Replacement knee care

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I  am shortly to undergo a PKR -  via a "FIXED BEARING UNI-COMPARTMENTAL" op - what concerns me is how rubust this will be ?

and what exactly it entails ?

Will I be able to run and jump or is it going to give way / fail in some way ?

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    Go on youtube and find PKR and this will help with your querrie, also I think you can forget about running...sorry, I somehow thought I would be able to but not!!!
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    I recently had PKR on both knees. Doc told me no high impact but no other restrictions really. Bike riding and golf was approved but was even told to use a cart and no more walking 18 holes. You may still be able to do it but the knees may not last as long because of it. Any other questions, feel free to ask. Good luck!

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    I think they will advise you not to run or jump on the knee
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    if you can avoid doing it i would .running and jumping will not be happening im afraid .  sorry to have to tell you .!!  any replacements you get have the same restrictions on high impact sports  not sure how old you are but im guessing your young so get a second opinion before you decide good luck
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    This is something you really need to discuss with the consultant who is doing the operation.

    My guess is that you may be able to run and jump again, depending on how old you are and why you need this operation in the first place, but I am not a medical person and it is only a guess.

    I had TKR 4 years ago. I cannot run or jump but I had had previous surgery on my knees, my knee was very bad and I am 65 years old. So running and jumping days are gone for me anyway!! But I do still enjoy swimming.

    Hope the operation is successful.

    Take care and keep in touch

    Sarah

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    After reading some of the comments on PKR's - I am starting to get concerned about my operation !!

    Would I be correct in thinking that, perhaps for a 52 year old - I should be asking for a TKR instead ?

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