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I'm having a partial knee replacement on Monday.  Hopefully, everything will go well and I'll gain back some mobility, and lose the pain.  Any words of wisdom from others who have gone through this?  

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I haven't but my mom did. Make sure you listen & follow the physical therapist recommendations to get back maximum mobility. The therapy is the worst part for most as I understand. Good luck & a quick recovery. 

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Several people close to me have... the difference between a full and swift recovery and a bad experience with lingering issues is almost universally not doing all the rehab... yes it's painful and yes its tough but if you fight through the first month, you'll likely be one of the success stories!! 

 

Good luck, brother, I'll be praying for you and the surgeon.

 

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Make sure you get lots of jacuzzi time. Nothing heals ya better than a jacuzzi. And after recovery you can use it to boil crawfish. :roflmao1: Good luck with the surgery and recovery.

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Be diligent with physical therapy and good luck 

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Slone and flechero are absolutely right. I had a partial left knee done about 20 years ago. It has held up remarkably well. If I had worked harder and paid more attention to therapy, I would have more than the 105° of movement I have. It is still much better than it was before the replacement.

 

Mine hurt like a !&#+@ for a couple of weeks. Others I know have little pain. Good luck.

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Had both hips done a few years ago and the big secret was good conditioning before and rehab hard and often after. Listen to your therapist. Also...any fishing that you can sneek in will be excellent medicine. Just be careful around those steep banks. Wishing you the best...Grampa 

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A hemiarthroplasty is quite a bit "easier" than a total and you're going to be loving life again in no time. As others have stated, do your post-op exercises and therapy and you'll be so happy you'll wonder why you didn't do it earlier.

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Partial left 2010

Full right 2014

Revision left 2016 , -that sucked!

 

Be diligent with your PT and push yourself through the pain. It will pay off, trust me!

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Hmmmmmm.......sounds like no pain....no gain from the group above.   Best of luck 

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7 hours ago, XpressJeff said:

Partial left 2010

Full right 2014

Revision left 2016 , -that sucked!

 

Be diligent with your PT and push yourself through the pain. It will pay off, trust me!

 Oh boy - "revision" doesn't even sound good.

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No sir it is not!!! Bigger holes to fill the 2nd time!

 

Mind you that while I am a large man (6'2" and close to 300#) I am also quite active. I was only 225# when I retired from the military it is rough on the joints. If you are active take care to ensure good posture lifting weight. Avoid impact sports and DO NOT kneel! Being a Retired Marine I have been told I would be too stupid to lay down when I died, maybe so but I cannot just sit around. 

 

I guess the Pont I am trying to make is "Work Smarter, Not Harder" Keep your weight down and don't get in a hurry.

 

God Bless young man!

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Thanks everyone for your responses.  

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BEST OF LUCK. theropy is correct. a little crappie fishing from the dock couldn't hurt!!

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JBW, I had my right knee replaced three years ago I have some good news and some bad news for you.

 

First the good news:  You will wish you had it done years before. The pain is gone and you don't even remember the surgery. And the surgery, once you are in the operating room, is about 45-minutes.

 

Second, the bad news: The recovery and physical therapy is painful. But you have to do what the doctor tells you to do. I still cringe at the thought of riding the stationary bike for the first time in physical therapy. 

 

Just do your physical therapy more than is prescribed and soon you will be back on the water like nothing ever happened.

 

Good luck.

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Good luck with your surgery. 

 

The PT sounds rough, though. Never fun.

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2 hours ago, Sam said:

JBW, I had my right knee replaced three years ago I have some good news and some bad news for you.

 

First the good news:  You will wish you had it done years before. The pain is gone and you don't even remember the surgery. And the surgery, once you are in the operating room, is about 45-minutes.

 

Second, the bad news: The recovery and physical therapy is painful. But you have to do what the doctor tells you to do. I still cringe at the thought of riding the stationary bike for the first time in physical therapy. 

 

Just do your physical therapy more than is prescribed and soon you will be back on the water like nothing ever happened.

 

Good luck.

Thanks @Sam.  I'm glad you gave the good news first!  Now that I'm retired (for the second time),  I can now dedicate my time to getting better.  

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Oh yeah, the first time you go go all the way around on the bike you will make sounds that you would not think could come from a human being!

 

it's worth it though!

 

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Still praying you JBW252, hoping everything went smoothly and by now you are only in slight pain and walking/rehabbing!  I assume it will be a few more days, but let us know how you are doing.

 

If you need a cane, I probably have a couple broken flipping rods in the shed, that we can cut to length!  :lol:

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Thanks everyone for the well wishes & words of wisdom.  The surgery went well & I was up walking in about 5 hours.  I did all my hospital physical therapy, and am now set up for my outpatient physical therapy. 

 

9 hours ago, flechero said:

If you need a cane, I probably have a couple broken flipping rods in the shed, that we can cut to length!  :lol:

 

Better yet @flechero, just send me your good flipping rods, and I'll put them to some good use...

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