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Here we go again - Knee #2

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by rah2435, Mar 11, 2018.

  1. rah2435

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    I can't believe I'm doing this again after the problems I had with my left knee BUT - the right one is really falling apart. I'm to the point where I can hardly put weight on it at times.
    Wish me luck fellow bone-smarties! :)

    Rich

    My Left Knee: https://bonesmart.org/forum/threads/im-back.21342/
     
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    Best wishes for your second TKR, Rich.

    Here are some articles to help you prepare - just a reminder!

    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
     
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    Wishing you all the best, Rich! If you’ve reached this point, it’s best to do the surgery. And who knows but you will have a better recovery this time.
     
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    Good luck!
     
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    I will be joining you with the 2nd knee in May so I will be following your recovery with interest!
     
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    oh no - just a few days away.....very scared and anxious!!!
     
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    Anyone out there have their second knee done 5 or more years later than their first? I need some positive feedback!!! :)
     
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    My husband waited 7 years between his knees. He did great! No assistive devices at 3 weeks, drove at 3 weeks. (The second was the left). No problems!
    I had my left knee done 10-16-17, and so far that will be it!
    Good luck, you will do great!
     
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    My first knee replacement was a partial (PKR). It served me well and lasted longer than many PKRs do.

    Eleven years later, it had to be revised to a total (TKR). That TKR is 6 years old now, and doing well.
    I had a TKR on my other knee almost 3 years after the revision - that is doing well, too.
     
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    My mother had her knees replaced four years apart. She did just as well with her second as her first. Knowing what to expect, and what works best for you, is an advantage.
     
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    Best Wishes!!
     
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