Rather than just disappear for a week or so, I’ve decided to let you know in advance that I’m having a knee replacement surgery done in a few days. Hopefully it won’t be long before I can at least sit at my computer again.
Here are a few photos that show some of the aspects of the surgery. And, yeah, no more strolling through the scanning machines!
“Knee replacement surgery can be performed as a partial or a total knee replacement. In general, the surgery consists of replacing the diseased or damaged joint surfaces of the knee with metal and plastic components shaped to allow continued motion of the knee.”
“The operation typically involves substantial postoperative pain, and includes vigorous physical rehabilitation. The recovery period may be 6 weeks or longer and may involve the use of mobility aids (e.g. walking frames, canes, crutches) to enable the patient’s return to preoperative mobility.”