Re: Total Knee Replacement
Glad to hear that the new knee looked good on x-ray. As for that pain, remember, you are ONLY THREE MONTHS POST SURGERY, so this is not unusual. Do what your surgeon says regarding PT and that should help alleviate the pain. (I hate to sound so cliche - but remember - "No pain, no gain"!) You just went through MAJOR SURGERY and it does take HARD WORK to rehab your new knee. Just keep doing EVERYTHING THEY ASK OF YOU, AND I PROMISE that soon enough, you will be walking pain free like me! As for the other knee not being ready for a TKR, that's good news for the moment. Just remember, YOU WILL KNOW WHEN IT'S TIME BECAUSE it will start to hurt like the other one and you'll be able to tell your surgeon that YOU feel it's time. (That's what happened to me with my left knee last Dec and my surgeon confirmed it with an x-ray. He REALLY LISTENED TO ME when I said that my pain tolerance threshold was completely shot in January and could we PLEASE do my left TKR ASAP? Turns out I was right on the money, because when he opened it up to start the surgery, he found it was in worse shape than he expected to find!)
Keep me posted with your progress.