Originally Posted by Moemg
Wow ! Total knee replacements have come a long way .I'm in Pa. with my 91 year old mother who had a Total knee done Wednesday .She is already walking and is in a rehab facility for her therapy .The only thing she is taking for pain is tyelenol extra strength once a day .I guess I'd better up my longevity on firecalc from 85 to 100 .
Amazing! What a wonderful outcome. I am really pleased that she is doing so well!!
But just to provide another data point, a trim, 50'ish woman who I often see at my gym had both replaced a year or two ago, and is still having enough trouble that she can't use all of the weight machines (can't use the leg extension machine even at 10 pounds!
), and still leans on a cane a whole lot. Of course, I don't know her whole medical history so maybe that is more to it, but watching her hobble around gives me the willies.
Personally I wouldn't go for it unless I could not walk much at all! But that is me and I tend to be really cautious about surgery.