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Old 08-02-2017, 10:23 AM   #1
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Unhappy Going for a Knee Replacement in the next few weeks.

This is something I have been fighting off for the last 15 or so years. It's my left knee and all the shots and pain management creams have just been less and less effective. It looks like the PT is going to be a long process (about 3+months) and will be quite painfull for who knows how long.

There is a way to prevent ALL this S**T from happening, "JUST DON'T GET OLD".
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Old 08-02-2017, 10:58 AM   #2
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All the old fogeys I know that have had recent knee or hip replacements have come out of surgery wishing they did it sooner. A friends 75 year old grandma was up and walking the next day on her new knee. She said the pain she had before was worse then the pain after the surgery
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:39 AM   #3
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All the old fogeys I know that have had recent knee or hip replacements have come out of surgery wishing they did it sooner. A friends 75 year old grandma was up and walking the next day on her new knee. She said the pain she had before was worse then the pain after the surgery
I think my grandfather had both knees replaced at different times and he said the pain wasn't too bad, PT starts the day after the surgery too My grandfather watched the doctor do one surgery in it's entirety while the doctor was doing it
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:43 AM   #4
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My dad just had one of his hips done. Took one pain pill in total (after leaving the hospital) and you'd never know he had it done. Stopped using the cane less than a week after surgery. Biggest problem now is not resuming regular activity too soon even though he feels 100%.

He's thrilled with how it turned out and is glad to not be dealing with the pain anymore.

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Old 08-02-2017, 12:23 PM   #5
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Grandmother just had her knee done a couple months ago and is having excellent results. Stay positive and good luck.
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Old 08-02-2017, 05:44 PM   #6
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My dad's lady friend had one of her knees replace and they had her moving on it the very same day! She said. she should have never put it off.
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Old 08-02-2017, 06:45 PM   #7
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my dads cousin had it done... supposidly there is a magic weight number for recovery.. he is a big dude so he had a harder recovery but hes doin greatnow...
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Old 08-03-2017, 03:52 PM   #8
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A good friend of mine had both knees replaced at the same time. He recovered so fast they used him in a commercial for their practice. He was about to order a tricycle Harley because he could no longer support his hog on his own. He is now still riding his Harley at 65 years old. You'll be fine.
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Old 08-04-2017, 05:32 PM   #9
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Knee replacement is not as complex a surgery/recovery as it was a few years ago. Techniques and implants have been significantly improved. My experience, take it for what you will was this: Find a skilled, experienced surgeon (research this in advance of meeting the surgeon- it will help you ask useful questions and gauge the answers you get). Right after the surgery, you'll have a bag of pain meds ( usually lying on your chest). This is the strongest pain med you'll be given. As soon as the anesthesia wears off, sit up and swing you legs off the side of the bed (my wife was there to help with this). Even if you need help, try to bend the knee to at least 90 degrees. This might hurt a bit, but you have the strong pain meds to compensate for it. If you wait until you get to rehab to start bending the knee it wil have already begun to tighten up and will be more difficult and painful to bend-and you won't have any pain meds at that point. Trust me, it saved me at least 10 -14 days of post surgery rehab to have the knee at 90 in the hospital. Expert rehab (you want outpatient/private rehab) is absolutely essential for the quickest and most effective result. Research facilities in your area and try to get personal recommendations from people you know who have used a given facility. Avoid in-patient or at home rehab at all costs. You'll get little progress and at a much slower rate. The harder youwork at rehab from the outset the quicker you'll recover and the less pain, overall you'll have to deal with. I learned all of this because I had advance advice from a rehab group I had previously used for a hip surgery advice. My recovery was fairly rapid and the results have been excellent. I'm 5 years post surgery. Don't wait, bone on bone is more painful than the rehab. Good luck.
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Thanks for the thoughts everybody. It seems like anybody I talk to has one of these problems-1. High Blood Pressure, 2. Diabetes,3. Knee or Back Pain. Enjoy your early years NOW, because ALL this S**T is just around the corner.
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good luck with it all Ed
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