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Knee Replacement
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James(Ga)    Posted 11-04-2004 at 16:12:04       [Reply]  [No Email]

I had a tolal left knee replaced 4 years ago. My leg was bowed way out and i had to have a 2 inch lift on left shoe,that cost as much as the shoes. Any way after the replacement the bow was gone and now i have one half inch lift on shoe. Now my knee was shot and they wanted to replace my right one but i wouldnt let them because it wasent hurting now i,m ready but because of heart problems and other ailments they wont do it. I was in the hospitial 2 days and up on the leg the 2on day if you need it do it and dont wait like another poster says it could be to late.Yes it was painful but worth it in the long run. Please forgive the late reply on this topic but i dont get online till late in the evening most days. James


James(Ga)    Posted 11-04-2004 at 17:59:22       [Reply]  [No Email]

Peanut, The knee does snap,crackel and pop and hurt like the dickens inside and behind the knee.I,m 68 now and hoping to still get the right one replaced IF i can get cleared by all my Drs. But so far no go.The thoughts are worse than the surgery if you need it get it done before any other illness may pop up.You will be thankful you did when you can use that leg without all that pain but,like i said its was painful but i dont regret it a bit only regret not leting them do the other one when they wanted too. Take care James


Peanut    Posted 11-04-2004 at 18:46:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
James - I am not anywhere near that. I am ... what year is this ??? ... 2004 ... carry the 1 ... I am 37.

Yup a pup.

No matter though. Them dogs are barkin (dogs being the bones). Spent 6 year grinding in the Marine Corps and lots of activity outside the Corps. Six kids, grey hair, and a beautiful Mrs Peanut helps it work.

Man, I just wish my knee didn't hurt.


Gary in Colorado    Posted 11-05-2004 at 11:54:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
Peanut, About that age I thought my knees were completely shot too. They sounded like they were full of gravel, in the evenings there would be some swelling and of course they hurt. I figured it was from spending years on the back of a horse, riding big circles. Usally in a long trot. Someone suggested Glucosamine Chondroiton (I believe that was what it was called.) It was available in most pharmacy's or health food stores here. Seems like I took it for 6 or 8 weeks before it made a differance, anyway I continued to take it for a year or two and my knees are still in good shape and I'm 45 now. Good Luck


~lenore    Posted 11-05-2004 at 13:57:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Glucosamine Condroitin replaces lost cartiledge.
It takes time to work and if you stop taking it the cartligde lose will begin again. It is wonderful and not expensive at all. Well worth a try for anyone beginning to have knee pains.

http://www.bodybuildingforyou.com/health-supplements/glucosamine.htm

Below is another site.


Peanut    Posted 11-04-2004 at 16:35:01       [Reply]  [No Email]
James(Ga),

What were your symptoms? Mine are slight pain most of the time while awake. Feels like swelling and it pops like Jiffy Pop Popcorn with a load ... especially a load going up steps or the barn ladder.


Bernie in MA    Posted 11-04-2004 at 17:12:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
I had my right knee total replacement 11 months ago. It's great. I can do everything except kneel comfortably. Mine was locking, then snapping when I tried to straighten it. Hurt like h---.


deadcarp    Posted 11-04-2004 at 17:45:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
they sure don't waste time in joint recovery nowdays do they? while i was in rehab, they processed dozens - had them on their feet the next day and always home in the week. the surgeons claimed if you were in a car wreck or something, that new joint qould outlast the real ones. i guess fast recoveries minimize that 2-week blood clot hazard that claimed them for awhile.


midway    Posted 11-05-2004 at 14:40:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bernie, my wife has had both knees replaced over in the Milton Hospital plus just had a hip replacement this last August. Hip is fine, she fell lat on her face a couple of weeks back, her knee are hurting. Hopefully they will get better.


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