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seniorrita
Seniorrita  (Level: 140.1 - Posts: 223)
Tue, 5th Sep '06 6:35 PM

KNEE REPLACEMENT QUERY

I am facing two knee replacements. Has anyone had both done at once? Or what is your outcome of having one done? Please give me some input. Rita

eesusbejesus
Eesusbejesus  (Level: 75.0 - Posts: 3645)
Tue, 5th Sep '06 6:37 PM

YIKES! No knowledge of that. Sorry for you though.

Lodi

phitzy1
Phitzy1  (Level: 66.4 - Posts: 873)
Tue, 5th Sep '06 6:39 PM

I knew someone that did...though not both at once. Did your doctor tell you what your expected recovery time is? Physical therapy?

The woman I know is an avid golfer, had her surgery in November and was back out on the course in May (though not walking it) for League. Had the other done the same way.

Good Luck, let us all know how the replacement goes!

seniorrita
Seniorrita  (Level: 140.1 - Posts: 223)
Tue, 5th Sep '06 6:42 PM

Oh yes I've discussed recovery with doctor. But I just spoke (by phone)with a guy about my age who had BOTH done at once and he said he wouldnt have it any other way. In two weeks he was driving. I wonder if he told me the truth! I havent connected with the surgeon yet... am waiting for call today. Thanks for the concern. I'll keep you posted... but TAKE CARE OF YOUR KNEES! Rita

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 133.9 - Posts: 3777)
Tue, 5th Sep '06 7:34 PM

At your age, you have to realize the being put to sleep and stress of the surgery is your biggest danger. Doing both at once would virtually halve the dangers related to having any kind of major surgery. That is something to discuss with the doc.

seniorrita
Seniorrita  (Level: 140.1 - Posts: 223)
Tue, 5th Sep '06 8:05 PM

Do you really mean what you said..."Doing both at once would virtually halve the dangers related to having any kind of major surgery.
Or do you mean the dangers would be doubled?
Thanks for response!
Rita (by the way I dont act like my age) And welcome to retirement!

missgeorge
Missgeorge  (Level: 63.0 - Posts: 388)
Tue, 5th Sep '06 8:18 PM

I hope you have a good doctor, and that you feel comfortable with him or her.

tuzilla
Tuzilla  (Level: 133.9 - Posts: 3777)
Tue, 5th Sep '06 8:24 PM

I am not a doctor, but a doctor told me the most dangerous part of surgery is being put out and brought back. I would be asking about the dangers off 2 major surgeries, versus 1 at your age. I would certainly want to know all of the risks.

seniorrita
Seniorrita  (Level: 140.1 - Posts: 223)
Tue, 5th Sep '06 8:32 PM

Thank you very much... Fuzzy Tuzzy!

SeniorRita

bigbird
Bigbird  (Level: 239.2 - Posts: 3300)
Tue, 5th Sep '06 8:35 PM

I don't know anything about knee surgery, but I do know someone who had both hips done at once, and she was walking in a couple of days, and walking well in about a month. She said it was a great way to do it, and even when she first came out of the surgery she was in much less pain than she had been before the operation.

Good luck - Alice


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