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How my life changed after a knee prosthesis

Experiences of a 55 year old patient after total knee prosthesis. She was operated by RPA Janssen, MD at Máxima Medical Center Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

I have struggled with knee osteoarthritis for years. It all started with a ruptured meniscus. The pain increased progressively with cartilage loss in both knees. I could no longer walk without pain, sometimes not even bend my knee. I needed help to get in and out of my car. A short walk (500 meters) or shopping was no longer possible. I used considerable amounts of pain medication and somebody advised glucosamine. I visited orthopaedic doctors who gave injections and told me that I was too young for surgery. Finally, dr Janssen recommended surgery of the knee: a knee prosthesis. 
The operation was 100, no 1000% less troublesome than I expected. Surgery on monday, back home on thursday evening. This was because I was quite able to walk on crutches. Unbelievable, no more pain and my crooked leg was straight again. I walked with 2 crutches for 6 weeks (sometimes in my house with 1 or without crutches). After 4 months of rehabilitation, of which 2 months were very intense training, I can walk normally again. I walk through the forest and city for 2-3 hours without pain. Surprisingly, replacement of my knee has really improved my walking; my other osteoarthritic knee feels less painful. I feel that surgery of the other knee may still be postponed for some years.


RPA Janssen, MD PhD 
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedic Associates Eindhoven Greater Area
Orthopedic Center Máxima
Máxima Medical Center (MMC)

Visiting adress MMC Eindhoven:
Ds. Th. Fliednerstraat 1
Ingang Zuid
5631 BM  Eindhoven
The Netherlands 
(outpatient clinic and surgery)

Visiting adress MMC Veldhoven:
De Run 4600
5504 DB  Veldhoven
The Netherlands
(Outpatient clinic)

Mail adress:
Postbus 90052
5600 PD  Eindhoven
The Netherlands

Tel. 0031 (0)40 88 88 600
(Call center Orthopedie)

Fax: 0031 (0)40 88 85 938
www.rpajanssen.com 

Links:
Orthopaedic Associates Eindhoven Greater Area
Máxima Medical Center
Orthopaedic Center Máxima
 

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