Knee replacement with metal rod above knee
Hi- I have had a metal rod in my leg, above knee, for 3 years now due to a break. I now am quickly approaching knee replacement (same leg) so that rod will be removed at time of knee replacement. Just wondering if anyone else had these procedures together? And, if so, how did the additional work (removing rod) effect the rehab/recovery of the knee replacement?
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What ever happened with this? I have a rod in my femur and I need my knee replaced on that same side so I’m wondering how it’s going to go and what all is going to happen. How long is the recovery? Thanks!
Hi @ooshaleigh, I'm sorry that there hasn't been any responses. I know this can't be easy for you. I've had a TKR but not with a prior fracture and my recovery was pretty good at 76 when it was done. I think it was about 4 months or so until I was close to having normal use but I never did have any associated pain with the TKR. I did find an article on the topic which may help but I'm not sure.
Total Knee Arthroplasty in Patients with Prior Femoral and Tibial Fractures: Outcomes and Risk Factors for Surgical Site Complications and Reoperations: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/os.12610
I think no one really knows the answer of how the surgery and recovery will go. My recommendation would be to find the best orthopedic sports medicine surgeon that does TKRs and discuss the risks and rewards with them.
I'm also hoping that there are some other members that may have missed your post here and will share their experience with you. For anyone that did not see @ooshaleigh's first post here is the link – https://connect.mayoclinic.org/comment/711199/
Sorry first seeing this busy memorial weekend….. but not sure how your recovery will be ….. I had tkr in august of last year unfortunately I am going to have same one done in July my tkr is slightly oversized so I have been unable to get flexion… but I know there are many group discussion about how to get ready for tkr and what to expect…. I know for me mfr was most important I am still doing will continue right into this next surgery….I am still doing water exercises I go twice a week. I know for me I googled a lot to find information …. This site they cover a lot of topics but if your not getting what you are looking for use the web I found other discussion sites online doing that it was helpful…..hope you have speedy recovery
I am in PT getting infrared treatments twice a week. I need a knee replacement but I cannot have surgery because of the trapped nerve. It did not untrap like we had hoped. The risk of trying to untrap is too risky. I pray a lot. Good luck to you.❤️💛💜💙💚🧡🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🌹🌹