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Offline OhMyKnee

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Can't get leg straight after TKR
« on: October 15, 2009, 03:40:08 AM »
I had a TKR on 9/21, a little over 3 weeks ago.  My surgeon assured me he had 0 - 145 degrees extension to bend on the operating table.  Post op I had 20 degrees extension and with some in-house PT got to 13 degrees extension.  Now I am suddenly at 34 degrees.  What happened?  I had my first intense out patient physical therapy today and got to 29 degrees extension.

Has anyone had this experience and if so can you give my some advice or maybe even words of encouragement?  I am trying not to panic.   ???

My bend was 90 degrees post op and is now 110... I guess that is my good news.

- Nancy
L Knee Meniscectomy: 1977
L Knee Arthroscopy: 1998
L Knee Arthroscopy: 2002
Numerous injections and drains: 1977 - 2008
L Knee TKR: Scheduled Sept 2009

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Re: Can't get leg straight after TKR
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011, 11:49:56 AM »
Probably swelling is in the way. Keep it propped up when rating. Have regular PT and let your OS know. Good luck

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Re: Can't get leg straight after TKR
« Reply #2 on: November 06, 2011, 04:54:08 PM »
hi nancy , dont worry it will improve , i have had  tkr and had the same thing , good exercise is sitting on chair and do stretching excercise with leg under chair but check with your physio first ,  ;D   . also good to cool knee before excercise cryo cuff is best  but bag of frozen peas works aswell ,   ;D  atb steve
arthroscopy - 2004 .knee nbg
PKR fitted 09/2005
joint plastic spacer fell out 07/ 2006
repair  joint new spacer 09/06
joint bust Again 09/2006
had tkr 03/07 , now new
tkr condemed' replacement dec/07 
smiles tkr joint