The knee on the left was replaced 6 years ago and the one on the right was replaced 5 years ago. Different surgeons, different outcomes, different scars. The left knee never was quite right. I found out 3 years ago that the appliance itself was broken. So...
Tuesday, I had my left knee replacement revision surgery. Everything went well; he replaced only the tibial portion and that will be much better in terms of recovery. Dr. Carter said it came right off in his hand. I'm thinking that means I picked a good time to go on and get it done.
Since then, I've been pleasantly surprised at the recovery thus far. I've had a bandage on that has a date on it, sort of like do not open before Christmas.
I'm already weaning off the pain meds and haven't had stabbing pain like with the other two; it's been more of an ache. I'm using the continuous passive motion machine a couple hours a day and have it up to 84° at first measurement by the PT the other day.
There's a lot more work to do, but I think I'm up to the task. I will see the PT tomorrow and we'll probably do some more exercises. I suspect I'll be going to outpatient PT in no time.