Knee surgery

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  1. Weebs

    Weebs
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    So this morning I received notification that I have a tear in my PCL and my meniscus. Not to pleased by this but ohh well. I go in to see an orthopedic surgeon tomorrow and plan out my surgery. This is frustrating because I just had shoulder surgery on the 22nd of last month!

    Has anyone here ever had their PCL or Meniscus surgically repaired? If so how long was your leg/knee immobilized? What was your time frame that you were in a wheelchair or on crutches?

    Having 2 surgeries in 2 months is really eating into my firearm funds!
     
  2. PhysicsGuy

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    Maybe you shouldn't be shooting so many magnums? lol jk
     
  3. Boomstick

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    I haven't had knee surgery but I did have my shoulder worked on earlier this year. I have been on light duty work for almost 5 months now and they are finally letting me go back to normal work. YEAH!!!
     
  4. Weebs

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    That blows boomstick! Luckily I'm a computer nerd that can do his job in a shoulder sling! I've been out of the sling for a while though.

    Congrats on getting back to work full strength!

    This is my insides before and after shoulder work.
     
  5. Boomstick

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    That looks like it hurts. Mine was all soft tissue damage. Rotator cuff. Goodluck with the knee.
     
  6. Weebs

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    Thanks, I just got back from an appointment. Surgery on the 26th! Happy Thanksgiving to me!
     
  7. Wallygator

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    I had the meniscus cut out of my knee, It took about 3 days before I was completely off of crutches, They didn't fix my partially torn ACL, but I hear that it takes longer before you can walk on it.
     
  8. Boomstick

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    Oooooouuuuuuccccchhhhhh!
     
  9. torpedoman

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    if i recall it was a soft cast for a few days Then crutches for about a week. but get it done i limped along on mine for a year or more
    waiting for it to get better but it don't surgery is the only cure.
     
  10. Weebs

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    Ohh man, I'm in the hospital right now... Surgery took 6 hours today. They're keeping me here over night!
     
  11. ZeroRing

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    Ouch. PT is going to be a REAL chore for you... I hope the knee is on the OPPOSITE side of the shoulder you just had work done on!! :wow:
     
  12. flhroy

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    I had total knee replacement done in Jan '07 and was walking with crutches the next day. was back at work light duty in three weeks and i was driving a manual transmission to get there. i was driving my pick up because it was easier to get in and out of then a car. coming up on the two year anniversary and i'm no longer thinking about what foot i'm leading with when i come to stairs. life is good.
    good luck with your knee surgury and i hope all goes well. and oh ya HAPPY THANKS GIVING!!

    Take Care
    Roy
     
  13. Weebs

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    eww just took the outer wound dressings off...

    pics for proof!

    photo.jpg

    photo1.jpg
     
  14. ZeroRing

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    Oh man... I just had lunch!!! :eek:
     
  15. Weebs

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    I'm going back to work tomorrow... Not sure how well I'll do but I'm going to try. I've got a desk job so I won't be on it too much.

    When people say they had a knee replacement what do they mean?
     
  16. flhroy

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    Weebs a total knee replacement is when bone and cartilage in a knee joint is replaced with steel and plastic.

    Hope this will open. If not just copy and paste into your browser it will show some pictures of the procedure.

    http://www.edheads.org/activities/knee/knee1/index.htm

    good luck with your recovery Weebs. aint physical therapy fun.
    It will get better just do your exercises

    take care
    Roy
     
  17. jonathon

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    It kinda looks like lunch before it hits the grill...
     
  18. Weebs

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    Not to be a pompous braggart but...

    I CAN WALK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. Doc In UPlace

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    Actually it looks pretty good. Hope things continue to improve so you're 100%.
     

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