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On the way to recovery

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  1. 2500 HD

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    Just got home yesterday afternoon from Knee replacement surgery. Went in tuesday morning. The inside of my knee was like brand new and the outside was wore through to the bone. he just replaced the outside (lateral) top and bottom and so far so good. Alot of swelling but it feels good to walk on it again. Doc felt good about the procedure, it will buy me time until a full replacement next time. (39 yrs old). I'm working it every little while to keep it from setting up. any advice for a quick recoverery would be great. Thanks ken.
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    Good Luck.
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    Hope it all works out good, they've come a long ways in joint replacement, I've got a few buddies that have had both knees and hips replaced

    Wish I could get my spine replaced, it shot
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    Follow the Dr's orders and listen to your PT. Do not over do it but keep it moving.
  5. 2500 HD

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    Thanks Bruce. I been trying to keep it moving, but boy it is tough after you wake up to get things loosened up again. Toughest is getting the leg back straight. I am finding out if I do the pt execises in order the best I remember (go back on monday) that I can get it moving again.
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    They do stiffen up don't they, kinda like they put some viagra in there when they closed it up. lol
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    Hi Ken, hope that knee thing is going well. I had arthascoptic surgery on my knee due to a torn miniscus a couple of years ago but it's bad again and just dreaded going back to the doctors but know I need to. Hope you got to shoot the 410 before the surgery. Good luck. Jackie B.
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    Thanks Jackie. I didn't get to shoot it yet, but I look forward too. The snow was just deep enough that I didn't want to loose those precious little hulls. LOL. The knee isn't too bad, but keeping it moving is deffinately the key, sure gets tight after you wake up from sleeping.
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    2500HD,

    I just had a total knee replacement 3 weeks ago. I like you find the straightening of the leg to be the worst. They gave me an extendanator to push the leg back straight. Just a rack to put your leg in, heal propped up, butt on the floor allowing room to push the leg down in the joint of the knee. A blood pressure cup wrapped used over the knee and attached to the frame of the rack allows you to push it down by pumping it up. Hold for as long as you can stand it, then release. Another approach is to use weights over the knee and let gravity push it down. either way works well.

    Best of luck, hope you are able to get back to shooting soon.

    Dennis
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