@JusticeRider hi again and thank you for your answers and encouragement! I can sympathize about your L hip and knee. I see that you have to be careful with your right knee too now.
But I'm really happy about your outcome, honest. That encourages me too.
I'm determined to get there but I know...
Thanks for your update @EalingGran.
I'm pleased about your excellent recovery and good walking now!
I can understand your interest about the PTF exercises compartment..
The whole thing on my second knee (the non tkr leg) really took me by surprise, as the sensations and pain were completely...
@sistersinhim , @mendogal, @JusticeRider
Thanks to all of you for your wise recommendations! Great to hear from you too JusticeRider!
Yes, I'll not use the extension quadriceps machine at all. I'm still not sure whether to join the gym or not, to be honest.
The idea it's to start with a PT in...
Thanks again. My arthroscopy on my left leg was for damage on the troclear cartilage. They used radiofrequency and most of the pain seems to have gone now, thankfully. BUT I'm aware that I need to go slowly with everything.
I'll be extra careful with that and I'll tell definitely my PT about...
Thanks @sistersinhim !
I see your point.. I'm feeling quite ok after the arthroscopy now, after 7 weeks though.. a huge difference from recovering from my RTKR. Do you think I shouldnt be thinking of strengthening exercises?
@mendogal Hi and thank you for your feedback!
Yep, sorry, I forgot to add that I'm intending to start some strengthening exercises in September, so 8 weeks after the artroscopy.
My surgeon gave me the green light for that last month, going slowly and listening to my body, as he knows that...
I have got a little update and a question about strengthening methods, if I may.
Thank you very much in advance
I'm on my 7th week after my arthroscopy on my left knee and I'm feeling much better.. and I'm still being treated for the tendinitis on my tkr leg (right one).
Thanks for your feedback, Layla.
Yes, I'm hoping is that and I'm trying to work on the bending with gentle exercises at the pool.
I admit that I feel sometimes a bit anxious about the outcome of this surgery .. I'm aware that my troclear is level 4 (bone one bone on that part)..
I forgot to ask something please:
My arthroscopy (smoothing of the cartilage with radiofrequency/troclear grade 4) was a month ago..
Is it normal to still have stiffness and internal swelling?
Thanks Layla, yes, I did some research on the net and my OS explained it to me too.
In my case I think that the cause has been overcompensation for my TKR, as well as "naivety/ignorance/pressure" of my part as plenty of people (PTs included) kept saying leave the crutch behind..
We live and...
Thanks for your post.
In fact, I saw my OS this afternoon (Spanish time ;-)
Well, verdict: he said that what they found in the arthroscopy was the cartilage of the troclear was quite affected.. grade 4 :censored: I asked him if that meant I need a PKR in the near future and he...
Hello and thank you again @benne68 :-)
Yes,I'm seeing the OS on the 28/07..
I have been walking a bit twice a day with two crutches and doing some isometrics 2/3 times a day..
I know I have to be patient and I will.
Once my left knee will improve, I'll go back to the PT who was treating my...
I meant to write a new thread but I didn't know how to do it, so I'll add it on here.
My question: I'll have to wait for a while yet to go to the gym... but I wonder if
I could receive some advice please on exercices and machines allowed to do at the gym after a TKR.
I'm not really a gym...
I have got news ;-)
RTKR (July 2022)
Arthroscopy left knee (28/06/2023)
I was due to undergo an arthroscopy on the 7/7, but the clinic phoned up and said there was a possibility to do it for the 28/6 (last Wednesday) so of course i jumped on the occasion and accepted!
I knew the...
@sistersinhim thank you for your encouragement. I hope everything will go well. I admit I'm a bit concerned about the kneecap's cartilage.. but we'll see what they find and are able to do.
I know I can deal with it, it's just the fact that I haven't had full mobility for more than a year now...
Hi.. I thought about including an update about my left (non surgical) leg.
I saw my OS today: we have scheduled an arthroscopy for the 7th July (in 3 weeks' time)
He reckons that, apart from the medial meniscus, the kneecap cartilage is damaged.. I have got stiffness on it.. between the...