In most cases there is no worry about needing a revision. These days implants last a lifetime. And unless you are planning on marathon running, the implant may out last you!do you worry about eventually needing it redone?
Not sure where you heard this but it sounds very old school to me!I was told our bones can only support 2 replacements in our lifetime, is that true?
True. I don't like to kneel, but I can do it if I have to.Kneeling should definitely be done with a cushion or on soft surfaces at first and getting up and down off the floor can be done with practice once your knee is healed well enough. Ask your PT for help with that.
No, I don't worry about this. I've got 13 years so far with my right knee and it's going strong. My doc said they were lasting 30+ years at the time and if I need a revision some day then so be it. I'll be 72 and I'm sure technology will have improved even better by that point. I don't run or jump either and don't plan to so that might help it last longer. I can walk with no pain in my knees and it's wonderful!!@Susie-Q do you worry about eventually needing it redone?
I think as soon as you can get it done is best. You don't want to damage your knee any further, which could lead to more difficulties with the surgery. With my second one, I had damaged it so badly getting our house ready for my father in law's 90th birthday party (35+ guests!) that for the last month or two prior to surgery, I couldn't bend it as far without feeling like the bones in the joint were literally rubbing against each other . Sooner rather than later is my advice......I hope not waiting any longer is the right choice.
I remember my pain which was intermittent. I never had the shots and was living with it as I could. But the unpredictable knee/ leg 'collapsing' feeing got my attention increasingly.Sometimes I think, my pain isn’t too bad, maybe I should wait longer. At 45 I was told that my knees were those of an 80 year old and needed to be replaced...
Yes, I get that. Going thru it again would not be good as most of us would be much, much older. Running? Hmmm, I was never good at that when I was a teen. LOL!Jacey
Thank you for that, I’m hoping it never needs to be redone. They said you can not run or jump on it, to which I said, I can’t do those things now either.
I remember my pain which was intermittent. I never had the shots and was living with it as I could. But the unpredictable knee/ leg 'collapsing' feeing got my attention increasingly.
Already having back issues I couldn't live with the instability and fall risk - steps were harder and I was on a cane more and more. That's when I knew it was time. My surgeon agreed