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:
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:
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.