Glad to hear your rehab is going well. I had my 12 week appointment with the consultant two weeks ago which went quite well. He's quite happy with my progress and wants to see me in a couple of months to see how my muscle development is progressing. My early rehab has been hampered by the pain I’ve experienced on the inside of my knee which prevented me from exercising as much as I would have liked. It’s a lot better know and I can do a lot more than before, I’m cycling again and I can do 3-4 miles focusing on my bad leg comfortably without any real ill effect, I do get a fair bit of pain around the implant site if I over do it though – have quite a lot of work to do to build up my good leg ( which is like a chicken’s leg ) and my bad leg ( think sparrow ) - I may have to break down and finally join the gym
Sound like you’re doing much better than me with your range of motion, I’ve lost 10 degrees extension – which is worse than before the op although I’ve not had full extension for years I’d say it was 5 degrees pre op. Also, my flexion is stuck at 130 degrees and I’ve not made any progress with this for 2 – 3 weeks even with manipulation from the physio which really is painful.
Hopefully you’ll be off the crutches soon, I managed to ditch mine between 8 and 9 weeks. It’s a great feeling of freedom when you can finally bin them – something for you to look forward to. It’s also great being able to go up and down normally one at a time without using the hand rails. My only real problem is that the consultant noticed the metal plate inserted after the osteotomy is catching on soft tissue when I bend my knee – something he said we’d need to keep an eye on and he may need to make an adjustment, I’ll just have to wait and see.
Ladee, I really do hope you manage to find a doctor soon who can recommend a suitable surgery for you and you can finally start your journey to recovery soon. A quick question for you - is a HemiCAP the same as a hemi-arthroplasty (half joint replacement)?
Good luck to you both.