Losing weight after knee replacement surgery

Common Questions and Answers about Losing weight after knee replacement surgery


159619 tn?1538180937 I was cleared to go off crutches after 3 weeks, but after using a cane for 2 weeks I had to go back in to see him as the swelling came back and I was losing the ability to bear any weight on my knee. At that time he put me back on crutches with no weight bearing for 3 more weeks and put me on PT. I am 7 weeks out and still experiencing considerable pain. The PT has helped and my range of motion is coming back as the swelling is going down again.
Avatar f tn Chronic arthritis in the initial phase with weight reduction and proper care can delay your pain and reduce problems for the future. Once you have developed arthritis and severe pain and restricted movements only knee replacement with proper physiotherapy will relieve you of all the symptoms. Before going for any surgery it is important for the surgeon to explain you pros and cons, and i hope he might have expained it to you.
Avatar m tn My mother had Knee Replacement Surgery in one knee a little over two years ago, due to osteoarthritis. However, she does still have considerable amount of pain. She "bandages" her knees up every morning. She did all of the required exercises after the surgery (perhaps too much). Her range of motion is OK, but less than it was before surgery. She was able to sit cross-legged before the surgery for a little while, but cannot now.
Avatar f tn Can this pain indicate an infection in or under the knee replacement. No redness or swelling of the knee - just sharp pain on weight-bearing. It just occurred to me (at 3am) that I may need to consider this in light of the other infection. Just wondering what is the likelihood of infection?
Avatar f tn I have been suffering from knee problems for years, i was very overweight and after x-rays was told it was severe deterioration and had no cartilage left but was too young to operate (36). Fast forward to a couple years later, i lost all the weight (150lbs) but knees are still painful in anything i do (if i go for a small walk, i’ll be ok but then my knees are so stiff i can’t go up the stairs when i get home).
Avatar n tn I'm a 60-yr. old female with severe osteoarthritis of only the lateral compartment of my left knee, and complex tears of my meniscus in that knee. Given my increasing levels of pain, one orthopedist advised me to have the meniscus repaired or removed arthroscopically.
16888441 tn?1452155657 s usually a good practice to consult with at least 2-3 top doctors before undergoing a knee replacement surgery. Knee replacement can be an excellent option in many cases, but there are also some contra-indications where a knee replacement should not be the first choice. For instance, if a person is young and below 50 years of age, knee replacement can be delayed because the life of implants typically lasts between 15-20 years. Is the person too over-weight?
Avatar n tn how long does it take to heal ? is it a safe surgery? can you weight bear on it ? is the chance if infection greater than anything else if using pins how far do they go in and atick out how are they removed ?
159619 tn?1538180937 After putting it off for many years, I had my arthritic left knee scoped to repair a pair of meniscus tears. The repairs went fine, both tears were cleaned up but my surgeon faslo found a large fracture of my articular cartilage and had to perform a micro fracture procedure. This has taken a fairly short recovery period for a meniscus repair to 6 - 8 weeks of non-weight bearing and limited use of my left leg.
Avatar f tn It sounds like you and your surgeon have done everything possible to avoid a knee replacement. One comment about you weight. You indicate that you have gained twenty pounds since your arthroscopic surgery. Getting back to your original weight can only help, and may reduce your symptoms substantially. A combination of gentle low impact exercises with diet control will be essential. If knee replacement is your final option, then age should not be a boundry.
Avatar n tn I'am9 weeks out from having a uni knee replacement. had alot of pain in hospital even when I came home after 4 days I was in alot of pain. did all my P.T.Having so much pain and sweeling I losing my mind . Dr doesn't want to hear any of it.he just sent me for a doppler and a nerve test no results yet. it crunches alot more than before surgery. I just feel something is wrong with it no one will listen to me keep taking vicodin but sometimes that doesn't help.
452066 tn?1400626877 At what point does an orthopedic surgeon come to a conclusion that a partial knee replacement is the only option? I had surgery for a torn meniscus on my left knee over a year and a half ago. Since then, the knee feels worse and is progressively getting worse. I have been on steroids, had injections, take a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug, went through PT...and even continue to exercise the knee now.
Avatar f tn Since I was only 50 years old the doctor said that I was too young for surgery. Four years later, 1 less thyroid, additional weight, I have been told I am too fat and I need to get my BMI down before they would consider. I was told of all these complication yet I know people at lot heavier than me that had it done and the weight was never considered. Please see some opinions or experience reference here. Thanks.
452066 tn?1400626877 How different does your knee feel now? I had a meniscus tear and had surgery on it over a year and a half ago. My knee feels worse now and we have tried everything. Newest Xray show I am rubbing bone on bone on the inside of the knee, but the outside is normal. Injections no longer work as well as pain meds. Any advice?
Avatar f tn I can not afford a trainer. I had no problems losing weight, before my hysterectomy. it was only after. I do not eat much at all, and i do try to stay away from fatty foods like cndy pop etc. I just had a partcial knee replacement done. so i really do need to get this done to help me.
Avatar m tn However, doctor also performed chondroplasty after starting surgery. This was somewhat disappointing for me as I thought of recovery in few days after arthroscopy. However, due to chondroplasty, I am still on 100% bed rest for 3 weeks with no knee bending and no weight bearing. I have wires put inside knee to tie broken cartilage. After going through this forum, I am even more upset as it looks that Chondroplasty is never successful.
Avatar m tn anda blood clot in a vein (deep vein thrombosis) above or below the knee. (Clots occur most commonly shortly after replacement surgery.)Many people who fall after having a knee replacement break the bone below the new joint on which the new knee is anchored. Pain and swelling occur at or near the site of the knee joint replacement.Pain can occur gradually as the new joint develops wear patterns that interfere with the smooth function of the knee.
Avatar n tn After having torn meniscus surgery 6 weeks ago. Swelling and pain are so severe. Have been told to wait another 6 weeks, that after xrays, arthritis is so bad that they doubt swelling will go down and I need total knee replacxement as the swelling affected the calf and acl. The surgeon that did the first surgery had no answers for me when I returned with pain . He told me I had no arthritis.Now I went to a second opinion who took so many xrays and said the arthritis is so severe.
Avatar m tn Your left knee joint is severely injured, is losing its cartilage, and as an important cartilage -- the medial meniscus -- is torn, you will need knee surgery, perhaps a knee replacement.
Avatar f tn Is it possible to have any other surgery for the weight? I had a knee replacement 2yrs8mos ago got MRSA and had 8 operations and now i have no knee. Now my other leg is very bad and i cant walk at all, i really dont know what to do. I am stuck in a chair and cant go out and i hate that i dont have my independence any more. Please give me some advise thank you This discussion is related to <a href='/posts/show/233982'>subtotal gastrectomy and outcomes</a>.
888748 tn?1241893015 I am looking for suggestions on losing weight, and being able to function daily without so much pain, and also to keep my other knee from deteriorating so quickly. Any suggesitons?
Avatar f tn Sometimes it takes several weeks to months to rehab after knee surgery, as your body has to adjust to the replacement. Normally, intense physical therapy is needed to strengthen the joint. If the pain continues, I would discuss this with your orthopedic surgeon, to see if a revision is indicated. Re-imaging the knee with an MRI can be discussed. Otherwise, I would consider another surgical opinion if the symptoms continue, preferably at a major academic medical center.