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[PARTIAL KR] UACats Navio Robotics PKR - Jan 4

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by UACats70, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. UACats70

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    Ok all, here is my recovery thread. Here's the stats:
    Surgery Date: January 4, 2017
    Surgery Time: Arrive at hospital at 7:45am - outpatient procedure
    Surgery Duration: Expected 1.5 hours + post-op for 2-3 hours
    Surgeon: Dr. Jess Lonner of The Rothman Institute
    Method: Navio Robotic Partial Knee Replacement
    Implant: Smith & Nephew STRIDE Unicondylar Knee System
    Physical Therapy: Research Study using ForcePoint mobile app and self therapy at home

    SEE YOU ALL ON THE OTHER SIDE!
     
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    Best wishes for you surgery. I hope everything goes well.
    Here is your recovery reading list. All the articles are quite short and informative.
    First are the BoneSmart mantras ....
    - rest, elevate, ice and take your pain meds by the clock
    - if it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physiotherapist (PT) - to do it to you. Exercise only gently
    - if your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again
    - if you won't die if it's not done, don't do it
    - never stand when you can sit, never sit when you can lie down, never stay awake when you can go to sleep!
    - be active as much as you need to be but not more than is necessary, meaning so much that you end up being in pain, exhausted or desperate to sit down or lie down!

    Next is a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) thread.

    And here are some very crucial articles
    The importance of managing pain after a TKR and the pain chart
    Swollen and stiff knee: what causes it?
    Energy drain for TKRs

    Myth busting: no pain, no gain
    Activity progression for TKRs
    Heel slides and how to do them

    Extension: how to estimate it and ways to improve it

    Elevation is the key
    Ice to control pain and swelling

    Healing: how long does it take?
    Chart representation of TKR recovery
    Myth busting: the "window of opportunity" in TKR

    Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds

    Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it
    Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?
     
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    Good luck!!!!!!! See you in recovery!!
     
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    I hope to hear from you soon and that everything goes as well as you expect it.
     
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    Best of luck, let us know how you are coming along. Make sure you get enough bed rest. Helps to begin with.
     
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    No sleep for me tonight.... nerves


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    That's ok.......only thing you have to do tomorrow is get up and go to the hospital. You can do that tired. Good luck
     
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    While your nervous and awake, visualize a new, healthy, strong, pain free knee. That's my wish for you in 2017!
     
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    Aww thanks Red's Mom and Mbrown


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    At the surgery center. Husband says I'm mumbling and loopy from the Oxycontin I had the take this morning before surgery.
     
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    I felt kind of jipped. They didn't give me mine until just before surgery
     
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    See you here soon!
     
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    Wishing you all the best! I am having good bilateral knee replacement with Dr. Austin at Rothman February 22. I am also using the mobile app for rehab so I'll be interested in your experience!!
     
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    I'm home! Doc said surgery went well. Actual procedure only took 45 minutes. Took a bit longer in recovery because my blood pressure dropped to 80/53. But I'm good now. Butt is still numb from the spinal block.


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    Where are you having your procedure?


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    @UACats70 Welcome to the other side! Please take things very slow and steady. Remember you are discharged TO recover not discharged totally recovered. Get your pain management controlled. You are on your way!
     
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    Thanks Jaycey. Feel good now... but I know that's just surgery meds. Weight bearing ok, not painful. Unsteady, as expected.


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    Wow I am impressed and wondering how you will do when the block wears off. Or did it? Keep to that schedule!
     

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