Tuesday, October 26, 2010

My Brother

We stopped to see my brother today. He is in a care center having physical therapy. He had his left knee replaced and is having quite a time with it. I guess the doctor's decided that they would do knee replacements in two ways now instead of one. In the old way, they stretch the cartilage apart and work on the bone and install the knee. The new way they cut the cartilage and do the work, put in the knee and then sew the cartilage back together. My brother has found that it takes a very long time for that cartilage to heal back together and after 4 weeks he still can't put weight on his leg without a brace. The brace is very uncomfortable and has to be on all the time except during therapy. I hope they rethink that type of surgery and don't cut any more cartilage on people unless they are much younger than my brother. And then I am not sure it will work well.

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Kath(MFS) said...
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leeshinyoung said...
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