Non cemented TKR pain management
My OH has been offered an NHS non-cemented TKR with a proposed op date of November. He has bone on bone osteoarthritis (both knees), and as he has been in so much pain he is desperate for a knee replacement. My question is, has anyone gone through this particular procedure (as opposed to cemented, which seems to be performed more often)?
What were pain levels like post op, and what exercises proved to be most beneficial throughout your recovery period?
The consultant described it as a ‘young man’s knee’ that would enable him to do pretty much everything he wants to do once he’s recovered (wouldn’t that be wonderful!). He also warned him that it’s a painful op and that he’ll have to work hard to recuperate, which my OH is keen to do, with my support. But we are obviously both worried about outcomes, particularly as L and R knees need replacing, starting with the left.
I’m also caring for my elderly dad, who is 98, so would like to be prepared, and to know what’s in store for my husband.
Any thoughts are most welcome. Thanks 😊
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