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I need a TKR: Do I do it, or go as long as I can?Joint Replacements | Last Active: Mar 21 9:58am | Replies (96)
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I backed out of my TKR based on a blood test showing I would be allergic to the metals in the implant. I had to pay $600 out of pocket as Medicare will pay for the TKR, but not for allergy testing to the implants. After reading from bloggers like yourself I am now grateful I paid for that testing. Even if I wasn't allergic, I would rather be using a boost chair or a walker than living in the physical and mental pain that you and others are experiencing. I can walk on flat ground all day without pain, but bending and getting up and down is a painful challenge. I've accepted this amount of difficulty.