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Knee Replacement and Danskos?

  1. 0 I'm getting my left knee replaced in three weeks. The surgeon's office says bring slip on shoes to the hospital to wear for PT. The only slip on shoes I have are my Dansko professionals. Will those work, or is the "rocker action" a bad thing? Should I be shoe shopping? (As if I needed an excuse!)
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  3. Visit  penniv profile page
    #1 3
    Preferably a pair of flat soles with treads, like a slip on sneaker or the like, is preferred.
  4. Visit  poppycat profile page
    #2 2
    Hi, Ruby Vee!

    I'm also having knee replacement in 3 weeks. My surgeon's nurse told me not to bring slip on shoes. She said I need something I can adjust (like sneakers) in case I have any swelling in my feet.

    I'm having my right knee done so between us we'll have 2 good legs!

    Hope your surgery goes well.
  5. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
    #3 1
    Quote from poppycat
    Hi, Ruby Vee!

    I'm also having knee replacement in 3 weeks. My surgeon's nurse told me not to bring slip on shoes. She said I need something I can adjust (like sneakers) in case I have any swelling in my feet.

    I'm having my right knee done so between us we'll have 2 good legs!

    Hope your surgery goes well.
    Thanks, I hope yours goes well, too! We'll have to compare notes!
  6. Visit  poppycat profile page
    #4 1
    I had my right knee replacement early Monday morning & was up walking @ 1pm that day. Yesterday, PT had me go up a flight of stairs & back down twice. In less than an hour my husband will be here to take me home!!
    I've had very little pain & walking is much easier than I thought it would be. The strangest thing is that my knee doesn't go snap, crackle, pop when I walk now! That will take some getting used to.
  7. Visit  Esme12 profile page
    #5 1
    I would vote for sneakers in case the foot swells. I think danskos will be too much at first for balance and height.

    Sending prayers and positive thoughts to you both!
  8. Visit  poppycat profile page
    #6 0
    My doctor was very specific about having lace up shoes in the hospital because of swelling.
  9. Visit  Ruby Vee profile page
    #7 1
    Quote from poppycat
    I had my right knee replacement early Monday morning & was up walking @ 1pm that day. Yesterday, PT had me go up a flight of stairs & back down twice. In less than an hour my husband will be here to take me home!!
    I've had very little pain & walking is much easier than I thought it would be. The strangest thing is that my knee doesn't go snap, crackle, pop when I walk now! That will take some getting used to.

    Sounds like you're doing great! Congratulations!

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