Staples removed from wound

I drove David to the clinic today, where his staples were removed and replaced with strips. He said the bottom area of the wound hurt when the staples were removed, but right now, he is doing fine:

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He was advised not to swim for the next four weeks, after which he will see the doctor again for re-evaluation.

Yesterday, David’s physical therapist told him he was ready for the cane, so when we got home, David put his walker away and is now using the cane exclusively:

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We are very happy that David is making such great progress. He says the surgery went better than expected, and he would advise everyone to have their total knee replacement surgery done by Dr. Cass Nakasone at Straub Clinic in Honolulu. Dr. Nakasone is considered the best orthopedic surgeon in Hawaii.

12 Responses to “Staples removed from wound”

  1. Linda Starr Says:

    I have to admit the incision looked so terrible when you first posted it here, looking a lot better. amazing what medicine can do nowadays.

  2. Hattie Says:

    Excellent news.

  3. Linda Reeder Says:

    This s very good news. Good work, David.

  4. Jan Says:

    It still looks red and angry at the far end. But it also looks WAY better than it did before. Congratulations on having transitioned to a cane, David! Yay! 🙂

  5. Christine Says:

    So glad to hear things are going so well!

  6. Kailani Says:

    I agree with Jan that the bottom still looks very inflamed, but glad he is making great progress!

  7. Olga Says:

    He is still wearing flip-flops. I take that as a positive sign.

  8. Diana Says:

    I am happy for you and David.
    I have seen a few not so favorite results.

  9. SchmidleysScribblins Says:

    Great news. We have yet to do this. David must order some supplies yet. Good luck to David.

  10. DeniseinVA Says:

    That is great news and so glad that his op is healing well.

  11. Beatrice Says:

    Good news to read about David’s recovery and glad he has progressed to the cane as walkers can be more awkward.

  12. marmeladegypsy Says:

    I’m glad David’s recovery is going well but sad to hear his meds won’t be renewed, although with good reason. I hope he can find something less addictive to alleviate the pain.

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