TKR STATS

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Is there anywhere that we can see actual stats on TKR, such as average age, recovery time, etc, not just a leaflet from surgeon but something collated by real life struggling people?

I'm really interested to hear from more people my age at 32

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    I've never seen anything but I do know you are the youngest person on this site in the last 12 months. I'm in the US and go to therapy on Wednesday. I'll check with my therapist to see if he has any data for at least this part of the world. You might look at JAMA, the magazine the American medical people go to for research data.
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    You are certainly the youngest on this site.

    When I had TKR 3 and a half years ago I was 61. There was a woman in same ward as me and she was 45.

    I was told that they probably would not have given me TKR any earlier.

    I had had previous surgery on my knee done by another consultant.

    The consultant I had for TKR was absolutely excellent, cannot fault him at all.

    It is a long road to recovery. They said to me it would be about a year before I began to feel the benefit and I reckon that was about right.

    All I can really say now is that although it is not perfect (and never will be) it is certainly a lot better than it was. It is like having my life back.

    Keep in touch and let me know how you are getting on.

    Sarah

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    Hi. I had TKR in May and am 49. Im in the UK too and had been about 10 years needing something done, but given delaying tactics, being told "at your age ..." And trying everything else possible.  Anyhow, had it done now - be prepared for a painful, emotional ride!  But I am now feeling glad that I had it done but it's taken a lot of hard work.

    keep on this site - there are some lovely people with some very good advice.  And whatever you ask, it's almost certain someone else' has already been through it and can help you on your journey.

    Good luck, I hope it goes well for you.  x

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    Hi, I was 29 years old when I had my first total knee replacement on my left knee and 41 when I had my right knee replaced, I am now recovering from my revision knee replacement on my left knee aged 43. Wishing you the best for your operation.

    keep us posted.

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    Hi, I needed a knee replacement at 29 as I had servere arthritis and had a lot of arthroscopys and drilling of the bones which was un successful, my recovery of my left knee didn't go well and it took 13 years for them to decide on a revision knee replacement it just never took the pain away. I had my right knee replaced 2 years ago and it has been a great success and nearly completely pain free. I hope it helps to hear both sides of it.

    wishing you all the best for yours. Why are you needing a knee replacement?

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    So, here I am 2 days after op, all went great!!! I'm ready to go home already but I need to wait for X-ray and medication tomorrow.

    Let the hard work commence

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