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Mollygirl

  2 months ago

Knee replacement, anyone?

Twelve years ago, a big dog broke my leg. I documented my recovery on here once I was out of the hospital. The problem was that he split the tibia and, despite a metal plate and ten screws, they couldn't actually straighten my leg. This meant that the knee would wear out reasonably quickly. Twelve years on, reasonably quickly has caught up with me and when I walk I'm in a lot of pain. So if any of you have had a knee replacement, how long was it before you were up and walking again? What was your recovery like? I know it won't happen any time soon, but nothing does these days. Any information gratefully received.
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Chris563

  2 months ago
I had a knee replacement about 2 1/2 years ago, I was out of hospital in 3 days and was going well within a month but you must do your exercises, I did mine 3 or 4 times a day. I should have had my other knee done as I had my pre op just before lockdown but then it was cancelled so I am still waiting yet. Reply
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vmorris11.vm

  2 months ago
The operation should take about a month to recover, you need to follow the advice from the specialist and go to all the physio exercise classes that should be offered, if they are not offered you must ask about them. Good luck Reply
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trevjohn

  2 months ago
Sis had both completely replaced one at a time five years apart, c/o NHS... Different companies made them, so slightly different width knees now ! Treadmill within two days, out of hospital in nine iirc, with support from BiL and stick, but both occasions it took ~ four months to regain confidence driving alone.
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Lower legs lost some feeling in places because of umpteen blood vessels being severed but otherwise all is good as new apart from not being able to kneel or bend either knee further than ninety degrees.
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I keep reminding her to travel carefully and lift her legs :) which she does, thus avoiding serious trips - as once down it's rather ungainly to get back to vertical.
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Millburn

  2 months ago
My Mum had a hip replacement op; 40yrs ago, she woke up with no pain; the first time for yrs, and was up and about pretty quickly, so good luck Reply
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steppenwolf_a_558

  2 months ago
I remember you talking about this and had no idea it was so long ago. I've never had anything like that, so can't really be of help though... Reply
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Mark_W

  2 months ago
I don’t know anybody who has had one! Reply
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g2714572

  2 months ago
My mum did Molly, many years ago and it was just one leg done , she never went back to get the other sorted , she was left in a wheelchair after that , buy was in one anyway before the op
as it didn't work successfully , months of rehabilitation, and a infection shocking scar also , for it not to work she's arthritis of the joints and am afraid I have her condition, there's great advancements from when she got the op but , they get you up after the op the nursing staff and physio they will make sure you get moving right away and I'd bet you d get home quick to now , it's when you go home is the bother , I'd go for it but to ease the pain !
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Hawksmoor

  2 months ago
Good grief, that must've been one helluva big dog! What was it, Cujo!? A Grand Dane?! A supersized Cane Corso, or one of those gigantic Brasilian Mastiffs? .... Terrifying!
Can't speak specifically about knee problems, but what I would say is don't put it off if you can help it; if I'd gone to the doc re: my severe back pain even five years earlier, I could have had spinal fusion surgery when only a couple of my discs had completely disappeared..... By the time I plucked up courage, there were already five discs gone, six vertebrae badly damaged, and nothing the surgeon could do anymore :(((
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spartan3002

  2 months ago
How dreadful Molly ,you must have been in agony . My brother had his done a few months ago . Apart from a 10 day setback , he was up and about , walking his dog in 8-10 weeks . Hope this helps . Reply
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rosemary-charles

  2 months ago
No thanks I had one almost 8 years as I'm allergic to opiots I didn't take any pain meds it was the worst pain I ever had in my life , they say I need the other one done but no thanks inwill put up with it as it is Reply
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