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Offline rissmal

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How to avoid TKR
« on: September 03, 2011, 12:17:06 PM »
At 58, I have been told by 2 doctors that I need a TKR (bone on bone). I would like to avoid surgery at all costs. Are there suggestions for specific exercises for this purpose?
My knee does buckle, collapse, go out.
I do wear a brace and use ice religiously.
I am able to use my elliptical.
I am not afraid of surgery, but of possibly being worse off afterwards than I am now.

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Re: How to avoid TKR
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2011, 02:38:52 AM »
Maybe there is a way to delay the TKR but maybe no method to completely take away the need for it if you have a bone on bone situation.. You can try hydrotherapy (walking in a swimming pool, etc) and see if it provides relief.. Other people here can provide more suggestions I think..
Have had tilted kneecaps for many years, and occasional patellar tendinitis.