Knee replacement

By lumpyduane Latest Reply 2010-03-02 12:28:35 -0600
Started 2010-03-01 16:34:41 -0600

It looks like I'm going to have to have my knees replaced. Can anyone out there tell me anything about what to expect concerning recovery time and rehabilitation.

4 replies

sweething 2010-03-02 07:26:06 -0600 Report

I've had one knee replaced, and it hurt very bad for about 5 days after. Then, as I started getting better, the pain decreased.Don't be afraid to ask for refills on your pain medication as you need them. The physical therapy is the most important part. A surgeon can put the pieces in place, but you have to be the one to use them. Follow your exercises, because the less you do in the first 6 weeks, the more problems you will have later. I felt back to normal in about 4 months.

rankearl 2010-03-01 20:41:50 -0600 Report

i havent faced that i have heard with lazer surgery it is easier do you have that option? ((HUGS)) julie

lumpyduane 2010-03-02 12:28:35 -0600 Report

The doctors tell me that the cartilage is completely gone. There is just nothing left to work with. The only things I can do now for relief is to lose weight and get the knees replaced. now I'm just worried about gettign back to work before my benifits get cancelled.

Harlen 2010-03-01 19:11:05 -0600 Report

Yep been there done that
LIsen to what your Doc tels you and do what they sey It will hurt it will be uncomfortable but it will get better working it
Time ?????? 9 months and barring any complacations it will feel right
At lest Mine did
Best wishes