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Almost 18 months now after left knee TKR. I am experiencing weakness and unstable joint. I approached this long before having my surgery by going to the gym for strengthening my right knee which may be why I had my left knee done first. I would not do this surgery again and probably would not have done it knowing my outcome. This is a judgement call everyone of us who is thinking of surgery or had it done. I didn't get any rehab after surgery. I was discharged after 2 days and started doing the exercises I did for the previous 3 years prior to the operation. Surprisingly, these exercises were given to me four weeks later by the physical therapist at the outpatient clinic. I could not do one leg extension with more than 3lbs. I started back at the gym a year ago and I can do 70 lbs. 6 years ago I could do 250 lbs. with both legs on the weight machine. Now I only do 130 lbs. No matter what you must keep on going. Nothing I can say or do to can change things. It may take another year or two for me to work things out. Remember to tell your dentist or doctor about TKR. My dentist gave me an antibiotic at my teeth cleaning before procedure. Avoid infections at all cost. Anything can happen and knowing how to be careful is a benefit. Anytime you have surgery to parts of your body no matter what area or procedure, you still have a diseased limb, knee, back, etc. There is no cure. It's a treatment only. Good or bad, it's your body and you just have to live with it. I appreciate everyone taking part in the discussions. Happy and healthy life.
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