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    TKR Valgus after surgery... May need revision?

    Thank you so much for this! I will be very patient with recovery. I subscribe to the Bonesmart way. I have done that with my last three knee surgeries and it has been very positive. Good to know about the scar tissue on the knee cap. I hadn't thought of that. I wish I could find a surgeon in my...
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    TKR Elevate at night

    This is so helpful. I was about to order an elevation pillow but I was under the impression that we want our leg to be straight with no bend in the knee like this one (this is like the one my PT uses when I ice after an appointment). But, the one with the slight bend looks so much more...
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    TKR Valgus after surgery... May need revision?

    I hope your healing has continued to improve. I had a question for you about yoga. I am enjoying yoga as one of the last forms of exercise I can still do before my TKR in March 2020. I do notice that we spend a lot of time on our knees (cat/cow and other positions). I am wondering if it is...
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    TKR Need advice on which to buy

    I rented it through my hospital as they have a relationship with Game Ready. But, you can actually call Game Ready through them if you live in the US.
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    TKR TKR Pre-op questions

    I am wondering what ROM people get when they are full recovered. I have heard that we can't kneel on our knees any longer after TKR. I'm wondering if that is because of risk of breaking the knee cap? I do a lot of yoga where we are on hands and knees and am wondering if that will no longer be...
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    TKR Need advice on which to buy

    I see that you are in Canada. I don't know if they rent ice machines there but I see a surgery center in the U.S. that sends you home with a fantastic ice machine that they rent to you for a few weeks. Then you mail it back. The machine itself would be $4000 to buy (I know because I fell in love...
  7. winedunce

    TKR TKR Pre-op questions

    This is very helpful! I hope your recovery is going well. I am worried about getting a good PT. I have had excellent PTs for my last couple of surgeries but I don't know any that do PT for knee replacements or the ones I do know of seem aggressive which makes me nervous because I want to keep...
  8. winedunce

    TKR TKR Pre-op questions

    Oh thank you for any guidance you have. I was wondering if previous surgeries may impact my recovery for TKR. My first surgery was meniscus trim (40% removed) July 2009. But the surgeon didn't tell me to stay off the leg or get PT so I walked 20 minutes without crutches to a coffee shop the day...
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    OATS recovery to play sports again

    I have a surgeon who is recommending an Osteotomy for me now rather than a TKR. I've had four knee surgeries on my right knee all related to cartilage. I know the Osteotomy isn't for me for a few reasons. Be sure your surgeon does a lot of these surgeries - because it is very complex. Ask the...
  10. winedunce

    TKR TKR Pre-op questions

    @Rockgirl4 Sorry I meant this response to go to you!! I so appreciate your comments on the catching!! Thank you very very much!!
  11. winedunce

    TKR TKR Pre-op questions

    @Rockgirl4 Thank you SO much for this! I have a lot of anxiety around this. My knee doesn't hurt. I'm fortunate in that my bone on bone has not hurt me (on the lateral side where the bone spur is) - I just can't bend my knee which has made things so limiting. My knee does hurt on the medial...
  12. winedunce

    TKR TKR Pre-op questions

    Yes! I absolutely love my ice machines and can't say enough about how they have helped me. I have used a Game Ready which is compression and cold for the past three knee surgeries. I may switch to a Nice Machine for this one because you don't have to keep filling up the ice compartment which...
  13. winedunce

    TKR TKR Pre-op questions

    Thank you for this!! I am a big sweller. For my previous surgeries (4 of them on this right knee) I have always had a very hard time getting off crutches or doing any weight bearing stuff due to the swelling. But, I'm very disciplined about staying off it, icing and doing my ROM exercises. I...
  14. winedunce

    TKR TKR Pre-op questions

    Thank you so much to both of you! @Pumpkln I'm new to the group and if I have follow-up questions is it best to put them in this thread or start a new question? I wanted to ask about friends who have told me that their knee feels like a cement block (after 15-16 weeks which surprised her) I have...
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    TKR TKR Pre-op questions

    Hi! I just scheduled TKR on my right knee for March 10, 2020. I have heard from a couple of people that they used a few devices for recovery that they felt were instrumental in their positive results. One is a CPM machine which I used 9 years ago after a microfracture surgery. I wasn't a fan as...

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