Re-replacement of same knee.

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I am scheduled to have the knee I had replaced 9 years ago in May.  Just wondered if others have had this done and how they are doing.  Have put this off since they told me last year I needed to do it, but pain is enough that I can't do things I enjoy as much.  This time I am working on getting the quads and hams tighter.  Next, watching the diet to lose the 5 pounds I put back on.

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    i  thought replacement knees were supposed to last for about 20 years.

    I had one knee replaced 4 years ago.

    Excellent result, do not anticipate having to have it done again.

    I am 65 years old.

    Good luck with this.

    Take care and keep in touch

    Sarah

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      I also thought they would last longer, but sadly, it didn't.  I had great results with my first surgery and have enjoyed 8 of the last 9 years.  Pain finally got to where I stopped going to the gym as much and haven't been able to want to do things like I did before.  Fortunately, I'm old (74) and semi-retired from teaching (sub teacher now) so I don't have to do much more than tend to my 3 furbabies.

       

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    I had my tkn jan 2 this year  but had my surgeons referal Oct 2015 so had plenty of time to build up the relevent muscle groups. like you said  the quads and calfs are the most important so sit in a chair with arms  and 1st to warm up peddle your feet from the ankles back and forth with your feet about 3 inches of the floor go for 30 /50 pumps 2.in the same sitting position raise either leg from your knee from   90 degrees to  horizontal point your toes up so you feel a pull on the back of your knee, and your thigh tense. then lift the 2/3 inches do 30 reps. these exercises build up your quads calfs ankles last exercise, holding the arms of the chair gently raise your backside off the seat and tense your backside muscles. this helps in the use of crutches good luck
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      Thanks for the  exercises.  I have done a pre-hab with the physical therapist I have used for other surgeries (seem to be hooked on just having surgery pain) and he gave the same exercises I did at the rehab hospital after my original surgery.

       

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    hi lynda welcome ,can i ask you why after just 9yrs do you think that the replacement is failing ?? ive had a revision at only 1year8mths ,because of a mistake in the first tkr op . and if you feel you can tell us your age ? (only if you dont mind)
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      I have been having more pain than I should for about  a year and a half so more pain pills than normal for me.  I also have more pain when walking and that puts a crimp in working (substitute teacher in a high school).  When we did a bone scan last year it showed space on either side of the implant.  That along with the pain increasing has prompted me to redo the surgery.  My original surgeon was wonderful, but he is not the "frevision" doctor, so he sent me to that specialist in the same clinic. (Love my Azalea doctors.) I'm 74 years young.

       

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      oh lynda its hard when the implant didnt last as long as it should of .i do understand too much pain is not good when i had my bi lateral i thought thats done for another 20 yrs maybe more if im lucky !! how wrong was i .the op on one leg changed my life for the worst .i do hope your revision doctor dose a wonderfull job for you at 74 your still young and deserve a good life .best of irish luck to you (mind you i have had little irish luck myself)
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