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Hi Everyone! I'm Linda and I'm having an outpatient Mako PKR (robotic) on 7/26/17. I'm 61 and in good health and pretty active. (have a personal trainer and was walking a few miles/day before my knee pain). Has anyone had their PKR done using Mako? Would appreciate all tips, precautions, etc. Even if yours was not done robotically, I can use any guidance you care to share.
It seems most here have had TKR's, but my surgeon feels confident my arthritic damage is limited to the medial side. (although I do have intermittent pain on the lateral.) Makes me a bit nervous to go through just the partial and possibly have lateral pain after, but he feels in my case it's better to preserve as much of my own knee as possible as my lateral pain is not usually severe or constant.
It took me quite awhile to make the decision to have the surgery, but after almost 2 years of suffering through 2 rounds of Orthovist, arthroscopy for 2 torn menisci (with microfracture which btw my new surgeon would never do-horribly painful and didn't work!!), multiple weeks of PT and cortisone shots...and still can't walk to the end of the street without pain, I decided to go for it is definitely impacting my quality of life.
Thanks to all who have shared their knowledge so freely. I have been busily reading through as many discussions as I can. But to be honest, with surgery only 3 weeks away, I'm feeling somewhat overwhelmed. Making my detailed to-do lists, but not checking off a whole lot yet! I know I will have other questions...thanks in advance for your help.
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