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The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: ann owen on October 23, 2005, 02:00:10 PM

Title: recovery time Oxford knee replacement
Post by: ann owen on October 23, 2005, 02:00:10 PM
my operation was on the 18th of August this year.  Although I am up and about with what I think is full use of my knee, I am still in some pain from the scar, the outside of the knee and the knee itself.  I can push myself to walk for about 20 minutes.  Is this normal?
Title: Re: recovery time Oxford knee replacement
Post by: DeeDee on October 23, 2005, 05:45:52 PM
Hi Ann

Welcome to the board. If you are still experencing pain from your scar and other pain as you mentioned, I would speak to your surgeon or your Doctor about this.

Hope you feel better soon.

Dee x
Title: Re: recovery time Oxford knee replacement
Post by: shazbrown on October 23, 2005, 05:51:33 PM
Hi Ann

My TKR was on 23 August 2005 and I am an active (or was) 60 year old.  I am OK round the house without crutches but need them for anything else.  could not walk for 20 minutes without them - or at least one.  Can now just get round the supermarket with one crutch.  So you seem to be doing good. I have pain on the inside of my knee and just below the knee - sometimes bad enough to wake me up at night.  It's also very stiff in the morning and I have to force it to get going.  Have you got a "clunk" too?

Have started on the exercise bike though and feel quite pleased that I managed 0.5 km this morning - will try for the other 0.5 k tonight! It's nice to know of someone else at the same stage!  Good luck with your recovery

Sharon
Title: Re: recovery time Oxford knee replacement
Post by: ann owen on October 25, 2005, 06:51:28 AM
thanks for your responses.  I shall take myself off to see the surgeon.