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I'm scheduled for a partial medial l knee replacement tomorrow December 7th, 2021. Very anxious! Don't know time yet.
 
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@BLTucker1965 ,
All the best tomorrow!
Most of us are anxious before knee replacement, soon it will be behind you.
See you in the Recovery Forum soon!

You will notice I have added your surgery date to your signature, which knee is having surgery?
You have also been added to the December SuperNovas where you will find a list of other members having surgery around the same time as yourself.

Here is your copy of the Knee Recovery Guidelines, the articles are short and will not take long to read.

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
ice
take your pain meds by prescription schedule (not when pain starts!)​

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. At week 4 and after you should follow this

6. Access these pages on the website


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 the 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 the member’s history before providing advice, so please post any updates or questions you have right here in this thread.

 

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We will be surgery buddies :wave: , I'm due a full knee replacement tomorrow morning. It is my second one so kinda know what the after is like, I was very nervous for a few days but I now feel quite calm this evening, I've a early start, need to shower and disinfect at 5:30 am :shocked:.wishing you all the best for your surgery tomorrow, relax take a deep breath and you will be fine xx
 
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We will be surgery buddies :wave: , I'm due a full knee replacement tomorrow morning. It is my second one so kinda know what the after is like, I was very nervous for a few days but I now feel quite calm this evening, I've a early start, need to shower and disinfect at 5:30 am :shocked:.wishing you all the best for your surgery tomorrow, relax take a deep breath and you will be fine xx
I was the same way!! I was first on the schedule and up at 0400 for Ensure and 0530 disinfection shower Was done and home by 12!!! Good luck and best wishes tomorrow!
 

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