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  1. tina_cris007

    Bilateral TKR Anxious about upcoming MUA

    Thanks, @Sisterpat! I didn't know that. Good to know... now I'll stress less about the feeling of tightness I still have. Well, in that case, I'm doing alright now compared to my situation pre-MUA procedure. As I'm able to drive further than 10mins with not much pain, I'm able to walk without...
  2. tina_cris007

    Bilateral TKR Anxious about upcoming MUA

    @Gingerbread, 90 deg still sounds better at 7wks compared to my range at that same 7wk time. My right knee which I had a few setbacks were just around 65deg at 7wks. So don't feel bad. I'm now 21 weeks post-op (BTKR); 95 deg. on left; while just 88 deg. on right; and still feels very tight...
  3. tina_cris007

    Bilateral TKR Anxious about upcoming MUA

    I've seen my OS yesterday and he was happy with my progress even though it was slow as I had some complications after the surgery. When I asked him if it's normal to still feel the stiffness on the knees for some time, cause I still feel stiff especially on my right knee (which is the slower in...
  4. tina_cris007

    Bilateral TKR Anxious about upcoming MUA

    What a great measurement again today since my last week's appointment with the new PT that I'm seeing. I have now reached 95 deg on my left knee, while my right knee is on 88 deg. And he truly does help relieve the pain on my quads and calves. He also suggested that I keep walking every now and...
  5. tina_cris007

    Bilateral TKR Anxious about upcoming MUA

    Yes, that's the kind of squats I have been doing ever since, and what this new PT suggested I do at home, too.
  6. tina_cris007

    Bilateral TKR Anxious about upcoming MUA

    Yesterday, I went to see this other Physiotherapist in my area. Well, he used to work in a rehab department on the orthopedic ward as the PT there. But so far I think he's good. He took time to really get to know my situation and he's more into loosening those tight muscles around my quads as...
  7. tina_cris007

    Bilateral TKR Anxious about upcoming MUA

    Swelling has gone down now since I haven't been attending PT sessions and only doing gentle exercises at home for about 3 weeks now. And I might be wrong about my ROM that hasn't improved at all after MUA because I haven't been measured properly by anyone since I've only been staying home. But...
  8. tina_cris007

    Bilateral TKR Anxious about upcoming MUA

    I'm glad I re-read your message just then. This reminded me that I too will get there in time. I have to remind myself most of the time that I might progress slower than everyone else because I've had bilateral done, I've had a clot on my lung, internal bleeding twice on my right knee within the...
  9. tina_cris007

    Bilateral TKR Anxious about upcoming MUA

    Yes, I decided to go ahead with the MUA to help with the adhesion on both my knees (especially the right one). After I've woken up from the MUA procedure, I was able to walk to my room's bathroom with the use of 2 Canadian crutches. But I now know to ask for a strong painkiller beforehand. The...
  10. tina_cris007

    Bilateral TKR Anxious about upcoming MUA

    Thank you @maryo52 for your input. How is your progress now since your revision recently? I'm going to see a different OS next Wednesday to get a second opinion from him about the issues I've been going through. Apparently, he's got a lot of great reviews from his past patients. I wish I've...
  11. tina_cris007

    Bilateral TKR Anxious about upcoming MUA

    @Mar 102 deg is pretty good I think. Good luck with your upcoming appointment with your OS. Hopefully, you don't have to go through MUA. Enjoy your vacation, too!
  12. tina_cris007

    MUA MUA Post PT

    Hi @Roxy18, I am just curious about how your progress now since it has been a month ago since your MUA. And what activities have you been doing that you think helped with your ROM after MUA?
  13. tina_cris007

    Bilateral TKR Anxious about upcoming MUA

    Just an update on my situation.... I have been diligently doing the BoneSmart way of not doing painful PT exercises, doing gentle exercises that are listed in this forum, I have been taking my pain meds on time, icing, elevating, walking around, resting, and massaging my knees. It's now 14 wks...
  14. tina_cris007

    Bilateral TKR Anxious about upcoming MUA

    @BBCG Yes, from the very first day after the surgery, almost all PT's that was assigned to me have ingrained in my mind that if I don't push my knees to work hard ("no pain, no gain" they said), I won't be able to get the ROM that I should be. According to them, in 6 wks time, the range should...
  15. tina_cris007

    Bilateral TKR Anxious about upcoming MUA

    @BBCG I'm now at my 3rd-month post-op and my ROM is not doing so well. I'm just at 70 (Right knee), while it's 75 (Left). Did you have any adhesions or scar tissue? I mean, why did your OS suggested for you go through MUA? Is it just because your ROM is quite low to his expectation at 12 wks? I...
  16. tina_cris007

    Bilateral TKR Anxious about upcoming MUA

    @Spex10... Thanks for sharing your experience. Just wanna know... after your MUA, how was the pain like? Was it the same as when you had the TKR surgery? And what exercises or aftercare plan did you do after MUA that you think made it work for your knee?
  17. tina_cris007

    Bilateral TKR Anxious about upcoming MUA

    Thank you all so much for your responses and for sharing your personal experiences going through MUA and for others who refused to have it done. Since joining this forum, I have learned to listen to my new knees. I wasn't pushing myself during exercises to the point where I feel so much pain...
  18. tina_cris007

    Bilateral TKR Anxious about upcoming MUA

    Hi, everyone! I've just joined this forum this month of July 2021. I have had Bilateral TKR on 17 April 2021 due to chronic osteoarthritis on both knees (44 years old from Sydney, Australia). I've had internal bleeding on my right knee a few days after the surgery on 2 different days which was...

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