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What can I do about stiffness after having knee replacement surgery?

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Dr. John Xenos
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Don't give up!

It depends how far from surgery you are.
Initial stiffness is common during the inflammatory stage of healing. This is when warmth of the knee and night pain is most noticeable. As inflammation decreases, range of motion increases. This is the most common cause of early stiffness and is best addressed with appropriately aggressive pt, both oral and topical nsaids and rest.

In brief: Don't give up!

It depends how far from surgery you are.
Initial stiffness is common during the inflammatory stage of healing. This is when warmth of the knee and night pain is most noticeable. As inflammation decreases, range of motion increases. This is the most common cause of early stiffness and is best addressed with appropriately aggressive pt, both oral and topical nsaids and rest.
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Dr. Scott Hacker
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Work hard on it !!

A knee replacement, if done correctly, is designed to bend almost fully.
It is essential to regain full range of motion after surgery for a good result and improved lifestyle. Limited bending may come from poor patient effort, technical errors in surgery, trouble with medications, or therapy issues. Often a surgeon will help the knee bend under anesthesia if you can't get it yourself!

In brief: Work hard on it !!

A knee replacement, if done correctly, is designed to bend almost fully.
It is essential to regain full range of motion after surgery for a good result and improved lifestyle. Limited bending may come from poor patient effort, technical errors in surgery, trouble with medications, or therapy issues. Often a surgeon will help the knee bend under anesthesia if you can't get it yourself!
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