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  • Potential Complications Following Knee Replacement Surgery

    As with all major surgical procedures, complications can occur. some of the most common complications following knee replacement are thrombophlebitis, infection, stiffness and loosening. This is not intended to be complete list of the possible

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  • ACL Tears

    Introduction The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is the most commonly injured ligament of the knee, and it is most frequently injured during an athletic activity. Sports are becoming an increasingly important part of day-to-day life in the United States

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  • Collateral Ligament Injuries

    Anatomy Ligaments are tough bands of tissue that connect the ends of bones together. The collateral ligaments, located on either side of the knee, limit side to side motion of the knee. The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is found on the side

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  • Following Knee Replacement Surgery

    While You Are in the Hospital Range of Motion Exercises: The physical therapist will schedule your first inpatient visit shortly after surgery. Treatment will address the range of motion in the knee. Gentle movement will be used to begin to help you regain

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  • Joint Replacement Patients Should Take Precautions Before Dental Work

    What do your joints have to do with your teeth? Quite a bit, if you have a joint replacement. Patients with joint replacements should be sure to mention their new joint replacement to their dentist before undergoing any procedures. Why?

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  • Physical Therapy After Knee Surgery

    Activity Immediately Following Surgery The amount of weight you can put through your knee after surgery will depend on your doctor and the procedure itself. If a cemented procedure was performed, your doctor may approve for you to place a comfortable

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  • Knee Replacement Surgery

    The steps involved in replacing the knee begin with making an incision on the front of the knee to allow access to the knee joint. There are several different approaches used to make the incision, usually based on the surgeon’s training and preferences

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  • Uni-Compartmental Knee Surgery

    Uni-compartmental knee replacement surgery utilizes specially designed implants made to resurface one side of the knee joint, and eliminate activity limiting arthritic pain restoring more normal knee function.

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  • Checking on Your Knee Replacement

    Sometimes these knee replacement implants can wear out. Being aware of the warning signs can alert you to see your surgeon as soon as possible. Why Does an Implant Wear Out? An implant can become loose An infection can develop near the implant

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  • Symptoms of Arthritis of the Knee

    The symptoms of a degenerative knee joint usually begin as pain while bearing weight on the affected knee. You may limp and the knee may become swollen with fluid. The degeneration can lead to a reduction in the range of motion of the affected knee

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