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    MUA CT-Mike’s Left TKR (Mako) Recovery

    I am using the ice machine religiously - that thing has become my new best friend. At PT this morning I was told they were able to achieve 120 degrees ROM during the MUA yesterday.
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    MUA CT-Mike’s Left TKR (Mako) Recovery

    While getting out of the shower just now, I noticed this egg on the outside of the knee. Doesn’t really hurt when I push on it - assume it is just some fluid that got displaced during the manipulation? Still don’t have much pain to speak, and the joint feels a little freer overall. Will see...
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    MUA CT-Mike’s Left TKR (Mako) Recovery

    Had the MUA this morning, feeling pretty decent so far. More pain than prior to, but not as bad as I was expecting. Doesn’t really look like it has swollen up much either. Currently sitting with it elevated and using the ice machine.
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    MUA CT-Mike’s Left TKR (Mako) Recovery

    Had my 12 week post-op visit on Thursday with the surgeon. I am still stuck at 90 degrees ROM so a MUA is scheduled for Tuesday. I debated back and forth about doing, but it seems I’m not making progress and hoping this will give me a breakthrough.
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    MUA CT-Mike’s Left TKR (Mako) Recovery

    Today is 12 weeks post-op. Still have quite a bit more pain than I expected by this point. Additionally, when I am doing sit-stretches, when I straighten the leg I get pulsating pain on the backside of my calf. It goes away pretty quickly. Anyone experience anything similar?
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    MUA CT-Mike’s Left TKR (Mako) Recovery

    Had PT this morning followed by 8 week post-op with the surgeon today. ROM was 90 degrees, and 0 degree extension. He was happy with that and MUA is no longer on the table - which I wasn’t going to agree to anyhow.
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    TKR Happy Camper

    No, it stands for Connecticut where I spent most of my career on subs - was a Nuke Electronics Tech. We carried the CTs around a bunch though depending on where we were and what we were doing.
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    TKR Happy Camper

    Congrats on your surgery from one Old Goat to another. Surface or Subs?
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    MUA CT-Mike’s Left TKR (Mako) Recovery

    To clarify, the PT wasn’t applying over pressure, I was doing it with a strap to ensure I wasn’t pushed past what I was comfortable with.
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    MUA CT-Mike’s Left TKR (Mako) Recovery

    7 weeks post-op today. Still having a decent amount of pain, “tight band” feeling, and overall stiffness. At PT this morning my supine heel slide was measured at 87 degrees, and 90 degrees with overpressure. This is an improvement of 7 and 8 degrees respectively - seems like decent progress to me.
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    MUA CT-Mike’s Left TKR (Mako) Recovery

    So the surgeon‘s scheduler called me today trying to book me for a MUA next Tuesday. I told her that I have my 8 week post-op appt next Thursday and will discuss it then.
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    MUA CT-Mike’s Left TKR (Mako) Recovery

    For clarification, the flexion ROM was measured with me laying on my back and doing a heel slide. Is that how it is typically measured? I do know that when I sit in to flexion (surgical side foot under chair) I can get more than 90 degrees, same with rocking the pedals back and forth on my...
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    MUA CT-Mike’s Left TKR (Mako) Recovery

    Yesterday was 6 weeks post-op, had PT this morning - numbers were as follows: - Flexion was 80 degrees, extension was 5 degrees. Therapist feels we aren’t making the progress we should, and is going to talk to the surgeon about doing a MUA. I would appreciate any and all input. Thanks
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    MUA CT-Mike’s Left TKR (Mako) Recovery

    Coming up on 4 weeks post-op tomorrow. Based on how I was feeling and the advice above, I decided to stop going to that particular PT office as it seems they were pushing too far, too fast. So Friday I am going to the PT office that is owned/operated by the surgeon’s office - we will see how...
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    MUA CT-Mike’s Left TKR (Mako) Recovery

    I also ordered one of the cooler based ice machines for the knee, can’t wait for it to arrive on Monday.
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    MUA CT-Mike’s Left TKR (Mako) Recovery

    I think I will take both of your advice and push the PT out 4 weeks.
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    MUA CT-Mike’s Left TKR (Mako) Recovery

    Went for second PT session yesterday, told therapist about the lingering pain after the previous session. Based on this he backed off on the settings for the Biodex. He also had me rocking back and forth on a bike and I was eventually able to make full revolutions forward and reverse. Home...
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    MUA CT-Mike’s Left TKR (Mako) Recovery

    Started outpatient PT today. They put me on a Biodex machine to work on ROM, have some lingering pain ever since.
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    MUA CT-Mike’s Left TKR (Mako) Recovery

    We tried local grocery delivery, half of the produce that was delivered was rotten, never again.
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    MUA CT-Mike’s Left TKR (Mako) Recovery

    Well today I needed to do some grocery shopping and am definitely feeling it this afternoon.

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