Torn Meniscus

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Two years ago l had a TKR. l remember discussions on the forum, at the time, which seemed to suggest the untreated knee would probably need surgery at some time in the future.

Has this happened to anyone? My other knee has started to play up.

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    YES....but i had 11 years between the two knees.

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    Hi my surgeon said after my RTKR in April, that's as this one had worn out the other would need surgery at some point in the future. As he put it my left knee had done same milage as right and as it was wear and tear that led me to have RTKR it was very probable my left knee would follow..

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    yes i had my left knee done in october of 2019. my right knee which was my good knee became my bad knee, so i just had it done in august of this year to go ahead and get it out the way! my left knee is doing great cant wait untill my right knee get right!! the best move i ever made!!

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    correction october of 2018

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    I have heard that said as well but not directly referring to me. My other knee is ok, some arthritis but not bothering me. I pray that does not change I don't know if I could go through it again. My right knee was injured when I jumped off a boulder while climbing I felt it snap and 5 years later it was time to do something. It has been a long recovery with some ups and downs. Still not there yet. Climbing again Kayaking and walking but pay a price the next day with discomfort.

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    before i even saw the surgeon i was told both of my knees would have to be replaced the left TkR 2017 getting the right knees done this year my surgeon says if I don't get it done i will ware out my left done and have to get it redone again

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    Yes both knees had done same mileage therefore similar damage. I had my first done in March 2018 and second knee March 2019. Thank god I have had both done. They are now pain free walking no bother I would say bite the bullet get it done but only if it needs it. If it does its not going to improve only get worse. Good luck on what you decide.

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    Yes I had torn meniscus and was told too damaged needed knee replacement, really didnt want it so basically limped for 2 years , ended up having it done but if course the two years of putting most of my weight on good knee meant that 7 years later had to have other done , could feel that it was happening for a while , but this time didnt hesitate , as soon as felt I didnt want to walk far got it done . I was lucky both as good as you get , dont make scar tissue and had good surgeons both times .

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      i was luck to have the surgeon, his staff is the sweetness with both knees!! my recovery have been smooth with both, great ROM and minimal pain!! my neighbor had hers done at the same time and shes really catching it. our surgery was august 6th and she's still on a walker and one long is real stiff!!

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    When i had my first knee done 11 years ago, i was told that both needed TKR. Luckily the 2nd one lasted for 10 more years.

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