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Hello. I'm scheduled on 5/21 for a PKR of my RK. The medial compartment is bone on bone but the lateral has good spacing so he says there's an 80-85 percent chance that he can do a partial. He'll know of course when he gets in there.
 

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Greetings and welcome to BoneSmart!
 

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Here is some reading, to help you prepare for your surgery:
If you are at the stage where you have joint pain but don't know for sure if you are ready to have surgery, these links may help:
Score Chart: How bad is my arthritic knee?
Choosing a surgeon and a prosthesis
BMI Calculator - What to do if your surgeon says you're too heavy for joint replacement 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
 
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Question for people. I've been reading some of the threads on nickel allergies. The blood test is recommended but why not go straight to a titanium or ziconium implant instead of a metal one with some nickel, are the metal ones that much better?
 

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