TKR Surgery Approved by Insurance Today

Newlife

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Hi Everyone... first time posting

my name is Carmel and I’m from Perth Australia..
I had a work place injury in January of this year and tore my Miniscus in my right knee.

At the time of diagnosis of the tear It was also noted that I had OA in the medial compartment as well as Patella area of the knee I believe. I had not had
of having OA.
I underwent surgery on February the 6th (debridement).
Unfortunately this lite up the arthritis and it has been a fast downward spiral ever since.
I have had injections of Durolane and cortisone with little relief and have been going to physio and hydrotherapy weekly.

My surgeon then said a TKR was needed, the worker’s Compensation insurance sent me for an independent assessment done by another surgeon who agreed Ed and also stated that the need for a TKR was a direct result of injury and treatment surgery thankfully .
So today it was confirmed and I’m booked in for a RTKR on the 25th of August.

Past history... I had arthroscopic surgery done on both knees in 1989/91 (Lateral release) because both knees would dislocate. Surgery was a success and had no more problems with my knee until the work place injury in January.

Im 54... a mother of 5 and Nanny of 2.
I’ve been lurking and reading all the posts on this forum for the past few months and have learnt so much from you all
 

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Hello @Newlife - and :welome:

Thank you for your surgery dates. I have put them into your signature.
I've also added your name to the August Hot Shots surgery list.

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?

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
 

leejaa

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Welcome to bonesmart. How wonderful that you have a date and insurance approval. Like you I spent a lot of time lurking before actually posting anything. So much information here and support to help on your knee journey.
 

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