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mbroberg

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I had a total knee replacement yesterday (left knee). Once it is somewhat healed I'll have the right one done. Hobbling around with a walker is not fun but having my wonderful wife doing anything she can possibly do to make me more comfortable is great. I may come out of this strong, healthy and SPOILED! :p
 
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lederer3617

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Been there, done that. Work it hard, take the pain killers for a few days only, keep moving with physical therapy and watch lots of woodturning videos. Sorry to spoil your day but GO BLUE.
 

jjjaworski

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Good luck with the rehab. It is always best to get these type of things taken care of. Hopefully you will be able to do more of those simple things we take for granted soon.
 

mbroberg

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And so the segmenting of Mike begins. Did you find out what glue he uses? What kind of cutting jig? Hope you turn out. ;)

Pete
He did say he had a special jig he used while drilling a hole down the center of the bone to attach one of the segments! ;)
 

magpens

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Happy REHAB, Mike !!

Been there, done that, also ..... well, not quite, but pretty close .... two hips for me !!

Ya wanna swap segments ? . I'll give you a worn out hip prosthesis for a brand-new knee !! . . . COA included !!! . . . LOL !! 😀 😉:eek:
 

howsitwork

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There was a tv show about that wasn’t there? “We have the technology to rebuild this man”..

Hope recovery is rapid, remind you’re wife she’s getting a new man in instalments ! a mini athe could fit on the sideboard in the house.... just saying 🤫
 

BarryE

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Speedy recovery Mike, Have this in my near future also...everybody tells me I will wonder why I waited so long after it's over.
 

howsitwork

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Just to cheer you up my mum has Two knees and a hip replaced and ever time she flys she gets body searched as the scanners pick up the implants ! Despite it being noted and declared .

So there’s a whole new experience to look forward to ! 😳

I strongly suggest you provide your own gloves to the officers involved !😉
 

mbroberg

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I've been doing the PT diligently. It hurts but I must say that even after only 4 days there is a noticeable improvement in range of motion and strength. So far the advice that I would have for those of you planning to have this done, start strengthing your leg well in advance of the surgery. Much of the pain that I am experiencing is the type normally experienced after exercising a muscle that hasn't been worked in a while.
 

mark james

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I've been doing the PT diligently. It hurts but I must say that even after only 4 days there is a noticeable improvement in range of motion and strength. So far the advice that I would have for those of you planning to have this done, start strengthing your leg well in advance of the surgery. Much of the pain that I am experiencing is the type normally experienced after exercising a muscle that hasn't been worked in a while.
Excellent advice Mike! Keep up the "physical torture" as my PT daughter says. 🤭 .
 
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