Knee cap replacement surgery recovery

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Avatar n tn // In any case, I would confront your doctor about your feelings and the pain you're experience, or if worse comes to worse, ask for a second opinion if you don't think he's doing what he should be doing. Good luck Jazie06.
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 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 have a total knee replacement Right knee and I'm undergoing weekly injections of SUPARTZ on the Left knee to replace fluid that I don't have. As I lay here with the heating pad wrapped around the Right knee, I can sympathize with your knee pain that you're experiencing. I'm with Quixotic on the response he gave you. It's best to see an Orthopaedic Physician and ask them to do the MRI.
Avatar n tn In a total knee replacement surgery: I can sum up like this, it is 40% surgery and 60% physiotherapy, so lot of motivation for physiotherapy and counselling should be done before the surgery and if you are not ready then you have to think for the surgery. Always remember the operative pain will be present for 1 weeks to 3 weeks and later there should be no pain and Physiotherapy will help this.
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 n tn 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? The doctor put me on "partial weight bearing" status for two more weeks. What is anybody's experience here? My meniscus cartilage was worn out on the inside before surgery. Did the chondroplasty get you to "pain free" for a while? Thanks for any input you may have.
Avatar n tn on my 14 surgery, a right knee fusion. my doctor left my knee cap in just in case I was able to get a knee replacement in the future. MY leg got infected with a MRSA ( aka the super bug) staff infection. the waited 18 months for the leg to fuse and took out the infected hardware (2 paltes and 36 screws) and started me on IV vancomyosen for 3 months. The infection healrd inside my distal femur. I have outbreaks of fever, swelling, and severe pain. I also have RSD in my right knee to top it off.
159619 tn?1538184537 I am starting to get the locks and popping along with pain again when I move the knee, but the pain is not as bad as before the surgery. The therapist says he can feel a catch in my knee cap so I assuming it's from the work he did to my knee cap for the arthritis. My questions are, did I set myself back by getting off the crutches too soon? On the third week after surgery I started travelling again making a couple of long trips by air, dealing with airports, luggage and all that goes with it.
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 It can take a very long time for you to be able to recover from your surgery. Unfortunately, that's just one of the problems with any type of knee or hip surgery. Please keep us informed on what you find out from your Doctor. If they don't suggest it, ask for an x-ray to be sure that there is nothing new going on with your knee. Again, I'm so very saddened that this has happened to you and especially all of the increased pain and side-effects that you are having from your surgery!!
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 f tn i am back to square one tomorow. yep. new surgery for me. now my left knee. all i ask you to do is pray pray pray for me. i am so scared i will not walk. i am so scared i will use. i am scared. other than that im ok. today my pain level is at an all time high. good news is now 9 months my right replacement is completely healed!! i have 100% range. and now were gonna get the left one started. i walked and walked and walked yesterday. i went to winterjam. a christian rock convention.
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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Avatar m tn basically is there anything i can do to improve it without surgery, is there any way to get it back to 100 percent (with or without surgery) thanks. also i was told arthoscopic surgery would not be sufficient, open knee surgery would have to be used.
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.
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Avatar f tn ask me any questions about knee surgery. Im not a doctor but I've been thru five scopes before replacement. Now six.
Avatar f tn If they won't do surgery this would be worst trying ONCE. I have had a knee replacement. It was done before I was diagnosed with MS but I surely had the disease at the time the surgery was done. I do think my recovery was a little slower than average since I fatigue easily and have some muscle problems. My surgeon knows my diagnosis now. It's noted on the chart BUT he didn't seem to care much. He certainly never indicated I wouldn't have qualified just because of the MS.
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.
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 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 This was the last resort for me before surgery. I wanted to try it and left knee is better than the right knee but with this new med I may be ok for a while. I am very excited about the injections and the gel as well.
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 I knew my right knee seemed correct after surgery (spot on), but my left knee was high. I had a surgery to correct this issue, but after the PT period you could easly notice that it was still high. The issue is, most doctors do NOT make any repair work, unless if you are really persistent (my case). Most of them prefer to fix when it’s already broken. Oh, doesn't help to complain now.