I’ve had both knees, both hips, a shoulder and an elbow. Getting the other elbow done soon. Follow your Dr.’s instructions like religion. Rehab your ass off and don’t be afraid to push yourself. I’m an auto mechanic and I never missed more than a week of work. Only thing I’ve had problems with is the elbow due to Dr. screw up. Knees and hips were the best thing I ever did. I’m still climbing trees and dragging deer. As long as the Dr. does his job, the most important thing for you to do is have the right attitude.
You are my idol. I had both knees, both shoulder and some back issues but no hips, thank god. Like 06roadking said, listen to your doctor and keep pushing.
Hi Guy, the trick is finding the right doctor, do some checking, I had mine done four years ago and still as nuch pain as I had before, I hace since found five others that used the same doctor and they all have lots of pain still, but I know a few others that had
One of my assistant managers is 300+ also. He also has underlying other medical issues that makes him high risk for surgeries but he had both knees done and is doing well. No knee pain. But he never lost any weight and he ended up needing surgery on his feet and toes because of carrying that extra weight. Doc thinks he may have been over compensating for his knees causing the damage to his feet/toes. I also have several customers who have had knees done and are doing well. One is still rehabbing but is up there in age and not recovering as quick as others have. Good luck. Let us know how you make out.
well guys thanks for all your input went to new orthopedic today and got some good news right knee little arthritis might need a partial knee in a year or two injections for now left knee that I just had done in august of 2019 knee joint gap is great no arthritis but first doctor might have missed a second meniscus tear. and have to see a vascular doctor having swelling in lower legs but nothing serious so thanks for all your support