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Submit an Entry: I Wish I Knew Before Knee Replacement...

By Caryl

Updated October 12, 2010

What Made You Decide to Have Knee Replacement?

Unsuccessful arthroscopic surgery.

What Were You Not Prepared For?

The callous attitude of some surgeons . One surgeon looked at me and said, "You are too old for knee replacement surgery." I am not. Another said that I had arthritis and to learn to live with it. This is unacceptable to me!

Lessons Learned

  • Research any prospective surgeon. Do your homework. I ended up with a marvelous orthopedic surgeon and therapists and walked out of the rehab hospital ten days later without even using a cane! Also, do your exercises. It pays off!
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