How effective is post-TKR manipulation in improving ROM? I haven’t found information about the success rate. What is recovery period like? I had surgery 11 weeks ago. My flexion is 96 degrees active, 103 passive. I can walk, drive, and pedal a stationary bike, but still have lots of pain and edema. My physical therapist thinks th pain might be due to amount of exercise I’m now doing at the doctor’s urging. It takes up most of my, and much of my husband’s time.
The Orthopedist wants to do a manipulation. He wants to see greater ROM. I’m afraid it might increase pain and edema, leading to increased stiffness rather than helping.
Does anyone know what the usual result is?