My mother had THREE TKRs... she wore out the first one! After her sister's criminal defense attorney husband died, she took my mom on several tours-Middle East (Italy, Egypt) and far East ( Thailand, Hong Kong,etc.) She's gone, now, but I'm going to have a shoulder joint replacement on my left shoulder, in January. Torn rotator cuff (two of the three tendons torn completely, and shoulder joint dislocated [ball sitting on top of the socket]). Dr. says 20-30 minute operation, (small cut on the top of the shoulder, go between the muscles, replace the ball and socket. Says this procedure will make reattaching the torn muscles and tendons easier than if they attempted to do it the old way). Recovery is supposed to be 6-8 weeks before I can get back on my bike
. The hell of it is, is that this all started back in June, when I stalled my bike at the bottom of my friend's hillside circular driveway, and toppled to the downhill side, and tried to arrest my fall! Judging by the crackling I've been feeling/hearing from my RIGHT shoulder, I wonder if it will require replacement. AFA your surgery, good luck! My mother astounded the medical staff with the speed of her rehab-see if you can do the same!