While getting out of the shower just now, I noticed this egg on the outside of the knee. Doesn’t really hurt when I push on it - assume it is just some fluid that got displaced during the manipulation?
Still don’t have much pain to speak, and the joint feels a little freer overall. Will see...
Had the MUA this morning, feeling pretty decent so far. More pain than prior to, but not as bad as I was expecting. Doesn’t really look like it has swollen up much either. Currently sitting with it elevated and using the ice machine.
Had my 12 week post-op visit on Thursday with the surgeon. I am still stuck at 90 degrees ROM so a MUA is scheduled for Tuesday. I debated back and forth about doing, but it seems I’m not making progress and hoping this will give me a breakthrough.
Today is 12 weeks post-op. Still have quite a bit more pain than I expected by this point. Additionally, when I am doing sit-stretches, when I straighten the leg I get pulsating pain on the backside of my calf. It goes away pretty quickly.
Anyone experience anything similar?
Had PT this morning followed by 8 week post-op with the surgeon today. ROM was 90 degrees, and 0 degree extension. He was happy with that and MUA is no longer on the table - which I wasn’t going to agree to anyhow.
7 weeks post-op today. Still having a decent amount of pain, “tight band” feeling, and overall stiffness. At PT this morning my supine heel slide was measured at 87 degrees, and 90 degrees with overpressure.
This is an improvement of 7 and 8 degrees respectively - seems like decent progress to me.
For clarification, the flexion ROM was measured with me laying on my back and doing a heel slide. Is that how it is typically measured?
I do know that when I sit in to flexion (surgical side foot under chair) I can get more than 90 degrees, same with rocking the pedals back and forth on my...
Yesterday was 6 weeks post-op, had PT this morning - numbers were as follows:
- Flexion was 80 degrees, extension was 5 degrees.
Therapist feels we aren’t making the progress we should, and is going to talk to the surgeon about doing a MUA.
I would appreciate any and all input.
Coming up on 4 weeks post-op tomorrow. Based on how I was feeling and the advice above, I decided to stop going to that particular PT office as it seems they were pushing too far, too fast.
So Friday I am going to the PT office that is owned/operated by the surgeon’s office - we will see how...