Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Knee Replacement Surgery

This past weekend I was at an event with my mother (double knee replacement 10 months ago) and my cousin (single knee replacement 6 weeks ago). I was amazed at how well my cousin was getting around after just six weeks. My mother, who could barely walk prior to her double knee replacement, is bemoaning the fact that she isn't back to her 40-year-old knees (do you think she is expecting too much?!) but she is getting along quite well. I expect her to be back on a pair of skies this winter. Prevention is the best medicine but if your knees have gotten to a point where recovery without surgical intervention is not possible, look into knee replacement.