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  1. DJL1967

    ACL Repair Torn ACL, MCL and Meniscus!

    @tomboy88 So sorry to hear of your mothers passing and your recent injury. I know how painful ACL and meniscus tears are as I had completely "blown out" both of my knees back in 1988 and 1990. I was a competitive freestyle skier and landed the wrong way putting too much strain on my right knee...
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    ORIF Broken Femur/ORIF surgery Dec. 20, 2020.

    @liam2015 I did not require a brace for the leg after surgery. In the accident I also fractured 4 vertebrae and messed up my shoulder so I was pretty much bed ridden for the first 2 months. The back pain was so much worse than the femur fracture but thankfully only required bed rest and no...
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    ORIF Broken Femur/ORIF surgery Dec. 20, 2020.

    @liam2015 Wow, I just read your post. So sorry to hear of your fractured femur. I know first hand just how painful your situation is as I have fractured both of my femurs, one at 10 yrs of age and the other 7 yrs ago when I hit a tree at high speeds while skiing. I did a pretty good job as the...
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    TKR Well it looks like I am in the Pre-Op Area since February 2019!

    Sounds like you and I have been on the same path. I signed papers to have my bilateral TKR's on Dec 19, 2019 with the expectation of surgery by 06/2020. By March 2020 all electives had been cancelled and I have been told the wait list is now 20 months from my Dec 2019 appointment. So, looks like...
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    Bilateral TKR BTKR Recovery - on the way to my new life!

    @London Trainer So glad you are making such great progress in your recovery. You are an inspiration for many on here, me included. Next month will be 3 years since I first started having significant pain in my knees. I am looking so forward to having my bilateral replacements and hope I can...
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    TKR 3.24 TKR at 39yrs old

    @FunkyFresh2021 Welcome to the forum. Much like you I have had bilateral ACL repairs and many clean up procedures over the past 30 years. On top of my knee issues I also have had bilateral femur fractures and 4 fractured vertebrae so, I have had my share of surgeries in my time. Finding the...
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    Bilateral TKR Tin Woodwoman's Twofer

    Absolutely! This forum has been a wealth of information for me since I joined a year ago. BY now I should have had my BTKR's and been back to work regular duties but, much like you covid has really impacted my surgery and I've been put on hold a couple times now. Like you said we just have to...
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    Bilateral TKR Get a *good* recliner (if you can!)

    @buckyswider Sorry the gravity chair is not working out for you. I guess when I had my fractured femur I never really worried too much about bending at the knee. Even though they inserted the IM nail from the knee to stabilize the femur I still had good flexion. Maybe as someone else suggested...
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    Bilateral TKR Nine months post Bilateral TKR

    @Fran55 Thanks for the updates over the past few months. I am having BTKR surgery sometime this year and I am so grateful for this forum. I have learned so much from people like yourself sharing your experiences good or bad. I'm glad you are progressing well with the knees but sorry you are...
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    Bilateral TKR Get a *good* recliner (if you can!)

    When I had my ski accident resulting in a badly fractured femur and 4 vertebrae my wife set up a gravity lawn chair in the living room as we do not have a recliner. This is where I spent a large portion of my recovery. The gravity chair can lock in place to any angle desired plus can be folded...
  11. DJL1967

    TKR New and even more scared

    @Carmencita Good luck today and all the best for a speedy recovery.
  12. DJL1967

    TKR In a quandary...TKR or wait??

    My BTKR surgery has been put on hold a couple times now due to Covid. I should have had surgery last summer and boy do I wish it had been done. I am an active person with a very high tolerance for pain and these knees are taking me down. I am hoping to have surgery sometime this summer if all...
  13. DJL1967

    PKR Which knee to have partial knee replacement help please

    That's a tough call. I am having bilateral TKR this summer, (I hope) but if I had to make a choice and pick one knee over the other I'm not sure which one I'd take. I guess which ever one feels more unstable would be the one I would choose. Good luck next week.
  14. DJL1967

    TKR I did it!!

    @Cococay Congrats on your surgery. Glad you are now on your way to recovery. Keep us posted on how things are going.
  15. DJL1967

    Bilateral TKR BTKR Recovery - on the way to my new life!

    @London Trainer You are doing great, thanks for sharing your progress.
  16. DJL1967

    TKR Cococay in pre-op

    Good luck tomorrow. Will be thinking of you.
  17. DJL1967

    Bilateral TKR Bikinglynn's Recovery Thread

    @bikinglynn Thanks for sharing your story. This gives me hope that when the day comes that I have BTKR I will be pain free and feel "normal" again.
  18. DJL1967

    Bilateral PKR Muscleflex in recovery

    This reminds me of when I had ACL repair back in the late 80's, when, post surgery you awoke with a your leg in a full cast. The cast stayed on for 6 weeks then I attended physio. Day 1 the physiotherapist had me lay prone on a table and had me bend my knee as far as I could, which was not too...
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    TKR Cococay in pre-op

    @Cococay I'm here too following along. Much like everyone else I appreciate the experiences that everyone is or has gone through. Following along with each persons struggles or achievement's tells me that I am not going through this alone. I have learned that we all have anxiety, frustration...
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    Bilateral TKR Pams Mar 16, 2020 bilateral TKR

    @pamsknees " ..... It used to take great effort, one foot at a time to each step & resting at every landing & would hurt for days afterwards. A year ago I couldn’t walk all the way thru Costco without tremendous pain & stairs were impossible. " Wow this is exactly what I experience today. You...

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