kneeling

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hello all, I am almost 8 weeks tkr and despite a slow start I have had a fairly smooth recovery so far, however I am totally unable to even attempt to kneel on my new knee,we heat our house with a wood burner which involves a fair bit of kneeling to set/clean and put fuel on.At the moment it is not a problem but come autumn time it will be. Do any of you have any advice? are you able to kneel down and if so how on earth do you get back to standing? the logistics of it defeat me !

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    Hey Dotty. I asked my surgeon and physio about kneeling and was told that I wouldn't be able to knee anymore but if I did need to kneel to kneel on a pillow and only if it was absolutely necessary. They recommended not to kneel at all!! Is there anyone else who could help you with the burner? Xx
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    12 weeks post op. I was told no kneeling. If you have to you must put a lot of padding down first? I am not sure how you get up! I was in the garden and knelt on none operated knee and that was fun getting up. It shows that my muscles are still weak.. I do find that my operated leg still gives way when walking, this is with no notice. I hope that this is weak muscles as do not want anyone touching / doing anything with knee cause like you now doing well. Sorry didn't mean to go on about me. 

    You might have to get someone ele to light your fire?

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    im 12 weeks post op and I did kneel in mine to get something from under the bed but like clarkey said I used a pillow and I was fine im sure come autumn ul be more confident about trying it???
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    I was told that it would be extremely unlikely that I will be able to kneel again after my knee replacement
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    Hi

    You're not really supposed to knell on it (and I have never wanted to, to be honest).  The only time I have ever had to was when I couldn't get out of a very wide hotel bath.  You are at a very early stage, so I certainly wouldn't risk it at the moment.

    I don't get down on the floor, to be honest.

    Patsy

    1st TKR Dec 2012 2nd TKR Sept 2014

    Patsy

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    When I went for an appointment to be put on the waiting list for a TKR that was one of the questions I asked.  It was a registrar I saw and he told me that one surgeon says you should never kneel and the other says you can if you want to!

    sorry the answer doesn't help you, but it just shows how each surgeon thinks differently, even in the same hospital!

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      it cert does susan but to be fair the treatment is very different as well???? I was 4 days in hosp sent home never had any physio had a 5 min visit from a district nurse who whipped off my dressing and left me to clean it myself had a 10 min consultation 6 weeks after my op with my cosultant and thats been that!!!!! OH apart from when I had a telephone con with my GP when I was rolling in pain only to be told pain was a state of mind and to try carry on!!!!!
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      Oh my, you poor thing - you've had it tough!   I'm only 2 weeks in But so far, spoke to my gp on the phone and he gave me a scrip for tramadol without a problem and had a hot patch on my knee I was worried about, so my consultant saw me the day after to check it out.  Have yet to experience physio appointments, but so far have had a good experience.

      BUT,  I did go to a private hospital (paid by NHS) so don't know if that makes a difference?!

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      no it doesnt thats the waiting list that determines where you go. Its all about funding for physio!!! I no this because I work for the NHS and its frightening the state its getting in????? However I am seeing my GP on Monday an appt I requested 3 weeks ago grrrrrr so im going to ask about meds and physio but im not holding my breath lol im going to ask for a sleeping tab cos im shattered with not sleeping through??
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      My GP asked me where I wanted to have my op done and I said I didn't know. He then referred me to a local private hospital, as an nhs patient and I cannot fault my treatment. I saw my consultant each day I was in hospital and I day twice. I was given physio from the day after my op and was given 4 further physio appointments. Yesterday I received my appointment with my consultant for the end of June. I had a telephone consultation with my GP about my difficulty in sleeping and was prescribes something to help.  Maybe I am just very lucky to live where I do with such a good GP practice. 
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      not overly far away im.in west yorkshire.To be fair our 2 major hospitals up here are over run and struggling!!!! but we do our best??? I work in the Maternity Unit and the changes ive seen in the 9 years ive been there are not all for the best its cuts cuts cuts!!!!!!
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      well I had to wait 2 weeks for an appt so suffered a bit but its a good job I went cos instead of takin the pain killers I had 4 times a day id been takin them every 4 hours lol the reason I hadnt overdosed and I was still in pain is because they were the co-codomol strength I was takin before my op!!!!!!!! anyway I got it sorted another GP in the practice was excellent thank you!!!!!!!
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      I was given some tablets in hospital to take in between my normal co-codomol and my GP prescribed me some more. It's a wonder I don't rattle as I move with everything I have to take. lol
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