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Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by Izabel, Feb 7, 2018.
So @Josephine, any thoughts, suggestions, recommendations or just continue as I am doing trusting that the muscles/tendons will eventually ease up as I regain strength?
The last one, yes
Oh Izzy @Izabel
Sorry your knee is still causing problems....
In regards to larger prosthesis.. my twin sis had her 1st TKR which has always caused her pain & lack of ROM... when she had her 2nd TKR the surgeon said the implant was too big & put a smaller one in the 2nd one.
She still suffers with pain from 1st one & none from the 2nd one.
When I spoke to my surgeon he said what Jo said... the implants are measured by computer so cannot be too big... ?? No idea what lesson to take from this Izzy
Do hope you are feeling better & have a good weekend.
I’m lurking on the knee side... see my surgeon on 5th August for a knee consult... eeeeeeek!!!!
Love Chrissie xx
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Izabel, Hoppy Nanny, Joephine,
Wow. “Made by computer”? Really? So sorry this has happened to you.
I have heard of this before. The swim instructor at my local Y thinks hers is too big, and frankly, when I look at her legs, that knee looks bigger than the other.
My OS says he uses a company that custom makes the implants for him for each patient and that he has 4 to 6 made and on hand and decides which one to use when he opens the knee and sees exactly what is going on.
I have had 2 PKRs by him and the knee implants feel perfect. My knees look and feel normal (once the recovery period has ended).
Josephine, do you know in general, how implants are generally selected?
Hoppy Nanny, marieltha,
Chrissie ... didn't expect to see you here! Guess we can seque together back and forth between hips and knees! interesting re your Sis.
My Surgeon didn't have a knee for me ... as I went in as an emergency for a Hip Revision so he had a hip ready and had to order a knee. He knew from an MRI I had previously had done that my knee was a mess. He actually sent my kneecap off for investigation as he thought there may be a small tumor ... but thankfully it was just a piece of 'lace' the worst deterioration he had seen. It doesn't really look much larger than my other.
I have to say that I cut my pedaling back by five minutes daily but get up and walk a little more often ... and strangely my knees seem to be easing up! Could be that is because I am now just past the four month mark of my new hip and muscles in general are finding their comfort zone.
Sending wishes to you both for a peaceful weekend.
Lovely image. Thank you! So glad you are doing better, Izabel[.
Will visit Portugal someday, I hope. In the meantime, enjoying the movie and especially the book, Night Train to Lisbon. And any and all works by Pessoa.
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Jeremy Irons, mmmm, must have Hubby download film.
Love your Avatar, beautiful. Have a peaceful Sunday.
The movie is different from the book. Remains true to the philosophical quality of the book, but adds a romance without making it sappy. Lovely. We saw the movie and then got the book.irons is magnificent. Please share with me your opinion of its depiction of Portugal.
Thanks about the avatar. I grow orchids in hanging wooden pots inside our pool cage (screen). They thrive! These cattelyas only bloom once a year, but can have two blooming pods sometimes a couple of weeks apart, with 4 to 7 huge, corsage orchids on each. They last about 10 days.
I grew the “easier to grow” orchids (moth or phalaenopsis and the oncidium) years before I added this one. My oldest is a 24-year-old “dancing lady” (looks like a Spanish dancer in a yellow and black dress) oncidium. Years ago, when we left Florida in the summer, I would hang it outside in a rubber tree that got rain and dappled sun, but no direct wind, and I would wire it in place, in case of a storm. Lived and bloomed and moved with us.
Just a short update. I have been practising easy Tai Chi for about 10 days and it is improving my balance immensely and consequently I have had less stress with my knees, So I will continue with this regime and go onward and upward in my progress.
My local Y has this class. I've been thinking about taking it. I'm glad you're enjoying it and that it's helping you.