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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoe Girl View Post
    ice water machine? That sounds interesting. heal up!
    These are the best invention. There is a pad that goes on your surgical site (I have it inside a folded flannel pillowcase). Then there is a small cooler I have 3 frozen 16 ounce water bottles (yes I actually bought 6 water bottles). Then fill with water. It circulates through the pad. So much better than ice packs.

    https://www.amazon.com/Ossur-Cold-Ru...TF8&s=hpc&th=1

    We use them on: hip, knee, shoulder and back surgeries. It really decreases the need for pain meds.

    Iris Lily: I had a knee replacement

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    Good luck and hang in there with all the P.T. It really pays off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CathyA View Post
    Good luck and hang in there with all the P.T. It really pays off.
    I think what helps the most is the "preop PT". Getting those muscles in good shape and lots of stretching. I was at full extension just 2hours after getting to my room. This is usually the goal of the 1st 2 weeks. and I'm already at 110d flexion..

    Pain is minimal-much less than I expected. This too may be because of my preop work.

    I suppose my boredom is earned

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    wishing you wellness, it sounds like you are on the right path!

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    I hope you're up and around soon!

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