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

  1. silkies3

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    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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    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:
    rest
    elevate
    ice
    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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    Hi Thanks for all your information. No. I have a different surgeon doing the surgery. He is younger and seems more knowledgable. He certainly shares more of my medical information with me and answers all my questions. I have been anxious about the surgery and my blood pressure(BP) was very high at my pre-op surgeon visit. He won't do the surgery until it comes down. I have never had high BP before and my reading the day before was normal. I'm going to Dr. tomorrow to have BP checked again. Wish me luck.
     
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    Good luck!
    I have low bp, but it's always higher at a doc appt. Especially OS appt!
     
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    I had high blood pressure at the pre-op before my most recent surgery (not knees). Everyone just chalked it up to nerves, which had as much chance of being the reason as anything. It was normal again the next time measured. Hope yours does the same!
     
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    My Dr. checked my BP after taking a low dose of meds. Fortunately it went down to 117/75. I'm very happy now. I will continue my no salt and no caffeine diet too. Should be ok on Thursday for surgery. Thanks for well wishes!
     
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