Total Knee Replacement before & after pictures + what it’s like 6 weeks later

My 6 Week Visit with Dr. Thorpe “6 Weeks” is the party line for recovery after a total knee replacement.  The reality?  There is still a long way to go… Before I met with Dr. Thorpe yesterday for my 6 week review, I had xrays taken.  Then we met and he checked my range of […]

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Week 5 Post-op Knee Replacement: When Good Enough is NOT

On the whole, every week it gets a little better.  In fact, this last week, there were times where I did not think about my knee AT ALL!  That is a huge step forward in the big scheme of recovery. The danger that comes with feeling better is that you could settle for “good enough”.  […]

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Week 4 Post Op Knee Replacement – a plateau

By all measures, me and my knee are coming along.  My biggest challenge this week is that I’m returning to more of a regular pattern of life and am finding it a challenge to include my Physical Therapy more than once a day. I’ve been able to add in weight bearing strength training this week […]

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Week 3 Post Op Knee Replacement

A return to the land of the living… I’m feeling like I’m coming out of the fog and that I can start to make a return to regular life. I returned to work half-time this week with Thursday marking 3 weeks post -op.   My PT (I’m working with Ted Molasky and Tory Lingbloom at Fyzical) […]

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Week 2 Post Knee Replacement Surgery

Week 2 Post-Op I won’t recount each day (because its all a blur of walking a little, icing a lot, and doing my PT exercises), but I’ll give you the highlights of WEEK #2 Post Op…  1.  Outpatient Physical Therapy? YES or NO If your doctor gives you the option to DO or NOT DO […]

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My first week after Knee Replacement Surgery

Week 1 – Post Knee Replacement Surgery I do not want to dissuade anyone who has decided upon or is considering knee replacement surgery, but week 1 was very long indeed.  I’m sure one of the big questions is…how much does it hurt? That all depends on your body’s make-up, how much pain medication you […]

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Surgery day- warning there are some graphic pictures/videos

November 9, 2017 Knee Replacement Day If you have ever had surgery or contemplated it, you know that so much thought and emotion goes into the decision.  Even after you say “yes” you may have doubts.  My husband had to talk me though many tears – yes or “not now”.  I am all about doing […]

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Boston Knee Party – my visit to the ConforMIS knee manufacturing plant

I was invited to visit the ConforMIS knee manufacturing plant to see the process for taking a CT scan and turning it into a custom knee – with all the specialty jigs made just for one knee.  Fascinating! I will let these videos speak for them selves.  There  are several videos – take the tour! […]

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Interview with Dr. Michael Thorpe: Questions about Knees

Dr. Thorpe and I have known each other for 32 years starting with my 3rd surgery – the femoral osteotomy when I was 34 years old. Since then were 5 more surgeries on my left knee and 2 on my right. Sooo you could say he knows my knees. He was very gracious to say […]

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Train like an athlete for your knee replacement (or to avoid one!)

You don’t have to be a competitive athlete to train like one.  You just have to want the results of preparing your body for the event – in this case the event is a knee replacement.  The good news is that your training may even help you avoid a knee replacement and enjoy life for […]

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