Category: ‘Knee Replacement Surgery’

5 Key Tips for Understanding ACL Reconstruction

Posted in Knee Replacement Surgery, Press Releases, Sports Injury | June 21, 2017

Dr. Kevin Plancher with Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine highlights important points about torn anterior cruciate ligament surgery.

New York, NY & Greenwich, CT (PRWEB) June 21, 2017

June 2017 – “It is highly likely you know someone who’s torn their ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), one of the four main ligaments in the knee and a ligament that’s vital to the knee’s stability and normal movement. But for many people, ACL reconstruction surgery is a hazier concept requiring more understanding,” according to orthopaedic surgeon Kevin D. Plancher, MD, founder of Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. (more…)

Partial Knee Replacement: Avoid the “Total Knee”

Posted in Knee Replacement Surgery, Press Releases | November 4, 2016

Dr. Kevin Plancher with Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine explains when partial knee replacement is an option and offers tips on this increasingly common surgery.

Greenwich, CT, and New York, NY (PRWEB) November 04, 2016

Why undergo a total knee replacement when only one part of the knee joint is damaged by osteoarthritis? This question is becoming extremely relevant as improvements in artificial joints and surgical techniques make partial knee replacement a better choice for certain patients, helping them recover more quickly and get back to their favorite sports and other activities, according to Kevin D. Plancher, MD, founder of Plancher Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine. (more…)

Going Back to Work After Knee Replacement Surgery

Posted in Knee Replacement Surgery | March 15, 2015

When a patient is having knee replacement surgery, the question is “When can I go back to work?” The answer varies, depending on how demanding your job is, the rate at which your body heals, and the state of your general health.

Generally, you can return back to work four to six weeks post-surgery if you have a desk job. You may be instructed to expect a longer recoveryknee replacement time before you return to a physically demanding job. You may have to wait between four and 12 weeks before you will be allowed to lift heavy objects or engage in physically challenging work. It could take much longer than the aforementioned if you have other health issues that need to be addressed.

The following are good indicators that you are ready to get back to work after knee replacement:

  • You’re not dependent anymore on strong painkillers that can cause drowsiness and possibly increase your risk for injury at the workplace.
  • You have already regained leg strength and mobility to drive yourself to work, take public transportation, or adequately function in case of emergency.

Furthermore, keeping your body weight under control is crucial because the excess pounds can accelerate wear and tear of your new knee implants. Scheduling regular visits to your healthcare provider so he or she can monitor the state of your new implants is equally important. The frequency of your visits will depend on your age, current health status, and lifestyle habits.

Individuals recover at different rates and have various circumstances that can affect recovery. Learn more about knee replacement recovery through a personal consultation with us. Call 212.876.5200 today!