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Oldgator73

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Knee Replacement Didnít Go Well
« on: September 15, 2019, 04:31:25 PM »
Had my left knee replaced last year and now range of motion is not good. Went to a new doctor last week and he said he can manipulate the knee under anesthesia. If it works along with intensive PT then everything will be hunky dory. A complication could be my leg might break. The other problem is the original doctor did not replace my kneecap. The new Dr says he might have to do that. Worst case I will have to have the knee replaced again.
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Re: Knee Replacement Didnít Go Well
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2019, 04:37:11 PM »
What's the original doctor say that replaced the knee last year? I would think it should be on him to fix what's broken (so to speak), but I also don't blame you for wanting a 2nd or 3rd opinion either. That's almost always a good idea.
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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2019, 04:38:04 PM »
Sorry to hear that, a bitter pill to swallow.  Good luck to you.
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Re: Knee Replacement Didnít Go Well
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2019, 06:04:48 PM »
What's the original doctor say that replaced the knee last year? I would think it should be on him to fix what's broken (so to speak), but I also don't blame you for wanting a 2nd or 3rd opinion either. That's almost always a good idea.

I went back to the original doctor a couple of times and was told it takes time, be patient. Never actually saw him, saw his NP.
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« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2019, 06:07:05 PM »
Sorry to hear that, a bitter pill to swallow.  Good luck to you.

Thanks Gizmo. Thing is the reason I chose the original Dr was he is a team doctor for the Eagles.
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Re: Knee Replacement Didnít Go Well
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2019, 06:17:47 PM »
Hard to make a decision like that.

My Aunt is 67 and just had a knee replacement Monday.  The doctor slipped with the drill and they had to do a bone graft.  She is in extreme pain and can not put any weight on the leg at all for 4 to 6 weeks to make sure the bone graft takes.

You never know how things are going to go.

Hope you can get through this with no more issues.

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« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2019, 07:14:14 PM »
My wifeís neurosurgeon told us getting old is not for sissies. It seems our most frequent social event is visiting the doctors. We can still take the RV out and I can kayak and fish. But golf and racquetball are out for the time being.

Hard to make a decision like that.

My Aunt is 67 and just had a knee replacement Monday.  The doctor slipped with the drill and they had to do a bone graft.  She is in extreme pain and can not put any weight on the leg at all for 4 to 6 weeks to make sure the bone graft takes.

You never know how things are going to go.

Hope you can get through this with no more issues.

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You never know whatís going to happen when they operate. The doctors are pretty nonchalant when they tell you the risks. A good friend of ours had surgery on her elbow and had to have it manipulated. It broke her arm.
Actually the wasnít all that hard to make. Like I said, as it is I canít play golf, racquetball, ride a bike and itís tough getting socks on.
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« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2019, 08:56:13 PM »
Yikes! Hope that you dont need to go theough the replacement that didn't replace it again. Eh?? Confused...  but get well soon gator..
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« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2019, 10:36:49 PM »
Sorry to hear this....I was looking forward to you trying to hunt me down for the money you think I owe you ;D ;D

Although it could be fun being chased by a man using a walker :o
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« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2019, 10:53:49 PM »
Sorry to hear this....I was looking forward to you trying to hunt me down for the money you think I owe you ;D ;D

Although it could be fun being chased by a man using a walker :o

My walker has a Hemi.  ;D
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« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2019, 10:58:40 PM »
My walker has a Hemi.  ;D

Funny you should say that...They make a real hemi walker. I don't think it's going to help you much.

https://www.amazon.com/Medline-MDS86620-Hemi-Walker-Adult/dp/B000F8FGSI

Maybe they can loan you a scooter with a real hemi.. :P :P

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Re: Knee Replacement Didnít Go Well
« Reply #11 on: September 16, 2019, 12:08:12 AM »
I had a co-worker had the same issue. They did go back in and manipulated the knee under anesthesia to basically break up scar tissue and such. The bad thing about it was he had to pretty much restart his PT from scratch. The good thing was he did end up with a significantly improved range of motion. His knee replacement was complicated because of a nearly catastrophic knee injury he had 10 years or so earlier. As you know, you have to be religious about your PT, and some PTs are better than others. Good luck.
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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2019, 07:50:49 AM »
Funny you should say that...They make a real hemi walker. I don't think it's going to help you much.

https://www.amazon.com/Medline-MDS86620-Hemi-Walker-Adult/dp/B000F8FGSI

Maybe they can loan you a scooter with a real hemi.. :P :P

Yeah, that kinda looks like a hemi Ford or Chevy would make.  ;)
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Re: Knee Replacement Didnít Go Well
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2019, 09:56:14 PM »
This is why I'm NOT having mine done. My buddy had his right knee replaced and says it's the best thing he has done. He's 74 and walks a couple miles every morning. First off I have NO body to take care of me after surgery, and IF something does go wrong, well I'm just not having it done. With a bad heart and early stages of COPD I can't do much walking anyhow. I finally quit smoking after 55 years, had some bad COPD attacks  back in Feb. thought I was going to die a couple times. Made up my mind after a few weeks on the patch and quit. March 23 at 7:30 in the morning was my last cigarette.  Quit the patch one week later.   
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« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2019, 10:21:06 PM »
Gator, wishing you the best.

Charlie 5320, congrats on stopping smoking. It's a wicked addiction. Hang in there.
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« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2019, 07:54:13 AM »
Sorry to hear Gator. Keep fighting....I know you will!
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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2019, 08:47:38 AM »
Thank you all for the encouragement. Being a Gator if things donít go well I still have three legs left.
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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2019, 09:19:49 PM »
Best of luck, I hope you're pleasantly surprised.
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« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2019, 10:12:29 PM »
Best of luck, I hope you're pleasantly surprised.

At my age being pleasantly surprised is a great thing. I hope your trip is going well. Sounds like fun.
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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2019, 02:21:10 PM »
Went to a new doctor last week and he said he can manipulate the knee under anesthesia. If it works along with intensive PT then everything will be hunky dory.
Sorry to hear about your bad result.  Did you do PT after the replacement?
My doctor told me if I didn't do the PT I would need to have manipulation of the knee under anesthesia.
I did PT after each replacement.  So far they are working great. 
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« Reply #20 on: September 18, 2019, 02:57:01 PM »
Sorry to hear about your bad result.  Did you do PT after the replacement?
My doctor told me if I didn't do the PT I would need to have manipulation of the knee under anesthesia.
I did PT after each replacement.  So far they are working great.

Did PT and when released went to the gym and worked out.
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« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2019, 11:02:27 PM »
After right knee replacement, I ended up with less than 45į of motion. Had to go back in and manipulate the knee under anesthesia and nerve block. The in home therapist said I needed to move on to a therapy clinic. He was correct. I put a lot of effort on the bicycle to recover my range of motion.
Never again will I allow a butcher to cut on my knee. I went for stem cell treatment on my left knee, in November 2018, and so far I am pain free. $3,200 out of pocket but worth every penny.

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« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2019, 06:38:19 AM »
After right knee replacement, I ended up with less than 45į of motion. Had to go back in and manipulate the knee under anesthesia and nerve block. The in home therapist said I needed to move on to a therapy clinic. He was correct. I put a lot of effort on the bicycle to recover my range of motion.
Never again will I allow a butcher to cut on my knee. I went for stem cell treatment on my left knee, in November 2018, and so far I am pain free. $3,200 out of pocket but worth every penny.

I have the procedure this Wednesday at 1030 then start PT at 2pm same day. The manipulation is on my left knee. The doctor injected my right knee even though I told him it does no good. Stem cell treatment; Iíll have to look into that.
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« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2019, 10:02:36 AM »

Never again will I allow a butcher to cut on my knee. I went for stem cell treatment on my left knee, in November 2018, and so far I am pain free. $3,200 out of pocket but worth every penny.

How does stem cell treatment work on knee problems?  What exactly does it do to repair knee?
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« Reply #24 on: September 25, 2019, 12:18:24 AM »
I have the procedure this Wednesday at 1030 then start PT at 2pm same day. The manipulation is on my left knee. The doctor injected my right knee even though I told him it does no good. Stem cell treatment; Iíll have to look into that.
Good luck for tomorrow! Hope it goes well.
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« Reply #25 on: September 25, 2019, 04:15:41 PM »
Good luck for tomorrow! Hope it goes well.

Thank you Jackie. I am back and time will tell if it worked. I left the surgery center and went right to PT. Canít walk yet as my femoral block is still in effect. I fell while in PT and thought I would pass out from the pain. Should be able to walk tomorrow. I was given a prescription for oxycodone. I donít how people get addicted to this stuff. Makes me feel like crap.
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« Reply #26 on: September 25, 2019, 05:10:32 PM »
Thank you Jackie. I am back and time will tell if it worked. I left the surgery center and went right to PT. Canít walk yet as my femoral block is still in effect. I fell while in PT and thought I would pass out from the pain. Should be able to walk tomorrow. I was given a prescription for oxycodone. I donít how people get addicted to this stuff. Makes me feel like crap.

Glad you got through that part. Hope your recovery is steady and successful.

Yeah kinda had the same reaction to that Oxy-stuff. It did make the pain not hurt, but I could tell where it should be hurting, and it just felt really weird.

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« Reply #27 on: September 25, 2019, 05:36:41 PM »
When I had my first shoulder replacement,kthe doc gave me oxy-something which made me itch like crazy. The last time he gave me hydro-codone. That worked well. I find that Tylenol works well for me.
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« Reply #28 on: September 25, 2019, 10:52:08 PM »
Good Luck Gator, Hope they figure it out and get you fixed up.  My wife had both knees replaced and I had a hip replaced and we were very fortunate and all went very well.  Everyone we know who had knees and hips replaced did not have any complications.  Just lucky I guess.  I guess we should appreciate our good fortune.
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« Reply #29 on: September 25, 2019, 11:40:28 PM »
Sorry to hear you fell, hope you didn't damage anything.  Fingers crossed for a good outcome!  :-*
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