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    TKR So happy Surgery is behind me!

    My limitations were in the brain as well. I was always guarding my leg because of knee injury 25 years past that led to this TKR. I tripped on a rock with surgical leg the other day and reflexively said “OUCH” and then stopped myself and started laughing … It didn’t hurt. I have great balance...
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    TKR A 30 something's TKR recovery

    I was 43 and healthy when I had my RTKR (March 22) I had my surgery because of a sports injury I had at 17 degenerated- and I was on a quick downhill decline since 35 (your age). I also have a cementless Implant but did not have it done robotically. it took me about 6 weeks to walk 1/2 mile. By...
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    TKR Seatides Right TKR Recovery

    :climb:Hang in there @Seatides . We have all done it! At my 3 month OS appointment he said that’s the biggest complaint he hears from people is that they feel good due to much and then have to slow down for a while. It is so hard! It is also a lot of perspective. For me, leaning into the slower...
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    TKR Knee swollen and painful 1 year post-op

    @HopefulRunner Did you do allergy testing prior to surgery? I am youngish TKR receiver (43 @surgery) and talked to a lot of older people who had gone through the surgery. Most complications and revisions patients I encountered (10 TKR people) were due to allergy to something in the implant. I am...
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    TKR Following My Instincts

    20+ week / 5 month update: Haven’t been on bonesmart much because everything is going really well and I only find myself slowing down and icing at night. Still learning to trust the knee- when you have an injury for so many years it is imprinted into your psyche to protect it (the knee) at all...
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    TKR Crying & bending knee question

    glad to hear it is getting easier. Adapt and overcome is the name of the game. I used to pre- entirely ice even if I didn’t need it and I knew I had to go hours without it.
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    TKR Introducing myself deciding if I should get TKR

    Good luck tomorrow! I am just now reading your thread. I am 44 (surgery @43) 5 months out from TKR and it is by far THE BEST decision I could have made. Just go slow and don’t push and you will recover well! Sending you prayers for a perfect surgery and a speedy recovery. -S
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    OATS - MACI My right knee MACI procedure

    @Peter Mac I was actually approved for a MACI when it was still experimental back in 1998. To repair a degenerating cartlidge from an injury in 1995. But at the time I was told it was a 1 year recovery … and I couldn’t even swim for 6months. I was just 20 years old and on my own. My surgeon was...
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    TKR Following My Instincts

    Ah yes, you are all so wise…. I freaked out a bit since I thought concrete meeting metal wasn’t a great thing… but after a handful of days, just sore but still stable and working / functioning.
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    TKR Following My Instincts

    Ok bonesmarties… all good things must come to an end…. Last night I tripped over what amounts to being a tall curb. I hit shin first - about 3” below the end of my scar and then came forward in full yard sale fashion (I had a long dress on and got tripped up in it as I tried to step over) with...
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    TKR Montecresto’s Recovery

    It will get better! Just keep going. I am around 18 weeks and I finally don’t have to think about gait. I did have to change our shoes 2 times since surgery (3/31/22) once in May and once just at the end of July. As my gait changed (for the better) my shoes started feeling weird. My leg was...
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    TKR Following My Instincts

    @hawk2go Yes! It is amazing. Just did a road trip up the coast with hiking and swimming and lots of driving aquariums etc .… taking a few days rest after that week but it was SO worth it. Bonus- ice machine at night is like white noise to block out noisy hotels.
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    TKR Following My Instincts

    Although I have tuned up my road bike - I decided not yet ready for clipless @Roy Gardiner - but it will come! Just completed an 8 mile ride on the beach cruiser flat bike path with a nasty head wind out but flew on the way back. Felt so good!!! I will be 17 weeks post op Thursday and my knee is...
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    TKR I just want to ride my bike. :(

    Hi there @Mustang Shazzy - It’s all good!!! You are doing great. I have had my ups and downs as well and had a very hard time going back to “normal life” at 6 weeks (you can read my thread) I will pass on what my general doctor told me “Give yourself some Grace!” It gets easier. I am at 17...
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    Oh man. I am so sorry. Our challenges often create opportunities we just have to be willing to see them. I am glad that you got that much time off of work so you could allow you body to recover. I noticed substantial gains between 12 & 16 weeks and I hope you do too!
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    TKR Following My Instincts

    Hey there, Any cyclists out there post TKR just wondering how you feel about using clipless pedals post TKR? If you went back, how long did it take? How did you feel about it? Etc. Any advice is appreciated. I rode clipped in on the peloton but leave my shoes attached. I have ridden the beach...
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    TKR Hey Jude knee replacement

    @Hey Jude P.S. I was super worried about my ROM and bending… I made more progress during that time than I had in a prior week. That’s when I realized taking it easy and not having gnarly PT was conducive to my bending and I just did stretches and bends that felt right. It was only a week or two...
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    TKR Hey Jude knee replacement

    it split from bending. It was about 5 cm on the top of my incision (which is 18cm long -I had a medial incision to use a couple of old scars I had from previous surgeries). I actually felt it “release”. After consulting with the PA and sending pictures they told me to take 4 days off of PT...
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    TKR I’m cold!

    @Cathyjbeck just to add to the above comments- it may be that you don’t have the correct pain meds for you (we are all different) I took tylenol 2x500mg every 6hours religiously for 10 weeks. I can’t take ibuprofen. OS prescribed a muscle relaxant - the first one made me feel spinny and like I...
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    TKR March 8/22 RH TKR Excited for the next step!

    Sounds like a great trip!! And an amazing adventure. Glad the knee performed well very exciting. It is exhilarating to know that these implants will take us where we want to go.

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