Does a partial knee replacement have a squeaking sound when you bend your leg?

Sometimes. When you replace a knee surface with metal against polyethylene, sometimes you will hear a tapping sound of the two materials when walking. Sometimes this is heard more in the first few weeks after surgery until the swelling reduces. It generally does not create a squeaking sound. This is a phenomenon heard with ceramic on ceramic hip replacements not with knee replacements.

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Is it common after a partial knee replacement to experienc a clicking sound when you bend your leg?

Possible. Clicking after replacement is generally a function of the patella either jumping off the femoral component or impingeing agaist it but usually decreases after some time. Read more...
No but its okay. Painless clicks in the knee are not a concern. Painful clicks are investigated. Clicking early after partial knee replacement can occur in some patients but usually goes away over a few weeks or months. It is usually occurring from the metal femoral component tapping against the polyethylene plastic bearing when you go from the swing phase of gait to heel strike. Heard mostly by the patient. Read more...

I had a partial knee replacement 15 months ago. Am I able to return to the gym and work out on the weight machines? Leg presses etc....

Discuss. You need to discuss with your surgeon or the physical therapist who helped with your recovery; in general, you likely need to ease yourself into a program starting with low weights and being very careful about form;. Read more...

Can trauma to partial knee replacement loosen prosthesis have pain around it and down leg into foot foot feels weird?

Yes. You should call your orthopedic surgeon immediately. Hopefully, there is just bruising but more serious damage should be excluded. Pain into your foot could be caused by pressure on a nerve. If so, time to decompression could be important to preserving a good leg. Read more...
Yes. A significant fall or even a car accident, this can dislodge or loosen a previously well fixed partial or total knee replacement. The numbness might be due to a contusion of one of the nerves around the knee. I would suggest seeing your surgeon for an exam and possible x-ray. Good luck. Read more...

Partial knee replacement 4 wks. I started using aspercreme heat on muscles around knee. Used last night. Just got out of shower and leg burning...?

Observe. After knee replacement or other major surgery there can be either numbness or hypersensitivity of local nerves. When you put "heat" creme on hypersensitive nerves, it can cause a burning sensation. It's probably not dangerous. Worth watching if the sensation gets better when you withhold the creme. The main thing to do is make sure you get your range of motion back and strengthen you knee. . Read more...

What is the normal recovery time for a partial knee replacement?

1-2 months. Full function and range of motion can be restored as soon as 2 weeks, but full strength may take more than 2 months. Read more...
Weeks. Most patients are walking without walkers or canes in about 2 weeks or less. Most people will be sore but fully functional at 2-6 weeks post operatively. By 6-8 weeks most patients can return to higher level activity like tennis as long as the swelling has resolved for the most part. Low impact exercise can begin at 2-3 weeks after surgery including bicycle, treadmills, and outside walking. Read more...

What is normal recovery after having a partial knee replacement?

Hopefully quick. Partial knee replacements tend to progress at a much faster rate than a total. Often times, within one-two weeks, you should be getting around quite well without much pain. Read more...
Faster than totals. I agree that most patients are getting around pretty well after about 2 weeks. Low impact activity is good for the first 4-6 weeks like walking, bicycling, golf, treadmill, elliptical machines. At 6-8 weeks higher level activity such as tennis can begin with less potential problems. Icing, elevation & compression stockings reduce the early swelling which improves wound healing and bending. Read more...

How likely is going from a partial knee replacement to a full knee replacement?

Varies. Partial knee replacements have a higher rate of loosening than total knee replacements. They sometimes require conversion to a total knee replacement. Most of the time, however, partial knee replacements last for many years. Read more...
Depends. A properly done partial knee replacement on the correct patient can last 20 or more years. When the plastic wears down, you can replace just the plastic or if the other compartment has worn down, you may need to replace the partial with a total knee. I recommend you look into makoplasty partial knee replacement. You can see the surgery on my website at www.Roboticknee md.Com. Read more...