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hertfordnc

Just doing some research for a friend.  He spent the last two years building his dream truck - 1991 F150 with 300-Six, a massive carb, slight lift, five  speed, other goodies,  
Now he needs knee replacement and feels he has to get rid of the truck. 

Anyone got a story to tell ?

 

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Murff
I had both knees replaced a year apart over 10 years ago. 

If your friend does the physical therapy (yes, it will hurt a little) after his surgery, he should be fine. My knees bend more than 90 degrees under me when sitting and extend straight out if I need to.

Tell him to keep his pride and joy and not to worry!

Murff

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Gunhippie
Three of the guys at the pub "locals" table (Also known as the old farts table) have had knee replacements. One was partial, one complete, and one had both done completely. Within well less than a year, all three were as active as before--actually, much more so, as they were no longer living in pain. Another fogey is going under the knife next month.
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Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
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zoomkat
"Anyone got a story to tell ?"

From the people I know that are active and have had knee replacements, the replacement works just as well as a good knee after it has healed. If one is in good health apparently they heal fairly quickly. ~70 year old guy at the y had his second knee replacement and was back running and biking pretty quick.
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stoves1234
I've had total replacements on both of my knees in the past year and I own a 1992 F-150 with a manual transmission and the straight-6. Please assure your friend that if he does the therapy he'll be able to drive his truck with no problems. When I had my left knee done it did take a while before I could comfortably push in the clutch, but I looked at it as exercise for the knee.
Jim Brizzolara
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TwoCanoes
Well, sounds like you already got your answer, but here's another:  I have a friend who is a whitewater canoeist.  He's good.  Paddles through Class IV rapids in a kneeling position with one of the knees having been rebuilt.
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Tigerfans2
I cant bend my replacement knee as far as the original on the other side. Scar tissue from being too much of a wuss to do my at home rehab right.
I don't know if I could handle a big F150 stick but I do drive this 
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D421
When I first saw "driving a stick" if figured you were asking about useing a cane. I bet he may drive one of those for a few days to.
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GCinSC
Can't speak for the knee question. But there are things that can be addressed on the F-150 to keep the pedal effort/release load low. Reduce friction and check mechanical pedal components, guide tube and release bearing condition and possibly even which clutch is it it.

I was in the automotive clutch aftermarket for 39 yrs, could offer ideas pointers etc.  
Gary, self acclaimed Cast Iron Camp Cook & Tinkerer.
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Gunhippie
I asked around the table last night, and the general consensus was that it took about 6 weeks to be able to comfortably drive a manual. One friend was out feeding cattle from a Ford 250 for 112 hours 4 weeks after his replacement.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Duck
Wife had both replaced. Said it was the best thing she’s done. Tell him to do his therapy And to push himself no matter what and in a months time He’ll be as good as new. Her therapist said it seems to him men do better then women bouncing back from knee replacements.

Joe
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Murff
General observation from above posts, and one in the know;

DO THE PHYSICAL THERAPY!

Murff

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Bob1774
Had both knees full replacement at the same time 15 years ago.  It was a bear, but my orthopedic surgeon said I was in good shape, both knees were equally bad and his experience is that some don't come back for a second!  It was miserable for a few weeks, but time moves on, and soon I was pain free.  Also, if you do one, but need both, don't wait too long to go back.  Soon you'll start to list to one side, creating back, hip, and other problems like a badly aligned car.
Can't say it enough.  DO THE FRICKING THERAPY UNTIL YOU WANT TO CRY!  Don't sit in a recliner, and bend/straighten those suckers every chance you get until you want to say "uncle."  Use calipers or other device to measure your progress to get your knees back to where they should be, and watch how your sleep at night those first weeks so you don't ease in to a comfortable embryonic position.  Once that scar tissue builds, your done where you quit working.
My doc has a wall of photos from patients doing what they want afterwards.  Mine, hiking Grand Canyon Havasu Falls trail up/down with a 50 lb. pack, and rock climbing each of the falls there.  Definitely worth the effort to do the therapy.
Bob
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Andrew
I had a cartilage repair done to my left knee and had to use crutches for 10 weeks with a no driving instruction as I only had manual transmission vehicles.
I drilled a hole in the bottom of the crutch and another in the clutch pedal, put a bolt in the pedal to prevent the crutch slipping off the clutch and used the crutch for the clutch.
Drove myself around like that for 10 weeks .
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shaune509
Just be glad its not a Ford diesel with the dualmass flywheel, I replaced mine with an aftermarket clutch/flywheel assy and the pedal force was reduced by about 40%. Much better for driving in stop n go traffic.
Shaune509
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