Knee Replacement -  Revision surgery (399 views) Notify me whenever anyone posts in this discussion.Subscribe
From: sandiebro9/7/17 11:48 AM 
To: All  (1 of 7) 

I have not been on here for awhile. I got so much help when I had my TKRs. I had my left TKR in 2002 and the right one in 2007. Now the left knee started feeling like it was slipping. After X-rays and a CT Scan, my doctor says I have Aseptic loosening. He says it won't get better, might get worse. Recommends revision but says the decision is mine. I don't have too much pain. Just that loose feeling sometimes. I am 73, weigh TOO much. Has anyone else had to make this decision and decided not to have the revision?
I really don't know what to do, he says it is a much more difficult surgery this time around. Any thoughts and ideas will be appreciated.


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From: dieselboats9/21/17 2:22 PM 
To: sandiebro  (2 of 7) 
 23041.2 in reply to 23041.1 

I am 80 and just had revision surgery my knee was so loose and hurt so bad I could hardly put pressure on it I turned 80 on the 12th of march and had surgery the 28th and I am not sorry I had it done my Dr. said do not fall and I asked why he said revisions are good but not as good as the 1st replacement I will be 6 months the 28th of sept. and I am doing fine little pain here and there but I am back to doing what I like and want to do and I back to riding my 21 speed road bicycle don't put it off too long I am glad I had mine done


From: sandiebro9/21/17 4:26 PM 
To: dieselboats  (3 of 7) 
 23041.3 in reply to 23041.2 
Thanks for the info. Yes, I am thinking I have no choice but to have the revision done. Next step is to decide who will do it. The doctor who did my two TKRS is good and I like him but not sure he is an expert in revisions. Am trying to talk to people and find out who really is. I know it is a more difficult surgery. Did it take you longer to recuperate from this one?

From: dieselboats9/21/17 6:31 PM 
To: sandiebro  (4 of 7) 
 23041.4 in reply to 23041.3 

I don't think it took longer to recuperate about the same but I had a nerve block on the leg before surgery which did away with a lot of the pain but I had trouble raising the leg straight up in order to get out of the hospital so I had to go to a nursing home for 2 weeks which I think helped me  lot with the therapy when I got of the nursing home I will be 6 months the 28th of Sept I went to see my Dr. in June and I do not have to go back for 6 months I still have  little pain but for only 6 months old and the pain I had before I can live with it. I am very active for my age everyone tells me to slow down but at 80 now I don't plan on changing much I love riding my 21 speed bicycle too much and I am a prostate cancer survivor 4 years in remission this month got to get on with living. Take care and good luck with your revision


From: sandiebro9/22/17 12:20 PM 
To: dieselboats  (5 of 7) 
 23041.5 in reply to 23041.4 
Thanks! And I hope you continue to improve.

From: dieselboats9/22/17 2:39 PM 
To: sandiebro  (6 of 7) 
 23041.6 in reply to 23041.5 

keep me informed as to your decision and praying for you and wishing you the best


From: sandiebro9/22/17 5:10 PM 
To: dieselboats  (7 of 7) 
 23041.7 in reply to 23041.6 
Will do. Thanks

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