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Tricialen

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When I saw my OS he told me that I will have to have my right knee replaced after my left heals. Since I haven't had the surgery yet I can't give you any advice but I can send a hug. I hope you will be okay.
 

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I don't know if it was an unloader brace that was custom made for me after my original TKR, but it looked similar to pictures I've seen of them. I went through all the measurements and adjustments, for a brace that cost my insurance in the neighborhood of $1500.00, and wore it very few times. It not only didn't help, it hurt more with it on, and it made my leg too warm so I never wore it again and eventually donated it to my local thrift store. My advice is if your knee is in need of a TKR, why procrastinate? The sooner you get it done, the sooner it's behind you and you have your life back. Braces and injections, if they help at all, are very temporary and sooner or later will stop being effective at all. A new knee, however, is the gift that keeps on giving. :)
 

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I was told that I was too fat for the surgery and suffered an additional 4 years and it just got worse and worse until I urgently needed prescription medication on top of quarterly injections.

Now I have one upgraded knee and I'm going in for the second in two weeks. I am utterly grateful I found someone willing to do the procedure despite my high BMI.

I'm sorry your first experience was so negative that you're hesitating now.
 

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