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Im I ready for surgery and a new knee? 2 days 18 hours ago #3357136

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Heres a thought, should I practice using crutches before the op in May?

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Im I ready for surgery and a new knee? 2 days 18 hours ago #3357140

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Frankie wrote: Heres a thought, should I practice using crutches before the op in May?


It would be useful, though it's hard to practice something realistically before you've actually had the op, still worth a try, even if just to get the crutches adjusted properly.

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Im I ready for surgery and a new knee? 2 days 18 hours ago #3357142

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Listening to what other people have told me, I understand that doctors advise patients to strengthen the muscles around the knee by doing exercises (plenty on line or try a gym). In this way, your body will be able to cope better and the muscles are more likely to be able to support the knee after the operation.
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Im I ready for surgery and a new knee? 2 days 10 hours ago #3357362

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Physio will be absolutely essential and I'm going to give it all I got.

Im going to walk a lot before my op, painful though it will be.

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Im I ready for surgery and a new knee? 2 days 6 hours ago #3357553

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Good luck to you there for sure I see many exercising weekly at my PT appointments with previous knee surgery, I have had it before and probably will have to again.

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Im I ready for surgery and a new knee? 2 days 5 hours ago #3357585

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T65KBK wrote: Listening to what other people have told me, I understand that doctors advise patients to strengthen the muscles around the knee by doing exercises (plenty on line or try a gym). In this way, your body will be able to cope better and the muscles are more likely to be able to support the knee after the operation.


Doing the exercises recommended both pre and post op is essential and the key to a successful outcome.
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Im I ready for surgery and a new knee? 16 hours 18 minutes ago #3358338

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Pats wrote:

T65KBK wrote: Listening to what other people have told me, I understand that doctors advise patients to strengthen the muscles around the knee by doing exercises (plenty on line or try a gym). In this way, your body will be able to cope better and the muscles are more likely to be able to support the knee after the operation.


Doing the exercises recommended both pre and post op is essential and the key to a successful outcome.[/quote

....and I want a successful outcome.

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Im I ready for surgery and a new knee? 13 hours 41 minutes ago #3358397

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Fight the anesthesia Frankie. It never works but it’s fun. Get healed up and return with some awful jokes. :laugh:

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Im I ready for surgery and a new knee? 6 hours 31 minutes ago #3358637

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Frankie wrote:

Pats wrote:
Doing the exercises recommended both pre and post op is essential and the key to a successful outcome.[/quote

....and I want a successful outcome.


Some more pointers to bear in mind.

You need to be as healthy as possible for major surgery to aid a
quick recovery:
• Try to give up smoking or at least cut down.
• Cut down on alcohol.
• Eat a well-balanced diet. By doing this it improves your skin condition
and helps with wound healing. It will also prevent constipation.
• Maintain the correct weight for your height.
• Make sure skin is unbroken and free from sores or open areas. This will
reduce the risk of infection. An infection could stop you going to surgery.
• Check for foot problems and visit a chiropodist if necessary.
• Make sure teeth and gums are free from infection.
• Walk and exercise within the limits of your pain. You will find the
rehabilitation process easier if you have a good level of fitness before
your surgery.

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