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Has anyone here had knee replacement?


Al Massey

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Just had my right knee replaced a little over a week ago. Legally I cannot drive until at least mid-Febuary. How long should I stay out of the shop for?

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Do you have to drive to your shop? :D

Seriously though, take it easy and follow the advise of your surgeon and physical therapist. Doing too much (or too little) can lead to even more problems down the road.

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I had my shoulder replaced and had many patients with knee replacements. Do exactly what your therapist says. If they say 100 ft, do 100 not 110 and not 99.,Knees recover quickly and you will feel great , but please let it heal. Because if you screw it up , you are srewed. My friend just had to go to deer camp. He fell and twisted his new knee . Pain for a year.

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I need to have knee replacement. The pain in my right knee is at a level 10. Left knee is pretty bad. I had my bladder removed last year and still having complications from that so knee surgery will have to wait. Technology has come a long way with knee replacement. Do what the doctors say and you can have a very fast recovery. Don’t push it.

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As a PT since '96, without knowing anything about your health or physical abilities pre-surgery, I'd say plan on 3+ months.  Let your PT know what you plan/need to get back to do, and be realistic.  Think about how much 'dancing' you might have to do tripping around the shop, or if forging.  Losing balance, tripping, hopping on one foot when hot scale gets in your shoe, etc... are the things that will complicate things.  

 

Good luck!

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billyO

 

 

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