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Tue, Oct 8 4:19pm · Having knee replacement: how to prepare and questions about PT in Joint Replacements

@contentandwell Having met your surgeon, I have no trouble believing this! I'm going to request no ice and see what my surgeon says. Dr. WF also doesn't endorse painful PT – gentle is OK.

Tue, Oct 8 2:29pm · Having knee replacement: how to prepare and questions about PT in Joint Replacements

@chris trout I do have an ice machine, but I've been doing research about heat and ice. Some surgeons and PTs believe that ice is best for acute injury, right after surgery, for example. However, inflammation is the first step in healing. The body sends blood to the injury to begin to heal it. This is a common theme in Chinese medicine, which is not so enthusiastic about cold. Not sure how much ice I will use after initial days…

Tue, Oct 8 7:45am · Having knee replacement: how to prepare and questions about PT in Joint Replacements

@contentandwell Alas, I'm not quite of Medicare age. My insurance covers 100 in-home PT visits per year, so that should do it! I'm hoping my surgeon will let me drive prior to 6 weeks. That's a long time to be homebound!

Tue, Oct 8 7:42am · Having knee replacement: how to prepare and questions about PT in Joint Replacements

@jk Alas, I'm too young for Medicare. I do have coverage for 100 PT visits per year, though so that ought to do it! I will be nuts being housebound, too. Let's hope I'm able to drive, with surgeon's OK, a bit earlier than 6 weeks!

Mon, Oct 7 12:51pm · Having knee replacement: how to prepare and questions about PT in Joint Replacements

Yes, I thought of Uber and Lyft, but I have a fear of my outside stairs – about 10. I know this is mostly psychological as I've never had a fall or slip on the stairs. The only time the fear is legitimate is when they are icy. And we're headed into that season!

Mon, Oct 7 11:36am · Having knee replacement: how to prepare and questions about PT in Joint Replacements

Hi all – I'm having a revision to a TKR what was done in July 2018. Dh will be working from home during the early part of my recovery. During my original recovery, I remember having in-home PT for just a few weeks. If I can't drive for 6 weeks, how am I going to get to outpatient PT? My area centers aren't open late enough for dh to get home in time to drive me. All area friends work. I have a stationary bike and am good about doing exercises at home…

Sun, Oct 6 4:56pm · 12 Days to Revision Surgery - Question about PT in Joint Replacements

I'm in the home stretch towards my knee revision! I have lots of concerns, here's just one of them: If I can't drive for 6 weeks, how will I get to my outpatient PT? Dh will be home for a week or so, but after that I'm on my own. I will have PTs coming to the house during the early days, but I don't imagine they'll come for 6 weeks, not can they do here what can be done in a PT clinic! Help!

Wed, Oct 2 11:08pm · Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson's Disease

Hello all! I'm here because a dear friend of over 30 years has PD. She was diagnosed in her 40s and by her 60s, things had become untenable for her. She recently had DBS. She's really struggling because the effects of this are, I presume, not seen quickly. In fact, at her latest appointment, her doctors told her to expect results in 6-12 months! She is in constant motion, very upset, and sick often. Does this seem right to all of you?