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One done today, other in 3 or 4 months time. Might be able to do a few more walks next year!

posted on 11/06/2019 by Walking On

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Glyn2   on 08/06/19 @ 1:17 said:

Yay!

Highpeakman   on 08/06/19 @ 9:36 said:

Oooooo Dave, that looks painful!!!! Good look with your recovery mate!!!! Study them maps for some good 'off piste' routes!!! Will see you soon on a weekday wander!!!

Walking On   on 08/06/19 @ 10:36 said:

For those who don't know me, it's a knee replacement not an accident. All going to plan so far. Hope to be posting walks again next year.

M1960   on 08/06/19 @ 13:38 said:

Congratulations, and I wish you a speedy recovery! I had partial replacements (medial resurfacing) and patella osteophytectomies in 2014 (the left knee in April and the right knee in June). It was a third opinion who offered me partial, rather than total, replacements, and from what he said afterwards, I think my knees were probably at about the limit of feasibility for partial replacements due to the difficulty he had pulling my legs into realignment to insert the plastic bearings. Anyway, they have been very successful, although I was strongly advised not to run, which is a pity as road running was my main hobby. I'll upload 'before and after' X-rays in case they are of interest.

catwalker   on 08/06/19 @ 20:41 said:

Brave Dave! Hang in there mate, so worth it! My stepdad had both done (1 week apart - bizarre - down in Cornwall). It was very tough at the time but he kept up with the exercises and now reaping the rewards of no pain and great mobility!

M1960   on 08/06/19 @ 21:54 said:

Yes, one week apart sounds a bit strange. Some people have them done together, which would have been my preference, but my surgeon wasn't in favour of this – he said it's like hitting yourself round both sides of the head at the same time and, particularly in view of my medical history, he felt the risk with a longer anaesthetic was greater than with two shorter ones. He said he would normally leave three months between the operations, but he did my second one sooner because I had made a quick recovery, he was going abroad for a conference, and he was concerned that if he left it much longer and it got much worse then he would have to carry out a total replacement.

iansmyname.....orisitjohn?   on 09/06/19 @ 19:16 said:

Hi Dave. We met in 2016 on Steeve's Langdale invite and you were struggling with your knees then. Hope your surgery and recovery are 100% successful. Recovery is hard work and looking forward to your invites. Best wishes, Ian .

M1960   on 09/06/19 @ 21:05 said:

I was there for some of the days on the 2016 Langdale invite (struggling badly with the descents , although that was due to thighs and feet rather than knees) – sorry that I don't remember you Dave.

Happyfeet   on 10/06/19 @ 9:37 said:

Nice leg pulling details M1960 . Looking good Dave, get well soon and happy exercising! x

M1960   on 10/06/19 @ 14:51 said:

Happyfeet: I was quite bow-legged (varus malalignment) before the surgery, and partial replacements are technically more difficult than total replacements.

Happyfeet   on 10/06/19 @ 20:03 said:

Glad they managed to sort you out M1960, i know it’s not an op to undertake lightly, just happy to see Dave in good spirits and on the mend

M1960   on 10/06/19 @ 21:43 said:

Happyfeet: I'm certainly glad that I had mine done , and it's obviously good to know that Dave's operation has gone well . I wasn't trying to put anyone off - for anyone thinking about knee replacement, I was really trying to point out that if their X-rays are no worse than mine, then partial replacement might be a possibility. The main advantage of partial replacement over total replacement (to my way of thinking at least) is that the result is more like a normal, natural knee (but there are disadvantages too).

Miss T   on 10/06/19 @ 22:23 said:

Good luck and all the best with your recovery Dave
Take care,
T.x

Camino Queen   on 12/06/19 @ 13:35 said:

Oh poor you. Keep smiling as you always do..... Get better soon although I know you have some pain barriers to get through

Janhk   on 12/06/19 @ 17:36 said:

Really hope this lets you carry on walking for many more miles. All best wishes for a speedy recovery

jo_jo   on 13/06/19 @ 9:54 said:

I know you have suffered for some time with your knees Dave, so here’s to wishing you a rapid recovery and to seeing you out and about soon. Best wishes x

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