Blood loss happens during surgery. Not much you can do about that. My blood was recycled so I didn't have to donate ahead of time. They put a drain in my wound, the blood went into some kind of machine and when I needed it they pumped it back into me.View Thread
I don't know of any knee replacements that are made of steel. Most are either titanium or oxinium.
I would not agree to any knee replacement that was done as out-patient surgery. The pain is immense, not to mention the risk of infection and the need of physical therapy right away. So many things can go wrong that really require staying at the hospital. Don't do it.View Thread
What's an HA injection? If you're talking about an injection that goes in a joint then an orthopedic surgeon is the best one to give it in my opinion. They do that sort of thing all day. Primary care doctors might give 2-3 a week if that. If you're not talking about a joint injection then I have no clue.View Thread
I don't quite understand what you're asking. You say you don't "feel the knee the same way". What does that mean? You feel pain? You feel nothing? If it's numb then yes, that is something that can happen after surgery. Sometimes feeling comes back, sometimes not. There's no way to predict and nothing you can do about it anyway. There are parts of my knee that I haven't been able to feel in 40 years. Other parts the feeling came back.View Thread
You should see another doctor that is willing to help you. There is new technology in joint replacements and some are supposed to last 30 years, Not all doctors believe you have to wait until some magic age to have a replacement. It's a quality of life issue.View Thread
You can't be diagnosed over the internet. It sounds like you have a serious problem and you need to see an orthopedic surgeon and probably get an MRI. Only after you get a diagnosis will you know what kind of problem you're facing and what will need to be done.View Thread
It's hard to sleep, period, after a TKR. That is just something you'll have to deal with. I personally wouldn't go out and buy a new chair. You're going to need to keep your leg elevated much of the time so make sure you have plenty of pillows. You'll also probably have a CPM which would be hard to put on a recliner.
Otherwise, get something to raise your toilet seat. Getting up can be very difficult. You'll also want something to sit on in the shower. Make sure you clear pathways in your house for crutches or a walker. You may also want a bedside commode.View Thread
Personally, I think you'd be better off doing something that is easier on your knees like biking or swimming. My doctor always told me that if it hurts then you're hurting it, meaning don't do anything that made my knee hurt more. Biking prolonged the life of my knee.View Thread