Meeting my new knee

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I have the date to meet my new knee. 26 th February. I am full of dread after watching the videos and listening to the forum. I have the frozen peas in freezer, the arnica for bruising, I have done all the pre ops exercises to strengthen the muscles. Is there anything that people who have had this op thinks I have forgotten. I am so nervous. 

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    Hi Louise mai I suggest that instead of the peas invest in a knee cuff, you will find it much easier to strap around the knee and keep in place.  Not expensive just Google ice pack for knee and I think is about £20.  You will find it a good investment, I know I did!  Good luck x
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    I found it really helpful to use a scarf or bandage to put under the foot to help take the weight of the knee when getting in or out of bed/car. I didn't find the pain too bad but was surprised at the amount of  swelling.I expected to wait for 3 months for my operation but actually came through in 1.1/2 months but I suppose that depends on area? 
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    Hi Louise

    sounds like you are doing ll the right things. Keep up the exercises, the more toned th muscles before the op the operation the better. My experience s good. Operation Thursday afternoon, home for lunch on Saturday. As other people suggest the first few weeks are a bit troublesome nd ome friendly help is useful. I had ome pin, mainly t night, but followed th instructions re pain killers, anti inflammatories and anti  coagulants and things settled down quite quickly. Having good said this I still get some is turned nights due to pain from tendons as they heal slower - so I am told.

    main advice is do what the Physio tells you to do - this is the best route to recovery. Skip the exercises and the road to recovery is long and rocky!!!

    good luck and best wishes

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