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Offline ann owen

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recovery time Oxford knee replacement
« 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?

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Re: recovery time Oxford knee replacement
« Reply #1 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
*Severe Osteoarthritis, Left knee worn out
*I now need a Total Knee Replacement                             
*16/02/04 High Tibial Osteotomy
*14/11/05 Hardware removal plate and 4 screws
*Now suffers from leg length discrepancy of about an inch.
*15/10/08 Bad fall, ACL Tear & Baker's Cyst

Offline shazbrown

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Re: recovery time Oxford knee replacement
« Reply #2 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
Drain Removal  27/8/05
TKR LK 23/8/05
Arthroscopy LK 05/05
Arthroscopy LK 12/04
Arhtroscopy RK 2000
Arthroscopy and Cyclops Lesion removal RK 2000
ACL RK 2000
Arthroscopy RK 2000

Offline ann owen

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Re: recovery time Oxford knee replacement
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2005, 06:51:28 AM »
thanks for your responses.  I shall take myself off to see the surgeon.