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Old 06-02-2007, 09:07 AM   #1
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Shelby, NC, USA
Posts: 1
tigrjo HB User
Post-polio and knee replacement

Hi everyone, I am new to this message board and I'm excited to have the opportunity to talk with other polio survivors. I have a question. Is there anyone who has post-polio and a knee replacement? I had one in Feb. in the leg most affected by polio and am still having difficulty walking. Therapy and a brace have been ordered and I'm hopeful that in time I will walk without a walker. Before surgery I locked my knee and used my hip to walk but now that is impossible with the new knee. No one told me that my muscles would be too weak to keep me upright with my new knee. I would appreciate any advise or information with this situation.

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