Re: Knee replacement at age 83: Should I go for it?
If your OS says "yes" go for it. If you are hesitant ask for a second opinion. TKA is totally about restoring quality of life.
1.Now I feel that steadiness and stability is reducing.I wonder if this age is okay for surgery?
if OS says yes
2. Also our flat is on two floors,2nd and third,wonder if I will be able to handle stairs regularly?
I live in a split level house and go up and down stairs without problems. The knee is a little tight in the morning but after an hour it is fine.
3.Will I need special potty seat or will the regular seat suffice?
You will need an elevated toilet seat for a while. I liked it so much I bought a toilet that is higher than the normal (ADA or comfort height is what they are called in the US)
4.How soon will I be able to drive?
Depends on your pain management. I didn't drive until I stopped taking pain meds regularly. That was at about 3 weeks.
5.Will I be able to play golf?
I can do anything I want except ski downhill and play singles tennis.
6. How regularly does one need physiotherapy?
Again..it differs for people. I needed 9 visits over a 3 weeks period of time...but this differs greatly.
Problems can happen but not usually major problems.
L.Knee: Arthroscopy: '98, '04, '06; ACLrecon: '02; TKA:'06
R.Knee: Arthroscopy: '06; TKA indicated
R Hip: Arthroscopy '08;
Gymnastics is fun at 18 but not at 40.