Knee replacement how long will 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 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 f tn By knee fusion the surgeon will eliminate your knee movements so your knee will be always straight.You will never be able to bend it again. You will have to undergo lifestyle modification.Driving will be a difficulty,unless your car is really big one,where you will be able to accommodate the straight knee.Sitting on a high chair won't be of much concern for you in a fused knee. The main reason of fusion is that ,the artificial joint lasts for 20-25 years maximum.
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 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 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 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 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 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?
Avatar n tn I had a total knee replacement done over 14 weeks ago and still have quite a bit discomfort. My knee down to my ankle will swell and I get a burning sensation that will last for hours. I have been to the doctors several times and i am being told that this is normal and could last up to 1 year. I had the other knee replaced and didn't have anywhere near the pain I am having with this knee.
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 This would be a difficult question to answer without the relevant clinical details. A knee replacement is not preferred in young patients as the life of a knee replacement around 10-20 years (the newer devices last longer than the older ones). Though knee replacements are usually successful and help in regaining movements around the joint conservative management is preferred due to the risk associated with the replacement surgery and a possible re-replacement surgery.
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 f tn i am 53 years old. i had surgery for torn meniscus in left knee on 10/13/2007, and i have been in pain since. i am currently receiving my 3rd round of synvisc. i have had 3 or 4 cortisone injections, they seemed to be helping but the times in between have gotten shorter. my dr. keeps telling me i'm too young for knee replacement. he tells me it's arthritis, i can't believe it. i am not overweight (147 lbs.), however, before the surgery i weighed 128 lbs.
Avatar m tn In addition, I believe that the micro fracture will fail for the same reason as the chondral repair surgery. Although a total knee replacement will likely not last your entire lifetime, it seems like it may be the best alternative for you. You will have an immediate return to function, and it will have greater longevity than any of your alternatives.
647391 tn?1275016633 Robert Lee. The right knee replacement was a disaster. The knee will not straighten or bend. All surgeries that Dr.Robert Lee completed for me was a success. At my 6 week checkup post surgery, I remember the smile on his face when I said "no problems".
Avatar f tn I had my left knee replaced in 2011 and have NO pain...
Avatar f tn My grandmother had a double knee replacement quite a few years ago, when her knees were so bad that she couldn't get around. It gave her a great new lease on life and she was able to be active again for more than 10 years, up until a couple of years before she died when she was in her mid 90s. You've got to have it done for the right reasons and you have to be very compliant with the rehab.
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 f tn I want to know realistically how long it will be before I can drive and ditch the crutches and walking air cast? I also need to do the same total knee replacement and foot reconstruction on the other leg. Has anyone else had similar experiences? My left foot now is really painful from bearing all the weight for the last 7 weeks since the surgery on my right foot. I already have worn orthodics for 25 years. What can I do about the pain in the left foot?
Avatar f tn Your doc should have given you instructions on how to wean. I am an OT and know how painful knee replacements are esp in PT. Use alot of ice if you can. If you are off of the oxycontin and just on the oxycodone that's a great transition in itself. If every 6 hours works for you I would wait a few days and try taking half twice a day then in another week take half each dose. Once your body adjusts to that you can either jump off or take half 2 Xs a week and so on.
Avatar f tn Granted it will depend on the device inserted, how you respond to the surgery and the extent of rehab following it. Obviously it will take some time. It may also affect your speed and endurance but this is something that needs to be discussed with your surgeon. I hope you will share with us the outcome of your TKR. I'll look forward to hearing from you.