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Bilateral TKR 2 new knees !!!

Rballman

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Hi everyone......I had my btkr surgery 1 week ago. Been in a rehab facility for 5 days....getting released in 3 days. All is good. I get a kick out of looking at my straight legs !!! Really cool.
Feeling excited and positive about my upcoming progress !!
 

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Welcome to the Otherside!

Glad you are doing well and are enjoying your straight legs.

Here is your copy of the Recovery Guidelines, the articles are short and will not take long to read.

Knee Recovery: The Guidelines
1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary
2. Control discomfort:
rest
elevate
ice
take your pain meds by prescription schedule (not when pain starts!)
don't overwork.
3. Do what you want to do BUT
a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you
b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.
4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of these
5. At week 4 and after you should follow this

The Recovery articles:
The importance of managing pain after a TKR and the pain chart
Swollen and stiff knee: what causes it?
Energy drain for TKRs

Elevation is the key
Ice to control pain and swelling
Heel slides and how to do them properly

Chart representation of TKR recovery
Healing: how long does it take?
Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it
Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?

There are also some cautionary articles here
Myth busting: no pain, no gain
Myth busting: the "window of opportunity" in TKR
Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds


We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery. While members may create as many threads as they like in a majority of BoneSmart's forums, we ask that each member have only one recovery thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review history before providing advice.
 

SusieShoes

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Good to see you hear on the other side! Hope you’re liking your two new knees and the three of you become the bestest of friends. They’ll take some getting used to and need some TLC at first, but it won’t be long before you’re better than ever. :)
 

SherrieT

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Congratulations on your new knees! I would like to hear your journey as my BTKR is scheduled for 1 Feb 2018.
 

sistersinhim

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Brand new knees for Christmas! What a blessing! Just be sure to follow our guidelines. You're be so much better off if you do!
 

Kayaknlady

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Welcome bilateral knee brother. Wishing you a great recovery. You’ll be doing great by spring
 

Beckaroo

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Welcome to the other side!! Congratulations on getting TWO new knees, and Merry Christmas!!
 

steverup

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Welcome to the ‘numb-knees’
Merry Christmas!


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PoetryChef

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Yaaay for two new knees! I am 6 weeks out from mine and beginning to step back into my old world. Happy Christmas to you!
 

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