The patient's doctor determines the recovery plan, and there can be different requirements for different people. The following is the general plan followed by most knee replacement patients.
When recovering from a total knee replacement, it can hard for some people to give up their freedom to drive even for a short time. A big question for many patients is when they can start to drive again. There are several factors to consider when deciding when is the right time.
Older athletes experience increased physical injuries including back pain, heel pain, hamstring pulls, stress fractures and knee injuries. This increase is primarily due to changes in muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons due to aging. It is crucial for older adults to be conscious of these body changes and to alter their regime to avoid injuries while maintaining their physical fitness.
Is there a minimum age for total knee replacement surgery. In this video an orthopedic surgeon talks about in which circumstances young patients would be considered for a total knee replacement.
Many aging adults begin to have trouble with their mobility due to knee pain and some eventually undergo partial knee replacement for relief, but is this surgery only for seniors with knee pain? Can this surgery help young adults with knee pain?
Can your diet affect the pain you feel in your joints? Dr. Dan Albright, an orthopedic surgeon in Raleigh, NC discusses how your diet causes inflammation in your body. Eating a diet that reduces that inflammation can help the joint pain in your knees and hips.
Do knee replacement prostheses ever need to be replaced? The answer is yes, but they should last for decades. Dr. Dan Albright discusses the signs and symptoms that appear when it is time to for the prosthesis to be revised and how to make the one you have last longer.
Many patients are concerned about becoming addicted to pain medications they are prescribed after major surgery.