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Post by Caryll on Sat Jun 06, 2015 6:57 pm

Soooo.....

My knee replacement is set for 9th September. Would've been sooner but I wanted a short holiday first!

Terrified!

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Re: Operation Date

Post by Lorraine on Sat Jun 06, 2015 7:28 pm

No need to be terrified, just think of all the benefits, and how you'll feel fabulous later. hug

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Post by LyndaW on Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:43 pm

I've pm'd you Caryll. Don't be terrified! I'll admit that I was too but it wasn't hundredth as bad as I feared, and the discomfort afterwards was less than before because they stuff you with painkillers and wait on you hand and foot. It's quite a little holiday really for us mums! There's always a fly in the ointment and that is the physios! It's all for the best though. thumbs up

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Post by Hayley on Sat Jun 06, 2015 9:09 pm

Hope it all goes well x

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Post by Shisa on Mon Jun 08, 2015 3:27 pm

Hope it goes well.
One of my customers recently had a knee replacement and I had to bite my cheek and lips to keep from laughing when he told me how it's done... Apparently they sawed of his 'old' knee then placed the new one and hammered that in place and he now has big screws keeping it all together.

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Re: Operation Date

Post by Lorraine on Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:38 pm

laughing

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Re: Operation Date

Post by LyndaW on Mon Jun 08, 2015 7:49 pm

Big screws? I recommend bone cement, that's what is usually used!

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Post by Shisa on Tue Jun 09, 2015 10:20 am

No Lynda, you're wrong. It's screws. They used a drill to get the screws in they're so big.

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Re: Operation Date

Post by tracyp on Tue Jun 09, 2015 5:48 pm

My step dad had one of his knees done with screws. He'll be doing the other in the next yr or so depending on the deterioration speed. Painful for a  couple of weeks but..... he didn't do his exercises everyday so it took longer to heal than it should have.

My mums friend of 95? odd has had both knees & a hip done 2 yrs ago. At her age they won't but.... she wants the other hip done as she loves her new joints after a month.

You'll be ok Caryll. Just remember to do your physio daily without exception! Especially in the begining.

P.s. the pain killers are damn good I hear & get you through the 1st few weeks.

Depends on when Lydda had it done? They certainly did use a bone cement some yrs ago I believe.

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Re: Operation Date

Post by LyndaW on Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:21 pm

Well you live and learn.

I had my partial knee replacement in March last year, Tracy, (bottom of the femur and kneecap) and bone cement was used - I thought it was normal these days except obviously if there are complications.
Everyone's different of course.

Caryll, you'll be fine - screws or no screws (and I'm betting on no screws). Physio is vital though, as Tracy says, I couldn't believe how much it helped me.

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Post by tracyp on Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:05 am

I would guess whether they use cement or screws depends on the bone density, degree of deterioration, part or full replacement etc, etc, etc.

Mum's friend & my step dad both had full joint replacements with titanium.

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