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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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    TKR February surgery

    I'm sorry to hear you are still having stiffness. Are you going to PT? Doing any home exercises? My surgery was 2/7 and I've found that overdoing it causes swelling with then limits my ROM. I'm still not back to work as my knee gives out all of the time so walking is difficult for me. I...
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    TKR Week 1 Recovery

    Sounds like you are doing great! My surgery was 11 days before yours and my progress has been very slow. I've finally been able to ditch the walker this week and am now using a quad cane. I can go up stairs one at a time but haven't tried going down yet. My knee gives out randomly when walking...
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    TKR Dr says trust the knee? How when it's unstable and gives out?

    I'm finally seeing progress!! Had my first day of no giving out! Granted I didn't go anywhere that day but still did walking around the house and it felt stable. It's amazing that stopping some exercise helped! PT started doing cupping on my knee and leg so maybe that sped up the recovery too. I...
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    TKR Dr says trust the knee? How when it's unstable and gives out?

    PT thinks it's a neuromuscular issue. I see the dr next week so I'll see what he thinks about that and what to do about it. Had a bad day on Saturday because it gave out about 20 times but it only gave out 1 time on Sunday so I was super happy then! This is such a long, long process. I'm at 10.5...
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    TKR Dr says trust the knee? How when it's unstable and gives out?

    Thank you all - I spoke to the PT and he agreed that I am probably doing too much. It seems backwards to not do so much exercise when you need to strengthen muscles but I'm going to let my knee rest some and see if that helps.

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