Knee replacement how long does it last

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Avatar f tn Well, the prognosis following an ACL tear and meniscal removal is not very good and patients often require knee replacements in the long run. Knee replacements usually last 15-20 years after which a re-replacement may be required. The pros of getting one done are a good chance of a symptom free period and return to normal activities. I would suggest discussing the situation and the expected prognosis in detail with your treating orthopedician. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
Avatar f tn Darling, you are not too young for this surgery, especially if you're active. I'm 19 years old and had the same surgery done in my left knee for the same reasons! I also had a bone spur removed from my shoulder and the sack around the joint tightened. It isn't that big of a deal, but the healing does take some time. I had the surgery on my knee when I was 16 and although my knee isn't quite what it was; it is a lot better than before the surgery.
Avatar n tn She had physical therapists for a month at home and when she had these hip aches she stopped physical therapy and started only doing short walks once a day. How long and what kind of physical therapy activities should she be doing after the knee replacement? Thanks.
Avatar m tn Hi. Thanks for the advice. My knee pain has subsided since my bi-lateral release, but the pain above the knee upto my hip continues. I have been directed down the route of 'snapping hip syndrome' - with IT Band / TFL catching the greater trochanter during the gait cycle of walking / running. I have a new programme this week to strengthen specific muscle groups to try and prevent this happening. Will take a few months to know results.
Avatar m tn im a 42 woman i had 2 total knee and 2 minulpitation on my right knee now im gona have to have more surgery on it its all swoolen and black there gona fuse the knee how long is the hospital stay and therepy
Avatar n tn Am 10 weeks out from surgery total knee replacement, rt. leg and was doing so well until last week. Pain started around the knee and a week later after doing the icing, ibuprofen and tylenol with codeine, my pain has escalated to a 9 out of 10 as of last night. It does not appear to be an infection as per my doctor, he just told me to do the above and call if things worsened. I called this morning and nobody can see me until Monday...Just called in stronger pain med.
Avatar n tn However, when I showed my right knee last month this year I was told that I need full knee replacement. The surgeon recommended Otisknee replacement procedure. Is it possible that my right knee can deteriorate in onr year to have full replacemnt as opposed to partial. What are the reports on Otisknee replacement procedure. What are the pros & cons of partial replacement versus full replacement.
Avatar f tn I am very worried about being able to move my knee like normal and it still hurts. What can I expect with this surgery? How long does it take to recover and what should I be able to be doing now? When I go to PT I still cannot peddle a bicycle all the way around. Is that normal?
405614 tn?1329144114 After an injury in 11/1990, three arthroscopies over the years, last one 07/10/2006, I had (R) knee joint replacement surgery, on 08/05/2013, at IU Health Methodist Hospital, in Indianapolis, IN, by Dr. J. Andrew Parr & team. Was given a spinal & put under. Had xrays 3 months out of surgery & got images on disc.
Avatar f tn I am just now 50 years old and the surgeon did the procedure to try to postpone or avoid a total knee replacement. It was relatively active as far as walking, gardening, and other low to non impact type activities. However climbing stairs has always been very difficult. I have a long history of knee problems since the time I was eight years old. They dislocated frequently and I've had other injuries. Of course now I have the arthritis.
Avatar f tn Did he go for physical therapy or do it on his own? If he did have professional therapy, how long did it last? Also, during this recovery time, was he able to participate in life activities or was he house bound? These are some of the questions that I have. Purbeckgirl, I would like to have you respond to the same questions. Also, did you have both knee replacements at the same time, and if not, how far apart were they? Purbeckgirl, are you planning to have your knees done again?
Avatar f tn I have been giving this to him like prescribed. I was wondering how long these very long nights will occur. Any help would be appreciated.
Avatar n tn About a year ago, everytime I walked for a straight 10 - 15 minutes I would be unable to bend my knee because of the pain. However, I would slowly keep trying and after 1/2 hour to an hour it would be ok. Over the course of the year the time got longer for it taking me to be able to bend my knee again. Soon, it wouldn't take much and I couldn't bend my knee at all. I have had an x-ray where the NURSE told me I had arthritis and inflamation.
Avatar m tn I have 2 blood disorders, Lupus Anticoagulant and Pro thrombin I had a brain operation just a year ago and I will have my right knee replaced this Aug. or Sept. I had 3 clots in my left lung and 1 in my right lung and when they put a filter in I had another clot. AS FOR COUMADIN!! I take 1 tablespoon of Carlson lemon flavor fish oil in the AM, 1 teaspoon in the afternoon and 1 tablespoon in the evening.
Avatar m tn My Mom is in the same situation. Her thigh muscles are so soar she can hardly stand the weight of clothing or bed sheets touching it. She's 9 weeks out and has as much pain as before the surgery. (and she had bone on bone, with an actual hole rubbed through). What is most alarming is that the surgeon will not treat the pain. He basically says, she shouldn't have pain after 6 weeks. She's 77, who cares if she should or shouldn't. She has pain, and sometimes cries with it.
Avatar n tn A friend had his knee replaced yesterday. Last night & this morning he suffered excrusiang pain. His wife asked his physician why not give him a pain killer that can reduce his agony to discomfort. She was told that they have given him all of the pain killers that they could. My question is this, how in 2009 can we not have a drug that can make you pain free or at leat reduce the pain to uncomfortabe?
Avatar f tn I heard someone say that there is a procedure in which gel can be injected into the knee to act as temporary cartilage. Do you know if this is true and how long will this gel last or if there are any side effects, before one will have to eventually get a knee replacement. With all the recall of these artifical parts, I'm a little leary of getting these parts into my body.
Avatar m tn Other than getting more x-rays and scopes, are there other signs of it being a failure? Also, how invasive is putting in something like a plate and how long does that typically last?
Avatar f tn It has been two years since I have had a total left knee replacement . I still have stiffness in my knee and I can not bend it more than a 90 degree angle. I swim, walk, take yoga classes & constantly try to stretch it -- but nothing happens. Is there anything I can do for this ?
Avatar f tn sleep at night stomach ache everything. How long will it last if you are doing it cold turkey. And will you go back normal. I really don't like the feeling.
Avatar f tn I had a knee replacement a year ago and am having pain. I was curious . . . how did they know the glue was deteriorating? Did they do an MRI? I just had and MRI and have been told it could be "mild loosening, bone stress reaction, or stress response". My Dr.'s onlt response was, if it's bad enough redo the knee replacement surgery. How long ago was your replacement surgery?