TKR

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It the TKR done as outpatient surgery???

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    Hi Debra,

    If it is a TKR I have not heard of anyone having it done without at least 1 or 2 nights in the hospital to manage the pain and monitor your health. Are you having a TKR done?

    Frank

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    I'm presuming your not in UK

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    I haven't heard that debra i was in for 3 nights went home on the fourth after everything was deemed to be ok .

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    TKR is major surgery , and requires a stay in hospital after . Length of stay depends on the outcome of the operation . Watch a few videos of TKR surgery on youtube and you will understand how big an operation it is .
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    Ive not heard of it being done in surgery because it is major surgery it needs to b done in hospital .x
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    Hi Debra,

    My TKR surgery was rather unique compared to most on this site. I live in Minnesota, and my surgeon is one of the top in the state and on the cutting edge when it comes to TKR. He practices in a huge orthapaedic center where they do day surgery. They have a program for TKR patients that are considered otherwise healthy and have no risk factors to have their surgery at the day surgery center, and then stay for two nights at the Hilton Hotel next door in rooms that have been set aside for patients recovering from surgery. I had a nurse there 24/7, and my husband was required to stay with me. Although the recovery period is never easy, it was so much nicer staying in a quiet hotel room, having my husband stay with me, and order off the room service menu! Wishing you the best as you prepare for your journey!

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    I would try stem cell therapy first.   It takes one hr and you walk out.  It is so great.   I would never get a TKR.   Stem cell is great.   They take from your bone marrow and insert your stem cells into your knees.   This is a wonderful new thing and I can't figure out why it is not FDA approved yet.   Google it.  I had it done last week and have not experienced any pain since.

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    Can't see that that's possible! I spent 6 nights in hospital after my TKR.

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      Hi Elizabeth,

      I agree it isn't for everyone, but my doctor encouraged me to do it since I am healthy. It costs less than a hospital stay, and my health insurance did not require a pre-authorization! My doctor also does TKR surgery in local hospitals that require a 3 night stay. It was a good fit for me!

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      Go for it! I'm in my late 70's and have no underlying issues. Most of those in my ward stayed at least five days. I'm still not fully mobile after 5 1/2 weeks post op but I'm getting there.

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