Friday, February 4, 2011

Knee Update Again

Are you sick of me telling you about Kenyon's knees? I am quite sure he is sick of being the subject of these posts. But since I know some of you are interested...

I think we finally have a surgeon and a date and a plan. Dr. Chris Peters at the University Orthopedic Center will perform Kenyon's total knee replacements on March 29th. The plan is to do both knees but the doctor will not know for sure until he cuts in there and gets a look at the bone. If the bone is as bad as it appears on the MRI and he needs metal stems above or below the knee, then he will only do one knee at a time. So we'll see...

He is using some cool technology that is similar to something you might of see on the news recently. They use an MRI to create a 3D model and jig to allow the robot/surgeon to make perfect cuts. Apparently it is less invasive and very successful. Sounds cool.

After a good long recovery, we should be seeing Kenyon getting around with little to no pain and a more comfortable stride.

2 comments:

Mindy said...

Kenyon so happy for you. You deserve no pain!

Shanna said...

2 months must seem like a very long time, but I'm glad that there is a definite date to get this taken care of. Good luck. We'll pray you don't need stems