Prayers Up! Tamela Mann Has Double Knee Replacement Surgery

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Tamela Mann who is known for her many roles in Tyler Perry’s movies and TV Shows and her award-winning gospel music, is reaching out to her fans and family for prayers for herself.

This morning, Tamela shared a video on her and her husband, David Mann’s Instagram, where she explained that she in the hospital and awaiting surgery. The 53-year-old shared that she was having not just one knee replaced, but she’s going to have both knees replaced.

“Today is the day ❤️ I’ll be checking in periodically to give you guys updates as often as I can. Send a prayer up for me,” she says in the video below.

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“I need everybody to pray. I’m letting you guys in to follow me and pray for me and to be with me every step of the way.”

“I’m real emotional. I may be crying a little bit. I may be here a couple of days,” she says tearfully.

People who have moderate to severe arthritis in both knees may consider getting double knee replacements—replacing both knees during one surgery. Between 4% and 6% of knee replacement surgeries are double knee replacements,1 during which both of the patient’s knees are replaced. This procedure is sometimes called bilateral knee replacement.

Double knee replacements have similar short- and long-term results to single-knee replacements. Most patients report a reduction in knee pain and an improvement in function after both surgeries.

Many people consider double knee replacements, at the same time, more efficient and convenient. For example, patients spend less time in the hospital, less time off work, and less time in physical therapy. It also tends to cost less than…

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