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[REVISION TKR] Revision time...

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by KneeAware, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. KneeAware

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    In a few hours I will be going for a revision of the right knee from a partial I had 4, almost 5 years ago...I'll post again when I can!
     
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    Best wishes for a successful revision. I hope it all goes well.
    I'll be looking out for your after-surgery posts.

    Here is the post-op reading for you:
    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
    5. Here is a week-by-week guide for Activity progression for TKRs


    The Recovery articles:
    The importance of managing pain after a TKR and the pain chart
    Swollen and stiff knee: what causes it?

    Energy drain for TKRs
    Elevation is the key

    Ice to control pain and swelling
    Heel slides and how to do them properly

    Chart representation of TKR recovery
    Healing: how long does it take?

    Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it
    Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?

    There are also some cautionary articles here
    Myth busting: no pain, no gain
    Myth busting: the "window of opportunity" in TKR
    Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds

    We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery. While members may create as many threads as they like in a majority of BoneSmart's forums, we ask that each member have only one recovery thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review history before providing advice.
     
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    Good luck! I hope it goes well.
     
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    I hope everything goes perfect for you!
     
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    Good Luck!
     
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    I hope everything went well. Looking forward to hearing from you.
     
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    @KneeAware I'm 5 weeks post revision. My implant was loose. I was so nervous about it. It went great! My knee is way more stable and I have less pain. My limp is gone too! I'm still struggling with my range though. My doc told me recently that his goal was to fix the loose implant and couldn't guarantee how much range I will get.

    I'm still stretching though ad am hopeful that I'll gain more range in the next few months.

    Overall, the experience has been better than my original surgery. I'm 5 weeks, I sleep better than before, had less post surgical pain, and far more stable knee!

    Best wishes! :prayer:
     
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    KneeAware,
    Hope you are recovering comfortably. Looking forward to your recovery posts.
     
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    Let us know how you're doing post op.
     
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    How wonderful to have a stable knee now.
     
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    @KneeAware
    I hope your surgery went well.

    I'm looking forward to hearing how it went. Do post as soon as you're able. :loveshwr: :friends:
     
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    I hope you're settled in at home now, and enjoying having a friend staying, to help. :friends:
     
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    It's two weeks post op! I'm doing ok, had a little set back but that is being taken care of so I can get back to this recovery thing. Staples came out two days ago which is always a treat for me! :rotfl:

    I have my first physio appointment in the morning.

    I had a more than 90 degree bend before leaving the hospital and my leg was fully straight! I couldn't walk the first day post op because my leg was still frozen from the block. It was post op day two I was able to walk down the corridor and do the stairs. Being my first walk since surgery I kinda sucked it up and made sure I did the stairs...I wanted to get home so badly is why I did it. Yay me, I was permitted to go home that afternoon!

    The thing that I'm more grateful for is the my legs are once again the same length! The wedge in my shoe, it's gone so has the hip, back and shoulder pain.

    So it's so far so good...
     
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    that's good news KneeAware ~ hope you have a good/gentle physio appointment. that's fantastic you have a 90 degree bend and fully straight leg already. best wishes for a full recovery.:flwrysmile:
     
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    Glad to hear you are on the otherside, at home and doing well.
     
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    Thanks, I didn't have to do anything at physio, just asked to go come back in two weeks to check where I am.

    @Pumpkln
    I'm doing ok, I have an infection on/in the skin, I think he called it cellulitis? I'm taking antibiotics, and I am feeling better, it was a rough week last week with the pain, running a temp and just feeling horrible. My fiend (who came here from Quebec with her kids and another friend), put her foot down and said go now? I agreed so we went to the ER Saturday evening and long story short, I found out why I was feeling that way.

    I went to physio this morning and all she did was measure because my knee is doing great. 107 degrees flexion and 0 extension, it's just as straight as the left on. When I go back for my next appointment in two weeks she hopes to see a bend of 110-115. I don't know about that, depends on my knee and the swelling.
    I've met all the criteria to get to drive! So she said I can now drive again...it's logged into the computer there so it's real, lol! As happy as that makes me I'm not thinking about driving just yet, I'm going to give it a little more time.
     
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    Your numbers are great! I agree that it's too early for you to drive yet. It's been only 2 weeks since your surgery. You will be protecting that knee subconsciously, and that is a hazard behind the wheel of a car! With right tkr it's usually at least 4 weeks before we're able to drive safely. What does your OS say? Some insurance companies won't cover you until your OS gives the OK. Also, you could be ticketed for improper equipment with a knee that's not ready to drive yet. I think your PT is jumping the gun. There's a whole lot involved besides ROM.
     
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    Sounds like you're doing well but I think your PT is insane thinking you can drive already.
     
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    I was talking with my insurance company and they are ok with me driving around home but not on the highway until I get the ok from my OS.
     
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    That's interesting because I would think stop and go local driving would be much harder than highway driving.
     

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