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Offline SELLARS

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lateral release
« on: May 21, 2009, 10:34:27 AM »
hi there,
i had a lateral release (a cosworth) 29th April,and i still cant bend it,am i wishing to much ,is it to early
my knee trys to bend on its own and craps up, the it feels like my knees pops.Anyone having the same problems?
I haven started physco  yet and im not looking forward to it
  just need to no if its normal
thaxs
 ???
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Re: lateral release
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2009, 11:14:16 AM »
Hi there,

It is a concern that you can't bend you knee yet. Did the physiotherapist give you some exercises when you were in hospital ?

Once you start physio I am sure you will feel so much better.

When do you see your surgeon next ?

Good luck with it all.
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Re: lateral release
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2009, 03:07:36 PM »
thaxs silkncardcrafts for your replay :)
yes they did give me a list of things to do at home........ its still very swollan i can do 2 out of 6 of them
i think im just getting fed up with it and its very slow progress
im back to see the surgine next month.
Im on sleeping tabs and have to sleep down stairs(sry ill stop moaning now !)
My husband is so good bless him...... crap at washing up tho  >:(
 thaxs again
jacky sellars

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Re: lateral release
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2009, 07:50:10 PM »
The swelling may be prohibiting the bend.  How often do you elevate the leg above your heart?  How often do you ice it?

Sorry you are having problems, but I know from experience a lateral release will swell like anything.

Take care.
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Re: lateral release
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2009, 08:25:16 AM »
Hi
It would be good background knowledge for you if you read this course - http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/node/633 - and also this one - http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEnotes/node/263. That will give you a stronger basis for discussion on the board.

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Re: lateral release
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2009, 12:11:16 PM »
thaxs evryone for your replys

i ice my knee 3/4 times a day for an hour each time (maybe more)
i would love to sleep on my side (god would i ) it still craps up bends and pops  big time!!
i getting to the point where i wish i hadnt had it done.
maybe  im hopeing for to much to soon ???
just bored bored bored !!!  ::)
 its nice to talk to other people who have been there and got the tshirt !!! (so to speak )

pain killers /r crap docs r crap .so having another bad day :-\
oh well thats life
 thaxs again
jacky sellars

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Re: lateral release
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2009, 12:49:01 PM »
Hi Jacky,

Sorry to hear that you are struggling so much.

It will get better.

Sounds like you definitely have a problem with your bend. Did they give you an exercise or two to help with the bend ? I had one where I put a towel around my foot and had to pull it towards me. Sitting on a table and letting the legs hang can also help. That was another exercise I was given in hospital.

Whereabouts are you based ? I am in Melbourne, Australia.
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Re: lateral release
« Reply #7 on: May 22, 2009, 01:50:47 PM »
hi skincardcraft
yes they did give me some things to do but i can only do 2 of them
pull foot up towards me,i cannt pick my leg up by itself and that was one of the things as well ,sit in a chair good leg over bad one and pull towrds me ,i dont get vey far with it
I have sever ostearthritis (had to copy that word lol )  in both knee which dosnt help either
I do find that putting ice (on it makes it jump !! lol)  helps alot. i dont like the feeling of it poping everytime i try and do an excersie.they say i have to have the other one done too  :'(
i might tell them to sod off lol !!!

I live in england
your very lucky must be lovley weather where u r  :D
we should talk in chat one day for a change

talk soon
jacky

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Re: lateral release
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2009, 05:18:12 PM »
Hi Jacky,

It is good you are able to do some of the exercises. Recovering from this surgery can be hard, but is important to persist with the exercises. The exercises you are doing sitting in a chair and pulling your foot towards you are very important and will definitely help. Ice will definitely help with the swelling, which will also help your bend.

When do you go back to see your surgeon ? Will you be able to start physio after seeing your surgeon ? It seems crazy that you haven't started physio yet. I started mine about 10 days post-op. I guess everywhere is different, but would really help with getting your bend back.

Having Osteoarthritis in both knees definitely won't help. I have the start of OA in my left knee, but not sure about the right one. It can be very painful sometimes.

Yeah, we have nice weather here in the summer. Autumn and Spring are nice too. Tomorrow is going to be in the early 20's, which is nice. What part of England are you from ? I lived in London for a few years and loved rural England.
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Re: lateral release
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2009, 09:12:04 PM »
lo skincradcrafts
ive got an apointment next week for physio and i see the surgine next month.
like i said maybe im just trying to rush it, we will see what the physio says next week.Its hard to get my leg up that high(highter then my heart) lol
im finding it hard to find something for the pain as well, i was on morphine but  not kine on it(sry about my crapy spelling )
i live in lincoln (thats about 4 hours from london)

how dose the chat thing work on here do u no ??
i go on it and there is never ever anyone on it lol

talk soon
jacky


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Re: lateral release
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2009, 05:54:16 PM »
Hi Jacky,

Starting physio should definitely help you. What day do you have physio ?

It's good you are seeing your surgeon next month too. If you are concerned I would be contacting them earlier.  In fact if I was you I would be contacting them to see whether what you are experiencing is normal or not. Doesn't sound right to me.

What have they suggested you take for the pain ? This is something you really need to discuss with your surgeon. It's not good if you are in a lot of pain as it will hamper you recovery and progress with your physio.

Not sure how the chat thing works, I never use it.

Let us know how you go with the physio appointment.
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Re: lateral release
« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2009, 03:21:21 PM »
hi slikn
im having physio wendnesday next week, not looking forward to it.  :(
ill let u no how i get on
maybe im just a big baby !!! lmao



talk soon jacky

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Re: lateral release
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2009, 01:39:24 PM »
Hi Jacky,

Good luck with your physio tomorrow. Hope it goes well.

Let me know how you go.
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12/2005 - RK LR Repair
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Re: lateral release
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2009, 03:47:17 PM »
lo silkncardcrafts
 yea ill  let u no  :-\
thaxs
jacky

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Re: lateral release
« Reply #14 on: May 27, 2009, 07:39:57 PM »
Hey Jacky,

Not been on in a bit so had to catch up a bit.  Physio should help alot.  They will have things they can use for pain and swelling.  A lateral release can be a tough recovery.  What Silk said about pain is so very true.  Work with either your surgeon or your GP to get adequate pain control.  It will help tremendously.  It is hard to get your knee above your heart for sure.  Makes it tough to do anything.  I love having my PSP for that.  I can prop the leg up and play games or watch movies on it.  I can put the little screen right next to my face and not have a leg or foot sticking in the way.  Keep trying the heel slides (where you sit and pull your heel toward your butt) as much as possible.  I always tried to get it a tiny tiny bit more each day.  If if won't go, it won't go, but keep trying.

Good luck to you, hope it starts feeling better soon.

Milly
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'88 lt knee LR
'89 rt knee LR (6 mos. after left)
'05 rt knee scope (clean up)
7/5/07 - scope, LR left, right clean
3/19/08 - LR failed, Supartz failed
http://www.kneeguru.co.uk/KNEEtalk/index.php?topic=47974.0
8/21/08 - new OS apt
8/5/09 - TTT, LR, PFJR sched.