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Old 12-20-2008, 03:21 AM   #24
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Re: Total Knee Replacement: Recovery - Things I wish I knew!

I am a 46 yr. old female who just went through a Total Knee Replacement about 3 weeks ago. I really do feel that I am too young to have to undergo such a procedure, but the pain that I was feeling in my knee was overwhelming. I decided to do the procedure once I met with the Orthopedic Surgeon who reviewed both my x-rays and my mri's and finally let me know that no amount of exercise and physical therapy would ever relieve my pain due to Degernerative Joint Disease/Arthritis. Wow, I never even suspected that I might have Artheritis. So, I am feeling better already. Still lots of Physical Therapy to endure, but in the end, I feel it was the right thing to do at the right time.