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I need a TKR: Do I do it, or go as long as I can?

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Jan 23 6:47pm | Replies (37)

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@contentandwell I was told that at 61 I was an excellent candidate for knee replacement. I believed that going ahead with surgery while I was young, active (even with bone on bone), in the best shape physically (never was overweight), I was biking 20 miles a day, doing all the pre-hab exercises plus strength and weight training for 2 months prior to surgery that I would have great success. It's been a year post-op and my life is not better after surgery. All those theories about being young did not help. Surgery has risks that we all take when we go under the knife. I researched my surgeon, he was a 5 out of 5 stars on those websites. I asked about custom and was told they didn't offer that option ( that's where I should have canceled out). Now I am one of those suffering with daily pain and limitations due to a size issue. I'm still looking for a good surgeon who wants to take on someone else's surgery mistake. I wished I would have waited now that I know what I know now. Much has been learned on this discussion group since I started 3 months post-op last March. Wish I would have known about it before making a decision. I hope @happyat76 takes in all this information and can make a better decision for themselves .

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@doodles418 that’s terrible that your TKR was not more successful than it was, particularly since you researched the doctor and were in good shape. What does the doctor say about it now? If you can’t get satisfaction from that doctor I hope you will find a different doctor who may be able to help you. When you do I hope you will let us know how it goes.
JK

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