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Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by silkies3, Oct 10, 2018.

  1. silkies3

    silkies3 new member
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    Member Since:
    Nov 28, 2016
    United States United States
    I just got my surgery date today. It is October 25, 2018. This is a revision of my TKR for my right knee which was preformed on 12-29-2016. I'm starting all over again! Hoping to get rid of swelling and bad pain in my knee. My Orthoscopy in January didn't correct my problem.
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  2. Celle

    Celle FORUM ADVISOR Forum Advisor

    Member Since:
    Nov 19, 2011
    New Zealand
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Hello @silkies3 - and :welome:

    I'm sorry you have to go through another knee replacement. Is the same surgeon doing it?

    I had a revision from a partial (PKR) to a TKR when my partial failed after 11 years. From my perspective, The revision surgery was no much different from the original surgery, and my recovery took about the same length of time.

    Here is 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?

    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

    And this is the approach to recovery that BoneSmart recommends:
    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:
    take your pain meds by prescription schedule (not when pain starts!)
    don't overwork.
    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
    the BoneSmart view on exercise
    BoneSmart philosophy for sensible post op therapy
    5. Here is a week-by-week guide for Activity progression for TKRs

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