Knee replacement

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Hi all just wondering how long you waited from the time you were put on waiting list to the time of your op. I've been waiting 16 weeks now I was hoping it would of been before xmas.

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    I went to c my specialist at the end of may and he booked my op on the 1st july while i was there.x
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    Unless its urgent don't do it! The most awful operation I've ever had.

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    Hi Eileen, I was told by my surgeon that it would be 5 or 6 months on the waiting list. It was just under 6 months so he was pretty accurate. Are you in the U.K.? Waiting lists are different in other health authorities. I am in Hertfordshire. Did your surgeon not give you any idea as to the length of waiting list in your area?

    Colleagues kept asking me when my op was & I kept saying don't know!! How long is a piece of string??!! Lol

    I hope your op comes along soon.

    In the meantime exercise the knee you're to have TKR on as much as you can, you may be able to get a Physio referral to get some easy exercises to do in the intervening time to make it as strong as you can for the work to come after. I saw a chiropractor twice a week in the 4 weeks before my op date, I am convinced she helped.

    Whatever you do, good luck & keep your sense of humour.

    Have a Happy Christmas 🎄 and keep 😀


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      Hi Marilyn no didn't say when it would be i presumed it would be before xmas I was put on waiting list 22nd August but never mind it will happen soon I hope thanks for the information about exercise I will certainly take that on board and merry Christmas to you xx

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