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Mako Robotic Arm TKR Day Two

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Dec 2, 2019 | Replies (28)

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@babette

What you say is absolutely true! I think the medical community needs to be much more honest and direct about how painful a TKR is. Or, in my case, a revision of a TKR.

The challenge for me is weaning off the big meds. I'm 6 weeks out and still have pain, though *much* less than during week 1. I can't take narcotics on the days I have PT (I have to drive) and that's when I really need them! My surgeon has refilled my original Rx, but I have a feeling I may need them for some time as I can't sleep w/out them; pain wakes me up.

Best of luck as you move through your recovery!

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@babette : I meant to check back with you. Got caught up with @saeternes posts, mostly because I was interested in the maco type TKR, and its results. It must be close to 7 weeks now since your revision, and how has the progress been so far? You have a comparison as far as pain level, general recovery, mobility, is concerned compared to your first TKR. Can you already tell that things are better? In what way? I really hope that this time around you will end up with a good outcome.

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