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Discussion: Knee(s) Replacement

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March 21, 2012
Tater50
336 posts
Knee(s) Replacement
Talked to an old friend Joe this past weekend @ Montgomery Al who had both knees replaced & he highly recommended it.

We discussed how that we could be walking & our knees & legs would give out & we would go towards the floor; both had a good laugh about getting old. BTW: Joe is a monster size of a guy & takes care of himself.

He recommended to hold off as long as possible; rehab was tough.

For those of you that have had replacement, please give your experience. Length of recovery, down time from work; etc. Do you recommend it?

Also, indicate whether you had one or both replaced; both at same time?? (do not know if they perform this or not)

Thanks
Tater50
For those who know me; it's hard to believe, but I have gotten SLOWER.............CR please!!!!
March 21, 2012
MurrayW
Men's 50
92 posts
Tater50, please refer to this thread for some detailed information I (and others) posted earlier about knee replacements. http://seniorsoftball.com/?messageboard&viewby_thread=79247&message_topic_id=misc

To answer your questions:
1. I would NOT hold off as long as possible if you are in pain and it is affecting your quality of life. For me, it was waking up several times a night in pain that convinced me it was time to get it done. Plus having to limp and not being able to run very well. I could have taken the pain while trying to run for a while longer but it was the pain at night that made it unbearable. Plus I couldn't work out or even take batting practice like I wanted to because of the knee.

2. I only had one done...my other one is in good shape for a 57 year old knee. I have a desk job and was off work for 3 weeks. The first week back I worked 4 hour days then full time after that. Sitting for long periods of time lead to quite a bit of swelling, stiffness and pain. If I had it to do over again, I would have tried to stay home another week or two and kept it elevated and iced longer. I had it done on Dec 7th, 2010 and started hitting in March 2011 and playing at the end of April. It was probably about August before it started feeling pretty good and I felt like I was close to normal again. I DH'd most of all of last year. It's now been a year and 4 months and it feels much better than at the end of last year. We play our first tournament this weekend so it will be my first real test of this year to see how it feels to run hard on it. I definitely recommend it. One month after the surgery I was much better than I had been in years.

3. They do replace both at once, but as you can imagine rehab is much more difficult because you don't have a "good" leg to help you out while you are recovering. My 82 year old dad had both of his replaced 1 month after mine and he went to a full time rehab facility for the first couple of weeks after surgery. He said that if he was going to have to go through rehab and be miserable he would rather only do it once. If it were me, I think I would do 1 at a time.

Good luck!
Murray
March 22, 2012
mad dog
Men's 60
3937 posts
murray mmmmm you and running hard in the same sentence....LOL .... see ya in georgetown bigen.....
March 22, 2012
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
Murray,
Did you mention that you hit yourself in the knee with a golf club the day we were playing.lol.and the bees got after you ?
March 22, 2012
MurrayW
Men's 50
92 posts
mad dog, I said running hard not FAST! Kenny, I always said that once I gave up softball I would start playing golf...I guess that is why I keep playing softball!
March 22, 2012
LS32
25 posts
i had my left knee replaced in 2006 -----BEST THING I EVER DID,,,,i was crying walking by the time I had it done!!i was back at work in 2 weeks but i sit at a desk all day---I umpire 2-3 nights a week and am about to start playing 2 nights a week also.No pain after surgery went home in 2 days.I would definitely recommend it, I was miserable and in pain all the time before the operation,IT WAS A GOD SEND FOR ME,,,,GOOD LUCK--Oh BTW I will be 53 in April.
March 23, 2012
Tater50
336 posts
Question: did you have severe muscle pains in your calves, outer calves, lower thighs (about 6" above knee downward) & ankles before the knee replacement? So severe that it keeps you awake at night.

I have these pains in which ALL specialists that I have visited: heart, hemo, sleep, ortho have not been able to put a finger on.

I take no medications, no physical issues (overweight), cholesterol 11 points high; no sugar issues..........total puzzlement!!!


Tater50
March 23, 2012
MurrayW
Men's 50
92 posts
My pain was just bone-on-bone in the knee joint itself.
March 23, 2012
rtaven
Men's 65
22 posts
i need my right knee done.lot of pain top of ankle and bottom half of calf. same as you all doctors can not say what it is.
assume its from knee and pain and will go away after replacement.
all players i have talked to highly recomend.
will have mine done after fall season.
March 23, 2012
LS32
25 posts
jsut pain ayt knee due to eat up with arthritis---i would do it again in a heartbeat
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