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Knee replacement surgery

Supposed to have knee replacement surgery, however, orthopedic surgeon does not believe in rehab. I'm scared to death. Has anyone experienced anything similar?

  1. I haven't had knee replacement surgery, but my brother did and also a close friend. Rehab was very beneficial to their recovery. Without a therapist to show them the proper exercises necessary to get full movement, the surgery would have been useless. You need to work the muscles, tendons and ligaments so your knee doesn't lock up. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for a successful surgery and speedy, full recovery 🙏 ♥️

    1. That's a bit shocking . These days, surgeons want you moving your knee immediately after surgery. Do you know anything about this surgeon's reputation and success rate? Given how critical most doctors consider rehab, I would think awfully hard and do a lot of research before moving forward with this particular surgeon. Wishing you the best. - Lori (Team Member)

      1. Krharty, I wonder how you made out with Knee replacement. My right leg has an implant and I will require that in the left leg. My right leg is spastic with foot drop (monoplegia). My left is OK but lots of knee arthritis. My great concern is that the left leg will get worse control with total knee replacement. I have heard that MSers never recover the same amount of function following an injury or illness which requires 'downtime'. So I am terrified at the thought of total knee replacement (TKR). How did you make out if you've had the procedure?

        1. ,
          As we wait for an update from Krharty, I thought I'd share a few links from one of our patient leaders on her knee replacement journey: https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/osteoarthritis-knee-replacement and https://multiplesclerosis.net/living-with-ms/knee-surgery
          As always, we do recommend discussing your concerns and questions with your healthcare provider.
          All my best, Doreen (Team Member)

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