Disappointed — When a physician decides to wait on replacement

Posted by jenna16bella @jenna16bella, Jun 27, 2019

I want to the Drs.today to see when he could schedule my left knee.he walk in to the office and I know right then he was not going to do it.I am a little husky but no more then I was when I had the right on3 done.I am in good shape no medical problems at all.so the doctor,made so many exquisites.then he goes an give be a shot my dr. Would not give .know my knee is killing me, I know I have to go through it all over again. ( I hope you understand my spelling sucks)

Hello @jenna16bella, you may notice I did edit your post slightly to remove the swearing. Connect's community guidelines ask that members refrain from profanity, although I am no stranger to joint pain, surgeries and replacements, and completely understand the level of frustration that can arise when the pain is bad as well as not getting the answer or response you'd like from your medical staff. You may notice I also edited the title slightly to be more descriptive to the topic you started to help members better identify with the topic you started.

@jenna16bella, while we wait for other members to share their experiences, did your provider give you a timeline or goals to meet before your next replacement would take place?

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@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @jenna16bella, you may notice I did edit your post slightly to remove the swearing. Connect's community guidelines ask that members refrain from profanity, although I am no stranger to joint pain, surgeries and replacements, and completely understand the level of frustration that can arise when the pain is bad as well as not getting the answer or response you'd like from your medical staff. You may notice I also edited the title slightly to be more descriptive to the topic you started to help members better identify with the topic you started.

@jenna16bella, while we wait for other members to share their experiences, did your provider give you a timeline or goals to meet before your next replacement would take place?

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Thank you

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@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @jenna16bella, you may notice I did edit your post slightly to remove the swearing. Connect's community guidelines ask that members refrain from profanity, although I am no stranger to joint pain, surgeries and replacements, and completely understand the level of frustration that can arise when the pain is bad as well as not getting the answer or response you'd like from your medical staff. You may notice I also edited the title slightly to be more descriptive to the topic you started to help members better identify with the topic you started.

@jenna16bella, while we wait for other members to share their experiences, did your provider give you a timeline or goals to meet before your next replacement would take place?

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No he gave me the shot and that was it,does that sound lik3 a dr. Who wants to help.

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Hi @jenna16bella – I totally understand your frustration. On my first TKR, I was literally on crutches. I could not walk unassisted. They gave me a shot – it didn't help much or for long – and it caused me to have to wait 3 months before they could schedule my surgery. I was frustrated and wished I could have gone ahead and had the surgery up front, but the silver lining of that cloud was that they prescribed physical therapy called "pre-hab" as opposed to re-hab.
It gave me 3 months to do some strength training for my legs, which made my recovery much quicker and easier. I have also been told that if they do everything they can do – including the injections – before deciding on surgery, it is easier to justify for insurance purposes. Did your doctor prescribe "pre-hab" therapy? If not, could you call and ask if PT would be helpful while you wait for your surgery?

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I would agree with you but,I never had this problem with the right knee.no shot nothing,he just did not want to do it.

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Hi @jenna16bella – I'm still a little confused, but I understand that you are disappointed in the care you have received from your doctor. Are you doing physical therapy? Have you sought out a 2nd opinion?

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@debbraw

Hi @jenna16bella – I totally understand your frustration. On my first TKR, I was literally on crutches. I could not walk unassisted. They gave me a shot – it didn't help much or for long – and it caused me to have to wait 3 months before they could schedule my surgery. I was frustrated and wished I could have gone ahead and had the surgery up front, but the silver lining of that cloud was that they prescribed physical therapy called "pre-hab" as opposed to re-hab.
It gave me 3 months to do some strength training for my legs, which made my recovery much quicker and easier. I have also been told that if they do everything they can do – including the injections – before deciding on surgery, it is easier to justify for insurance purposes. Did your doctor prescribe "pre-hab" therapy? If not, could you call and ask if PT would be helpful while you wait for your surgery?

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@debbraw I have heard of people doing "pre-hab" and I asked my ortho about it. He asked if I exercised at all and I told him I do water exercise and ride my recumbent bike. He said then I was already doing exactly what I should be doing! I had been doing those things for a while and they really did help. Before I had a TKR on my R knee I was in pain 24/7 and limping badly. By the time I had the TKR on my L knee I was in pretty good shape. A few friends thought I was crazy to have it since I was doing so well but I went ahead knowing that eventually it would catch up with me again, and I am very glad that I did.
Exercises like these strengthen the supporting muscles and really do help tremendously.
JK

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