OT: Knee replacement surgery tomorrow

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So it looks like I'll be out of commission for 4 to 6 weeks because of a knee replacement (right knee). This is actually a replacement of a previous replacement from 4 years ago, that didn't go so well. My mistake the first time was not doing my homework with regard to the surgeon. I let the orthopedic registration lady tell me, "your surgeon will be Dr. *****". Turns out he didn't have a good track record and I was stupid enough to not check any feedback about him.

Consequently, because of my lack of due diligence, I have paid the price for the past four years. My range of motion is no where near what it should be (I'm at about 75%) and quite often I am still in pain. It's very hard walking up and down stairs, or even getting in and out of my truck.

This time I'm having it done in Rochester, rather than the hospital close to home AND I did my homework. When I called to make the initial appointment, the first thing I asked was "who is your best guy"? Even though they really aren't suppose to favor one Dr. over another, out of about 18 or so Doctors in the group, this particular persons name came up more than once. I also check every bit of feedback I could find on the guy and it was all good, so I feel confidant things will go well this time around.

If I can offer advice to those looking at any kind of procedure, please don't do a Bob and do your own due diligence, to see what other people are saying about the surgeon you plan on using.

Wish me luck.
 

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Best of luck! I’m actually in the waiting room for my 3rd post op appointment for ACL repair back in June. I fell through an attic and landed on my feet on the garage floor 10 ft. below. My mom had both knees replaced about 10 years ago. Overall she’s done ok but fell a few years back and one knee has never quite been the same.

I’m just glad to be off crutches. Spent four months of this year hobbling around. Even played a gig while on crutches.
 

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So it looks like I'll be out of commission for 4 to 6 weeks because of a knee replacement (right knee). This is actually a replacement of a previous replacement from 4 years ago, that didn't go so well. My mistake the first time was not doing my homework with regard to the surgeon. I let the orthopedic registration lady tell me, "your surgeon will be Dr. *****". Turns out he didn't have a good track record and I was stupid enough to not check any feedback about him.

Consequently, because of my lack of due diligence, I have paid the price for the past four years. My range of motion is no where near what it should be (I'm at about 75%) and quite often I am still in pain. It's very hard walking up and down stairs, or even getting in and out of my truck.

This time I'm having it done in Rochester, rather than the hospital close to home AND I did my homework. When I called to make the initial appointment, the first thing I asked was "who is your best guy"? Even though they really aren't suppose to favor one Dr. over another, out of about 18 or so Doctors in the group, this particular persons name came up more than once. I also check every bit of feedback I could find on the guy and it was all good, so I feel confidant things will go well this time around.

If I can offer advice to those looking at any kind of procedure, please don't do a Bob and do your own due diligence, to see what other people are saying about the surgeon you plan on using.

Wish me luck.
Best wishes for a healthy and speedy recovery.
 

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Best wishes! Hope you get back to something close to normal very soon!
 

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So it looks like I'll be out of commission for 4 to 6 weeks because of a knee replacement (right knee). This is actually a replacement of a previous replacement from 4 years ago, that didn't go so well. My mistake the first time was not doing my homework with regard to the surgeon. I let the orthopedic registration lady tell me, "your surgeon will be Dr. *****". Turns out he didn't have a good track record and I was stupid enough to not check any feedback about him.

Consequently, because of my lack of due diligence, I have paid the price for the past four years. My range of motion is no where near what it should be (I'm at about 75%) and quite often I am still in pain. It's very hard walking up and down stairs, or even getting in and out of my truck.

This time I'm having it done in Rochester, rather than the hospital close to home AND I did my homework. When I called to make the initial appointment, the first thing I asked was "who is your best guy"? Even though they really aren't suppose to favor one Dr. over another, out of about 18 or so Doctors in the group, this particular persons name came up more than once. I also check every bit of feedback I could find on the guy and it was all good, so I feel confidant things will go well this time around.

If I can offer advice to those looking at any kind of procedure, please don't do a Bob and do your own due diligence, to see what other people are saying about the surgeon you plan on using.

Wish me luck.
Best of luck, sir. I’m a physical therapist assistant and my mother is putting off inevitable bilateral TKA’s and I told her not to use her orthopedist here on long island for the surgery. I told her to go NYC. Don’t neglect the rehab after! It can be painful but you need to let them stretch you into flexion to prevent development of contractures. Lemme know if you have any post op questions.
 

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So it looks like I'll be out of commission for 4 to 6 weeks because of a knee replacement (right knee). This is actually a replacement of a previous replacement from 4 years ago, that didn't go so well. My mistake the first time was not doing my homework with regard to the surgeon. I let the orthopedic registration lady tell me, "your surgeon will be Dr. *****". Turns out he didn't have a good track record and I was stupid enough to not check any feedback about him.

Consequently, because of my lack of due diligence, I have paid the price for the past four years. My range of motion is no where near what it should be (I'm at about 75%) and quite often I am still in pain. It's very hard walking up and down stairs, or even getting in and out of my truck.

This time I'm having it done in Rochester, rather than the hospital close to home AND I did my homework. When I called to make the initial appointment, the first thing I asked was "who is your best guy"? Even though they really aren't suppose to favor one Dr. over another, out of about 18 or so Doctors in the group, this particular persons name came up more than once. I also check every bit of feedback I could find on the guy and it was all good, so I feel confidant things will go well this time around.

If I can offer advice to those looking at any kind of procedure, please don't do a Bob and do your own due diligence, to see what other people are saying about the surgeon you plan on using.

Wish me luck.
Have a cousin that had a full replacement 8 years ago.
Needs another ,but it's supposed to last 10 to 15.
That's gotta suck.

As for who's you best guy,the more one does ,the better the doctor.
Just like heart surgery.
 

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I wish you the best this time!!
My father delayed his knee replacement to the point where he could no longer stand or walk with out help. After his surgery, he did just enough rehab to get the doctor off his case and he stopped doing it. This led to him limping for the rest of his life. So, I say rehab all you can and then some more.
I have been told by my sports Orthopedic surgeon that the other thing to consider is what knee they are putting in. Apparently, there are run of the mill replacement knees for people who just require some mobility and there are knees for people who have athletic passions like runners and outdoors types. If you don't ask, you may get the knee they commonly use.
 

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Wishing you a minimum of pain and financial hardship....and a successful surgery this time.
I am probably going to have to have a knee or hip replacement in the next few years....not looking forward to it at all.
 


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