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Anyone experienced knee or weight loss surgery? Anyone been refused surgery because of their weight?

Geegeenumber1
Geegeenumber1 Member Posts: 435 Pioneering
has anybody experienced knee surgery or weight loss surgery or been refused surgery or treatment because of weight

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,923 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi there 

    Not me personally but I know of quite few people refused surgery due to weight 

    My sister was refused hip surgery till she lost weight.  She ended up having gastric band surgery but she did have to lose weight first b4 having that 

    The surgery has been huge success she was about 28 stone and now 11 and had hip and knee surgery too 

    But it is a hard long road and takes years andots of wlpower 

    You have to do liquid diet b4 and after band surgery 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • Geegeenumber1
    Geegeenumber1 Member Posts: 435 Pioneering
    was it nhs or private was it expensive im 16 stone cant walk due to knees
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,923 Disability Gamechanger
    It was NHS but at your weight I don't know if they would consider it 

    Think but not sure you need to be at risk of your health for NHS speak to your gp 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • 66Mustang
    66Mustang Community Co-Production Group Posts: 5,798 Disability Gamechanger
    edited June 3
    Are you looking at a replacement knee or some other kind of knee surgery?

    I ask this because I know age is also a restriction on replacement knees. I know of people in their 50s and 60s that have been told they are too young because the replacement has a life expectancy. Basically they are told to come back later.

    (I find this odd myself, as surely someone in their 60s who is otherwise fit and healthy would benefit more now than when they are in their 70s or 80s and by that time may have other reasons they can't walk?)
  • Geegeenumber1
    Geegeenumber1 Member Posts: 435 Pioneering
    I'm only 40. I don't know what knee surgery I need yet I'm just been referred but I just enquired about bariatric surgery but was told need to be bmi of 40, I'm 37, and need to have diabetes or high blood pressure. I have knee problems and can't walk but apparently it's not good enough. Very disheartened 
  • janer1967
    janer1967 Member Posts: 12,923 Disability Gamechanger
    Yes I thought there were some restrictions to surgery 

    Unfortunately the weight loss will have to be self driven but you can get help through NHS 

    I know it isn't easy without being able to exercise but @chiarieds once posted some good sitting exercise links 
    I have professional experience in HR within public,  private, and charity sectors.  If I can help I will 
  • Geegeenumber1
    Geegeenumber1 Member Posts: 435 Pioneering
    I've just bought some weights so will try them used to be really into them. My diet is excellent except for a weekly cheat meal wguch I think I'm gonna have to give up 
  • Sandy_123
    Sandy_123 Member Posts: 2,205 Pioneering
    @Geegeenumber1 your doing great with your diet and a cheat day is well earned. Knee strengthening exercises may help until can get surgery. 
    https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/knee-pain/injury-knee-pain-16/slideshow-knee-exercises
  • Geegeenumber1
    Geegeenumber1 Member Posts: 435 Pioneering
    Thank you v much I will try them! 
  • Dragonslayer
    Dragonslayer Member Posts: 1,654 Pioneering
    I had complete knee replacement surgery about 10yrs ago. It is still the best part of my body; it works well and gives me no trouble. Now awaiting hip replacement.
  • Geegeenumber1
    Geegeenumber1 Member Posts: 435 Pioneering
    wow really thanks for sharing what was your problem with your knees 

    were you overweight

    did you get it on the nhs and did it take long  to go through

    were you inn a lot of pain and did that go away/did you need aftercare

    bet you wish you hadnt said anything now lol

    but very interested

    ive got oorthapedic surgery referral comiing up but dont think il qualify as im obese
  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community Co-Production Group Posts: 11,087 Disability Gamechanger
  • Geegeenumber1
    Geegeenumber1 Member Posts: 435 Pioneering

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