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Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Pre-Op Area' started by Bionic, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Bionic

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    Thanks for that info @Celle
    When I met with physio he explained that most exercises would consist of me bending and flexing the knee but my pain would be well controlled with meds.
    I have read the Bonesmart views on physio and I certainly won't let them do anything to me that I,think is too difficult. Having been with these physio through my 2 hip replacements I think they err on the side of caution anyway.
     
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    That's true, but don't take it to mean that you should take medications so you can get through PT.
    You need to be able to feel pain when doing PT, because pain is a warning sign that what you are doing is too much for your knee. Mask that pain with medication, and you could miss that warning sign.
    PT should never hurt. If it hurts, it's the wrong sort of PT.
    Myth busting: no pain, no gain
     
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    Operations are like busses. First there are none and then 2 come along at once.
    My knee op is set for 19th March but they rang yesterday to see if I could go in next week. Normally I would be jumping for joy but its just too soon after the last hip surgery. OS wants at least 3 months gap and next week would only have been just over 7 weeks.
    As much as I would like to get it over and done with I am just not ready for another op yet :-(
     
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    When I had my TKR it was apparent to me very quickly that it was too "clunky". I won't retell the whole story here (I told it in an old closed thread from Nov 2011), but once I convinced the doctor, he said we'd have to replace the poly spacer. I wanted it done immediately, but he told me we had to wait 3 months to "reset all the risk factors." If you look at my signature line, you'll see we did it almost exactly 3 months after the TKR.

    My guess would be that's where the 3 months comes from, although I don't know for sure.
     
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    Keep in mind, it’s not exercising that gets our range of motion back, it’s Time:

    Time to recover.
    Time for pain and swelling to settle.
    Time to heal.

    Our range of motion is right there all
    along just waiting for that to happen so it can show itself.

    In the general run of things, it doesn't need to be fought for, worked hard for or worried about. It will happen. Exercise as in strength training is counter-productive and in the early weeks does more harm than good. Normal activity is the key to success.
     
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    Had a call from the hospital today and they are bringing my surgery forward to 1st March.
    I must say I am pleased because the knee is pretty bad. Not long to wait now
     
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    Thanks for letting us know your new surgery date - and best wishes.
    I've changed the date in your signature.
     
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    @Bionic glad they moved it forward so you can get here thru this and start recovering. Best wishes to you
     
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    :thumb: Well done! On your way to recovery soon!
     
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    I feel like a pregnant woman (not that I know what thats like) but my bag is packed and ready to go...
    You could say I am keen to get this over with :)
     
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    Not long now @Bionic ! You've got this!
     
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    @Bionic I'm the same. I have 12 more days ready to get this over with. The last few weeks my knee has been kicking u and more pain. We're almost there
     
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