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Double Total Knee Replacements

Posted by @10nsmom, Jul 26, 2017

I need both TKR. Any pros and cons about having them at the same time? Thinking of having them at Mayo- Scottsdale. Anyone with experience there? Thank You

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2 CRUTCHES seems really difficult to me, hope I can eventually get stem cells.
Does Mayo only give 1 shot?

Hello @10nsmom, welcome to Connect.

I know of a few people personally who have had both of their knees replaced at the same time, and they seemed to recover quite well and quickly. The tricky thing about knees, from what I have learned reading through so many of our great members’ posts, is that the recovery process (speed, flexibility, pain, etc.) varies quite a bit from person-to-person. We have many members who have discussed total knee replacements on Connect, but I am not sure if we have any just yet that have discussed doing two at the same time.

I would like to invite @niazumbanut to the conversation to share their experience with a total knee replacement at Mayo Clinic. I would also like to invite
@gailfaith who had two knee replacements within two years of each other.

I also think you may find the following conversations worth reading through for other members experiences and tips for recovery:

– scar tissue after knee replacement, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/scar-tissue-after-knee-replacement/
– Having knee replacement: how to prepare and questions about PT, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/im-having-knee-replacement-l-on-june-20th-any-suggestions-on-how/
– Chronic knee pain after knee replacement with excessive scar tissue formation,
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/chronic-knee-pain-after-knee-replacement-with-excessive-scar-tissue-formation/

@10nsmom, have you already met with Mayo Clinic Scottsdale? Did they suggest having both done at the same time and what did they say about the recovery?

@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @10nsmom, welcome to Connect.

I know of a few people personally who have had both of their knees replaced at the same time, and they seemed to recover quite well and quickly. The tricky thing about knees, from what I have learned reading through so many of our great members’ posts, is that the recovery process (speed, flexibility, pain, etc.) varies quite a bit from person-to-person. We have many members who have discussed total knee replacements on Connect, but I am not sure if we have any just yet that have discussed doing two at the same time.

I would like to invite @niazumbanut to the conversation to share their experience with a total knee replacement at Mayo Clinic. I would also like to invite
@gailfaith who had two knee replacements within two years of each other.

I also think you may find the following conversations worth reading through for other members experiences and tips for recovery:

– scar tissue after knee replacement, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/scar-tissue-after-knee-replacement/
– Having knee replacement: how to prepare and questions about PT, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/im-having-knee-replacement-l-on-june-20th-any-suggestions-on-how/
– Chronic knee pain after knee replacement with excessive scar tissue formation,
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/chronic-knee-pain-after-knee-replacement-with-excessive-scar-tissue-formation/

@10nsmom, have you already met with Mayo Clinic Scottsdale? Did they suggest having both done at the same time and what did they say about the recovery?

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Thanks Justin for your mention of me in one of the last posts. But I have mentioned so many times how well mine went I don’t want to keep repeating myself but I SURELY do wish everyone contemplating such, the best. If you want me to repeat it again, I will, but maybe if can find one of my old related posts that might suffice ????????? gailfaith

@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @10nsmom, welcome to Connect.

I know of a few people personally who have had both of their knees replaced at the same time, and they seemed to recover quite well and quickly. The tricky thing about knees, from what I have learned reading through so many of our great members’ posts, is that the recovery process (speed, flexibility, pain, etc.) varies quite a bit from person-to-person. We have many members who have discussed total knee replacements on Connect, but I am not sure if we have any just yet that have discussed doing two at the same time.

I would like to invite @niazumbanut to the conversation to share their experience with a total knee replacement at Mayo Clinic. I would also like to invite
@gailfaith who had two knee replacements within two years of each other.

I also think you may find the following conversations worth reading through for other members experiences and tips for recovery:

– scar tissue after knee replacement, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/scar-tissue-after-knee-replacement/
– Having knee replacement: how to prepare and questions about PT, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/im-having-knee-replacement-l-on-june-20th-any-suggestions-on-how/
– Chronic knee pain after knee replacement with excessive scar tissue formation,
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/chronic-knee-pain-after-knee-replacement-with-excessive-scar-tissue-formation/

@10nsmom, have you already met with Mayo Clinic Scottsdale? Did they suggest having both done at the same time and what did they say about the recovery?

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I do appreciate your high level of participation gailfaith. I apologize if it seems that I tag you often on knee replacement discussions, but you have offered such good support to other members and add great value to discussions on Connect. @10nsmom is facing a unique situation in that she may be undergoing a total knee replacement of both knees at the same time. While I don’t believe we have any members who have done this, you had done both so quickly together. I see that you and @10nsmom have connected in the After knee replacement surgery discussion as well. Again, thank you.

Justin……Whatever helps others is my goal I do know of several people who have had both TKR’s done at the same time, but at this point in time I can not recollect their details. In addition, my surgeries were so overwhelming successful I don’t want others to feel “envious” or wonder what are they doing wrong or was their surgeon at fault. It was after my 2nd TKR that my surgeon accidentally injected cortisone into my knee and permanently precipitated my Myotonic Dystrophy. I have explained this in a previous post and hopefully I let all know that even so…..I STILL see that surgeon. If you want me to reiterate why I hold him faultless in that, I will, but that was explained quite recently. I basically feel with Connect you seldom hear from those, who like me had NO problems with their TKRs.

@gailfaith

Justin……Whatever helps others is my goal I do know of several people who have had both TKR’s done at the same time, but at this point in time I can not recollect their details. In addition, my surgeries were so overwhelming successful I don’t want others to feel “envious” or wonder what are they doing wrong or was their surgeon at fault. It was after my 2nd TKR that my surgeon accidentally injected cortisone into my knee and permanently precipitated my Myotonic Dystrophy. I have explained this in a previous post and hopefully I let all know that even so…..I STILL see that surgeon. If you want me to reiterate why I hold him faultless in that, I will, but that was explained quite recently. I basically feel with Connect you seldom hear from those, who like me had NO problems with their TKRs.

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I am Marield65 and want to know if anyone feels a click in their knee after the TKR. I am 3 months post surgery and am doing well. Any response would be greatly appreciated.

@JustinMcClanahan

Hello @10nsmom, welcome to Connect.

I know of a few people personally who have had both of their knees replaced at the same time, and they seemed to recover quite well and quickly. The tricky thing about knees, from what I have learned reading through so many of our great members’ posts, is that the recovery process (speed, flexibility, pain, etc.) varies quite a bit from person-to-person. We have many members who have discussed total knee replacements on Connect, but I am not sure if we have any just yet that have discussed doing two at the same time.

I would like to invite @niazumbanut to the conversation to share their experience with a total knee replacement at Mayo Clinic. I would also like to invite
@gailfaith who had two knee replacements within two years of each other.

I also think you may find the following conversations worth reading through for other members experiences and tips for recovery:

– scar tissue after knee replacement, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/scar-tissue-after-knee-replacement/
– Having knee replacement: how to prepare and questions about PT, https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/im-having-knee-replacement-l-on-june-20th-any-suggestions-on-how/
– Chronic knee pain after knee replacement with excessive scar tissue formation,
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/chronic-knee-pain-after-knee-replacement-with-excessive-scar-tissue-formation/

@10nsmom, have you already met with Mayo Clinic Scottsdale? Did they suggest having both done at the same time and what did they say about the recovery?

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I would also like to know if anyone who had a knee replacement feels a click in their knee. My Dr. said it was because it was metal against metal. I am Marield65

@gailfaith

Justin……Whatever helps others is my goal I do know of several people who have had both TKR’s done at the same time, but at this point in time I can not recollect their details. In addition, my surgeries were so overwhelming successful I don’t want others to feel “envious” or wonder what are they doing wrong or was their surgeon at fault. It was after my 2nd TKR that my surgeon accidentally injected cortisone into my knee and permanently precipitated my Myotonic Dystrophy. I have explained this in a previous post and hopefully I let all know that even so…..I STILL see that surgeon. If you want me to reiterate why I hold him faultless in that, I will, but that was explained quite recently. I basically feel with Connect you seldom hear from those, who like me had NO problems with their TKRs.

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I had both knees done at the same time about one and a half years ago. I do have a click in both knees, one being worse than the other, surgeon says its normal, but I’m not sure I buy that. It is very annoying, I’ve had to train my mind to ignore the feel and sound. I did well with the surgery, and PT , however I have crps in both knees. I have constant pain. I suppose the disadvantage to to having bilateral knee replacements is the possibility of having problems in both is very real. I am constantly seeking a solution to this problem , but as yet , have found no help. Hope this info helps someone.

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@gailfaith

Justin……Whatever helps others is my goal I do know of several people who have had both TKR’s done at the same time, but at this point in time I can not recollect their details. In addition, my surgeries were so overwhelming successful I don’t want others to feel “envious” or wonder what are they doing wrong or was their surgeon at fault. It was after my 2nd TKR that my surgeon accidentally injected cortisone into my knee and permanently precipitated my Myotonic Dystrophy. I have explained this in a previous post and hopefully I let all know that even so…..I STILL see that surgeon. If you want me to reiterate why I hold him faultless in that, I will, but that was explained quite recently. I basically feel with Connect you seldom hear from those, who like me had NO problems with their TKRs.

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To rmeddings: I have since found someone else that has a click in one of his knees. My doctor said it was just metal rubbing against metal, but the feeling of the click is driving me nuts. You have to really ignore it, which I’m doing more and more. If you find an answer, please pass it on. And ditto here. Thanks for responding.

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