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Chris Trout, Volunteer Mentor (@artscaping)

Need a TKR on the other knee? If not now.....when?

Joint Replacements | Last Active: May 29 8:54pm | Replies (10)

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@rebeccakay

Of course you are doing the right thing, delay the knee replacement as long as possible. Maybe the treatments will work. I too need both knees replaced, but I have a child who needs me more. Mine will have to wait for a time when she is grown, meanwhile I’m trying to make my knees work as long as possible! Have fun with the grands!!

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i have had poor luck with my TKR of 7 years ago. Swollen for 7 years. I found PRP to work on the other knee along with a brace that i wear for walking, golf, gardening etc. The PRP takes out the pain and arthritis. Yes, it can be expensive. Some insurance plans are covering it. Dr says , chances are i will never have to have another TKR. Been doing this for 10 years.

Thank you @rebeccakay and others. The vote is for delaying the TKR. I just got back from today's guided aspiration and the doctor gave me the before and after pictures. Amazing how much fluid can build up in a few days.

I was told that I would need to be serious about scheduling the surgery upon my return. The pain is quite limiting.

I had not thought about PRP. And yet, I had very few problems with the left knee. It is holding up well at 10 years and thousands of walking miles. And the recuperation went very well. I never had to use a walker. My surgeon was so pleased he paraded me around to his colleagues……sharing the positive outcome. He had asked me if he could make the incision about 2 inches longer to give him a little more room to get things in right the first time saying that it would also make recuperation a bit easier.

So I am off to play with the grands. I'll let you all know how it goes. Stick around because I am grateful that you are sharing your experiences with me and assume that I will need you all again.

May you have happiness and the causes of happiness.
Chris