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I'm posting this as a new discussion (originally posted in "Athletic Activities after TKR" to share about knee injuries (falls, etc.) occurring after TKR.
I just broke my knee cap!
4 weeks post surgery– after working almost a full day, then going to the gym, I thought, well I’ll walk the dogs before icing, I’m doing so well, so, off we go. I’m feeling a little sore, but that’s not unusual with TKR, right?
Anyway, I’m just walking along and the dog's galloping around like usual, and veers over and bumps me right on the knee from the behind/side (really not even hard - he's not even a big dog). Just as I say “no!” I feel the knee shift out of joint then back in, then a rush of pain. I collapse on the trail and scream and cry for a bit (I know I’m screwed and my TKR recovery is screwed).
So, I broke my knee cap somehow. The good news is my Knee Replacement parts and connections seem unaffected according to the xrays. The bad news is 6 week recovery for the knee cap (after surgery to fix it), then I can get back to recovery from the TKR.
I”ll see my surgeon on Monday, to confirm or change the above ER diagnosis, and to schedule surgery.
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