Doc says I'm getting a new pair of 2021 knees. OEM's didn't last and no lifetime warranty on them. Happy to finally know they will both be getting done next year.
Wondering how others have faired with their TKR ?
Surgeon sounds very optimistic compared to many things I've read, or previously been told regarding ability to return physical type work.
What activities have you found you can no longer manage after surgery, and what activities had you thought were over and you can still manage to your surprise ?
Regarding sledding, do you have issues of fatigue limiting your riding, or extremely cold days causing increased pain ?
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I had my left TKR done in 2010. It's awesome. It doesn't have any negatives for me. It gave me my life back. I had no restrictions and my surgeon was excellent. The only part that was hard was switching from the IV pain meds to oral. That little transition part hurt. But within 8 weeks, I was riding my bike. My replacement was Jun 10 and I had no trouble riding that coming season.
It's been 10 years no issues. Just had a check up and my implant is perfect.
FWIW My surgeons technique didn't cut up the front of my knee cap but on side. It's given my joint full ROM and made my PT go faster.
The longest healing part is the soft tissue damage that has to heal. It took about a year or so for my knee to look like a knee again.
There is no pain anymore because all the bad stuff is gone. No bone on bone. No arthritis. No swelling or giving out. I had several repair surgeries prior on this knee for ACL, medial meniscus removed because it got ripped off the bone. I was so happy to get rid of it. No more limping or stiffness. I do take antibiotics before going to the dentist. Also wear good shoes! And boots. It is really important to wrear supportive shoes.
Edited by tundrafreak, 27 August 2020 - 08:07 PM.