TKR Total knee replacement

Martini

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I’m having a total knee replacement on July 24. I’ll be 63 by the time of the surgery and I am a little concerned. Any advice?
 

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Hi @Martini :welome: to BoneSmart.

Can you let us know which knee is being operated on so that we can create a signature for you xx


Pre-surgery nerves are totally normal, we all go through them, it's the not knowing what life will be like afterwards and very few doctors of surgeons really explain what the 1st few coming weeks after are like, this is where your new virtual Bonesmarties friends help :wave: I'm a little younger than you, but can honestly say it was the BEST decision I ever made, I'm now post surgery by 9 months, I have posted every month ( hour in the beginning :heehee:) to give people an insight to what happens after, now life is so Good and I'm pain free, but every knee and every recovery is different, I took the slow no painful PT approach and used my daily living activities as my exercises, the ROM ( Range of Movement) came naturally it didn't need to be forced to bend, my extension improved with walking outdoors in the fresh air nothing vigorous just a simple stroll will do it.
BoneSmart was paramount in my recovery my virtual friends helped enormously and still do.
In the BoneSmart library there is an answer and guidelines for practically every query regarding this recovery. Sending you a virtual hug all the way from Portugal xxx :friends:

Pre-surgery guidelines:
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


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 a 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 history before providing advice
 
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Congratulations on being close to getting your new knee. Do check out some of the articles in the Library and ask us any specific questions you have. We've all been there or are on our way. :)
 

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