How long does a knee replacement operation take

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i had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> total knee repl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cement 16 months ago ,and i am still having a lot of pain and tightness ,i have ad no end of physio and it as done no good whatsoever.i am on 2 lots of painrelief and it an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doesan> no good .i was told last year that i now have nerve damage,i am 58 years old and suffered with pain since i was at school,i have attended pain clinic,no good more physio ,no good so what can i try now.
I am 27, male, and am having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> total right hip repl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cement tomorrow. I am so worried. about <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> year and a half ago, i was in a bad car accident. Lucky to be alive! But i am in too much pain, they say once i have this operation, i should be good the rest of my life needing maybe only one revision... They're going to insert a big head so i have more movement and better chance of no dislocation. The arthritis and joint just got so bad, but my doctor actually an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>doesan> pro bono work.
I hadn't been able to bend my knee for about 4 yrs before the surgery - I have osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and degenerative bone disease - so the dr and I decided on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> knee repl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cement. I can bend my knee now, and I've had the knee xrayed since the surgery and it looks ok. I ride a stationary bike every day for excercise. What I don't understand is why I am having SO much pain in my knee?? It's really very depressing!
BUT if i'm not allowed to drive (I don't have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> stick), i'm screwed...unless I t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ke <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> cab...but that's '$$ I really don't have'.
I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> very strong urge today to t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ke <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> perc., I controlled myself and didn't do it but been in a real bad mood because of it. When will these cravings stop? I am now at the end of day 5 and starting to miss them. Help!!
I used to bike ride 20 miles a day for fun,until the surgeries. It <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>does</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ke <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> person at least <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> few months to 6 months after <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> knee,hip operation,to have the pain be somewhat manageable. The problems I am currently facing after 3 and 4 years after surgery,is that the pains in my hips and legs never went away completely. The bone-on-bone pain that was unreal,is gone,but I have been going through other severe pains on and off for all these years. My PM Dr.
Finally i was referred to an Orthopedic Surgeon who said I was a good canidate for total knee repl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cement but I was much too young for such an oper<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tion. This is usually done on older patients. He did suggest I have an operation called "High Tibial Osteotomy" He cuts the top (Femer) bone and the bottom(tibia)bone and moves them over slightly so they are not rubbing in the same spot. Then he pins it to its stabalized. This should last for about 5 years or so.
Just would like to correct you that the M6 by spinal Kinectics is a Sunnyvale, California based company and not a German one. The installation is in Germany at this time, but I beleive that M6 is being installed in teh U.S. now on a clinical trials. This M6 is so new so I don't know an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan> its going to hol dup, but sometimes people have no other options. I wish yuou best of luck.
I am glad for you.I will also have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> knee repl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cement in the next two weeks and just want to get it over with before the holidays.I guess about the patch,I didn't give it time to work.Good luck with the surgery.I feel for you and know where you're coming from.
It hurts to t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ke <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> deep breath. <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>does</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> this report explain all of that? <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>how</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> many ruptured disc do I have? Is this very serious? Here is what the report read: There is normal verebral body height seen throughout the lumbar spine. There is normal alignment, with no evidence of subluxation. There is loss of intervertebral disc T2 signal identified at L4-L5 and L5-S1. There is no loss of intervertebral disc height at L4-L5.
hi hun, i so sympathize with you. I have had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> very similar problem. I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> knee repl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cement about 9 years ago and then had to have a revision 2 years ago. I also had blot clots, but my clots was below the knee and i was on Coumidin (blood thinner) i hope the Dr has you on a blood thiner. So after my surgery and therapy i was then no an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>longan>er in pain so thats when i had to taper off all the opiates i was on. I did that pretty well, the detox was not bad and the mental part was easy.
I can't organise or do much at's <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> wonder I still manage to go into work (tho' I do t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ke the odd day off <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> freelancer this costs me money, and costs my company time, which makes me appear unreliable). So any input from you on top of what I'm already trying to do with all these different health specialists in my city of Berlin would be very useful. Just pick one ailment if you have something to add...
In October 2008 I had a stroke which damaged the left side and I was then checked for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> heart scan, this san style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan>ed <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> hole in the heart .I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> oper<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tion for that in November to solve this.So far so good but I set the alarms off in the supermarket! I still have problems which only those who have suffered will understand but life goes, on our elected officials still **** thing ups , our football teams let us down and beer increases in price .
I have been taking tramadol since July of last year, felt good, so kept taking it, took 2 at first, a couple times a day, then hey ,,,if 2 why not 3, and then why not 4,,,so thats where I have decided I need to t<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ke control of my life again, 4 at <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> time, 4 or 5 times <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> day, I know its not going to be easy, but please tell me I can do it. Need some words of encouragement.
Hi, I'm 45 years old and have had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> knee arthroscopy on my left knee due to <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> complex radial tear at the body of the medial meniscus extending into the peripheral zone. Further radial tearing was identified at the posterior horn centrally. Plus a low grade chondral irregularity at the lateral weight bearing surface of the medial femoral condyle, ( MRI Scan Report).
- steroid injections to quiet inflammation (there's a limit to the frequency and overall number of these you can have, as steroids can have negative an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>longan> term side effects) - NSaIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) to reduce swelling and pain - physical therapy sessions and at-home exercises to strengthen and support the surrounding muscles and tendons - athroscopic surgery to repair or remove torn cartilage, and perhaps smooth rough areas damaged by bone rubbing on bone - injectio
Like one of the others who've posted on this site, my orthopaedic surgeon <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>does</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> not consider me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> candidate for knee repl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cement surgery now due to my age. I am mostly mobile but have mostly stiffness in both knees and somewhat limited range of motion; particularly in my left knee post-surgery. I am looking for a therapy that will restore some more of my range of motion in both knees as well as the stiffness. My pain level in my left knee is actually pretty moderate.
I think this place attracts some of the most intelligent and caring people in the world. So gratifying. I haven't posted for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> very <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>long</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> time ... but I will always keep this thread going. I remember so well the desperation I had to hear from anyone ... anyone about an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan> they got off. Now there's years worth of posts from people round the world who kicked Tram.
00 am feeling quite ok, haircut/shave, look almost human lol, sister tells me my eyes look clearer than for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> <sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n style = 'b<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>ckground-color: #d<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>e8f4'>long</sp<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>n> time, nice to hear <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> positive comment, had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> nice day. Tuesday 15;45 tried to sleep with the help of a sleeping pill, 45 mins later got woken up. Got up went to see Dr, gave me a prescription for Zimovane, ( a sleeping pill ), but I went to the chemist and got some Kalms and Zinc Capsuals instead, my trust of tablets of any kind is at an all time low ( now why would that be ??..
we should think of her when we reach for something when were in pain. Yes i gave her some strength..but not really..every oper<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>tion i was high. I had and have <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> hardtime thinking of her future. Sometimes i wonder if married..heck an style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>howan>'s she gonna without me i tie shoes ever morning and cuff pants under..ahead can't hardly bend down due to all the screws in the hip... But i never used the words disabled...handicapped..she says those Im jenked up..
Ever since then, my SC joint would dislocate constantly throughout the day (pretty much with any arm movement... 15-20 times <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> day?) The doctor I saw at the time said it would heal in a year... that it was common in young girls since bones aren't fully matured at that age. My doctor said he didn't recommend surgery since I was so young. When I was 16 or so, I went back to the doctor since it didn't heal. The doctor said that it was odd that it didn't heal but again, didn't recommend surgery.
I had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span> knee repl<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>a</span>cement in November and during admittance to PT, they discoveredan irregular heart beat aka atrial Fibrillation. I was admitted to the CCU for 7 days where I had no PT to speak of. They administered Coumadin, Lanoxin, Verapamil for the aF. PT was done for 10 weeks of 3X per week, both land and aquatics. Neither has made me recover or given me my range of motion that should have been accomplished.
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