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How 'bout a Macnee replacement?


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You may remember that after I severely damaged my left knee and lost a bit of my femur as a teenager, the quacks advised me to expect the need for a replacement by the time I reached my 30s since they expected the joint to deteriorate.
Well, it hasn't appreciably. You have not mentioned the nature of your problem, but my point is, not all conditions are progressive. The thing that keeps mine stable and mostly pain-free is the right physio and exercise and avoiding where possible the actions which will exacerbate it's shortcomings.
Furthermore, my understanding is that the greatest threat to a successful replacement is the risk of infection. Accordingly, if you do ultimately require the surgery, pay very great attention to the hospital's history of and current status with regard to bugs, super or otherwise!
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I had a knee replacement in '94 (in my early 30s) after my R knee decided to just fall apart (previous years of skiing and water skiing injuries).

It did take about six months to fully recover function, but that was some years ago, I was walking within a few weeks, but when my knee fell apart there was lots of bleeding into the knee capsule which delayed things somewhat - the replacements joints and surgical techniques have come a long way in that time.

I got a surgeon who specialised in replacing footballers broken joints to do mine - even with that he said only expect 10 years from it, but it's still good - maybe I'm on borrowed time for another one?

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My mother did and it went swimmingly. She was out of the hos. in three days, and walking well enough in less than two weeks. She is in her seventies, please keep this in mind. All in all there have been genuine advan. in this field in the last 30 years. My fiance had a replacement 20 years ago and she was messed up for a month, and it never did completely take. She was 20 years old. Of course things vary so much from person to person.
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How 'bout a Macnee replacement?

Wouldn't a Patrick Macnee be better than a McSmart? Or was the intent that Get Smart was the US replacement for The Avengers? Would you believe...somewhat of a replacement? Would you believe...?

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I love this forum. One minute I'm trying to recall my biggest speeding offense (naked blonde and Porsche 911 involved) and the next contemplating replacement knee surgery. I guess we run the gamut here...
Yeah, well, since I started both of those threads, you can see how scary it is here in *my* head...

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