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    Default prosthetic knee knealing

    have had my second knee replacement for the year and am walking around ok (was done 6 weeks ago) anyway my question is does anyone who has had knee replacement able to kneel? i have tried and dont even come close,the first replacement is 4 months old now,second question does anyone else still get arthritis in the knees when its cold ,or rain coming.....bob

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    Default Artificial knees

    I have had both knees done. The right in August 2012 and the left in October 2013. I have got better than a 90 degree bend in both knees. I will kneel on concrete on the right knee (if I have to) without any real pain or problem .It just doesn't feel right and if it is for some time I use a pad. I wouldn't use the left knee at the moment. I had problems for 3 months or so after the op. with bleeding due to the effects of warfain and don't feel confident about doing it. I'm sure I read somewhere on a net medical site that there is no problem kneeling on artificial knees as soon as the initial healing of the scar is complete. The best suggestion I can make is to ask your GP.
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    I have had both Knees Replaced Oct 2010 then Jan 2012 left bends at 125 Right at 135 i can kneel on both but avoid it if I can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitewood View Post
    I have had both knees done. The right in August 2012 and the left in October 2013.
    You have a time machine Whitewood? hehe. If so, could you please bring me back a newspaper with some lotto results?

    All the best with your recovery Bob. As a nurse I'd be guided by your physiotherapist, they're the best ones to help you with range of motion exercises. With kneeling the swelling and scar reformation usually prevents you from kneeling too soon. I wouldn't worry, you'll get there with regular exercising
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    I have had my left knee replaced a total of three bloody times now! Apart from the natural loss of feeling in certain areas around the scar(s), kneeling is something I know I will never be able to do again on that side.
    My right knee is next in line as my kneecap seems to be floating around under my skin like a c**k in a sock.
    It's not something I relish going through again because the amount of operations I've had throughout the years (I'm 60 now), I've reached the point where there is literally nothing that will assist with my pain management. Many years of motorcycle riding with the accompanying and obligatory "offs", months on end in hospitals and more operations than I care to remember have left me with a a very real intolerance to any form of pill or injection that they can throw at me.
    Oh yeah, did I mention the most insidious affliction ever heard of, accompanied by the worst pain of all? DEPRESSION!
    I will continue to take all the little pretty coloured pills they give me religiously everyday and hope that I can face tomorrow with a smile, but I never count on it.
    This is why I have left the city, sold my fast cars and try to find friendship and solace through the friendly and sincere people who make this Forum the enjoyable retreat for me it has become.
    To everyone I have "met" here on line and to those who I hope to actually meet in person someday, I thank you one and all.
    I have found my little piece of heaven in this place I now call home. Australia's WoodWorking Forum.

    Thank You,
    Bob

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    Default Full knee replacements

    Quote Originally Posted by whitewood View Post
    I have had both knees done. The right in August 2012 and the left in October 2013. I have got better than a 90 degree bend in both knees. I will kneel on concrete on the right knee (if I have to) without any real pain or problem .It just doesn't feel right and if it is for some time I use a pad. I wouldn't use the left knee at the moment. I had problems for 3 months or so after the op. with bleeding due to the effects of warfain and don't feel confident about doing it. I'm sure I read somewhere on a net medical site that there is no problem kneeling on artificial knees as soon as the initial healing of the scar is complete. The best suggestion I can make is to ask your GP.
    Whitewood
    I forgot to comment on your other concern. No I don't get arthritis when it is cold or raining. Maybe the knees are a little slower to move freely for a few paces when I start moving after watching TV or slleping but no pain of that kind. I'm basically happy with mine. They aren't as good as my 40yo ones but heaps better than what was replaced.
    Whitewood

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    Default Apology

    Robyn2839,

    I've been thinking about my post into your thread and I wanted to apologise for what may have seemed an attempt by me to lead your theme into my own little dilemma.
    I know you can probably understand how I lead myself astray and away from your initial posting the way I did and for that I apologise.
    I will now leave your thread alone and back to its original intent.
    Thanks for tolerating me this far.

    Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenrob View Post
    Robyn2839,

    I've been thinking about my post into your thread and I wanted to apologise for what may have seemed an attempt by me to lead your theme into my own little dilemma.
    I know you can probably understand how I lead myself astray and away from your initial posting the way I did and for that I apologise.
    I will now leave your thread alone and back to its original intent.
    Thanks for tolerating me this far.

    Bob
    no apology needed,i have never had depression until my last knee replacement,turns out it was the loss of feeling in my left foot and large doses of oxycontin,thankfully that has passed now ,and i can now know what depression can do and its not a nice thing to have ,hang in there mate and hope alls well,never apologise for telling your story....bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by robyn2839 View Post
    no apology needed,i have never had depression until my last knee replacement,turns out it was the loss of feeling in my left foot and large doses of oxycontin,thankfully that has passed now ,and i can now know what depression can do and its not a nice thing to have ,hang in there mate and hope alls well,never apologise for telling your story....bob
    Thanks for your understanding Bob. As for Oxycontin, I am on a three times a day regimen of that painkiller and have been for a number of years. As I mentioned before, that stuff barely touches the surface for me, but what else can I do?
    Life definitely was NOT meant to be easy!

    Regards,
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    Hi Guy's,
    I to have had knee replacement the left about 4 years ago now waiting stalling the right,I stalled the left for 15 years before having it done I have a reasonable range of movement can ride the pushie without much difficulty but as for on going pain I still have pain in the knee and like before the pain varies from day to day. The pain relief that is a laugh one specialist told he could control my pain but I would be unconscious, so you have to grin and bear it. Best to keep busy wood working to keep the mind busy.
    Regards Rod.

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    Default Why Now?

    Hi Guys,

    I thought that prosthetic joints were supposed to ache and play up in the cold. It's a lovely warm 'Spring" day here in sunny Goulburn and yet BOTH my knees are giving me buggery today....the real one and the man made one.

    Then just as I was finishing up for the day....feeding the chooks and stealing their eggs....I stood up from bending over while checking another nest and the next thing I know I'm on my arze!
    Now my back and head hurt too. Not too sure where all the blood is coming from just yet, but I'll find out soon enough I suppose.
    I'm staying put now!

    Dazed Bob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenrob View Post
    Thanks for your understanding Bob. As for Oxycontin, I am on a three times a day regimen of that painkiller and have been for a number of years. As I mentioned before, that stuff barely touches the surface for me, but what else can I do?
    Life definitely was NOT meant to be easy!

    Regards,
    Bob
    Just a thought, have you tried using a "tens" machine. I have found it marvellous and supplement with elmore oil.
    If you are in a health fund you can get something back for the machine with a GP's letter about benefits for you.
    Elmore oil has a website. Might be worth a look. Drillit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drillit View Post
    Just a thought, have you tried using a "tens" machine. I have found it marvellous and supplement with elmore oil. If you are in a health fund you can get something back for the machine with a GP's letter about benefits for you. Elmore oil has a website. Might be worth a look. Drillit.
    Hi Drillit, Yes mate, unfortunately I've tried everything that's been suggested to me as a remedy for my chronic pain. It just looks like I'm stuck with my lot and I have to learn to live with it. As for yesterday's little adventure in the chook shed, I woke up this morning with a killer headache and just couldn't seem to stay awake. I finally was able to surface from my bed around 1.30pm or so. No matter though....what's a little concussion matter when you live my life.....I just wish I didn't have to live it alone. Thanks for your concern. I appreciate that people care even those who don't know me personally. Beaten and battered Bob

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    Hi Robyn, Have had both knees replaced and the right hip just for good measure. The left one is now ready for replacement also. he first knee was done12years ago and the second one 11 years ago. I have good range of movement in both knees but I avoid kneeling when possible as it feels like kneeling on a length of rope. Regards Brian.

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