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hack my dad's new knee

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created October 05, 2012 at 3:37 PM

my dads getting a new knee in a few weeks and i was wondering if any of you paleohackers have experience with this. i'm gonna get him to drink bone broth a couple times a day and he'll most likely be supplementing with some glucosamine complex, vitamin c, and omega-3's. any other specific vitamins or minerals that would be beneficial? any other tips in general for getting through the surgery and recovery time?

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on October 06, 2012
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i didn't think of probiotics, thanks for the answer. from your experience did you ever find that doctors discouraged patients from supplementing on their own or were most people left to their own devices? reason i ask is i know my dad is gonna follow the docs orders to a t so if he has any problem with what i might suggest he do it prolly wont happen.

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awesome, thanks for the link.

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make sure his Vitamin D levels are good. more answers here http://paleohacks.com/questions/130480/hack-a-good-plan-for-pre-and-post-acl-reconstruction-surgery

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on October 05, 2012
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Probiotics--they are going to load him up with antibiotics.

Do whatever you can to bring him good homemade food in the hospital and rehab, because they will load him with lots of sugar and grain carbs and PUFAs. If he has any weight issues, diabetes, or pre-diabetes it's even worse--they'll give him more grains with little or no fat.

I am retired now, but I worked as an occupational therapist with lots of people with joint replacement. I always think of it as a "good surgery" because people are in SO much pain and discomfort before they have the surgery. Most of that horrible bone on bone pain is gone, and while there's still surgical pain, it's usually much more bearable than what they've been suffering for so long. Most people do very well with hip and knee joint replacements and are quickly back on their feet.

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i didn't think of probiotics, thanks for the answer. from your experience did you ever find that doctors discouraged patients from supplementing on their own or were most people left to their own devices? reason i ask is i know my dad is gonna follow the docs orders to a t so if he has any problem with what i might suggest he do it prolly wont happen.

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