Jay D. on Healthgrades
a year ago
03/10/2020, 05:19 AM
I had my left knee replaced on January 31, 2019. It was my 6th major surgery on that knee. My 5th surgery was 47 years ago when I was 22; my first at 15 in high school. All surgeries were to correct athletic injuries. Clumsy? No doubt.
My friends have been telling me for years to get a replacement and that I will wish I had had it earlier. BS, I thought. I've rehabbed 5 times from era surgeries that had me in a rigged cast from the top of my thigh to my ankle for 8-12 weeks. Those past rehabs were brutal. Atrophy made the first month just forcing my knee to bend enough to sit in a chair without my leg sticking out in the aisle, very painful. The old Rehab was 4-6 mos before I could walk normal.
My wife is a working surgery RN and made the effort to find out the best orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Shelby Carter was the name that kept coming up. Research was worth the effort. 60 days after surgery I was 100%. My rehab this time was easy and fast. I wish I had it done years ago, NO BS!