Lounge Doctor

TKR I'm back! Revision in August

fmeneelyfm

new member
Joined
Jan 27, 2018
Messages
8
Age
65
Gender
Female
Country
United States United States
I’m scheduled for Aug 19 total revision of left knee I never in my wildest dreams thought I’d be here again. I had this TKR in 2012 now it’s loose, thankfully the right knee replacement is holding up. I had that one in 2014.

I’m so dreading it, I feel like I’m more scared since I know what I’ll be going thru afterwards. Haven’t lost any weight like I said I would to make it easier on me. But when you can hardly walk hard to do anything much for exercise.

Glad to be back on this forum misery loves company
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Jaycey

FORUM ADMINISTRATOR
Administrator
Joined
Jan 27, 2010
Messages
32,324
Location
Yorkshire
Gender
Female
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
@fmeneelyfm Welcome back to BoneSmart! Sorry you are heading for a revision. But if you are in pain, the op will certainly address that.

We will be here for you again!
 

Celle

MODERATOR
Moderator
Joined
Nov 19, 2011
Messages
39,931
Location
New Zealand
Gender
Female
Country
New Zealand New Zealand
Hi @fmeneelyfm I'm sorry to read you need to have a revision.This is for your let knee, done in 2012, is that correct?

I'm asking because, in your old thread,dated 2018, you said that your right knee, done in 2015, was loose. Did that turn out to be OK in the end?

Is the surgeon who did your original TKR also going to do the revision?

I had to have my knee replacement revised in 2011. I was scared, but it turned out not to be too bad after all. My recovery was no harder than my recovery from the original knee replacement.
 
OP
OP
F

fmeneelyfm

new member
Joined
Jan 27, 2018
Messages
8
Age
65
Gender
Female
Country
United States United States
Yes it is left knee that’s loose If I think back I may of had some clicking in right knee and I lose track of dates I think left knee was 2012 and maybe right knee was replaced in 2015 ? I know if 2018 was last time I saw Dr and he said i had loose part in left knee and wanted me to come back to keep getting it checked but $$$$$ so I have waiting until this June 2 to go back he was surprised I made it this long but it didn’t hurt this bad until like the last 6 months still I kept putting it off - till now ugh just can’t take the pain any longer
 

Celle

MODERATOR
Moderator
Joined
Nov 19, 2011
Messages
39,931
Location
New Zealand
Gender
Female
Country
New Zealand New Zealand
Thank you for clarifying which knee is the problem child now. It's only just over a month now before you have a new, shiny knee. I know the time will drag,but try to keep yourself busy.

Here is some reading for you, to help with your preparations:

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?

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

And this is the approach to recovery that we recommend:
Knee Recovery: The Guidelines
1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary
2. Control discomfort:
rest
ice
take your pain meds by prescription schedule (not when pain starts!)​

3. Do what you want to do BUT
a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you​
b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.​

4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of these

5. Try to follow this

6. Access to these pages on the website

The Recovery articles:
The importance of managing pain after a TKR and the pain chart
Swollen and stiff knee: what causes it?
Energy drain for TKRs
Elevation is the key
Ice to control pain and swelling
Heel slides and how to do them properly
Chart representation of TKR recovery
Healing: how long does it take?
Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it
Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?

There are also some cautionary articles here
Myth busting: no pain, no gain
Myth busting: the "window of opportunity" in TKR
Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds

We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery.

While members may create as many threads as they like in the majority of BoneSmart’s forums, we ask that each member have only One Recovery Thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review the member’s history before providing advice, so please post any updates or questions you have right here in this thread.
 

Pumpkln

MODERATOR
Moderator
Joined
Oct 27, 2011
Messages
22,849
Location
United States, West
Gender
Female
Country
United States United States
I hope my PT doesn’t push me like last time kept pushing my leg in the get the “bend” and had me hang my legs off of bed while I was on stomach well I won’t do it this time.
Fmeneelyfm,
Your PT can only push on you if you let them, recommend that you ask for another PT, if the person you see is too aggressive.
Saying no to therapy - am I allowed to?
 

New

Active Antibacterial

BoneSmart #1 Best Blog

Staff online

Forum statistics

Threads
52,012
Messages
1,391,263
BoneSmarties
32,491
Latest member
carumba
Recent bookmarks
0

Top Bottom