Category Archives: Knee Replacement Recovery

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I Have My Father To “Blame” For The Knee Replacement Adult Cartoon Coloring Book

It All Started With The Three Stooges He was a regular watcher of “The Three Stooges”, a man who appreciated humor and who no doubt would have laughed when the organist much to her horror, inadvertently triggered some sexy Latin beat during the middle of his funeral. So then it was only natural that I…

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Use Your Brain And Go With Your Gut In Knee Replacement Protocol

Advice for  Knee Replacement Therapy Most readers know by now that I authored a book, available on Amazon, entitled; Fast Track Your Recovery From A Knee Replacement: How To Eliminate Pain and Pain Medicine The Fastest Way Possible. A recent reader suggested in a review that including a chapter on ways to “move on” if the…

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Preventing Muscle Loss in the Thigh After A Knee Replacement

After a Knee Replacement Research demonstrates that functional recovery peaks at 6 months after a knee replacement and that from then on, there is an acceleration of functional decline due to thigh weakness that outpaces normal aging and is not attributable to a lack of range of motion or pain. In other words, we normally lose…

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Knee Replacement Recovery Post Mortem

First of all, I am a big advocate of using the internet to enhance your knowledge of almost anything. I do however realize that all shared wisdom is not equal. There are two extremes when it comes to looking for information online pertaining to knee replacement recovery. You will either encounter marketing  speak (knee replacements…

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Want to Know Which Hospitals Have Higher Than Average Knee Replacement Complication Rates?

 Knee Replacement Complication Rates No one wants to be in the small percentage of people who have knee replacement complications after surgery. So anything that helps protect consumers is a good thing-right? Recently, CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) released data from 2009 through 2012 on readmissions within 30 days following knee replacement surgeries…

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Advice From a Seasoned Veteran of Two Knee Replacements

This is a post from Mike Cuthbert whose blog unfortunately is no longer active. It’s real advice for knee replacement recovery, funny and most importantly correct. Enjoy! I am undoubtedly not typical of a knee replacement patient but, having gone through the procedure twice in the past five years, I feel qualified to offer some…

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Common Medical School Wisdom Applied To Knee Replacement Recovery

Recently I ran across an article entitled, “4 Things I Learned in Medical Training That Still Apply Today.” You can read that article  here The wisdom is timeless and applicable to many settings.   The first principle discussed was … “Common things are common.” (The alternate version of this that might have more appeal to zoologists:…

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Knee Replacement Survey- Can You Or Someone You Know Help?

Announcing the 2nd Annual Knee Replacement Recovery Survey: If you or someone you know has had a knee replacement, please help us out and take the knee replacement recovery survey yourself or post it on your social media accounts so that others can see it. Honest feedback from patients who have had this done is…

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“Pre-habilitation” Lowers The Cost of Knee Replacement Rehabilitation

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The Mental Aspect of Total Knee Replacement Recovery

Does Your Mental Attitude Affect Your Total Knee Replacement Recovery? Common sense says, “Of course it does!” Here is an update on the research in this area. In the past, studies have shown that anxiety and depression preoperatively influence the outcomes of knee replacement recovery.  A recent study  looked at ‘catastrophizing,’ perceived injustice, fear of movement, and recovery expectancies  and total…

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