My Bilateral Knee Replacement: A Personal Story

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My Bilateral Knee Replacement provides what most doctors can't—an honest, candid, caring and personal account about what a knee replacement really entails. The pain, the surgery and the recuperation period. For all of you anticipating this knee replacement surgery, this is a must-read. Your surgeon will advise you of the medical effects of the surgery, but no one prepares you for the emotional side effects. Knee replacement surgery is routine but frightening. There is a tremendous amount of pain involved, but ...
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Overview

My Bilateral Knee Replacement provides what most doctors can't—an honest, candid, caring and personal account about what a knee replacement really entails. The pain, the surgery and the recuperation period. For all of you anticipating this knee replacement surgery, this is a must-read. Your surgeon will advise you of the medical effects of the surgery, but no one prepares you for the emotional side effects. Knee replacement surgery is routine but frightening. There is a tremendous amount of pain involved, but also a tremendous amount of joy after it is complete. Please read with the confidence that this is one of the best decisions you will make.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780595192199
  • Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/15/2001
  • Pages: 108
  • Sales rank: 728,463
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Introduction xi
Chapter 1 The Pain 1
Chapter 2 The Knee 5
Chapter 3 My background 11
Chapter 4 The Surgery 19
Chapter 5 The Surgical Procedure 31
Chapter 6 Care Immediately Following Surgery 35
Chapter 7 Day 2 41
Chapter 8 Day 3 51
Chapter 9 The Last Days in the Hospital 57
Chapter 10 Rehabilitation 61
Chapter 11 Going Home 69
Chapter 12 Complications 79
Chapter 13 On My Own 87
Chapter 14 Afterthoughts 91
About the Author 93
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