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LindaO - Revision on Right TKR

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by LindaO, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. LindaO

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    Hi everyone! This is my second go-around with a revision to my right Total knee replacement to be completed on October 10, 2019. Having the BoneSmart family available for advice, sharing of experiences and moral support was instrumental in my previous surgeries, so I come to you once again for the camaraderie!
    If I can be of assistance to anyone, please contact me! Together we can persevere!!
     
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    Welcome back, @LindaO
    I'm sorry you need a revision.

    Here's some reading, to help you prepare for your surgery:

    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
     
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    Thank you Celle! I will definitely revisit some of these articles! :D
     
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    This surgeon has mentioned doing a spinal block with an AFCN (femoral?) and saphenous block. Has anyone experienced this with their total knees and were there any complications?
    Many thanks for your experiences!
     
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    Linda, sorry you are facing surgery again. We'll be here for you if you have any questions or concerns. This type of anesthetic is widely used and very good. I think you'll find it an excellent choice.
     
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    I Had a femoral nerve block in conjunction with a GA. I was still awake when the nerve block was done. I could watch on a screen as the anaesthetist inserted the needle and I saw that the needle didn't go into the nerve itself, but the anaesthetic was injected right beside the nerve.

    The nerve block worked well to decrease my post-op pain for about 24 hours. I had no after-effects.

    You might find some useful information in this article:
    Anaesthetics - spinals, femoral blocks, GAs and everything else
     
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    Thank you Celle for the link! Great info there!
     
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    I went back and re-read my posts from my first two TKRs trying to find out what I had eaten but was unable to really find a post of what my meals were. I am trying to get prepared by freezing meals but when I think back, all I seemed to want was a Bacon and tomato sandwich on toasted bread. I think this was due to the pain meds. I always ate a cracker with my pain meds so I will stock up on those for sure.
    Any suggestions on meals for those that experienced a bit of nausea and loss of appetite after surgery?
     
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    Thank you @Jockette! The other was 2.5 years old! :heehee:
     
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    Thank you for the link Jockette! I got a lot of good ideas!!
     
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