Kneeling issue post total knee replcements

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3 years on, bilateral knee replacements. Can't kneel. One had a partial knee cap replacement. . Just cannot kneel. . Particularly problematic for work related annual cpr assessment. Any ideas?

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  • Posted

    i had to do cpr on a patient and I grabbed a pillow and definetly not easy with bilateral knee replacement .The pillow helped some but you do what you have to do in a emergency

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      Carry a pair of very small rollerblading knee pads in your purse. Maybe a kid's size would work. In an emergency, just strap them on...don't have to hide them. Try on some different pairs at your local sporting goods store.

      Won't fit? Get a bigger purse. Badda boom...problem solved. I should start my own cable channel for this...

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      LOL!!!! Actually, I have a new pair of "blades" ready to go but I'm having another spine fusion in two weeks, plus I have to get my Donjoy brace so the knee can't twist. I miss skating soooooo much.

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    You will probably never kneel again without pain...none of us will...on hard surfaces like tile, cement, wood floors, etc. It's not the knee itself but the damaged nerves. I'm almost 4 years post-op and have the same problem. Since we're all different, each of us will experience our own degrees of this pain...some less, some more.

    Solution: use a 4" foam pad indoors and padded knee pads outside. When you have the assessment, use something unobtrusive...cheat. On the day of your assessment...use 2" foam pads on your knee, secured with ACE bandages. You could try 4" but you'd have to tighten up on the ACE. You can also try the very small rollerblading knee pads...very minimalist. Then wear long, baggier pants. ..your nursing supervisor will never see them. Of course, you could do this without any padding and just bear the pain for those few minutes. Your choice.

    When you grow up in "mafialand" in Brooklyn, you always find solutions to life's little problems. Got an issue with an abusive boyfriend or husband? I got Carmine and Paulie out back idling in the '68 Caddie...they're in the "removal business"... See? Badda boom...problem gone...

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    I have the same problem. Have had both knees fully replaced . I was warned about

    kneeling and about running . Neither are good. Worst of all for me is going up and down stairs. I will never be able to do it the same again . Many changes in my life since the surgeries and not all good!

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    i have nicely padded knee pads that workers use for construction, flooring, etc. They are big & somewhat unsightly...but they sure help & are nice and cushy when i have to do something kneeling on the ground or floor.

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    Thank you soooo much everyone. . . I actually shopped around fr tilers knee pads but foam is better . . Thick dense foam. Much appreciate your thoughts. . . . Wonderful forum. . I can do all else , including up n down staircases. . No problem. . But kneel and run . . Very strange. . . Cpr with foam will be my strategy . Thank youuuu

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    i'm over 3 years (TKR )and can't kneel or walk properly!!!

    where did you have yours done??

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