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Thread: Had knee replacement

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    Junior Member shortstuff's Avatar
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    Had my left knee replaced Tuesday> It is sore but I am getting around on it pretty good.I have developed tendonitius in my foot it is more painful than the knee. Don't know if spelling it right.

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    bless your bones...My mom is going to be doing this after January. She has no more cartlidge left in her knee...

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    Wishing you a speedy recovery! Sorry about the tendonitis :(
    Have you started PT?? VERY important! :)

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    i had both knees replaced in August and just got the final Ok from my doctor...no more checkups till next august...still working some muscles to bring them back into condition, but doing great and glad I did it.

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    Thanks. Yes therapy started the day after surgery and at home on Friday Hasn't been here yet today.

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    Knee is stiff when raising it forward and lifting it forward doesn't work well for now

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    (((HUGS))) and wishing you a speedy recovery!! :D:D:D

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    I am looking at this a couple years down the road. You are making feel much better about it.

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    I had mine done 5 years ago, and have been so happy with the results!!!

    I have 3 suggestions for you. Stay ahead of the pain -- take your pain meds. Use your ice packs several times a day. And, do your physical therapy faithfully. You'll do great!

    Hugs and blessings.

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    glad to hear your doing well with it.
    Was your nickname shortstuff before the doctor operated on your knee...or is this the result? ;-) hee hee hee...hugs, j/j ;-)

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    Thoughts and prayers sent your way. Hope you feel better soon.

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    Hi shortstuf, sorry to hear about your knee replacement, but the main thing now to do is the PT, I had both of mine done and that is what helped the most, just keep doing the theropy, if your knee freezes up then you wiil have to go back into the hospital and have it broken loose and thats no fun beleive me I had to have my shoulder done that way and boy you don't want to have to do that. I am sure that you will be up and round before to long, I will keep you in my prayers and big hugs to you . take care and let us know how things go with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ktbb
    i had both knees replaced in August and just got the final Ok from my doctor...no more checkups till next august...still working some muscles to bring them back into condition, but doing great and glad I did it.
    Had both of mine replaced three years ago - I wish it would have been sooner. It can be daunting, but you will never regret it. Keep working on your PT - it is REALLY important. Before long you will be flying.

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    I'll keep you in my prayers for a speedy recovery. My reconstructive surgery on my left knee was Nov 3. I'm now in PT and feeling pretty good although I can't put any weight on it for 4 more weeks. we'll just keep plugging away :D

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    I had my right knee done july 15th! keep up with your exercises! i can not stress enough, how important they are!
    i hope to get the other knee replaced in january.
    here's to your quick and easy healing! Blessings!

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    I hope you are feeling better very soon!!!!

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    I'm starting the process to get scheduled for my left knee. all your posts have been so encouraging. Thank you all.

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    I may be needing both knees replaced before very long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jingleberry
    I may be needing both knees replaced before very long.

    IF you ALL follow all the exercises, you will be fine. start building up your leg muscles NOW. it will make it so much easier..Honest!

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    Thanks for the thoughts and prayers.The knee is better every day,My foot is the worst with the tendonitst went to doc he gave me a script for it. Therapy said I am doing better than expected.

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    Great news on your progress. My mum had her right knee replaced in Feb and is doing really well. She's even been on short hikes with my DH and me. :)
    She wishes she'd done it earlier. Also...PT...an absolutely MUST and it looks like you've already got that message.
    Stay well.

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    I had my left knee replaced 5 years ago. I was only 50 but the knee was bone on bone. ouch!! Ice packs and PT are your friends.

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