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Other names: Knee replacement and revision surgery.

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It all depends upon the level of recovery every patient is making. With our clinic Enhanced recovery protocols, patients usually get significant pain reductions in about 2-3 weeks with discomfort left at 6 weeks when they can drive. It is important to continue with physiotherapy as flexibility will positively affect the recovery and return to driving!

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Mr. Kirti Moholkar Premium Profile Has a more complete profile

Orthopaedic surgeon, Orthopaedist

Droitwich Spa

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Yes, sadly that knee won't improve at this stage without more surgery. Revision surgery is the only option...

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Mr. Charles Willis-Owen

Orthopaedic surgeon

Bournemouth

Yes knee replacements can clunk and usually it is not significant. All knee replacements have hard bearings while the natural knee has soft bearings. There the natural separation of the bearing surfaces can cause clunks in knee replacements as they come back together. This clucking is worst when the knee has more fluid in it and the muscles are week. Therefore you get most clunking in the weeks following surgery and in a good knee it settles over a few months but never goes away entirely in some.

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Mr. Matthew Oakley MB CHB, FRCS, FRCS(ortho) Premium Profile Has a more complete profile

Orthopaedic surgeon

Hereford

Yes. Assuming no medical contradictions, naproxen for a month or so would be a good idea. Naproxen is a non steroidal anti inflammatory drug(NSAID) and will reduce pain and swelling and help rehabilitation.

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Mr. Matthew Oakley MB CHB, FRCS, FRCS(ortho) Premium Profile Has a more complete profile

Orthopaedic surgeon

Hereford

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