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Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by jcswheel199, Oct 6, 2005.

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  1. jcswheel199

    jcswheel199 new member
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    my wife gets a total knee replacement this coming tuesday. she is curious about the injection near the groin prior to the operation and how painful it is. am i correct in ***uming this is to block a nerve? she is also concerned about the recovery process and whatever imput someone may feel beneficial to answer. any and all information would be greatly appreciated as she is extremely nervous and went for her pre op today and is now a nerve wreck. could someone please send a note of how it went from beginning (and that initial shot) to the point of going home? i would certainly appreciate any and all firsthand information. thank you, sincerely, charlie
     
  2. sbrown

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    Hi Charlie, How did your wife's replacement go? Was the injection she feared a concern? How is her recovery? Since this forum is fairly new, first hand experiences such as you and your wife have had will help others facing their operations. Good luck to your wife.
     
  3. fgarland

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    I haven't reach the surgery date yet, but I am interested about the injection. I have a friend who had it, had both knee done and said the rehab was so much easier because of this new injection treatment. Fooled her body into not feeling as much pain and started rehabbing that much sooner. How did your wife's work out?
     
  4. William E. Turner III

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    Hi There,
    Just thought I might be able to give you a little info on the procedure. I'm a white male, 55 yrs old and just had a total replacement done. The shot that you are talking about is called a Femural nerve block. it works very well and is not very painful. I had a spinal rather than be put completely under. It was ok too. Believe me you won't know anything. My anistesioligist said you kinda feel and act like "Otis" on Andy of Mayberry. "That's a good description. It's been about four weeks since I had mine done and the knee is doing well. I have about 96 degree bend and can straighten out almost completely. The incision has healed very well (I use vitamin E oil everyday on it) . This was the first time that I'd ever been in the hospital for anything, except to visit someone else, so it was a bit scary at first but everything went well and I'm planning to get my other knee done about the first of the year. Good luck and I hope this may make you less nervous about the procedure. Just say a little prayer that helps too.
     
  5. pixie

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    Hi there,
    I was interested to hear that you had a spinal. I am on the waiting list and my Dr. also uses a spinal. You are sure you won't notice anything??? Sounds? Do they keep you quite dopey? Thanks for any info you can offer. I am hoping that they also use the Femural nerve block but haven't confirmed it yet.
    pixie
     
  6. William E. Turner III

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    To Pixie

    The Spinal works very well. I didn't know anything, yes, very dopey. I don't even remember leaving the pre-surgery prep area. I woke up as they were rolling me into the room after surgery. It's been about eight weeks and I've done very well. Ready to go back to work soon. Life is good !

    WT
     
  7. pixie

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    Re: To Pixie

    Thank you.... I am a little concerned (as I guess everyone waiting surgery is...) and just a little scared. I've heard some great stories about improvement to life and look forward to putting the surgery behind me. Any tips you can share? thanks again.
     
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