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Mogs1968
Mogs1968 Member Posts: 2
edited 17. Feb 2020, 09:23 in Say hello
Hi
I’have Osteoarthritis :) 2 years ago I had hip replacement and 3rd Feb this year had knee replacement using the new MAko system. I’m only 51 and will need all 4 replaced in next two years. I had to go private as NHS wouldn’t consider me. I have found this all quite difficult, especially since knee op. The night aching and RLS is the worst.
I know I’m not the only person to feel like this 😊

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  • Parlicoot
    Parlicoot Moderator Posts: 65
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Mogs1968 and welcome to the Versus Arthritis Community.

    I'm sorry to hear as a result of osteoarthritis you have had to undergo both a hip and knee replacement. I had to look up the MAKO system used as it seems pretty new. I found this page from the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital very informative:

    https://www.roh.nhs.uk/about-us/news/373-pioneering-robotic-arm-assisted-surgery-at-the-royal-orthopaedic-hospital

    It would be very interesting to hear more about this from a personal viewpoint as no other members appear to have undergone the procedure.

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,239
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Mogs and welcome from me too :) I'm sorry to hear you're having so much post-op trouble. I've had knees and hips replaced with great success. What does your surgeon say about your ongoing problems? Did you have RLS before the ops? Are you seeing a physio?

    Sorry, too many questions :roll: I'm just trying to get a fuller picture.
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran