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I am 43 and had both hips replaced one in dec and other in feb. I know have to get both knees done due to OA. My left knee at the moment is really painful and right not so bad l can't walk long distances but l am mobile now as my hip replacements have been so good.
I am really scared about getting my knees done as my doctor says its a lot.more painful than the hips and for a longer period.
Can l ask for some help?
When l wake up after having it done is my knee in some sort of brace and is the pain really bad.
Do they have you on a morohine pump where you press the button to administer your own dose as they did that with both hips for the day of surgery and the next day then l was put onto oral painkillers.
Does it feel like your leg is a dead weight for the first while like it did with my hips.
How big is the scar and is there a lot of stiches staples or whatever your surgeon uses?
Any advice would be great.
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