How long does a knee replacement operation take

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Avatar f tn this is my first day without taking anything in a few months. i didnt sleep at all last night. how long does no sleep last?
Avatar n tn i had a total knee replacement 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 does 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.
1097402 tn?1257390243 I am 27, male, and am having a total right hip replacement tomorrow. I am so worried. About a 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 does pro bono work.
Avatar n tn Did anyone out there who had this problem get a reasonable solution from a doctor or through any other means? Does (a long) time really fix this?
Avatar f tn 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 a knee replacement. 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!
Avatar f tn BUT if i'm not allowed to drive (I don't have a stick), i'm screwed...unless I take a cab...but that's '$$ I really don't have'.
Avatar n tn I had a very strong urge today to take a 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!!
Avatar f tn From what i have read it appears to be nerve damage as a result of kneeling on a hard surface for a long time. It supposedly will go away on its own but may take some time, poss months.
Avatar n tn I used to bike ride 20 miles a day for fun,until the surgeries. It does take a person at least a few months to 6 months after a 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.
Avatar m tn Finally i was referred to an Orthopedic Surgeon who said I was a good canidate for total knee replacement but I was much too young for such an operation. 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.
Avatar n tn 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 how its going to hol dup, but sometimes people have no other options. I wish yuou best of luck.
Avatar n tn Also, I am wondering if the length of the withdrawal symptoms depends on the amount of the drug you take. Since I wasn't taking a whole lot, does that mean it won't last as long or won't be as bad as if I was taking more than I was? I'm trying to see what I'm in store for here...Thanks for any help, and good job and best of luck to all.
892665 tn?1259175314 I wonder if my Fibromyalgia is increasing the pain I feel from the arthritis? How long do I wait? How old is too young? Does this ever end? I wonder if my Fibromyalgia is increasing the pain I feel from the arthritis? Am I ruining my chances of mobility by putting off the TKR?
Avatar f tn I am having a hard time stopping and I know I need to . I have taken this for a long time. First, I was prescribed this med and then I found other ways to get it. Knowbody knows I take it as much as I do. Anyone....have some advice?
Avatar n tn I am glad for you.I will also have a knee replacement 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.
Avatar n tn I have severe joint and muscle pain as well as fatigue and dont know how long I can keep working, My employer does not understand and neither do my doctors want to admit this. Funny they stopped giving full doses of the Albuferon a month after I finished due to sides. Now they say cant be from treatment.I am very frustrated as I cant get anywhere with docs or job. My wife has been a rock throughout.I wish you all well.
Avatar n tn Are you for real? That is amazing!!! If so, how long did it take you and how much did you taper at a time. You are the first person that I have heard that has been able to beat the Demon. I hope your story its true. You don't know what it means to know that someone has been able to beat this. Can't wait to hear from you!!! Bye, Sono P.S. How did you get a name like Hellbent?
Avatar n tn It hurts to take a deep breath. Does this report explain all of that? How 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.
Avatar f tn hi hun, i so sympathize with you. I have had a very similar problem. I had a knee replacement 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 longer 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.
Avatar m tn I can't organise or do much at's a wonder I still manage to go into work (tho' I do take the odd day off a 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...
Avatar n tn In October 2008 I had a stroke which damaged the left side and I was then checked for a heart scan, this showed a hole in the heart .I had a operation 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 .
Avatar f tn 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 take control of my life again, 4 at a time, 4 or 5 times a day, I know its not going to be easy, but please tell me I can do it. Need some words of encouragement.
Avatar n tn the other wording i dont understand,and i know the doctor said i have severe tunneling,and i have to have a operation again,but i need to know how serious this is..can you please help me????love you all...
Avatar m tn Hi, I'm 45 years old and have had a knee arthroscopy on my left knee due to a 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).
Avatar n tn Like one of the others who've posted on this site, my orthopaedic surgeon does not consider me a candidate for knee replacement 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.
Avatar m tn - 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 long 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
2126606 tn?1346348724 I can’t tell you the number of patients we receive for detoxification that were given a prescription for Vicodin for a minor pain, like a backache or tooth pain, which eventually led them to take a stronger opiate like oxycodone, creating a domino effect. It’s become a trend in this country for medical professionals to write prescriptions for hydrocodone drugs too quickly, which is creating an epidemic of these drugs being overprescribed to patients who often times don’t need them.
Avatar n tn Six plus weeks ago, I had arthoscopic knee surgery and a chondroplasty procedure. After my six week checkup this week, my knee still had considerable pain in it and I am still unable to walk without crutches. What expectation should I have for a recovery time after which I should be able to walk relatively pain free? I do understand that a chondroplasty does not guaranty that cartilage like material will form.
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