Nick had an incident during his police work where his knee gave out on him. At that moment he realized that he could no longer do the job with his knee in its compromised condition. That started him on the road to total knee replacement.
Beverly Lynch had the first of two total knee replacement surgeries with Dr. David Mayo of Michigan Orthopedic Surgeons. She speaks about her surgery and recovery in this interview for The Bee’s Knees Podcast and Knee Radio 1.
Knee replacement surgery is extremely effective at eliminating osteoarthritic pain. But, recent research shows that, “Current practice of total knee replacement as performed in a recent U.S. cohort of patients with knee osteoarthritis had minimal effects on quality of life and QALYs (quality adjusted life years) at the group level.”
I’m an anesthesiologist in Lansing, Michigan. I’ve been here for 35 years. A bowlegged anesthesiologist. My story revolves around the fact that I tore my meniscus in my left knee in 1995. Knee Surgery Anesthesia.
If you want to get back into yoga (or maybe even begin yoga for the first time) after knee surgery, you are at the right place. Lauren Bingle has created two lovely yoga sets, each with you in mind. She presents her first set specifically for people with knee issues. Yoga exercises after knee surgery here.
My name is Merlin and I am a Management Consultant to the small business sector. I live in a small town in Western Maryland and have managed arthritis in the right knee for about 25 years and the left knee for about 15. I finally had a right knee replacement.
We need to pay attention to the culture of the practice and go with our gut. A really good surgeon is not only a skilled professional but one who puts the patient first.
Merlin’s Story Part III. Opioids and Knee Replacement. Effective pain management is the first layer of building that trust relationship that allows the patient to be an active partner in their own healing from the inception.
In trying to analyze the whole experience, there was one very interesting factor. At the height of the pain on Marlin’s Story Part IV: Managing Pain After Knee Replacement. Saturday and Sunday, I did no exercise at all. But some kind of survival instinct must have kicked in on Monday and though the pain management regimen remained the same, and I was unable to do any meaningful work with the physiotherapist, I completed two sessions on the X10 machine once the pain meds kicked in.
Merlin’s Story Part V: Conclusion. I named my X10 machine ‘Brunhilda’ and we quickly became fast friends. She sat among my plants and books and work files like a sentinel looking out the window to the trees outside. She was strong and relentless and kind and rewarding. I could set my target, crank up the Mozart to levels that drowned the pain, pace myself, and have small victories which I would celebrate with my recovery coaches. My knee surgery recovery and the X10 were now working in synchronization.