Below are some Qs frequently asked by patients. Please click for more information.
What is the chance for success?
What is the recovery time?
Will I go to a rehabilitation facility or home?
When can I drive?
When can I travel?
When can I return to work?
What activities are permitted following surgery?
How long will my knee surgery last?
What medication should I stop prior to surgery?
Is there a role for “MIS” (minimally invasive surgery/minimal incision surgery)?
Is there a role for computer assisted surgery?
When can I shower or get the incision wet?
When can I immerse my knee totally such as in a bathtub or swimming pool?
How often should I use the CPM (continuous passive motion) machine?
How long do I need a bandage on my incision?
When will my sutures or staples be removed?
How long will I be on pain medication?
How long will I be on a blood thinner?
Can I drink alcohol during my recovery?
What are good and bad positions for my knee during recovery?
Should I apply ice or heat?
How long should I wear compression stockings?
Can I go up and down stairs?
Will I need physical therapy.?
When can I resume sexual intercourse?
I feel depressed. Is this normal?
I have insomnia. Is this normal, and what can I do about it?
I am constipated. What should I do?
How much range of motion do I need.?
What range of motion should I expect from my knee after 6 weeks and after one year?
I think my leg feels longer now. Is this possible?
Can I use weights when I exercise?
Will I set off the security monitors at the airport? Do I need a doctor’s letter?
Do I need antibiotics before having dental work or any other invasive medical procedure?
Can I return to downhill skiing?
When do I need to follow-up with my surgeon?
My knee makes an intermittent clicking or bumping noise. Is this normal?
Why does the skin around my knee feel numb?
What should I be worried about?