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post #5 of Old 03-11-2013
bobnpaula
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Re: Knee Replacement

My sister was an active 50-something, triple black diamond skier and blew out her ACL. The choice was to live gingerly and not be as active, or replace it. She is now back to doing everything she did, if not better. But, as mentioned, post-op rehab and physical therapy is the key. I have known many 60-somethings who've done TKR and are all glad they did it.(I'm a nurse, with lots of patients in this category) The rehab can be painful and tedious, but if you are determined, you will end up more agile and active than you are now. Find a good surgeon, with lots of experience and a good track record. Good luck!
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