Kneeling after replacement

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I’m lying in bed after my first knee replacement. Wondering for those who have had them, are my days of kneeling on the ground and the roof over?

tricks for replacement kneed RVing are welcomed!
 
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LadyDi has two replacement knees, so I asked her what she thought. Her basic response was...NO! She said that trying to kneel on anything other than a very soft surface (softer than carpet, she noted) is quite painful. She likens if to kneeling on shards of broken glass.

Others may have a different perspective, but that's hers.

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My wife just had her first knee replacement. The worst one of the two. Replace the 19th of Dec. She went wrong a walker to a cane to nothing. Still in pain, but remarkable improvement. Kneeling is difficult for her pain wise. Not so much the movement, but the pressure. Mind you she is still on the mend, but with remarkable improvement.
 
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Just eclipsed 14 years on my total knee. I can kneel on it. Not more than a few seconds without a pad. I’ve done some floor work with hard surface strap-on type pads. It took several years to get to that point.
 
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Speedy recovery Corey!!
 
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Thanks.👍
 
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Both knees replaced, three years on my left, and one year on my right. I cut up an old 2" thick pool float, it helps, still feels awkward. Follow your exercise schedule, you'll thank yourself later. While on your pain killers prune juice is your friend. Good luck.
 
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We, too, with you a speedy and complete recovery, Corey. As others have said, doing the exercise protocols faithfully is the key to a full recovery. (y)

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Corey,

Wow...been wondering what you were up to. Knee replacement...Wow!!!

I don’t have any experience with that...

I hope you’re feeling well enough to go back to break dancing if you want to. Oh...and rugby...barefoot waterskiing —- and all that good stuff :)

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How about with a partial replacement? Are all the above comments concerning full replacement? I know the procedure itself is much less invasive.
 
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Good observation! In LadyDi's case, both were full replacements.

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My next door neighbor just had his done as well. I asked about kneeling...and he said that once the swelling goes down...you should be good to go. Unfortunately, the swelling doesn’t go as quickly as one would hope.

Installing those wireless electric dump valves was very smart...that saves on some of the kneeling.
 
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Jerry:
I had a full replacement 5 years ago and a partial replacement on the other knee last December at IJT in Washington Hospital. Alex Sah did both surgeries. The partial was outpatient. Recovery is much the same as the full replacement, but much much faster. As someone mentioned in an earlier post, MUCH less invasive. I had full extension and bending in 4 weeks. Its been 10 weeks since surgery and I am just able to start kneeling on a yoga pad now. It took about 4 months before I could kneel on the full replacement, but I eventually got to where I can kneel on the full replacement without a pad. Still some swelling, but much easier to manage than the full replacement for sure.
Best of luck to all that have the trademark knee scars.
Cheers.
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Jerry:
I had a full replacement 5 years ago and a partial replacement on the other knee last December at IJT in Washington Hospital. Alex Sah did both surgeries. The partial was outpatient. Recovery is much the same as the full replacement, but much much faster. As someone mentioned in an earlier post, MUCH less invasive. I had full extension and bending in 4 weeks. Its been 10 weeks since surgery and I am just able to start kneeling on a yoga pad now. It took about 4 months before I could kneel on the full replacement, but I eventually got to where I can kneel on the full replacement without a pad. Still some swelling, but much easier to manage than the full replacement for sure.
Best of luck to all that have the trademark knee scars.
Cheers.
Mike
Mike,
Thanks for the info. I had both hips replaced by the Dearborn/Sah Institute at WTH about 8 years ago and am doing great. Just had a consultation with Dr Sah concerning a partial knee so this info comes in handy.
 
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It got a little weird over there a year or two ago.. Dearborn and Sah split the practice partnership, but still share the office. I've heard Dearborn is good, but I started with Sah and have been super happy with him and his staff, so no need to change. Sah is also one of the foremost surgeons in the country on outpatient partials. Best of luck on your partial. Tell Alex I said hi when you see him.
 
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At almost any garden place, HD and Lowes, ACE Hardware, they all sell these pads for working in the garden to kneel on. I carry one in my MH and use it every time I have to get down on my knees. I don't have artificial knees, still got the original equipment from birth. These pads keep my knees from being on hard surface, rocks, and cushion them. My pad is almost 2" thick, try to find the thick ones, coated in rubber or you can get some dense foam and make your own. The garden ones are waterproof and get the thickest you can find.
 
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