Jeff Stickney, MD

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon

(425) 823-4000

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Dental Work

After any joint replacement you are at an increased risk of infection if you have bacteria in your blood.  The bacteria have an advantage if

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Travel

Long periods of sitting will lead to swelling in the legs and increase your risk of blood clot in the first 6 weeks after surgery.

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Return to Athletics

In general, it is typically 3 to 4 months before returning to athletics.  You should discuss your hopes and dreams for athletics with your physical

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Return to Work

This is quite variable depending upon the physical demands of your job.  We will discuss your job requirements and provide a return to work note

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Driving

When you can drive after surgery is quite variable.   Typically, 2 to 6 weeks after surgery. First you must be off narcotics during the day.

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