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I had a T K R on my right knee last April.

Now i have pain in my left knee which was found to have arthritis during the examination of my right knee.

I have had the ex-ray results back and am due to see the same consultant / surgeon on April 05.

The memory of how painful the last one was and i will be awake while its done as although the Hospital is very good they don't give you a general.

Wish me luck and i will post the update.

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    Here are my results can any expert on here translate what it all means. ?image

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      I'm no expert, but I know that a varus deformity is the most common form of degeneration and is the outside of the knee joint. Chondrocalcinosis is calcification of the cartilage, common in arthritis. Osteophyte formation means the end of your bones are jagged or lumpy and another problem concurrent with arthritis. i hope that helps.

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      Thanks for your reply.

      Doesn't sound too good I e sounds like it's all very much worn

      One thing I do know it's not going to get any better as time goes by I am quite an active person so will see what advise the consultant gives me.

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    I also need a #2 someday and am avoiding it by doing SynVisc when needed (not so much right now). I'm also looking into a new FDA-approved technique called Coolief. Want to see if it would also work for my lower back.

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    I, too, am facing my LTKR. 2 yrs po on RIGHT one. Remembering the right one and dreading the pain. BUT, its inevitable so im biting the bullet while i am relatively young I'll be 70 in NOVEMBER and don't want to put it off as I'm healthy now and want this behind me. Luminas pain relief pads are helping me as my cortisone shot is wearing off. SYNVISC injections only put off the procedure. I wont regret getting it done now while I'm healthy!

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      Just know that very, very few people have the same experience on #2 that they had on #1. The vast majority report a different recovery, either better or worse...just rarely the same.

      PS: I'm looking into Coolief Therapy for my back. Supposed to be great for knees. No idea how effective it is but the FDA approved it.

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      Yes that's how I feel get it done sooner rather than later while I am fit enough and not to let it get it to the stage when my other knee totally gave way.

      It's just a year on since I had my right T N R.

      I am seeing the same surgeon on the 05 April he is very good and would like him to do the surgery.

      This time I will take ear phones and turn the music up as I found it a noisy op.?

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      Hi I've just had my 2nd tkr done completely different to the first. Same consultant same anaesthesia same hospital but this one is oh so much better than the first one which was March 23 2018 and this one March 8 this year. Sleeping most of the night saw physio yesterday down to one walking stick and when I go back April 10 suggests no sticks. Had a 84° bend and he was over the moon with me ill be 72 in April so feeling really pleased. So what I'm l saying don't compare to previous leg new leg new op. Good luck x

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    I had a spinal block rather than a general, but had sedation and slept through the whole thing. I spoke to the anaesthetist and said I had no objection to a spinal, but had no desire to be awake. He assured me that he could sedate me and I wouldn't know a thing. I don't even remember lying down after the spinal and woke up in recovery, You don't have to be awake.

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    I had a spinal block rather than a general, but had sedation and slept through the whole thing. I spoke to the anaesthetist and said I had no objection to a spinal, but had no desire to be awake. He assured me that he could sedate me and I wouldn't know a thing. I don't even remember lying down after the spinal and woke up in recovery, You don't have to be awake.

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    In the UK at the hospital where I had my 2 TKR's done the usual mode of operation is to have a spinal block and sedation. I don't remember anything about either of my operations until I woke up in recovery. Prior to your first knee replacement you are asked to attend a group session where they go through the operation and it's aftermath. I found it very useful. They warned you that it was not a quick easy recovery. Even my surgeon said that I would probably hate him for the first 2-3 months post-op.

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      Yes I think once you have had a T K R the memory may fade but never goes away.

      So the second one although not something you look forward to but at least doesn't come so much of a shock.

      And you will know the physio routine.

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