Knee surgery

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so my date was changed for my tkr, but here we are two days to go (Tuesday 21st) and the nerves have kicked in.

will be back on on Tuesday with an update, I will remember all the tips I have received from all you good people on this forum as well as everything I have read about other people successes, and of course what not to do!

thank you everyone and good luck also to anyone about to under go this kind of surgery, or indeed any surgery☘️

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    Good luck. Will be thinking of you on Tuesday Shirley!
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    Good luck Shirleyann keep positive and let us know how you are getting on
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    Hi Shirleyann,

    I too, will be having the knee replaced in a couple of weeks and dreading it! However , I was lucky to speak with someone of my age who'd been operated on 4 weeks ago at the orthopaedic hospital where I'm going . She is 4 weeks ..no crutches or sticks ..said that the ice is pivotal ..told me to buy a kyro cuff. She's made a rapid recovery from a painful twisted arthritic knee! She also said physio after 6 weeks ,to be referred by your GP , is also very important!

    Very best wishes !!x

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    Good luck to you, I wish you the best!
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    Good luck, and remember most of the people on this forum are here because they have had problems. . you may be one of the ones who sails through this with flying colours. fingers crossed for you!

     

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    Nerves?  What nerves?  You go to sleep...you wake up.  Simple.  Trust in God, trust in your docs...most of all, trust in your own strength.  See?  Simple.
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      Saw the general surgeon today.  Described (with actual pictures) how he starts at a rib, moves "stuff" out of the way and clears a path to my spine for the neurosurgeon.  No idea who figured this technique out.  Amazing.  Neuro will remove the existing disk, put in the spacer, expand it and then backfills it with bone material from a rib.  Then the GS does the close. Easy...right?  A quick 90 minutes...  However, he's been doing this op since 2005 and says it's an overnight stay, immediate pain relief and then zero rehab.  Hope they're all correct...

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      Just got home 2 hours ago.  Immediate stenosis pain relief.  Just dealing with some minor post-op pain since they moved a few muscles around and pulled the bone graft out of my hip. One night stay, no rehab.  Google "Globus RISE-L" to see an animation of what they did.  Amazing...

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      Huge success!!!  Immediate stenosis pain relief.  Here a posterior picture of the device placement before they stick in the Allen wrench to expand it.  They went to 15 mm posteriorly and 5 mm anteriorly to maintain the proper curvature of the L2 and L3 vertebrae.  Filled the device's empty space with a bone graft from my hip.  90-minute surgery...eliminated the need for more fusion.  Google "Globus RISE-L" to see an animation of how the device works...

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      Oops...  That's YouTube NOT GOOGLE!!!

      I was up and walking without pain in a few hours.  Don't even know it's there.  Saved me a whole new fusion with 10-days in the hospital and six-month rehab.  No brainer!!!

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