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Re: Total knee replacement
« Reply #80 on: January 11, 2016, 02:48:53 pm »
Well finally had the total replacement Jan. 5th. The surgeon wouldn't discharge me till Saturday.  Supposed to get out Friday but I had a fever and my knee extension wasn't at 90 degrees. So Saturday I had to suck up the pain until the PT said I had 90 degrees.  It was the most excruciating pain I've ever experienced. My wife who is a PT is doing her part inflicting some pain,lol, like Chuck said PT is everything. Go back to the Surgeon for removal of staples on the 20th. They say knees are a lot more painful than hips. Also the anesthetist did a spinal rather than a general.  Much better and gives longer pain relief than a general. Hoping to rent a cpm tomorrow to help with the extension exercises, much easier and less painful.  Happy New Year and Cheers to all

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Re: Total knee replacement
« Reply #81 on: January 11, 2016, 02:58:30 pm »
Hoping you heal quickly.
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Re: Total knee replacement
« Reply #82 on: January 11, 2016, 03:04:55 pm »
Thanks Pete.  Been having a hard time managing the pain.
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knee replacement/surgery
« Reply #83 on: March 03, 2016, 11:41:22 pm »
I have had trouble with my right knee for years but lately its been getting worse with it popping out for  no reason just walking and picking the weight off my foot will pop it out how long is the recovery is it a simple or major surgery  or am i asking for apples in a peanut patch

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Re: knee replacement/surgery
« Reply #84 on: March 04, 2016, 01:37:08 am »
My take on this, from Barb's experience, is that you are far too young to be needing knee replacement surgery.

Hopefully Doctor B will weigh in on this.
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Re: knee replacement/surgery
« Reply #85 on: March 04, 2016, 07:53:52 am »
It sounds more like some broken cartilage fragments which can be cleaned out and dressed up with arthroscopic surgery.

 
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Re: knee replacement/surgery
« Reply #86 on: March 04, 2016, 07:57:39 am »
Sheila's doing fine with her total knee replacement last July!

When she first gets up, the joint is a little stiff for a few minutes!

Years ago if I remember right, she tore an ACL and over time (many years) it lead to the knee replacement!

She was 48 when she had the replacement done!
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Re: knee replacement/surgery
« Reply #87 on: March 04, 2016, 08:47:28 am »
   While every case is unique some doctors are doing replacements on younger people than what was done before. Like in any surgery if you don't absolutely trust the advice of your doctor ask around for recommendations and get a second opinion.
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Re: knee replacement/surgery
« Reply #88 on: March 05, 2016, 01:18:56 am »
One thing I've heard time and again (and from Barb's surgeon as well) is that if you get a knee replacement too soon, you may not be happy with the results. The new knee will never be as good as the original (when it was in good shape). People who delay the replacement surgery are generally happy with the new knee because it's way better than just before the surgery.
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Re: knee replacement/surgery
« Reply #89 on: March 05, 2016, 12:30:42 pm »
Your first step should be to see an orthopedic specialist and find out exactly what is wrong. From what you say, it might be just some kind of knee brace would would be called for to stop the knee from "popping out."

It doesn't sound like you are ready for knee replacement yet.
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Re: knee replacement/surgery
« Reply #90 on: March 15, 2016, 06:09:12 pm »
pictures, pictures, pictures,   Then if they cannot determine have arthroscopy.

Had mine done for some minor issue which could not be seen on film.
took about 4 weeks to get back to 75% then about 2 more months to where I trusted
it enough to go back to"regular stuff".

Get an inexpensive brace for now and get in soon, 
FWIW do not side load or twist load it,

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Re: knee replacement/surgery
« Reply #91 on: March 16, 2016, 10:40:09 am »
Sorry - don't know how I missed this thread.

When you have a joint problem, the diagnosis is key.  Don't listen to anyone who suggests ANY treatment (Brace, pills, PT, scope, injection, total joint) until you've had the appropriate tests to diagnose the problem.  Certainly, this requires a visit to a doc, followed by whatever imaging is necessary to follow the trail 'til you reach your diagnosis.  Then, and only then, do you start to discuss treatment options.

"Popping out" is a very non-specific term.  It could be a subluxating (sliding) patella (knee cap), It could be a meniscus (cartilage) tear.  It could be a loose body (small chunk of stuff floating around in your joint).  It could be bursitis (Irritated sliding of tissues).  It could be arthritis.  I suggest you get over to your primary care or, if possible, an orthopaedic surgeon, and have them examine you.
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Re: knee replacement/surgery
« Reply #92 on: March 16, 2016, 12:38:09 pm »
Not a surgeon, but have gone through two, and still am with at least one,, the right one,, left knee had a torn ACL, went several years with it, before getting with a surgeon that knew what to do, it did(pop out) if this is right, at least that's what it feels like,,pretty much go down, but it only did this with a twisting or turning motion.. the right knee was a clean up as described,,it hurts to this day,, snagging and debris that twists the knee is painful, at some point I need to get back and see like you, I feel your pain,,
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Re: knee replacement/surgery
« Reply #93 on: March 16, 2016, 10:26:22 pm »
Had a total replacement on da left one a few years ago. I couldn't be happier with the results, (other than if they had used a little lighter grease for this cold weather).  :D
 Going in for the right knee replacement this fall. When I asked da doc at Mayo Clinic if it was time, he laughed and said it was probably time a couple of years ago.  I guess my tree climbing days are over.  :-\
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Re: Total knee replacement
« Reply #94 on: November 20, 2016, 04:28:57 pm »
It's been a couple weeks now since I got my new right knee. Knee is coming along great.  But I did quit all da pain drugs after da first 5 days, except Tylenol. This time around they were really messing me up, even after I stopped it was a miserable few days.
Missing out on Deer Camp with my sons ain't helpin' neither.  :(
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Re: Total knee replacement
« Reply #95 on: November 20, 2016, 09:25:18 pm »
Are you doing physical therapy now?

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