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    Water on the knee prior to TKR

    Saw the surgeon yesterday and no issue with the swelling they will just suction it out during surgery. March 28th can't come soon enough tired of not being able to do anything.
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    Water on the knee prior to TKR

    I went to have a cortisone injection the middle of Dec and scheduled my surgery for March 28th. Two weeks after the injection my knee swelled up just above the knee cap. After having done a TKR on the other knee I knew the routine - rest, ice, compression and elevation. After a week no...
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    3D printed knee replacement

    From what I have read about it I think we are talking the same thing.
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    3D printed knee replacement

    I have complete trust in the surgeon as he has done both of my hips and now I'm on to the knees. His PA told me he does around 400 hips/knees a year. I think the 3D knees is something new for him so by July he should be up to speed on that procedure.
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    3D printed knee replacement

    Does anybody have any experience with a 3D printed knee. My OS is now starting to use this but I haven't had a chance to discuss with him since my surgery is not till July.
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    New hips now new knees?

    Well I decided not to wait until Sept to talk to the OS. I have an appt tomorrow for cortisone shots- I just need some relief for my upcoming vacation the 2nd week of Sept. As my hip is healing nicely my knees are really bad. I may pull the trigger tomorrow and set a date for left knee(he is 6...
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    Saw OS today for first time.

    - Well it looks like cortisone shots since the 6 month date will be when I'm on vacation. I have never had them as the OS never offered-just wanted to do the Synvisc first. Hopefully that will give me some relief. I found out both knees were bone on bone after I scheduled my hip replacement and...
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    Saw OS today for first time.

    I had the Synvisc injections done on both knees in March. I noticed some relief after a couple of weeks but now really nothing. I just called to see if I could get another round already or maybe try cortisone since I am going on vacation in Sept and would like to get around with no to little...
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    New hips now new knees?

    I have had both hips replaced in the last 4 years with the last one on June 2nd. I knew before surgery that my knees were bone on bone on the outside of the joint- X rays were taken by the OS that did my hips. He said let's get your hip done first then talk about your knees. Well now that the...
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    [THR] My thoughts on THR after 7 weeks

    8 week update- weaning myself off the cane but still walk like Frankenstein. I feel like I'm not really improving but on one of my 15 min. walks in the warehouse at work I had 2 co-workers tell me they thought I was moving faster. That made my day. Still have that swelling at the bottom of my...
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    [THR] My thoughts on THR after 7 weeks

    I had a my RH done in 2011 @ 56 and my LH on 6/2/2015 at age 60. - Recovering at age 60 is harder than 56. I guess 4 yrs at this age is different than 4 yrs if you are in your 20's or 30's. - I have come to agree that PT may do more harm than good. My first surgery no PT just bed exercises and...
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    Need to get back to work quickly

    I have heard Nassif is excellent also. Munjal & Nassif do the most surgeries in Eastern Iowa and have the lowest surgery times which is good. I was also at Mercy- make sure you stay on the overnight nurse to keep up with your pain meds. I had an issue one night where she confused me with another...
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    Need to get back to work quickly

    Probably not going to happen at 2 weeks. On my first THR I tried coming back at 3 weeks but only could handle 1/2 days. I had the other one done 6/2/2015 and came back 7/6/2015 but may have been a little too soon. My OS wouldn't let drive for 4 weeks on the RH and 3 weeks on the LH. I see you...
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    [THR] Shopping Trips

    Joe - I'm at the same point as you(5 weeks). Are you able to walk a 1/2 hour w/o a cane or crutch. I visited my OS today and he gave me the okay to walk w/o my cane and I can only handle about 100' or so. That's a good idea about the mall- I think I will head down to Coral Ridge Mall as they...

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