TKR after having Covid.

Posted by ktgirl @ktgirl, Nov 28, 2021

I'm on day 8 of having Covid and I'm scheduled for knee replacement surgery on December 21st. What are your thoughts on going through with the surgery? I haven't felt up to doing the exercises lately which I know are beneficial for recovery.
Carol

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Purely my opinion here – we never know how long a Covid infection will affect a specific individual. Day 8 is very early on, and you have 3 weeks yet to heal & exercise. I bet this is nerve wracking for you, since you already made the decision to have surgery and get rid of the pain!
If I were in your situation, I would wait to make a decision, and see how I feel in the next 2 weeks. Also consult both the surgeon and the facility about their requirements. My daughter's hospital requires 21 days from end of symptoms to day of surgery, plus a preop evaluation by the primary 7 days before to decide if you are healthy enough.

Let me know what your docs say – I hope you will be ready to do it!
Sue

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Purely my opinion here – we never know how long a Covid infection will affect a specific individual. Day 8 is very early on, and you have 3 weeks yet to heal & exercise. I bet this is nerve wracking for you, since you already made the decision to have surgery and get rid of the pain!
If I were in your situation, I would wait to make a decision, and see how I feel in the next 2 weeks. Also consult both the surgeon and the facility about their requirements. My daughter's hospital requires 21 days from end of symptoms to day of surgery, plus a preop evaluation by the primary 7 days before to decide if you are healthy enough.

Let me know what your docs say – I hope you will be ready to do it!
Sue

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Thank you. I'm planning on contacting the surgeons office tomorrow and also try for the third time to get the antibody treatment. Thanks again.
Carol

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