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[TKR] On the other side

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by RMasano, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. RMasano

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    I doing this from my phone that i never really use. All went well. My gait was off by 8 inches. Feeling ok right now.
     
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    Welcome to this side. What do you mean when you say your gait was off by 8 inches?

    Keep your pain under control. The first 2 weeks are the toughest.
     
  3. RMasano

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    My leg was 8 inches off where it should have been because if knock knee
     
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    Congrats. Hope you rest well tonight!
     
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    First is the reading - everybody gets a free copy of the recovery reading!

    Here are the BoneSmart mantras ....
    - rest, elevate, ice and take your pain meds by the clock
    - if it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physiotherapist - to do it to you
    - if your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again
    - if you won't die if it's not done, don't do it
    - never stand when you can sit, never sit when you can lie down, never stay awake when you can go to sleep!
    - be active as much as you need to be but not more than is necessary, meaning so much that you end up being in pain, exhausted or desperate to sit down or lay down!

    Next is a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) thread.

    And here are some very crucial articles
    BoneSmart philosophy for sensible post op therapy

    The importance of managing pain after a TKR and the pain chart
    Swollen and stiff knee: what causes it?
    Energy drain for TKRs

    Myth busting: no pain, no gain
    Activity progression for TKRs
    Heel slides and how to do them

    Extension: how to estimate it and ways to improve it

    Elevation is the key
    Ice to control pain and swelling

    Healing: how long does it take?
    Chart representation of TKR recovery
    Myth busting: the "window of opportunity" in TKR

    Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds

    Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it
    Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?
     
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    It's finally over. Rest and take it easy.
     
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    Good to hear you're on the post op side! Stay ahead of the pain!
     
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    Glad it went well
     
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    Doing pretty good. Seems like a lot of swelling. Just my leg feels alien cause it is straight. Its a good thing just feels wierd. Haven't slept at all since recovery. Is that normal?
     
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    Also there is nothing in wound drainage is that why swollen
     
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    @RMasano glad its over! Rest!


    Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
     
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    I'm not sure wound drainage and swelling are 1:1. My right leg did not drain at all, but it was less swollen in the hospital than the left, which drained quite a bit.
     
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    Yeah! You made it to the bionic side. Set your alarm for the magic every 4 hour pain meds. Try to stay ahead of the pain as best as you can. The next few days are rough but remember the goal at the end. Keep your eye on the prize of a functioning pain free knee!
     
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    Glad to hear you are doing well, I hope you are up and going soon.
     
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    Wound drainage and swelling have nothing to do with each other.

    The swelling is your body's reaction to the trauma of surgery. All your soft tissues are angry and swollen. They will settle down slowly.
    Rest, ice and elevation help the swelling to go down.
     
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    @RMasano I slept very little in the hospital. Pain meds kind of wake me up. They don't knock me out like they seem to do most people. My wound drained a lot and I didn't have much swelling but I don't know if those things are correlated or not.
     
  17. RMasano

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    Im not real good with my cell phone but would like to.post pics. Anyone tell me simplest way? Im pretty swollen. Pain was uncontrollable this morning. Doing ok now. I think 1 Norco is not enough
     
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    Are you on iOS or Android or Windows phone? Bonesmart has an iOS app, but I couldn't find an Android app. Posting pictures from a phone would be much easier on the app.
     
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    Getting frustrated. Am so happy the valgus is fixed but having a hell of a time trying to walk on it
     
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    At the bottom of the box where you write your posts, there is a black rectangle that says "Upload a file". Select that, then choose the picture file you want to upload.
    Uploading a Picture in a Post
     

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