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    NOT HAPPY!!
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    peadnut2u posted:
    Snapped patella Well, I was doing GREAT until last Thursday....My bilateral TKR was 2/17/14 and it went great!! No walker, no... Posted by peadnut2u Well, I was doing GREAT until last Thursday....My bilateral TKR was 2/17/14 and it went great!! No walker, no cane, walking better than before surgery and NO ARTHRITIC PAIN!!. Then Thursday happened... I got in our truck as usual and as I was pulling myself in (not twisting my knee at all) I felt a pop and it hurt, I though t pulled a muscle!!! NOOO...My patella snapped in two pieces. No wonder my knee hurt whenever I tried to walk.. Went to my surgeon's office today and he asked me what I bumped it on or if I was in a car accident. I told him "no". He took an x-ray and went uh oh!! Said I needed to use my brace and he set me up for Monday to go in and wire it together. He told me recovery would be a little tougher and another 6 weeks with 5 weeks outpatient therapy. I have been sobbing since last Thursday before I knew what it was and I have been very upset since I found out what it was earlier today!! I WAS DOING SO WELL!!! Man, this has really brought me down....
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    atti_editor responded:
    Hi peadnut2u,

    I am sorry that this happened to you and that you are experiencing such a setback after doing so well! How did everything go yesterday? I hope that are able to recover just as well as last time, and that you are up and walking without a walker in no time. If you need any support we are here!

    Best wishes,
    Atti


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