I am back to all pre knee problem activities and it has only been 7 months.
Had total knee replacement in May 2016 with Dr. Daly’s team (came down from Alaska to have it done at Summit). Went off without a hitch and just wanted to share that it has been a life changer. I just finished taking the stairs to the 14th floor of our hotel (31st anniversary). This would have never happened before TKR. I am back to all pre knee problem activities and it has only been 7 months. This includes 5-6 mile hiking on mountain trails and hunting in the Alaska woods for many hours and many miles. If you are considering having this done I have 2 pieces of advice: first, just do it you will not regret it and second: do the physical therapy as directed following the procedure. It is really only super tough the first few days but makes all the difference. I know folks who took the easy way out and their result was nowhere near as good. Happy Holidays to all the awesome folks at Summit and particularly Dr. Daly’s team!
Summit hand therapist Jared Venier, OTR/L, shares some snow-shoveling tips to help you protect your hands and wrists.