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I'm baaaack:snork:

Had TKR on right knee in May 2016. Today I got the news that the left one needs it. My foot surgery on right foot pushed the other knee over the edge. So I am looking at possible date of June 1st.
 

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Hi and Welcome back!

I‘m sure you’ll see a few things have changed over the years since your last TKR. We’ll be with you all the way.

Here‘s our pre op reading:

If you are at the stage where you have joint pain but don't know for sure if you are ready to have surgery, these links may help:
Score Chart: How bad is my arthritic knee?
Choosing a surgeon and a prosthesis
BMI Calculator - What to do if your surgeon says you're too heavy for joint replacement surgery
Longevity of implants and revisions: How long will my new joint last?

If you are at the stage where you are planning to have surgery but are looking for information so you can be better prepared for what is to come, take a look at these links:
Recovery Aids: A comprehensive list for hospital and home
Recliner Chairs: Things you need to know if buying one for your recovery
Pre-Op Interviews: What's involved?

And if you want to picture what your life might be like with a replaced knee, take a look at the posts and threads from other BoneSmarties provided in this link:
Stories of amazing knee recoveries
 

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What surgery did you have on your right foot, and when was it, @Kazilla ? If you can tell us that, I'll add it to your signature, since it affected your knee as well.
 
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I was diagnosed with accessory navicular in my right foot. I am also flat footed. My doc did a kinder procedure (take out extra bone and reattach tendon to actual navicular bone). Since he was in the neighborhood and recover time is the same, he also did a calcaneal osteotomy (cut heel bone and shifted a part of it, then screwed in place with 2 ling screws). I was in a cast for 6 weeks. This put extra pressure on left knee which lead to the breakdown speeding up
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