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So the hunting gods have kicked me in the stones again. I need a new knee, of course it will be in November so hunting after that is shot. Who has had one done and how did it go, recovery and all?

gotta make September and October count this year.

 

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Oh man Chef, hoping for a speedy recovery for you......Plenty of time in the woods early season...One of my friend's wives had her knee replaced. She was walking the next day and said it was one of the best things she could have had done. Feels like a new person...

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6 weeks PT...painful at first, gets better each week.....That's my observation after spending 4 months  twice after shoulder surgery.

The PT told me that knee and shoulder surgery are the most painful to recover from....difference....you have use/walk after surgery and done is 6 weeks.

One guy had both knees done a he same time....he didn't seem to be in to much discomfort. 

In short...you'll be fine

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Surgery - PT - Recovery - Future Varies greatly most depends on you and how you handle the recovery.  Prayers are with you get well.   

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I'm scheduled for a rt. knee replacement on July 24th.  Not looking forward to it, but I can't go on like this.  Doctor said I have just two choices - have the surgery, or live in pain.

My sister had both of her's replaced, and said she feels like a teenager - at age 69.

Sister-in-law had one replaced, and was back at her tennis game in three weeks.  And that was at age 70!  (I don't expect results like that, tho)

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My mom had both knees done a year apart from each other, when she was 80. Went through both with no problems,  she was very dedicated to her rehab and really stuck to the plan.  Had hers done at Rothman dr ung. Good luck and I hope things go well for you chef

 

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I will have to do my RT knee eventually, already did the meniscus twice and ACL.  I would push it off till January if you could. 

 

WHATEVER YOU DO DO NOT HAVE SURGERY AT A SURGERY CENTER ONLY A HOSPITAL.  

 

The reason I say this if you have any reaction to the surgery they actually call 911 for an ambulance instead of a Dr. running directly to you.   My wife works in malpractice insurance trust me on this, many people die waiting for an ambulance.

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Good luck with the surgery. Sucks it's during hunting season. Not sure where you're located but if you want venison (and I'm lucky enough to get a deer or 2) once the season starts, I'm willing to hook you up. 

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Yo dude, don't give up on hunting. You will be down 2 weeks and out in field in 3 or 4 weeks.  Just don't climb any trees.  Few years back,  I had a hip replaced in mid August and was goose hunting in mid Sept and early ducks in October. By November I was hunting woodcock and pheasant.  I moved super slow and careful so I didn't hit any hidden holes. 

Modern Surgery is a miracle! Good luck and go in with a kick ass attitude. 

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13 hours ago, Batsto said:

Yo dude, don't give up on hunting. You will be down 2 weeks and out in field in 3 or 4 weeks.  Just don't climb any trees.  Few years back,  I had a hip replaced in mid August and was goose hunting in mid Sept and early ducks in October. By November I was hunting woodcock and pheasant.  I moved super slow and careful so I didn't hit any hidden holes. 

Modern Surgery is a miracle! Good luck and go in with a kick ass attitude. 

I am not giving up on hunting, last year was the pacemaker in Sept. heart surgery December so last year sucked, the year before both knees arthroscopic meniscus I know the replacement knee will help and get rid of the pain, but never at a good time, not that there is a good time for any of this shite 

I will be out September until the surgery, still cant climb a tree so I am in a blind 

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23 hours ago, 1957Buck said:

Varies greatly most depends on you and how you handle the recovery.    

Very true.  I know people that were out and about almost immediately.  Do what you can to get in shape before the surgery, the more fit you are the quicker the recovery.  

Best of luck Chef.   

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I cannot say that I have had a knee replacement but I have had multiple arthroscopic cartilage trimmings (both knees) and an ACL replacement (one knee) so far and will probably have to get knees replaced eventually so I have been watching this procedure carefully.

It does seems to have good results as long as you eat and sleep well post surgery and a) you do not pull any stunts on what you can or cannot do while recovering, b) do the PT exercises religiously giving maximum effort c) continue to keep your hamstrings and quads strong forever afterwards.

Good luck!

 

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I will have to do my RT knee eventually, already did the meniscus twice and ACL.  I would push it off till January if you could. 
 
WHATEVER YOU DO DO NOT HAVE SURGERY AT A SURGERY CENTER ONLY A HOSPITAL.  
 
The reason I say this if you have any reaction to the surgery they actually call 911 for an ambulance instead of a Dr. running directly to you.   My wife works in malpractice insurance trust me on this, many people die waiting for an ambulance.
The same orthopaedic specialty Dr's will be at the Surgical center. You shouldn't be calling 911 if the Dr. is present.

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My father in law had one replaced, couldn't man up and take the pain during PT and slacked.....bad move on his part, work through the pain, all the best Chef!

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12 minutes ago, BCsaw said:

The same orthopaedic specialty Dr's will be at the Surgical center. You shouldn't be calling 911 if the Dr. is present.
 

I had a surgery at surgery center and it was a great experience. Besides your ortho, there is also anesthesiologist there as well. Too many people end up with staph infections in hospitals.  

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On 7/13/2018 at 6:00 AM, Rusty said:

Very true.  I know people that were out and about almost immediately.  Do what you can to get in shape before the surgery, the more fit you are the quicker the recovery.  

What Rusty said is extremely important. The better shape you are in the better the results.

Best wishes

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I believe it is all about the Dr. and every patient is different. I had both done in Morristown Mem. 4 years ago today. I was super lucky, did what  I was told and had very little pain. The other 4 guys I was in with, couldn't believe that I could do what I was doing. I bought a motorized recliner before surgery and had to sleep in it for 4-6 weeks, needed my legs elevated to eliminate lower leg pain (not knee pain) to sleep , guess it was a nerve issue. It was the best thing I ever did, but I could hardly walk with my left knee giving me unbelievable pain, Dr said it was one of the 5 worst knees he ever saw.    Good luck

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On 7/12/2018 at 9:15 AM, tjfslaughter said:

I will have to do my RT knee eventually, already did the meniscus twice and ACL.  I would push it off till January if you could. 

 

WHATEVER YOU DO DO NOT HAVE SURGERY AT A SURGERY CENTER ONLY A HOSPITAL.  

 

The reason I say this if you have any reaction to the surgery they actually call 911 for an ambulance instead of a Dr. running directly to you.   My wife works in malpractice insurance trust me on this, many people die waiting for an ambulance.

Very wise advise I had Quadruple Bypass 36 years ago and have a Stress test Nuclear and with contrast on a Treadmill.  Every 2 -4 years and the Cardiologist always asks where I want it done in Their Facility or Hospital my answer always is the hospital. Any reactions to it I am already in the hospital in The Cardiac Unit.  Some surgeries don't require Hospitals today.  Anything with general Anesthesia ( Hospital )  But for some, it is whats covered insurance wise.  Also, The Rehab. is in the Same hospital can be important Centra State is My First choice for 40 years. and Boy has it Improved from its early years.   Think of it I only have 9 Doctors That all practice there. 

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5 minutes ago, 1957Buck said:

Very wise advise I had Quadruple Bypass 36 years ago and have a Stress test Nuclear and with contrast on a Treadmill.  Every 2 -4 years and the Cardiologist always asks where I want it done in Their Facility or Hospital my answer always is the hospital. Any reactions to it I am already in the hospital in The Cardiac Unit.  Some surgeries don't require Hospitals today.  Anything with general Anesthesia ( Hospital )  But for some, it is whats covered insurance wise.  Also, The Rehab. is in the Same hospital can be important Centra State is My First choice for 40 years. and Boy has it Improved from its early years.   Think of it I only have 9 Doctors That all practice there. 

Why don't we just equate  quadruple bypass to cyst removal procedure:shock::happywave:

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Had my left knee done twice now. The key to recovery is to understand that even though you may feel good, your knee is still weak. I was able to walk almost normally with confidence in 3-4 weeks. You just need to be very careful. It is a 6-7 month full term recovery with your knee not being “itself” for about 18 months. As long as you are mindful of that, take your time walking, and enlist help to drag anything you shoot you should be able to hunt by the end of November provided there is no snow.

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5 hours ago, Pqreturn62 said:

Had my left knee done twice now. The key to recovery is to understand that even though you may feel good, your knee is still weak. I was able to walk almost normally with confidence in 3-4 weeks. You just need to be very careful. It is a 6-7 month full term recovery with your knee not being “itself” for about 18 months. As long as you are mindful of that, take your time walking, and enlist help to drag anything you shoot you should be able to hunt by the end of November provided there is no snow.

What do you mean "twice"? Even though I tell people it was a piece of cake and had both done at the same time, I don't really want to do it again!

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The same orthopaedic specialty Dr's will be at the Surgical center. You shouldn't be calling 911 if the Dr. is present.



My wife is a medical malpractice attorney and a damn good one at that. Both her parents are very successful doctors. All three of them do not believe in taking the risk of having surgery done at a surgery center. It’s your choice but if you go into cardiac arrest at a surgery center they do dial 911 for an ambulance.


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Good luck with the surgery. My next door neighbor had both done a few years ago. He was doing therapy daily then woke up one morning and could not move his legs (this was several weeks after surgery). It took him about 6 months to recover be able to walk again. Supposedly it happens in about 5% of people who had the knee surgery he had. Not trying to scare you, just give you some info I was surprised to find out about. He said if he knew before the surgery he may not have done it and just dealt with the discomfort. I hope you have a nice buck fall to an arrow before surgery and you have a speedy recovery. Don't count out winter bow. Stay positive.

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Plenty of time before November to take a few deer. Then get your knee done and relax a bit

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