knee trouble

kmac
kmac Member Posts: 3

Hi to all the fellow sufferers of arthritis, I have already had a total knee replacement of my right knee, and it was very stressful and difficult, as I live alone after coming out of hospital the recuperation etc was terrible luckily I had a neighbour who helped with shopping, who has now move away.

The point is I NOW face going through it all again with my left knee, I am now 65 and dreading the prospect, does anyone have any suggestions to avoid surgery again it is bone on bone arthritis.

I have heard of some alternatives, but vaguely, any suggestions would be very welcome.

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  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,772

    It can't be easy. I've been lucky in having family to hand after my TKRs. I know some on here cope well alone, though. It takes a lot of planning beforehand but I'm sure it can be done. The good /bad news is that, even if your GP were to refer you right now, it'd probably be a couple of years before it happened so plenty of time to prepare. I've never heard of any alternative.

  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,772


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