Had bilateralTKR on Feb 6, a little over 6 weeks ago. Coming along pretty well. I can go up and down stairs pretty well, back to driving, and walk around without any cane or crutches. I still have swelling of both knees after I’ve done some activity but ice and elevation help. I also use compression sleeves on both knees for large parts of the day which helps stability. Off almost all pain meds except for a couple ibuprofen once in a while during the day. I do take two Tylenol PM at night since about a week ago and have been getting much improved sleep at night. Both knees still feel tight and swell which is unpleasant. Overall I think I am doing really well with 120 degrees of flex in right knee and 115 degrees in left. Can also straighten both to about 0 degrees which makes my PT very happy. Can’t wait for both knees to feel “normal ” again.
Where is everyone? Shame people don’t keep up with their news isn’t it? I wanted to ask everyone how long was it before they couldn’t feel the two new parts of their knees, I am at 3 1/2 months and can still feel mine.
I am at 4 months post total right knee replacement. I am doing well, but what they say is so true. It does take 6 months to a year to totally heal. New bone has to grow around the parts than extend down and up into the bones. This does not happen over night, I have found. I have good ROM now, but still have the stiffness if I don’t rest often. Still have a catchy pain at times when moving the knee after sitting for awhile. I no longer have to prop my leg when sitting. Finally have been able to stop using the ice as the swelling is gone. I am 73 so I can afford to rest when I need to. I am still very active and healthy. Patience is the word to put at the top of the list after a surgery of this kind. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you that just had surgery. The surgery is a piece of cake, its the long long recovery and the physical therapy that is the pits. But it is well worth it in the long run.
I hadr TKR on August 7, 2012. I am still in pain and basically have no pep! My bending is 105 but I need to work on my straightening of the knee. I know icing is supposed to be good but when I ice my knee I get a cramping feeling in my calf. I dread the nights as I have not had a full night’s sleep since before my surgery. I wake up every 2 hrs or so with pain and stiffness in my knee. It feels like circulation is being cut off in different parts of my leg. I am still taking pain meds 1 every 4-6 hours.
A Twisty Cat will have relied on its hind legs since kittenhood hence these will have grown stronger. The same extra-strong hind legs would be seen if the kitten's forelegs were deformed through birth accident rather than genetic mutation. In genetic mutations, the gene(s) affected have all sorts of visible and invisible effects (there is not a one-gene-one-trait correlation) and it is though unlikely, that some of the gene's effects will compensate for its other effects. However, it is more often the case that all of the genetic effects will be detrimental - throwing one part of a delicately balanced machine out of balance has a detrimental knock-on effect on other parts of that machine. Genes give cats the to develop in a certain way, the environment hones how the cat actually develops.
A deaf-blind cat can never have unsupervised access to outdoors or to unfamiliar or hazardous parts of your home. Make sure it knows exactly where to find its food and also litter tray otherwise accidents will ensue. Such cats, if cared for well, gain plenty of enjoyment through their senses of smell and touch.
Total Hip Replacement (THR) procedure replaces all or part of the hip joint with an artificial device (prosthesis) to eliminate pain and restore joint movement.
Alternatively, in cases where the employee has a permanent impairment to one of the parts of the body listed below and is unable to earn wages as great as before the injury, the employee may choose to receive benefits for two-thirds (2/3) of the wage difference for a period not to exceed 300 weeks from the date of injury rather than receiving benefits for a set period based on the permanent impairment.
The weight-bearing prosthetic pegs (from hock to ankle) are known asintraosseous transcutaneous amputation prosthetics (ITAPs) and weredeveloped by a team from University College London led by ProfessorGordon Blunn, head of UCL's Centre for Biomedical Engineering. Itinvolves implanting a piece of titanium metal and a flange into whichbone and skin grows. The titanium implant attaches to the bone at thepoint of amputation and sticks out through the skin which moulds aroundit, mimicking the way a deer's skin and fur moulds around antlers. Theresult resembles a lower leg bone in the way it moves. Once these hadhealed fully, rubber paws were attached. These were later replaced byrubber and metal paws (thoughtfully covered in black tape to matchOscar's colour!) and Oscar was up and moving as soon as the sedativewore off. Oscar was soon walking, running and jumping like a normal catand will return to Jersey when vets are satisfied with hisrehabilitation and his treatment is complete. His access to outdoorswill have to be supervised in future because the prosthetic paws lacksensation or claws. Four pairs of longer lasting prosthetic paws hadhad to be made as active Oscar wore through the first set in weeks!
In June 2010, the BBC TV documentary "The Bionic Vet" reported the caseof a black cat called Oscar (nicknamed the bionic cat) that had bothlower hind legs replaced by prosthetic limbs. Oscar's back legs hadbeen severed by a combine harvester in October 2009. The prostheticswere custom-made implants that mimic the way deer antler bone growsthrough skin. Padded feet are then attached to those prostheticimplants. The pioneering operation was carried out by Surrey-based vetNoel Fitzpatrick and uses biological and engineering technology thatwill be applied to some human amputees.
In March 2005, a one year old two-legged cat got a prosthetic limb. George Bailey (Raleigh, North Carolina, USA) had two good front legs, but had to drag his stumps behind him. In a pioneering two hour operation, surgeons at North Carolina State University drilled into his right tibia and fastened a custom-made prosthetic leg in place using titanium screws. It is hoped that George Bailey's leg bone will grows over the prosthesis and that he will be able to use his spring steel foot within six weeks. Prior to the surgery, which cost thousands of dollars, owner Al Simmons had unsuccessfully ried home-made prosthetics using crutch tips and furniture tips held in place using Velcro (it was not reported whether they had tried a wheelchair to support the hind legs). It is claimed that George Bailey is the first cat to be fitted with a prosthesis and while he is the first cat to get a high-tech limb, he is not the first cat to get an artificial limb. In the 1950s, Elmer Davis reported the case of a cat in Maine which had lost a foreleg leg in a trap. His owner fitted him with a wooden peg which the cat apparently tolerated. Not only did the cat walk on his wooden leg, when the cat caught a rat he beat it insensible with the wooden leg.
In the Classic version of the partial foot prosthesis, the toes are modelled on your healthy foot for an exact match. In addition, different colours are used for your various skin regions. You can also choose between silicone and acrylic toenails – the latter allowing you to keep up with changing fashions in nail polish.