Sexual Activities after TKR

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How soon after surgery is it ok to have sex? I am 44 and had my TKR on January 8, 2015. I have a bend of 78┬░ and walking without any aids. I also began driving a week ago, and am off narcotic pain killers, just tylenol. Please give me feedback, as I miss being touched..lol

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    sorry I think I have just been censored !! if you are considering having sex standing up I think it may be a bit too soon - I had to say it before someone else did !! anyway glad to hear that you are on the mend and best wishes Jude
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    Just a matter of being able to handle the activity. You're not going to hurt the knee. Who knows, it may even give it some relief. Go for it and enjoy.

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    OMG girl! You don't have to wait! Your knee may not allow gymnastics or riding but it will not be injured by a bit of fun. Lol. In fact orgasm is the BEST natural pain med I know. Cheers,

    Mary

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    OMG girl! You don't have to wait! Your knee may not allow gymnastics or riding but it will not be injured by a bit of fun. Lol. In fact that sort of fun is the BEST natural pain med I know. Cheers,

    Mary

    Ha! My first reply got censored!! Tee hee

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    Hi,Lorrigri,I would say "give it a go!". Like old catgut said, it may pick your spirits up. Maybe try foreplay and see how that goes.
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    No need to wait. There are many positions to choose from. Take the opportunity to be creative and practice frequently! 

    I would think there are benefits physically, emotionally, spritually, etc in ways that cannot be had in any other way. So go fot it. Relax and enjoy!

     

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    I actually asked the doctor that question while still laid up in bed in hospital just a couple of days after the TKR. His reply...."why today is fine...if you can convince Sister or one of the nurses"

    Lol!

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    Lorrigrl

    Sounds like you are way ahead on the recovery points.  My suggestion would be take your time and enjoy your sexual activities and if pain starts either change positions or stop.  Don't over do it just savour.

    Good luck

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      I feel like my bend is terrible, but my bend before surgery was only 96┬░. I have PVNS and this was my 10th surgery. This recovery seems the be the hardest..I had to wear an immobilizer for a week because of excessive swelling and draining from my scar. I think it is a slow healing process because they have cut the same scar 7 times. It started as a 3 inch scar now it is 12 inches.

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      Have you discussed this drainage with a dr. You want to be assured you don't have staph. Have you checked your temperature ? I too have PVNS and have had 9 surgeries.........the big difference, mine dodn't blow up till age 65.  did pick up staph and will have to be on antibiotics the rest of my life
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    Ah, Lorrigrl,

    The elephant in the room question.

    In the pamphlet I got, it said, "as soon as you feel comfortable but your partner will have to do the majority of the work."

    Caz x

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