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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-25-2020, 10:04 PM Thread Starter
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i'm having knee replacement monday has anyone had it done i was wondering how long it took you to walk without support like a walker or cane
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-25-2020, 10:13 PM
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my mom had it done several years ago. they had her up and walking in few dats she uses a walker now because she had both her right knee and hip done at the same time . uses it as a precaution . I believe Hern on here could help you out better . he just had both done here about a month ago. he could answer better. I guess each person is different on healing and getting around. good luck and prayers sent for a speedy recovery.
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Wife had both knees replaced at different times (A senior citizen) and never used a cane or a walker after leaving the hospital.
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Had my right done in 2006. Never used a walker, used a cane for awhile month 6 weeks, longer than I actually needed to,but it sort of became part of me. Follow all directions to a T. Take pain meds before rehab so you can do the work out, keep a positive out look you’re be fine. Surgery was end of August, hunted bear in November.
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Had it replace 2 years ago this month. Used a walker when I needed to see the surgeon a week later because of all the snow we had on the ground,Then a cane and walker to get around the house and to rehab. for about a month if not longer! Anytime the roads were good I go for a walk with the cane. Each person is different when it comes to healing, Don't be in a rush not to use a cane or walker! Last thing you need is to fall. Please do what your PT says every day! Not going to lie it SUCKS! In the end you'll appreciate your PT for a speedy recovery.
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Never used a walker, used a cane for awhile month 6 weeks, longer than I actually needed to,but it sort of became part of me.

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Best of luck westernwishes1!! My Mrs needs her left knee replaced but they're trying other treatments since she's diabetic due to worrying about infection. She's working in getting Aq1C under control.
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Thanks everyone i put it off as long as i could not looking forward to it but want to get it over with
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Had one knee replaced in January 2013. Was on the floor walking about 2 hours after surgery. Sooner you're up walking the sooner you go home. Had in home therapy for maybe 3-4 weeks then outpatient PT 2X week for about 2 months. Had to use a cane due to winter conditions. But, that's why I have replacements done in January, don't miss hunting seasons and no plowing/shoveling/cindering, etc for that winter. There is a method to my madness. Follow your Rx for pain meds and therapy and you'll be fine. Knees need therapy for flexibility/range of motion, hips need all at home therapy for strength. I really had little to no pain for the knee or hip. Less than 1 hour to do a replacement then walking a few hours later is just amazing. The results will make you wonder why you waited so long to have the surgeries.
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I'm 59 and in the words of the surgeon "your right knee is shot!".Just finished the rooster injections and that only buying time,per insurance, till I get it done.
Hunting this year was bad for deer as I had limited hunting range of about 200-300yds and then I had to rest every 50-75 yd.
Westernwishes1 I'll be watching for your post on progression.
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