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Old 03-25-2011, 12:11 AM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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Hi there,

My Mom's 66 and has COPD and diabetes. She needs a left knee replacement. Has anyone had this done with similar health conditions or knows anyone who has? Was the outcome a good one I hope? How did it go and what happened during and afterward?

Thank you so much for any advice you could give. I'm just so worried and don't want my Mom to end up in a wheelchair. She is also head of household as she takes care of my stepfather who has dementia and is unable to drive. Ughhh.

Thanks again and take good care!
Diane
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Old 03-25-2011, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Carson City, NV
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Hi,

My husband is 74, he had full knee replacement when he was 70. He has had diabetes for 10 years now. He came through the surgery just fine. No repercussions from the diabetes. The healing was very clean with no infection.

Have you talked to your mom's doctor concerning your fears? Will she be having full or partial knee replacement? Good luck to you both.

Linda
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Old 05-26-2011, 10:15 AM
 
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I have COPD and had tkr on right knee Oct 09. No problems with breathing. Dr. used an iv drug that wasn't an anesthetic to do the surgery.
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Old 05-29-2011, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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Have you talked to your mom's doctor concerning your fears? Will she be having full or partial knee replacement? Good luck to you both.

Linda
Surgeries varies so much from person to person that the ONLY person to give you valid info is your mom's doctor. No one else can........
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