levels of activity that became otherwise impossible or intolerable (walking, biking, stair climbing). Aerobic exercise in turn provides excellent support for overall cardiopulmonary health. Discuss tkr with your orthpaedic surgeon. ...Read more
Total knee needed: The most concise answer is when arthritic knee pain is not relieved any longer by nsaids, therapy, cortisone injections, hylauronic acid injections, knee braces, ice, nutritional supplements or arthroscopy and x-rays show advanced arthritis and cartilage loss or spurs. When function is impaired and activity declines from pain. Or, when start subtracting things you enjoy from your life due to pain. ...Read more
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