Knee cap replacement recovery time

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Avatar n tn hi.. i am a female 22 years old.i had a knee cap dislocation 2 month ago. the doctor said i had my MPF torn and i have been in braces for 1 month and now i'm on rehabilitation. My question is that how long will it takes until i can walk as normal again? now i can walk without crutches but very slow and sometimes the knee tends to bend more while im walking.So i use 1 crutch to support me. Is there any possibility that i had torn my ACL? Is it normal that the knee is still swelling?
Avatar m tn The swelling is down, but my knee feels like a jammed finger (stiff and painful to move). I know a thing or two about total knee replacement since I had my left knee done in 2008. Last June my OS went back into my knee because of the presence of some floating debris under my knee cap, which I believe was some cement that had broken free, or some pieces of bone. Regardless, prior to removing the debris I couldn't do much of anything without some serious pain in my knee.
Avatar n tn 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. Am I necessarily looking at injections of some type to stave off knee replacement surgery?
Avatar m tn Sorry to hear that man, I have Patellar Tracking Syndrome, or one of the varied names it's called and it *****. I had a Lateral Release done to fix the off-line knee cap, and it failed as well. All of my cartilege was gone, and my pain is just as bad, although different. My other option was literally sawing through the bone and resetting it, but like you wish you hadn't done it, that's what I'm afraid of. What if it fails and is even worse?
Avatar m tn I am sorry to say but if you would have gone ahead with knee fusion then, doctors would not have been able to do ligament reconstruction or knee replacement surgery. The anatomy of knee or knee joint configuration would have changed after the knee fusion surgery to do any sort of surgery after that. Yes I think an orthopedic surgeon experienced in knee replacement after knee fusion could possibly with difficulty could have done it. Keep me informed if you have any queries. Bye.
Avatar n tn Because the cartilage was dangling down in the field of the arthroscope, they ended up opening the knee to remove it. The recovery time was a little longer but with the arthroscopy that has been done on both knees, it's a come and go procedure these days. Go in the morning, have the surgery, go home late afternoon and early evening and just rest and recover.
Avatar n tn So here I am post op knee replacement - done Feb 10. I continue to have pain mostly 6-7/10. My doctors have basically cut me off from pain meds - treating me like a drug seeker. I can not take aleve or motrin since it hurts my stomach and infact made me bleed internally so that I eventually had a hemoglobin of 6.5 - believe me that felt really bad- and needed blood transfusion.
Avatar m tn on investigating they found that my femor and knee cap was in a bad way and worn and in time i will need a knee cap replacement, however thankfully not at the present time. Iam a fit person who teaches amrtial arts. My problem is that it has been weeks since my operation but the knee is still badly swollen and sore and i am still struggling to straighten it and bend it behonf 40 degrees..
Avatar f tn Although the pain doesn't show up when I poke or touch my knee, I can duplicate the pain when my knee is slightly bent and I press below the knee cap and rub to the painward side while still pressing. I almost thought it was a chipped bone at first, but now (because of the above) I think it is a collection of fluid and the pain is from the fluid trying to migrate to an area of muscle or tissue that doesn't want to separate. Some of you may be aware of how powerful hydraulic pressure can be.
1733156 tn?1310301457 Have recently noticed pain in bottom of foot like stabbing pain and is also swelling jsut above the knee cap. I am sick of hearing from doctors n other treatment people that it will take time....would just like someone to give me an answer to why does it get sooo painful n swolllen when i use it??? Please help!
Avatar n tn Other option that can be foreseen with such a bad knee would be an knee replacement. To comment on such a surgery requires in depth analysis of your condition.
Avatar n tn I had my right total knee replacement 11/10/11 and my left total knee replacement 1 1/2 years prior to that. As of today both of my knees continue to throb, shooting pains down my legs, mostly at night. My orthopedic M.D. has done x-rays several times and sees nothing. He claims that it "could" be tendinitis. I currently take 2-5mg. ea. immediate release Oxycodone every 4 hours. THAT is his solution. It does help, but not all the time.
Avatar n tn If your surgery is elective, you can expect about half the recovery time of my trauma-induced surgery. This surgery has dramatically improved an already very fulfilling life. I have a new lease on life, and I didn't even need one!
Avatar n tn Please try to go to a neurologist, preferably, and see if you can start taking Gabapentin. It would be expensive I think with no insurance, but Gabapentin seems to be a life-saver for me so far.
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159619 tn?1499916784 He also says if the micro fracture on the left knee doesn't take we're looking at a replacement of my left knee in another 4 - 6 months.
Avatar f tn My brother couldn't get the knee replacement he needs because of his MS, as an alternative he looked into chichens comb injections. Can anyone tell me how effective they have been for others. Many thanks.
Avatar m tn I had the arthroscopy on the 30/11/2010 and have done much rehabilitation with Hydro and gym exercises(3-5 times a week) but the left knee still has pain on the underside of the knee cap and inside area. Pain is at a level 3 and once being used(exercising,walking,bending) quickly raises to a level 6 pain in these areas.Also I have sharp stabbing pains on & off in the lower inside area to a pain level 8 enough to stop me in my tracks with no prior warning signs before this happens.
Avatar n tn I read your note to josh 344 and I think that you may have helped me with my knee pain. Since total knee replacement of left knee 2 and a half years ago I have suffered chroniv knee pain worse than before surgery also not being able to flex more than 65 as the knee becomes so tight and the pain extremley bad. On x-ray shows a slighyly tilted knee cap with some bone on metal.
10947 tn?1281407852 Knee pain -- will it ever fix itself? Rt knee - knee cap falls out of place to the outside. My tendons were twisted. Notes below- The gutters and pouch were free of loose body or abnormality. Patella and trochlea revealed a significant lateral subluxation of patella with centralizing itself, not until 70° of flexion.
Avatar f tn I'm a 19 year old female I have a work related injury and my left knee cap had subluxed and went off to the left side after having to go through 3 to almost 4 months of pt the Dr's and the therapist told me there was nothing they could do but go in and do a elms lie-trillant which in the end they decided not to and that they were just going to let me rest up and no movement well this went on for months and I had more x-rays then anything I could imagine and they told me to seek a better Doct
Avatar n tn The dr. wants to wait until I'm older for the knee replacement, but it's only a matter of time. He also says, Its really up to me when I have the replacement, but I need to wait until the pain is an 8, 9 or 10 everyday. If I fall or even step off the curb the wrong way and bust it wide open, I'll have no choice but to do it.
Avatar n tn Hello, I am a 34 year old female and underwent knee replacement surgery approximately 2 1/2 years ago. Approximately 7 weeks post surgery I had a right knee manipulation done. At this time my range of motion is great at +150 degrees. I am able to bend my knee equal to that prior to surgery. I am however having continued pain, swelling and heat. I have not been pain free for any time since my surgery. The pain is definately different than prior to surgery.
Avatar n tn You can look at my knee and see the presence of a lump below the knee cap towards the inside of my knee. I do not complain of pain unless it is extreme. I walked around on a torn meniscus in both knees the right one for about a year the left almost 2 years when I told my doc that it was getting bad. I am angry and hurt that the first MD did not listen to me. I told him over and over again that my knee was not hurting on the side where the prosthetic is.
Avatar f tn and ironically tomorrow will be 90 days for me. yep 90 and my celebration is good ole anethisia.
Avatar m tn I had partial knee replacement in both knees at the end of June. All was going well until 2 months into rehab, I was in an auto accident. Apparently in the accident, I hit my left knee and injured or tore the Patellar tendon. I have a burning, stabbing pain below my knee cap that has progressively worsened. My doc said to tough it out, as there is no broken bones, nor apparent problem with the implant. Its been 2 months since the accident and am not getting better.
Avatar f tn I've got a serious problem ahead of me. My knee replacement is giving me bad problems. Blood clots and a newly torn ligiment. I went to my doctor today for the clot and he told me he has to go back in and repair the ligiment. The bleeding is causing clots under my knee cap. I'm so scarred. I'm less than 30 days of no oxies. We scheduled surg for next week. I am scared out of my mind when it comes to post surgery pain management.