Anyone gardening with knee replacements?

Linda RossMarch 28, 2008

I have not been able to garden like I have in the past so now I get my "new" knees. I am scheduled for bilateral knee replacement in another week and wondered if anyone has had knees replaced and kept gardening? What little tricks to you have to make it easier? I can't wait to be able to move and bend again.

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sundog7(7)

Good luck on your knee replacements; I hope everything goes perfectly.

I still have my old, arthritic knees, so I can't help you with any tips about new knees. But I do have replaced hips and I know it takes a while to get back to anything near normal with gardening after major surgery. Knees are more complicated than hips. Follow your doctor and physical therapist's advice about when to get back to gardening. They know your situation better than anyone. Physical therapists are great when it comes to ideas about how to do something.

    Bookmark   March 30, 2008 at 11:03AM
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terramadre

mollie,
You may want to check out the

Here is a link that might be useful: Accessible Gardening Forum

    Bookmark   March 30, 2008 at 4:08PM
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stoner51(z8 AL)

I don't see why you can't. You should get about 90 in flexion and full extension. May take about 3-6 months before you get there.

    Bookmark   April 14, 2008 at 9:17PM
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