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    New navbar and links

    I think the members will be able to access it okay - and the Calender - Bill?
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    Hello Newby help

    Oh gosh - I never noticed you are in the UK! Want to tell me which hospital/surgeon? I may know them! And yes, many surgeons do perform bilaterals which means having both done at the same time. But do read around the threads and see the reports from people who have had it done. Not for the...
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    hip Replacement surgery

    What a thought! But if you knew the micro-machining that goes into make sure the ball is a perfect to the cup by thousandths of a mm to make it smooth as if it was on air, you'd realise why it doesn't go 'click clack'! Even the big ends in your car engine are not fashion into such a perfect fit...
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    One at a time or both at once?

    I've never known it done. I wouldn't think that, from a purely practical (surgical) point of view it would be a good thing to attempt. (The information provided here is an opinion of the site monitor and should not be construed as a medical opinion. The site monitor has 40 plus years...
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    knee replacement

    About how long the prostheses last: Thing you have to bear in mind is that surgeons will always err on the side of caution when giving this information. The basic is that the current prostheses have only been around for about 15 years or so, so the reality is that no-one really knows HOW long...
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    knee replacement biking, walking

    Remember that bone and cartilage can get inflamed and bruised as well. Many don't realise that. So the pain you get can often be from inflamed joint surface as much as from muscles and ligaments for which the best cure is rest, anti-inflammatories and icepacks.
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    Life without a much wanted new knee!

    Absolutely! There are as many different opinions out there as there are orthopods! Decision to proceed should - IMVHO - depend upon what quality of life the patient has NOW! And yours seem pretty ghastly. So get ringing round and find a chap who'll deal with you with comp***ion and not as a...
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    stiffness after surgery

    Do what ya' have to - that's my motto! There's no correct or incorrect way. Everyone has their own way of coping with things and what works for one person is fine. I've had to do the sideways thing when my knee is in a flare-up and I certainly did it after my scope. Happily, when I bought my...
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    Wife too young for replacements?

    A surgeon might well say that to a 46 year old. I think the opinion might differ for someone in their twenties.
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    AVN and Fosamax???

    I think that conditions like that - anything in the throat - are really scary. I had a similar problem myself once, kept getting a condition called laryngo-spasm where basically, the cords would go into spasm so I couldn't breathe in. It was really horrible and frightening but they never found...
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    AVN and Fosamax???

    Did your doctors explain to you WHY you had epiglottitis? It is usually caused by a viral infection which has no relation to the contraindications the literature is referring to. I found this website in a search
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    questions about anesthesia

    BTW many anaesthetists will give you a knock-out med so although you're still in control of your own breathing and such, you are unaware of anything until you get into recovery. My sister had that and said it was much like having a GA for not being aware of the goings on. That's what I want. But...
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    Cannot stand this anymore

    You can work out your own BMI with this chart
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    Overall, I love my new knees at almost 17 weeks...

    You are sooo right, Les. As I said, it is self-selecting for the very reason you state. But I am delighted that you are delighted with your result. It is very encouraging to folks like me. Thank you for posting.
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    Bi-Lateral AVN-Just waiting

    Well, it might be rare by the numbers but I've met a lot of it during my career. But perhaps that just means that people with it are more likely to come my way! (doh!!)


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