Anyone here ever had a full knee replacement?

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Anyone here ever had a full knee replacement?

Bignuf Bignuf
How did it go? Has it stopped your pain? How is your mobility? Has it helped your love life, your play life, your work life?

Please share your stories....and advice.
08/14/2013
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Ansley Ansley
"Good, bad, or indifferent: it'll never be the same", is what my husband's doctor told him when he was faced with the same issue. He chose not to have surgery.
08/14/2013
mfmtrios mfmtrios
It is painful at first, esp. in the hospital. You have to be ready to undergo the rehab. Get a good surgeon, have it at a good hospital, and be sure to stay pre-medicated.
08/14/2013
libra777 libra777
My ex father in law had one when he was 60. He got the super duper titanium replacement and after a slow recovery he had no pain when walking and was glad he got it done,thought he walked slower and still couldn't fully kneel on his knees. (he was a plumber)

His big issue was loss of feeling in the knee sometimes when getting out of bed, and if he stepped the wrong way, part of it would pop out of place. The doctor routinely told him that those things happen because of his age and health and loss of overall flexibility from being over weight.
He also had to carry an implant card with him for when he went through metal detectors and once in a while got an inexperienced person at the airport that would hassle him and hold up his trip.

Not sure if any of that helps, but figured I would toss it out there.

-Libra
08/14/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
I know a few people with new knees - and generally the results were good.

However I just a met a guy who has has 2 replacements on the same knee and is looking at a 3rd ceramic model. It turns out that his body will not tolerate any metal - not even titanium.

Just a word of caution!
08/16/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Ansley
"Good, bad, or indifferent: it'll never be the same", is what my husband's doctor told him when he was faced with the same issue. He chose not to have surgery.
Doesn't he have constant pain? Can he do the simple things like get on the floor to play with a child or pets? Can he get down on his knees to unscrew the plate on an electrical socket or retrieve something from under a chair? Having buggered up knees seems so life altering (and not in a good way). How does he cope?
11/12/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by Gunsmoke
I know a few people with new knees - and generally the results were good.

However I just a met a guy who has has 2 replacements on the same knee and is looking at a 3rd ceramic model. It turns out that his body will not tolerate any metal - ...
Allergic or rejection of Titanium and Stainless Steel is very rare. I hope he has luck with the Ceramics, but sadly, they lack the same long term strength and have their own issues.
11/12/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by libra777
My ex father in law had one when he was 60. He got the super duper titanium replacement and after a slow recovery he had no pain when walking and was glad he got it done,thought he walked slower and still couldn't fully kneel on his knees. (he ...
I appreciate it. Hubby is still young and very healthy, so that is not an issue, except they don't want to do new knees in someone that young. Sadly, years of "world class" athletics did his knees in pretty good. Plus, in his job, he is standing on a hard floor for hours and hours on end (wait...so do I, but mine are not as screwed up as his)... yet.
11/12/2013
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