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Bilateral TKR May 20th

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by mmonahan, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. mmonahan

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    First time on this forum.
     
  2. Pumpkln

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    @mmonahan,
    Welcome to BoneSmart, glad you joined us!
    You will notice your surgery date has been added to your signature.
    Please post a little more about yourself and the story of your knees so we can get to know you better.

    New BoneSmart members like you are in various stages of their journey to joint replacement. Making the decision whether or not to have surgery and preparing for surgery can be easier once you have done your research and know what lies ahead. Here are some tools that can help you decide what is best for you.

    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?


    Regardless of where you are in the process, the website and app My Knee Guide can help you stay organized and informed. The free service keeps all the information pertaining to your surgery and recovery in one place on your smartphone. It is intended to be a personal support tool for the entire process.

    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
     
  3. Roy Gardiner

    Roy Gardiner FORUM ADVISOR Forum Advisor

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    Hi, welcome to BoneSmart. I had BTKR 6th Dec 2011, best decision ever. Any queries, please fire away.
     
  4. Josephine

    Josephine FORUM ADMIN, NURSE DIRECTOR Administrator

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    Yes, we're all up for questions! Best way to get information.
     

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