• RATE YOUR SURGEON ON OUR NEW JOINT SURGEON LOCATOR

    Your opinion matters so please click on this announcement to find out how to rate the surgeons you have worked with

    You could also go to the Surgeon Locator via the blue nav bar at the top - find the tab "Surgeon Locator"

Book reviews

beachlady2

junior member
Joined
Dec 4, 2012
Messages
36
Age
77
Location
Sarasota
Gender
Female
Country
United States United States
Has anyone read this book? is it worth buying compared to the info on this site?
Handbook of Hip & Knee Joint Replacement: Through the Eyes of the Patient, Surgeon & Medical Team
 

Kimter

junior member
Joined
Jan 16, 2013
Messages
43
Age
64
Location
US
Gender
Female
I am waiting for the book Total Knee Replacement and Rehabilitation: The Knee Owner's Manual by Daniel J. Brugioni, M.D to come from Amazon. I didn't realize there was a thread about books or I would have asked before I ordered. Since the publish date is 2004, is most of the book still relevant? I'm hoping that this book will be a good reference for both me and my husband although I'm not sure he'll really look at it. I'm scheduled for surgery March 12.
 
Joined
Sep 17, 2011
Messages
19,497
Age
77
Location
Eastern NC
Gender
Female
Country
United States United States
books.jpg
Yes, Kimter, the book is still very relevant and an excellent resource. Lots of very good advice that echos what is touted here, lots of exercises for different stages of recovery with great pics. It will be a great reference for you, and you need to insist that hubby read the relevant parts about the surgery and how long recovery takes.


I personally own this book and I found it invaluable---along with BoneSmart, it prepared me completely before I had both my knees done and helped make my recovery almost textbook.
 

reetpteet

senior
Joined
Apr 2, 2012
Messages
486
Location
Sheffield U.K.
Gender
Female
Brugioni's is an excellent book. I read it from cover to cover - I swear I could take an exam on it! I have lent it to other pre-tkr's who have found it useful too. Good luck x
 

sheryl7

graduate
Joined
Jul 26, 2011
Messages
920
Age
50
Gender
Female
Country
United States United States
Kimter, I plan to purchase this book, when my turn comes in a few years, and possibly by then, it may be revised or updated as technology, and techniques become more and more fine tuned, but I shall trust members and mods here that this book is still very relevant, and will be well worth the read.
Please do report, or post, once you have had opportunity to look over and read a bit what you think of it, we want to keep up with your progress.
Have a great weekend, and take care....Sheryl:flwrysmile:
 

Pumpkln

MODERATOR
Moderator
Joined
Oct 27, 2011
Messages
21,314
Location
United States, West
Gender
Female
Country
United States United States
Excellent book (2004), I bought the electronic version, would recommend the hard copy for easier browsing, and bookmarking.:SUNsmile:
 

Pumpkln

MODERATOR
Moderator
Joined
Oct 27, 2011
Messages
21,314
Location
United States, West
Gender
Female
Country
United States United States
Has anyone read this book? is it worth buying compared to the info on this site? (sorry about the underlining, but can't delete it) h
Handbook of Hip & Knee Joint Replacement: Through the Eyes of the Patient, Surgeon & Medical Team
This is a more recent book (2012), good reviews on Amazon. Kindle copy is under 6 dollars so will buy it and report back here later.
 

ohio gal

junior member
Joined
Jan 19, 2013
Messages
38
Age
64
Location
US
Gender
Female
I was in Amazon and both of these books- Total knee replacement and rehab and knee surgery, the essential guide are on the site; total knee new 13.57 and used 8.90. knee surgery, the essential guide is selling new for14.46-9.30 and used for3.94. Just an update on prices, oh yes and free shipping.
 
OP
OP
Josephine

Josephine

NURSE DIRECTOR
Nurse Director
Joined
Jun 8, 2007
Messages
84,925
Age
78
Location
The North
Gender
Female
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Has anyone read this book? is it worth buying compared to the info on this site?
Handbook of Hip & Knee Joint Replacement: Through the Eyes of the Patient, Surgeon & Medical Team
I would not recommend this book as it is not general enough. It's really only pertinent for the author's own patients! For instance, he states unequivocally that bilateral hips "should never be done" which is ridiculous!
 

maddoxsmama

senior
Joined
Feb 5, 2013
Messages
373
Age
68
Gender
Female
Country
United States United States
Just received my book, Total Knee Replacement and Rehabilitation, yesterday. Fantastic book and so informative. Definitely a "must read" for anyone like me who is anticipating TKR in the near future. :dancy:
 

eastside85

member
Joined
Feb 13, 2013
Messages
219
Age
66
Gender
Female
Country
United States United States
I also bought and read the book cover to cover, and agree ... a great resource for anyone having total knee replacement surgery. I've been doing the pre op exercises described and they are easy and very doable, and feel my quads strengthening already!
 

Kimter

junior member
Joined
Jan 16, 2013
Messages
43
Age
64
Location
US
Gender
Female
I have read the book too, been doing the exercises along with the ones from my os and hospital. I have the book packed to go to the hospital with me very early in the A.M. Although I love my Kindle, I'm glad that I bought the book vs. the Kindle version, since it's so much easier to flip back and forth.
 

patient 99

Sr Bonesmartie
Joined
May 15, 2013
Messages
1,871
Age
72
Location
East Sussex
Gender
Female
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Total Knee Replacement and Rehabilitation. Good book, agree with most of the above. Certainly worth buying. One Con: It led me to believe that it was all downhill after the 6week stage. Comments like `the worst is behind you'. That wasn't my experience.
 

ditzy dinah

senior
Joined
Jan 23, 2013
Messages
335
Age
71
Gender
Female
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
I have ordered it and it is on its way! Thanks for the recommendations
 

ditzy dinah

senior
Joined
Jan 23, 2013
Messages
335
Age
71
Gender
Female
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
[I said:
"Josephine, post: 410226, member: 562"]I would not recommend this book as it is not general enough. It's really only pertinent for the author's own patients![/I]
Thank you for that valuable opinion Josephine. I have bought this book. Kindle version, and am reading it now, and do not seem to be getting an awful lot out of it, so it affirms me to know that it is not considered one of the best. Of course half of it is addressed to Hip patients, which I skip over anyway as this is not pertinent to me. It was a very reasonable price on Amazon, so nothing lost. I shall anticipate "The Knee Owners Manual" even more now. Especially pleased to hear that there are some good sections I can show to my husband, who will be my "carer" for the first week at home, as I am beginning to think that he imagines this will be a swifter less painful recovery , than I am learning to anticipate!
 

GeekGoddess

member
Joined
Oct 27, 2013
Messages
118
Age
61
Location
Florida
Gender
Female
Country
United States United States
I strongly suggest those who are anticipating TKR to also purchase the book Total Knee Replacement & Rehabilitation written by an OS and a PT, both of whom have had the surgery themselves. Great book! I had BTKR on 6/18/08. I could not have done it as well, without this book.........
Total Knee Replacement & Rehabilitation - The Knee Owner's Manual was written by orthopedic surgeon Daniel J. Brugioni, M.D. and physical therapist Jeff Falkel, Ph.D., P.T., CSCS., whose specialty is working with joint replacement patients. The book is extremely easy to follow as it lays out step-by-step the replacement procedure and a one-year program for complete rehabilitation. The book begins with information about knee arthritis and various treatment options. Total knee replacement is considered end-stage treatment for knee arthritis. How do you know when it's time for replacement? How do you know if you're ready? How can you avoid complications? The book answers myriad questions about total knee replacement surgery, prepares the patient for the pre-op period, the operating room phase, and the post-op period. In a chronological format, the patient is prepared for specific exercises - some of which are designed for the pre-op period, some which begin the first day after surgery, and others added over time as part of strengthening and developing range of motion. There are 145 exercises in the book, illustrated with photographs or drawings, and an easy-to-use appendix which quickly gets you back to the exercise you are searching for from the list of specific range-of-motion, strengthening, balance, hot-tub and pool, Futebol, Thera-Band, and walking exercises. If you are having knee replacement surgery, the book is a must-have. You will refer to it again and again.n
The patient should know what to expect before, during, and after the surgery, as well as what their responsibility is to assure a successful result. This book serves as the knee owner's manual -- and it is a masterpiece.Pros

  • Explains total joint replacement thoroughly and understandably.
  • Written by experts with professional and personal experience.
  • Empowers patients by showing them their responsibility for successful surgery.
  • Is a quick and easy reference, pre-op and post-op.
  • Anticipates questions a patient may have and offers the answers.

Cons

  • No cons!

Description


  • Clearly written.
  • Clearly illustrated.
  • Explains what to expect before surgery.
  • Explains what to do after surgery.
  • Offers critical information and valuable advice.
  • Encouraging.
  • Maps out the road to recovery.
  • Personal as well as professional insight - Dr. Falkel had bilateral total knee replacements.
Best,
Crystal

I totally agree. I only wish I had found this book at least a month prior to surgery!

:happydance:
 

Robo37

new member
Joined
Dec 31, 2013
Messages
5
Gender
Male
Country
United States United States
I just ordered "Total Knee Replacement and Rehabilitation" by Brugioni and "Knee Surgery: The Essential Guide to Total Knee Replacement" by O'Neil from Amazon. I'm having TKR on my left knee January 7, 2014.
 

suzzee2000

graduate
Joined
Feb 1, 2014
Messages
625
Age
64
Gender
Female
Country
United States United States
Thanks for the suggestion'! Just placed this book on hold at the Library!!

Sent from my LGL86C using Tapatalk
 

BoneSmart #1 Best Blog

Staff online

Forum statistics

Threads
49,009
Messages
1,339,672
BoneSmarties
30,909
Latest member
Dekota
Recent bookmarks
0

Top Bottom