Has any knee replacement not gone well?

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I just read the Yelp reviews for Anderson Orthopaedics in Mt. Vernon,VA. Not too favorable.
I haven’t used them. Mike Kavanagh is my go to Orthopaedics guy. I do know a lot of folks though that used Anderson orthopedics with great results.
 

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We will get fully moved in to our F-Burg Virginia house towards the end of September. With your permission I may contact you to pick your brain.
 
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I'm in my 4th week post surgery. It's a slow go. Lots of pain. I contact friends who had replacements, and their experiences are all over the board. Some were back at work the next week. Some drove themselves to PT after a week & a half. Some had a tougher time than I'm whining about. I'm undecided...should I tattoo baseball stitches on the scar or shark's teeth?

When I next see the doc I'll ask him if he did any additional repairs to that knee. Anyway, progress is kind'a steady and really slow. Almost every day is a tiny bit better than the day before. I'm doing the PT in the clinic and at home, reducing the pain pills, and slowly, oh so slowly, improving. It'll work out fine. I just need patience...right now! I'm planning my reconditioning program to get fit again for next ski season.
 

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undecided...should I tattoo baseball stitches on the scar or shark's teeth?
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I just need patience...right now! I'm planning my reconditioning program to get fit again for next ski season.
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Do Shark teeth - Have the tattoo artist draw teeth broken from the jaws and randomly lodged into your knee above and below the scar, i.e., the points of the teeth unseen because they are buried in your knee. Also, see if you can find a tattoo artist who studied graphic design in art school, have renderings of teeth done, not outlines. That would be cool.
 

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I'm in my 4th week post surgery. It's a slow go. Lots of pain. I contact friends who had replacements, and their experiences are all over the board. Some were back at work the next week. Some drove themselves to PT after a week & a half. Some had a tougher time than I'm whining about. I'm undecided...should I tattoo baseball stitches on the scar or shark's teeth?

When I next see the doc I'll ask him if he did any additional repairs to that knee. Anyway, progress is kind'a steady and really slow. Almost every day is a tiny bit better than the day before. I'm doing the PT in the clinic and at home, reducing the pain pills, and slowly, oh so slowly, improving. It'll work out fine. I just need patience...right now! I'm planning my reconditioning program to get fit again for next ski season.
Wishing you nothing but the best in your recovery.
 

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Your experiences are very much like my own, glad to hear. If I was 10 years younger, I would have been discharged the same day. It is amazing walking within 4 hours of surgery, but, the surgical pain block is still active. third day was the worst, each day got better.

During my post re-hab, I was very conscious of not limping and using a cane changes your walking gate, it also stressed my hip muscles. I used the walker for weeks as a training device to regain normal heel to toe walking. It's funny, but, we do not think about how to walk until we can't. I walked unaided into my 2 week surgical check-up with a very slight limp, I credit that to training with the walker, which I continued to train with. Never liked walking with a cane.

I was also able to give up Oxytocin after 4 days and asked for a non-addictive pain reliever. My doctor gave me Celecobix which is a NSAID pain reliever that I used for about a month with no side effects. Now drug free.
I am not real big on Oxy either and usually avoid it. I will take your advice on using a walker instead of crutches as it sounds like the best way to go.
 

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Cbd oil with 5 percent thc.
As much as I enjoy using CBD etc, the cost for a decent product is just insane. I had some capsules (with THC) that I bought wholesale, and it was about $8 a pill. EIGHT. WHOLESALE. It worked, but .... Meanwhile, my narcotics prescription was $1.27 for the entire bottle. Luckily I don't have any issues with oxy -- from dependence to hives to constipation to whatever -- but I didn't really want to be on it more than a few weeks.
 

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As much as I enjoy using CBD etc, the cost for a decent product is just insane. I had some capsules (with THC) that I bought wholesale, and it was about $8 a pill. EIGHT. WHOLESALE. It worked, but .... Meanwhile, my narcotics prescription was $1.27 for the entire bottle. Luckily I don't have any issues with oxy -- from dependence to hives to constipation to whatever -- but I didn't really want to be on it more than a few weeks.
Bought, in reno, a bottle of cbd oil, good for 20 days, for $35.

Still expensive, but it doesn't make you feel crazy list like opiates
 

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Bought, in reno, a bottle of cbd oil, good for 20 days, for $35.

Still expensive, but it doesn't make you feel crazy list like opiates
How many milligrams? That's the thing. Takes a wallop for it to work for me. (A wallet? lol)
 

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As much as I enjoy using CBD etc, the cost for a decent product is just insane. I had some capsules (with THC) that I bought wholesale, and it was about $8 a pill. EIGHT. WHOLESALE. It worked, but .... Meanwhile, my narcotics prescription was $1.27 for the entire bottle. Luckily I don't have any issues with oxy -- from dependence to hives to constipation to whatever -- but I didn't really want to be on it more than a few weeks.
Is it cheaper and just as effective without the CBD?
 

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I am not real big on Oxy either and usually avoid it. I will take your advice on using a walker instead of crutches as it sounds like the best way to go.
I have a cane from prior meniscus surgeries but will still use a walker as you did. I never had a problem with Oxy I just do not like how it makes me feel. If I have to I will take it for a day or two but otherwise will try to avoid it.
 
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