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    TKR campcol1's Recovery Story

    I think it's time for an update. It's now over 7 mths since my ltkr. It's over 9 mths since bilateral hip replacement. If you ask me at what point was I happy with my results, it's finally now. I realized that I don't hurt. My stiffness is mostly gone. My pain is mostly gone. I go up and...
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    TKR 8 months post op still minor pain and swelling

    I have a very high pain tolerance. Prior to tkr, i routinely hiked 3 miles with pain and swelling following the hike. If I hiked 5 miles, I couldn't walk when I got home. i was laid up for 2 days. However, normal activity was tolerable. It was the swelling and stiffness that prohibited me...
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    TKR 8 months post op still minor pain and swelling

    Hi Rick, my ltkr was is October also. This has been a looong recovery. Honestly, I am still at the point that I wish I had my old knee. Pain and tightness more often than not. I will say that month over month there is improvement; however, it is slow as molasses. I finally managed a 3 mile...
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    TKR 23 weeks post op still having pain and limp

    Hi Like you, my tlkr was 12/10/2020. While I have great flexion and extension, any weight baring activity was excruciating. I couldn't do stairs, squat, sit cross legged.. Everything was excruciating. It hurt to touch it.. Sleep sucked. In february, I had arthroscope to remove scar...
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    TKR campcol1's Recovery Story

    Thank you for the links. I was reading them. I never gave any thought to the prior surgeries impacting my recovery until I read the other members post. There is very slow improvement. At least there is improvement. My strong point isn't patience. Thank you.
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    TKR campcol1's Recovery Story

    Thank you for that. I guess I wasn t prepared for the lengthy recovery. 2 months before the knee was done, I had bilateral hip replacement. Recovery was great so I thought knee would be the same. Oh noooo!
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    TKR campcol1's Recovery Story

    Update: 20 weeks post op from ltkr on 12/9/20. Knee cleaned out on 2/17/21 Doctor performed synovectomy due to inflammation, indicated patella clunk also. Forgot to mention that I had previous surgeries on same knee. In 1994 had a ACL reconstruction/replacement utilizing the patella ligament...
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    TKR 20 Months Not Great

    I agree with the others that you should seek out a surgeon who specializes in revisions or one who hears you. My surgery was 12/9/20 ltkr. I had great range of motion and flexion but excruciating kneecap pain when I did stairs or got up from seated position. My quad muscle felt useless...
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    TKR campcol1's Recovery Story

    Update, at least I have an answer and a surgeon who listens. 2/17/21 back in the hospital for arthroscopic procedure. All that excruciating pain was scar tissue, adhesions, and patellar clunk with impingement. Crazy as I had full extension and full flexion. Immediate relief following surgery...
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    TKR campcol1's Recovery Story

    I am sorry. I did not see it. I will look.
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    TKR campcol1's Recovery Story

    Funny that you mention lack of pain meds. I just saw the surgeon for my 6 week appt. He was very pleased as I have full extension and flexion. He was very surprised that I had excruciating knee pain above the knee cap when I weight bear in a flexed position. I explained that going up stairs or...
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    TKR TKR Week 5 - weight bearing pain

    Funny that you mention lack of pain meds. I just saw the surgeon for my 6 week appt. He was very pleased as I have full extension and flexion. He was very surprised that I had excruciating knee pain above the knee cap when I weight bear in a flexed position. I explained that going up stairs...
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    TKR TKR Week 5 - weight bearing pain

    Hi, hope you feel better soon. My knee ltkr was 12/9/20. I also have pretty good flexion and extension. The overall leg swelling has gone down but knee is still swollen. Weight bearing kills me. I can't lead with my replaced knee. I can only go up on right knee which puts strain on new...
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    TKR campcol1's Recovery Story

    Thank you for your remarks. I will definitely slow it down. The bike was actually easy as there was no resistance and I was very high on seat. Your pics show me what I am aiming for. Nowhere near ready for such a bend.. While doing stairs I use my good leg as the replaced knee hurts. I...
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    TKR campcol1's Recovery Story

    Good morning, I am 4 weeks post op. Surgery was 12/9 for LTKR. All in all, every day is better than the last. I can walk without any assistance and my flexion is around 130. I am very close to 0 on extension. I still feel pain over knee cap and to the medial side of it. In pushing limits...

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