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Right TKR Revision December 2018

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by 1Birdlady, Oct 9, 2018.

  1. 1Birdlady

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    My surgery is December 11th. I am having revision surgery of my TKR after only four years. The cement holding the device has crumbled, and there have been legal issues with the prosthetic.
     
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    What terrible bad luck I hope all goes well for you....
     
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    Thank you, ertuck.
     
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    That's bad luck, @1Birdlady . I hope the revision proves to be more satisfactory. When was your first TKR done? I'll add that to your signature as well, if you can tell us.

    Is the same surgeon doing your revision?

    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 teh 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
    5. Here is a week-by-week guide for Activity progression for TKRs
     
  5. 1Birdlady

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    Thank you, Celle. My first TKR was in May, 2014.
     

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