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Had my second knee totally replaced 5 weeks ago (age 77) and cannot recall so nuch discomfort the first time round.There was some early infection (antibiotics) and exercise regime seem to be o.k., but the wound is still rather red and I cannot get pain free except when the kee is rested up and then of course it gets stiff, vicious circle. My foot is also stiff and inflexible. Night time is the worst as cannot get comfortable on my back with legs straight. Day time pain relief is basically paracodol and morphine at night. The swelling is to be expected but hinders every effort. Am, I being impatient - 2 hips 2 knees in 5 years is a real bind !!
Surgeon says walk, walk but easier said than done as we all know.
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