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Old October 29th, 2017, 09:08 PM
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My right knee is so painful that I can hardly walk . What can you tell me about the surgery and specifically about the recovery/rehab period. Would four months be ample time to recover? (Cruise coming up next spring!)
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My husband, Keith, had knee replacement a few years back and did, and is doing very well. Have you seen a good orthopedist? If not, you should. There's a book my husband wants you to read written by two orthopedists: Total Knee Replacement and Rehabilitation by Brigoni and Falel (?) You can find it on Amazon. I couldn't rad the last author's name.

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My husband, Keith, had knee replacement a few years back and did, and is doing very well. Have you seen a good orthopedist? If not, you should. There's a book my husband wants you to read written by two orthopedists: Total Knee Replacement and Rehabilitation by Brigoni and Falel (?) You can find it on Amazon. I couldn't rad the last author's name.

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Thanks, Judy. I have been seeing an orthopedist for about 5 years now. He says I've got "bone on bone" in my knee. I'm really wanting to know about the recovery time and the rehab.
I will look for the book Keith recommends.
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Mrs. TM has had both of her knees replaced and they are doing well. From our experience, if you have you surgery know you should be fine to cruise in the Spring.


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No 2 people are the same. I have not had the surgery but 2 of my siblings have and both were fully recovered at 4 months.
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Thanks to you all! I feel more optimistic now .
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Two of my cousins have also had knee replacements, and they are both doing well. One of them recovered In about three months. The other one said it her about four months.


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