Knee surgery yesterday
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BOHUNTER09 24-Jan-20
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Spiral Horn 24-Jan-20
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HH 24-Jan-20
Bou'bound 24-Jan-20
keepemsharp 24-Jan-20
Bob H in NH 24-Jan-20
Screwball 24-Jan-20
dnovo 24-Jan-20
eBike John 25-Jan-20
Jasper 27-Jan-20
Mt. man 27-Jan-20
drycreek 27-Jan-20
Dale06 27-Jan-20
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Burt 27-Jan-20
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Screwball 27-Jan-20
Shug 27-Jan-20
BOHUNTER09 27-Jan-20
Stick 27-Jan-20
The last savage 30-Jan-20
BOHUNTER09 30-Jan-20
SteveBNY 31-Jan-20
Shawn 31-Jan-20
BOHUNTER09 05-Feb-20
SteveBNY 06-Feb-20
BOHUNTER09 06-Feb-20
elkmtngear 06-Feb-20
Jasper 06-Feb-20
keepemsharp 06-Feb-20
BOHUNTER09 06-Feb-20
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Shug 07-Feb-20
Bob H in NH 07-Feb-20
BOHUNTER09 07-Feb-20
BigOzzie 07-Feb-20
BOHUNTER09 07-Feb-20
BigOzzie 10-Feb-20
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eBike John 12-Feb-20
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MQQSE 12-Feb-20
Burt 12-Feb-20
BOHUNTER09 12-Feb-20
SteveBNY 13-Feb-20
crooked arrow 13-Feb-20
BOHUNTER09 13-Feb-20
KHNC 14-Feb-20
From: BOHUNTER09
24-Jan-20
I had a total knee replacement Thursday. Got only a little pain. Should be good to go for turkey season.

From: Russell
24-Jan-20
Congrats! Hope your recovery goes well.

From: BOHUNTER09
24-Jan-20
The hospital had a Joint camp a month ago. I did the exercises as prescribed

Really strengthened my muscles

From: Spiral Horn
24-Jan-20
The recent advances in orthopedic treatments are simply amazing. Had a friend who had both knees replaced when he was 78 years old, and was up and moving better than before in short order. I’ve had meniscus surgeries on both knees and was working out again about a month after.

All the best - while you’re laid up is a good time to re-examine hunting dreams/goals and research new gear.

From: lewis
24-Jan-20
Good luck had mine done in July all went pretty good did all my pt until last week I dislocated my knee the pain was excruciating.This is extremely rare but I figured out some way to do it.Hope all goes well.Lewis

From: HH
24-Jan-20
I carry my Ranger Elk Archery buddy for Meniscus surgery next week. Tough nut. He had 28 suguries during his 28yrs of service. Hoping it goes well. He already talking of humping the high country for elk in early 2020 sesson.

You should be good to go!

K

From: Bou'bound
24-Jan-20
Good luck

From: keepemsharp
24-Jan-20
76 here and I'm afraid I am looking at the same thing. I'm not an injured jock just having a hard time walking after sitting for awhile. Puts a cramp on heading out to call yotes this month.

From: Bob H in NH
24-Jan-20
No pain next day I am guessinga nerve block was used. GREAT things.

Had tkr oct of 18. After a month I was better than previous surgery. Went from wanting to throw up after a mile hike to hoofing 8 miles in the mountains paid free

From: Screwball
24-Jan-20
I'm 57 had mine done in the last 2 years. Best thing I have done and should have done it sooner.

From: dnovo
24-Jan-20
I had both knees done November 29, 2017. So much better. I get around the hills like I used to.

From: eBike John
25-Jan-20
Speedy recovery!

From: Jasper
27-Jan-20
Prayers for a speedy recovery Carl!

From: Mt. man
27-Jan-20
Heal up!

From: drycreek
27-Jan-20
Good luck in your recovery. So far only injections for me and I’m still pretty good for an old fat man.

From: Dale06
27-Jan-20
Brother had both done a few years back. Best money he ever spent. His advice, “ listen to your doc and do the rehab”. Good luck.

From: TwoDogs@work
27-Jan-20
I had my right knee replaced 2-19-18 and my left knee done 2-26-19 and I can now do things that I could not do for a couple of years prior to replacement. I turkey hunted both years without a problem. I did PT three times a day on days when I did go to therapy with the therapist. I like you did exercises prior to surgery and I believe it really helped. Do your therapy and you will be fine. Just do not do too much for a while.

From: Burt
27-Jan-20

From: jjs
27-Jan-20
Heading down the same path in Mar., put it off last yr to not miss the hunt but it did severely mess the hunt up. Bone on bone doesn’t work in rough terrain, had to end the hunt which really hurt more than if I just did it earlier, looking forward to get at it this fall.

From: Screwball
27-Jan-20
Bone on Bone just flat out hurts, all the time.

From: Shug
27-Jan-20
Get well...

From: BOHUNTER09
27-Jan-20
BobH there was a block. I’m going tomorrow for first physical therapy visit. Been doing some at home since surgery. I’m able to walk with cane right now. Knee is swollen but does not hurt. I’m loading up on pain meds before tomorrow’s session

From: Stick
27-Jan-20
Good Luck Pal...hope it heals up fast for you.

30-Jan-20
Had mine done last year, i was a miserable prick... changed me totally!!!! Now im jut a prick....jk. as said bone on bone is unbelievable... keep your quads strong, keeps everything tight n straight...

From: BOHUNTER09
30-Jan-20
I’m one week post op. Going for the third physical therapy session tomorrow. They say I’m ahead of schedule, but I will need to be patient. Pain has been controlled. Not sleeping very well.

From: SteveBNY
31-Jan-20
Had both done a year apart - Dec 16 and 17. Sleep took a few weeks to get regular, so take it when you can. Passive stretching several hours a day, lots of ice, and don't let the therapist's cause pain and/or swelling. I only did 3 pt visits with the 2nd knee because they were trying to force gains every visit when swelling was preventing it. Did my own without aggravating it and got 125 deg by week 6.

From: Shawn
31-Jan-20
Best of luck, you will be very happy in short order. I had a total shoulder replacement last April. I was back to shooting 60#s in 3 months. Do your PT and follow docs orders and you will be like a new man !! Shawn

From: BOHUNTER09
05-Feb-20

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Staples out today. Physical therapy says I’m doing great. I barely need the cane but will use it for a while

From: SteveBNY
06-Feb-20
Good to use the cane for balance for a bit especially if out in any wintry conditions.

From: BOHUNTER09
06-Feb-20
Steve. Yes things are slick out there. Did some balancing exercises today that showed me I am not ready to solo yet.

From: elkmtngear
06-Feb-20
Good deal! Hope you get some great mileage out of that new knee!

From: Jasper
06-Feb-20
Hope you’re back in the woods soon!

From: keepemsharp
06-Feb-20
Looking at this, is there a shelf life to this deal?

From: BOHUNTER09
06-Feb-20
Should be good for 20 years at least

From: TwoDogs@work
07-Feb-20
Keepemsharp: I had both my knees done there in Manhattan. I know I got along better than most of the people I know that have had replacement done elsewhere. If you decide to do yours I believe you have a very good option there in Manhattan. Let know if you have specific questions.

Lee

From: Shug
07-Feb-20
Get well

From: Bob H in NH
07-Feb-20
Shelf life on the replacement often comes down to the glue! The joint is solid, it's the glue and connection to the bone that will let you down if anything does.

Had mine done at 54, told I am good for life unless of unexpected. Also met with him over Christmas for the 1 year checkup, asked about carry loads on my back, he said that knee can handle more weight than any other part of me.

From: BOHUNTER09
07-Feb-20
I have not had the weight carrying discussion yet. I’m not looking to push the capacity. I’ve read that there are recommendations for 20-30 pounds.

From: BigOzzie
07-Feb-20
Appointment next week on the MRI that shows my meniscus tear. Small tear, but I have a floater (torn piece) in the knee that is causing pain. #1 daughter is a PT and she is chanting, no surgery, no surgery, she has seen too many of them and is not a fan. Dr. is saying we need to take it out it is like sand in a bearing it is going to cause more than just pain if we keep walking on it. I hope to compromise and have the chunk removed but not mess with the meniscus other than that.

oz

From: BOHUNTER09
07-Feb-20
I had a meniscus tear scoped 3 years ago. That was good for 2 years. If they can get that floater, you might get several more years. I’ve talked to lots of people with tkr. Only one regretted it. Keep the original as long as you can.

From: BigOzzie
10-Feb-20
thanks bohunter09 I will go in wed. and listen to the dr. then call #1 daughter and recite what I heard. I have several colleagues who have had repairs and them common theme is don't do it. So I am curious to piece it all together and see what I end up doing.

oz

From: Bob H in NH
10-Feb-20
Can 6a bring daughter with ya? Let her hear the damage and ask questions

From: eBike John
12-Feb-20
Bowhunter09, how's recovery going? hope you're getting on well.

From: BOHUNTER09
12-Feb-20
I’m getting along well. 3 weeks ago tomorrow was surgery. I can walk around the house without a cane. I’m using it when I go outside. Had more intense physical therapy Monday, but had more flexibility Tuesday with increased home work. Pain is decreasing daily. Back to physical therapy today. Therapist says I am ahead of schedule but I’m a little impatient.

From: BigOzzie
12-Feb-20
Bob sadly no She is on a trip to India working PT in orphanages for 6 weeks. So I will have to relay everything to her. My appointment today was canceled the Dr was going to be out today, so I am in waiting to see when I get another opportunity to go.

oz

From: MQQSE
12-Feb-20
Hope recovery goes well!

I just had my meniscus scoped a few hours ago. I’ll be 50 this year. Can’t wait to see how things feel down there.

From: Burt
12-Feb-20
Unfortunately knees (and shoulders) don't heal themselves from tears. Anymore it seems like a common issue that we are all getting older. It is true that recovery from a repair is slower and usually more painful than a replacement. Still, after a scope and few years now of injections quality of life with good mobilty is substantially better than hobbling on bad knees. Strongly encourage you to get the fix.

From: BOHUNTER09
12-Feb-20
MQQSE. Best of luck with your scope. You will recover pretty quickly from that. Hope it will buy you years of relief.

From: SteveBNY
13-Feb-20
I had meniscus repair done at 52. Flap removed and the tear cleaned up. Bought me 10 years before needing replacement - most of which was far better than the year before the repair.

13-Feb-20
Had total knee replacement in November 2016 and was hunting javelina in January, do your rehab religiously. Good luck

From: BOHUNTER09
13-Feb-20
Was able to climb stairs in normal manner today. Going down, not so much. I still have some difficulty getting a comfortable position to sleep

From: KHNC
14-Feb-20
Interestingly , i recently saw a commercial for a product called "Knee-Grow" lol. Glad to hear things are going well.

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