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  1. J

    TKR Benne68’s TKR #2 Recovery

    I’ll be three weeks tomorrow on #2 and your post makes me optimistic, thanks. Enjoy yourself and stay strong!
  2. J

    TKR Andpeaches 2nd TKR is DONE!!

    I appreciate reading about your journey with a second knee done. I am in the two knee club myself with my separation 3 months between surgeries. As of this morning I am 18 days post op on my right knee. This experience is a bit different than the first. Most of the pain I am experiencing is in...
  3. J

    TKR Jtmav‘s Journey To Two New Knees

    :tada: Sounds like a plan, have fun!
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    TKR Jtmav‘s Journey To Two New Knees

    Hi Layla, Happy Friday! I have no problem referring Dr Haney Bedair, part of the Kaplan Joint Practice at Mass General and Newton Wellesley Hospital. I was blessed to have more than a couple of friends who had experience with him and his group. One of my wife’s friends is a retired nurse...
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    TKR Experience with MUA?

    Just a footnote, but my surgeon stopped by after surgery to see how I was and we chatted for a bit. Since this is my second TKR in 3 months I had questions about recovery. He said, and he is well thought of here in the Boston area, head Ortho at Mass General, that he has seen improvements as far...
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    TKR Jake’s Got a New Knee

    Jake, tough question to answer only because it’s such a personal decision. I think over time having one new knee and one not so new and deteriorating may cause more issues. I just think from a posture perspective we are out of alignment with one good and one bad and that can cause lots of...
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    TKR Jtmav‘s Journey To Two New Knees

    Thanks Layla, you’re always there for a kind word for us all. Grateful to have found this group. Stay strong!
  8. J

    TKR Game On

    My experience has been icing has been the cornerstone to my recovery. I spend hours with the ice machine and helped me wean off the Oxy. Most nights I start off with a fresh ice machine to help me fall asleep. I have never had any negative reaction from long term use of icing. Certainly has...
  9. J

    TKR Jtmav‘s Journey To Two New Knees

    Quick update as I reach two weeks post second surgery. Ventured out last night with my bride as we celebrated our 47th wedding anniversary. Went to a nice restaurant and even though I am still on two crutches I was able to negotiate my way without too much fuss. Slept well for a change too...
  10. J

    TKR Still can’t get comfortable at night

    If it’s any consolation I have been sleeping in a recliner for the past three months. I had my first TKR on Feb 1 and my last on April 25. I am a side sleeper and couldn’t get comfortable in bed. I agree with the ice machine, I sleep with mine on and have been able to get 6 hours or more many...
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    TKR Jtmav‘s Journey To Two New Knees

    So day 8 after surgery, PT came and removed the bandage and the wound looked good, no leaking and looked clean. Plenty of staples but no complaints. Added a couple of new exercises with the bandage off so I can bend a bit more. Measured 93 and 3, he thought that was good. Not much more to...
  12. J

    TKR Jake’s Got a New Knee

    Nice work, Jake. Interestingly they sent me home with another ice machine along with my newest knee! I told them I had one already from the first time but they didn’t care and insisted I take the new one home. (Wonder why insurance companies behave as the do sometimes). I can’t help you with the...
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    TKR Jtmav‘s Journey To Two New Knees

    Thanks Layla, in home PT just left and apparently I’m doing fine. The IT band is pretty challenging but most of what he does is gentle and easy. I’ll try some of those you just sent as well. Bandage will come off Friday and the staples on the 10th. God willing should be ready for outpatient PT...
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    TKR Jtmav‘s Journey To Two New Knees

    So same person, different knee, different experience. 4th day since surgery and I am feeling optimistic. Home PT came, same therapist I had last time, and we had a good reconnect. With this knee I am feeling a lot of pain in my IT band, running from my hip down to my knee on the outside of the...
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    TKR Jtmav‘s Journey To Two New Knees

    Thanks for the reminders. As the nerve block wears off I am getting more pain on the outside of my quad between the knee and hip. I thought at first it was from the tourniquet but not sure now. Using a different ice pad there. See how that plays out. In home PT went well, just keep forgetting...
  16. J

    TKR Jtmav‘s Journey To Two New Knees

    Thanks, Layla. In home PT will stop by late this morning and it’s the same therapist from 3 months ago. I’m feeling optimistic. Stay well.
  17. J

    TKR Jtmav‘s Journey To Two New Knees

    So first night in is Deja vu all over again, little sleep. But this time is different for both me and my wife. Much more relaxed as we pretty much know what to expect. Of course a curve ball or two can be expected but all in all less stressful. The surgery went without a hitch and I am in the...
  18. J

    TKR Jtmav‘s Journey To Two New Knees

    Two down, none to go! All went well. In recovery room waiting for my wife to pick me up. Thank you for all the prayers. I’ll check in tomorrow
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    TKR Jtmav‘s Journey To Two New Knees

    Yes, hard to believe that my second surgery is tomorrow I’m approaching this as the final step in this journey. Once done all of the recovery work has an end date, I hope. The past three months have been challenging and with the second surgery hanging over my head. I’m grateful that I am able...
  20. J

    TKR Jake’s Got a New Knee

    Yes two weeks from second TKR. My recovery from the first is pretty much on schedule. My extension is actually better than pre surgery but my rom is still a bit lagging. My PT is not number centric and more interested in function, my pre surgery ROM was only 115 and I’m close to 110, now so she...

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