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I would be interested to know how people are longer term,e.g after 6 months. Most of the accounts are for shorter term recovery issues - so how did it turn out?
For my part it is generally a success story. I am 66 and had OA for at least 20 years prior to th op following cartilage and other sporting issues. In the end legs were bowed and could only bend to 90 and not fully straighten. Increasing weakness and pain especially standing or walking but could sometimes be pain free when just sitting around.
So after 6 months my leg is both straighter and less bowed. Almost pain free, especially improved standing and walking. So big improvements to lifestyle. The main disappointment is still only able to bend to 90, when it just stops, although not painful unless pushed beyond that. This means that descending stairs properly is not on, can't ride a bike, getting out of chairs still need to push up with hands and difficult to move leg out of the way on trains. My surgeon says that nothing can be done about this downside. Lately it sometimes feels a bit heavy and stiff but nothing that bothering. I should add that I still am hindered by the left knee which I will have done in the near future and as this is now worse than the operated knee there should be further overall benefits. (This was formerly the better of the two)
In your account can you please say your age (unless you don't want to of course!) and how it was before because we all have different starting points hence expectations.
I look forward to hearing how you are.
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