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Learning to walk normal after knee replacement

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Jul 20 6:25pm | Replies (22)

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@colleenscott

Hi Judi, Congratulation! I was wondering if you had computer guided knee replacements? A friend of mine just recently had one knee done with that type of knee surgery and her recovery was a breeze compared to a traditional knee replacement. I need to have this surgery done soon so I am researching. Thank you for your reply.
Colleen Scott

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@colleenscott I have had two TKRs done by different doctors.
The first and most important consideration is making sure you have the very best possible surgeon you can find.

That being done, have you considered a Conformis knee? My second TKR was with a Conformis knee and I have been very pleased with it. They actually take images of your knee and make the replacement knee to mimic it so the recovery is easier. I was fortunate because I live in southern NH and the developer of the knee is in Boston so I was able to have my surgery with him. If you happen to be in this area, he's wonderful. His name is Dr. Wolfgang Fitz.

I too have good things about the computer-assisted knee replacements though. They use a Stryker knee. I presume the model they use is excellent. I know that past Stryker knees have had some problems.

I have no idea what my first knee was. Back then I never even knew that was a consideration. I was very uninformed.
JK

I had 2 TKR, both Mako robotic with glue closures. One in May 20, and Sept 20. Doing amazing. Took oxycodon for only a few days before therapy and decided that Tylenol worked just as well. Drove 12 days after left knee and 15 days after right. Was back at work both time in 3 weeks. Best advice is exercise a lot before surgery, prepare your legs. Used a cane only 1 day around the house except for stairs.