My swelling took 6 months to go away. When I first heard that from the people here I thought they were crazy!
I am a pediatrician and the swelling I know leaves after a few days to few weeks. But trust me almost all the advice here is priceless. Given by those who have first hand...
Just to give you all more encouragement I did not have any pain after surgery....really.... I got a femoral nerve block that dated in for 2 days and that helped along with a spinal. Yiu should ask for it
I'm now 1 1/2 years out and doing well up and down stairs walking. Only I have clicking but...
@flkayaker i found one thing that was indispensable was the commode that has adjustable height. You will find that at the beginning squatting to a normal position to sit is hard in lower toilet seats. The commode can be made high too. Also if you have a shower you could sit in it and have...
I hope u continue to heal quickly but granulation tissue comes in slowly but don't loose patience. It will heal. And as the others have said let it open to air. Keeping under a bandage will only slow the healing
I had a tkr a year ago and didn't take the advice of the board till 3 months in. Since slowing down after that it worked better and I can do all I need with 115-120
Hooray for all the advice you have given
It's is rough to be a dialysis nurse
My dad says that his nurses are the hardest working he has seen and he appreciates them so much
I'm sure u do the same for your patients
I'm a pediatrician on my feet all day
At the end the knee feels stiffer but it moves fine to do things I need
I had my tkr a year ago. I waited too long for the first till I could do nothing. Steps one at a time
Pants laying flat to get on
Couldn't pull up socks
Couldn't ride a bike
That was the right
I thought I would do the left right away but saw that it wasn't bad yet. So I will wait till a...
Good luck in October
There are many standard excercises for knee replacements and knees in general.
I would make sure your pt has worked with many tkr patients and understands that a number is not the important thing but how functional you are for what you need to do
I am at 115-120...