Healthy Knees Blog

Total Knee Replacement before & after pictures + what it's like 6 weeks later

Dec 21, 2017

My 6 Week Visit with Dr. Thorpe

"6 Weeks" is the party line for recovery after a total knee replacement.  The reality?  There is still a...

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Week 6 Post Op: 2 big reasons why "Less is More" and the PT smackdown

Dec 21, 2017

Whoa there, not so fast.

There are TWO big reasons to not do too much too soon:  PAIN & SWELLING

Having a new knee is a whole new...

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Week 5 Post-op Knee Replacement: When Good Enough is NOT

Dec 14, 2017

On the whole, every week it gets a little better.  In fact, this last week, there were times where I did not think about my knee AT ALL! ...

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Week 4 Post Op Knee Replacement - a plateau

Dec 07, 2017

By all measures, me and my knee are coming along.  My biggest challenge this week is that I'm returning to more of a regular pattern of life...

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Week 3 Post Op Knee Replacement

Dec 02, 2017

A return to the land of the living...

I'm feeling like I'm coming out of the fog and that I can start to make a return to regular life.

I returned...

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Week 2 Post Knee Replacement Surgery

Nov 25, 2017

Week 2 Post-Op

I won’t recount each day (because its all a blur of walking a little, icing a lot, and doing my PT exercises), but I’ll...

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My first week after Knee Replacement Surgery

Nov 15, 2017

Week 1 – Post Knee Replacement Surgery

I do not want to dissuade anyone who has decided upon or is considering knee replacement surgery, but...

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Surgery day- warning there are some graphic pictures/videos

Nov 11, 2017

November 9, 2017

Knee Replacement Day

If you have ever had surgery or contemplated it, you know that so much thought and emotion goes into the...

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Boston Knee Party - my visit to the ConforMIS knee manufacturing plant

Nov 06, 2017

I was invited to visit the ConforMIS knee manufacturing plant to see the process for taking a CT scan and turning it into a custom knee - with all...

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Interview with Dr. Michael Thorpe: Questions about Knees

Oct 31, 2017

Dr. Thorpe and I have known each other for 32 years starting with my 3rd surgery - the femoral osteotomy when I was 34 years old. Since then were 5...

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