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Thu Mar 21, 2019, 03:53 PM

23. Oh - meniscus is harder to heal from than knee replacement

I had my left medial meniscus removed in 2001, the right in 2007. Both times I was in braces for three months - PITA.

With the knee replacements (two separate operations in 2012), no braces, walking right away, and less pain. The most irritating part was the machine to flex the knee for three hours a day. The first time around they woke me up at 4 AM to put me on the machine, took it off for breakfast, and I went about my day. But since my best sleep time is from 4 AM to noon, that really screwed up my sleep cycles. Second time around I made them do it as soon as I was done with PT in the afternoon. That way I got my sleep and was much happier.

With the meniscus I used a walker since I had one (tip: look for used ones on Craigslist or at thrift shops) for a bit but not long. Same for the knee replacements - a walker for a bit. Mostly I used it to warn people to not get in my way when I was shopping, and to justify my handicap permit hanger.

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