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Will I Still Be Able To Box After Getting Knee Replacement Surgery
Activity after TKA: That depends on the level of boxing you are participating in. At the recreational level, you should be fine. ...Read more
Talk to your doc: Talk to your knee surgeon about suggested outcome and restrictions following treatment of your specific knee condition. Many factors enter into the advice you receive. ...Read more
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 : (
Yes: Knee replacements can provide years of pain-free activities. The more aggressive the activity, the greater chance to cause problems down the road. Think of them like tires-how you treat them will affect their lifespan. Impact activities like running will shorten their lifespan, while knee-gliding activities like skiing place less stress on them. Chose your miles carefully! ...Read more
Yes: It varies quite a bit. Some parltients do really well even within a couple weeks of surgery, while others dolly improve over several months. If your surgeon is happy with how your knee and X-rays look, I would not be too concerned. Hopefully you will soon turn the corner and start feeling better. ...Read more
Check your BMI: A patient's body mass index or bmi needs to be measured prior to surgery. There is solid scientific evidence to suggest that the results are compromised and the complication rate after knee replacement surgery is higher if a patient's bmi is over 40, even worse if the bmi is over 50. Weight loss to bring your bmi down prior to surgery is recommended. ...Read more
The most common problem could be facing you.
1-lossing of the joint component.
2-subacute infection in the knee.
3-fracture and arthrofibrosis may also occur but are less common. ...Read more
My husband, after knee replacement surgery in feb, 2011 still has general pain and trouble walking. His other knee is now not functioning properly.?
May not be knees: The problem may not be coming from the knees themselves. Many who have knee arthritis also have lower back arthritis. Low back arthritis can result in spinal stenosis, which results in chronic leg pain, weakness, instability, difficulty walking. If his surgeon says the knees look like they're functioning well, then look for another pain origin, such as the back. ...Read more
How long after knee replacement surgery can you go back 2 playing sports. I, m fit and well most of the time though I can get pain now nd again.
Immunosuppressed for 4 years, just contracted salmonella and have a partial knee replacement surgery in a month. Can I still have it with proper treatme?
Yes if properly: Treated. The infection can be nasty in someone who has been immunosuppressed, though without clear idea of why you are suppressed. Usually you would need stronger and longer antibiotic treatment and close monitor of symptoms to ensure the infection has cleared completely prior to having surgery. Good luck and keep a strong relationship with your doctors. ...Read more
Why am I still having so much pain from knee replacement surgery. First I had the left one, then the right one them the left one again (posts/screws were too small according to dr.)the last one (left)was done in 2011.I refuse to go back & let them redo the
No Not normal unless: You have problem in the back before. ...Read more
Mom needs knee replacement surgery but is scared about blood clots. But if they put her on blood thinners it would be impossible to get a clot right?
Where can I get an orthopaedic surgeon in east memphis? Had a partial knee replacement in 97' and went bad after 6 mos. So had a tkr in 99' and 8 months after surgery I began to have clicking & grinding in my knee (it needs to come out and redone and tryin
Search at the web site of the american academy of orthopedic surgeons at http://www. Aaos. Org/. The engine to search for orthopedist is: http://www6.Aaos. Org/about/public/members. Cfm
you may also call the local medical society. ...Read more
Mom is going to get knee replacement surgery but is horrified about deep vein thrombosis. Will the doctor put her on blood thinners to prevent this?
Ask the Surgeon.: A great question. There are several variations as to the type of blood thinners to use and the times to use them. Most surgeons have their own reasons for choosing the appropriate one. The specifics can include the type of surgery and the medical condition of the patient. Ask the surgeon this question and I'm sure he/she will be glad to explain their reasoning. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for severe nerve pain that pain meds do not work on? I have had two back surgeries, and knee replacement and still have excruciating stabbing knee pain that I have been told is nerve pain coming from my back. Pain medication an
2 weeks post knee replacement surgery...have pain that feels like a shin splint...knee doesn't hurt..
Varies: There are a variety of potential causes for shin pain in a postoperative knee replacement patient sho is otherwise doing well. Among them include an aggravation of the muscles on the anterior aspect of the tibia in the process of your rehab, it could represent an aggravation of your back and subsequent "sciatica", it could also represent a tibial stress fracture; let your surgeon know. ...Read more
Lots of things: Ice it a lot. Get a knee sleeve ice machine and use it when ever you are sitting down or resting for the first 6-12 weeks. I can't stress how much these ice machine sleeves help. Bregg makes a great machine. I believe it is called polar tec. Do lots of isometric quadriceps contractions. Elevate it when your not walking around. Ice after any activity for 10-20 minutes. Where a compression sock. ...Read more
Strength: Although most pts are limited with pain prior to a tka, doing excercises to build-up your quads will help. This can be straight leg raises and wall sits. Practice using a cane or crutches as well. Building up your iron stores with a MVI (multivitamin) or eating greens will help limit any affects of postop anemia. ...Read more
Total knee recovery:
Full maturation period for a total knee is 12-18 months. This is to achieve final full motion ; strength ; the fluid motion you will have for many years to come. Most people will participate in 6-12 weeks of formal pt.
However, somewhere between 4-12 weeks, people generally stop their formal therapy and continue there lifelong maintenance exercise program. Best outcomes require regular exercise. ...Read more
Post TKA pain: The most severe pain is in the first 48 hrs. It should gradually start lessening after that. It depends upon how much deformity is there pre-op. Also pain is a subjective measure. Usually minimal pain by a month. ...Read more
Knee replacement: The length of time depends on the size of the patient, the deformity of the knee, and the expertise of the surgeon. Time can range from 90-180 minutes. ...Read more
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