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    TKR Pulled Ligament in Week 6 recovery

    I just passed 6 months and there's a big difference. I was a snail of knee replacement recovery and was off of work for 5 months because my knee gave out all of the time. I went back to work (5 hours of standing but not much walking) and the swelling returned full force but I didn't have...
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    Revision TKR Revision TKR - Total Revision August 5, 2022

    Happy late birthday and I hope you are doing well after the revision. How did it go and what did they change?
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    Bilateral TKR Hyperextension post BTKR

    I'm also having this happen and the dr suggested a thicker spacer but he wants to wait until a year after surgery.
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    TKR Pulled Ligament in Week 6 recovery

    Yes I did - I do it at PT for 10 minutes. I wish I had one at home!
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    TKR Pulled Ligament in Week 6 recovery

    I get that same pain spot when I do too many stairs. PT told me it's the patellar tendons. I took a few days off of extra exercises and went back to single steps to go up/down our stairs and it really helped. I'm 3 weeks farther along than you and I am 2 weeks of being able to walk without a...
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    Revision TKR Revision TKR - Total Revision August 5, 2022

    @BTKRmarch11 How was the spacer surgery? It looks like I may need this one day.
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    TKR Dr says trust the knee? How when it's unstable and gives out?

    I found that out earlier in the week - he said my ROM wasn't good enough (it's been 115 for weeks now) so he tried pushing my knee. I stopped him and told him he wasn't going to do that. I am happy with 115 so I don't care if it increases. He was not happy but I really don't care!
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    TKR Pulled Ligament in Week 6 recovery

    @BlueSkiesHere my recovery sounds a lot like yours. I am now at 17 weeks and still can't walk with a limp or for any distance. My knee feels like it's going to buckle with every step so I walk very slow. I only use the cane when walking distances or on uneven areas. I keep saying I am the snail...
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    TKR Dr says trust the knee? How when it's unstable and gives out?

    Well not good news from the doctor - he's extending my leave for 6 weeks. He feels instability in the knee when it is slightly bent, which is probably causing the knee to buckle when I walk and the sensation that it will buckle on every step. He said they can do another surgery to put a wider...
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    TKR Dr says trust the knee? How when it's unstable and gives out?

    It's next week - I've been in a few times and he keeps saying it is just going to take time. I told him PT thought it was neuromuscular and he said that they were just grasping at straws :(
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    TKR Dr says trust the knee? How when it's unstable and gives out?

    Claire56 - I don't have a bike to use but have thought about joining a gym just to use theirs. Our street is very hilly so I wouldn't be able to use a regular bike outside and don't think I could get my leg over it anyway! We bought an elliptical machine before my surgery - wish we had bought a...
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    TKR Dr says trust the knee? How when it's unstable and gives out?

    Well I am almost 17 weeks into this recovery and it is still buckling. I am walking around the house without the cane. Dr extended my leave but that expires next week and I don't feel that I've made much progress since I saw him last. I am very frustrated with how slow this has been! I'm afraid...
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    TKR 8 weeks post TKR

    How are you doing? Did you have an x-ray?
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    TKR 1yr tkr Follow up X-ray

    wow, I was still using a walker at 6 weeks! I am using a quad cane now. I'm a phlebotomist and 3 months later still can't walk without it giving out so I haven't gone back to work.
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    TKR 8 weeks post TKR

    I'm a little farther along than you and did not have a PE. Most of what you are experiencing sounds normal to me. I am using a quad cane still as my knee gives out randomly so I can't trust it. The doctor makes me feel like I am crazy and just afraid to walk. He says I am just weak and there is...

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