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  1. Pumpkln

    [TKR] Is my PT rushing my recovery?

    @lablover64 Welcome to BoneSmart, glad you joined us! In answer to your first question, the answer is Yes! Not only are they trying to rush your recovery, most likely they are setting your recovery back. Suggest you cancel your appointment with these out of date PT's. Take a week or so off and...
  2. Pumpkln

    I just turned 30...facing possible THR and pretty nervous.

    Hi Skywalker, Sugarplum was able to return to doing the splints after her THR's Here is a link to photos of her doing the splits. https://bonesmart.org/forum/threads/dancing-after-thr-4-months-pics.5332/ Most likely the restrictions will be lifted as you heal and your joint stabilizes.
  3. Pumpkln

    [REVISION TKR] Knee Replacement Replacement 1/9/19

    Maryo52, With your history of arthrogenic muscle inhibition, and being less than a year out from your revision, your stiffness is normal. Try less reps, or starting with less intense exercises. Has anyone suggested a Bioness L300 Plus trial. Bioness L300 Plus can stimulate your quad, timing the...
  4. Pumpkln

    2019 October Feisties - Are you having knee surgery in October?

    @Cat_Girl , you have been officially added to the October surgery list! You are now officially an October Feisty! Welcome to the BoneSmart forum. We’re so pleased that you have joined us here. We want to share your journey with you so please start a thread of your own in the proper forum. By...
  5. Pumpkln

    [KNEE INFECTION] My Knee Revision Journey (2 stage)

    Your OS and infection doctor (ID) will know wether you need further surgery or a different approach. @KarriB 's Infection was also treated with just antibiotics, she is doing well several years later. Be sure an infection doctor is treating your case, if not insist on a consultation.
  6. Pumpkln

    How long do TKR's last.

    @denn , Today's TKR's are expected to last 20+ years. In the early 90's patients were told their implants would last 15 years, many of those implants are still working well for those individuals. Most can expect to outlive their implants. At 63 you are not to young for a TKR, what you are too...
  7. Pumpkln

    [TKR] Calf is on fire after TKA

    Doodlemama, Glad to hear the swelling is going down. Your PT should be able to help you with desensitization of your leg, ask them the next time you see your PT. Don't worry about becoming addicted, as long as you are taking pain meds for pain as directed there should be no problem. You will...
  8. Pumpkln

    2019 November Nimbles - Are you having knee surgery in November?

    @Crossfit , you have been officially added to the November surgery list! You are now officially a November Nimble! Welcome to the BoneSmart forum. We’re so pleased that you have joined us here. We want to share your journey with you so please start a thread of your own in the proper forum. By...
  9. Pumpkln

    [PARTIAL KR] My Patellofemoral Makoplasty Ups and Downs^

    @PegLegPeg You'll notice that I have copied your newest post with your original recovery thread. For several reasons, we prefer that you only have one recovery thread: That way, we have all your information in one place. This makes it easier to go back and review your history before providing...
  10. Pumpkln

    [BILATERAL TKR] My story so far

    6 years :happydance::friends:
  11. Pumpkln

    [TKR] 2 years and sad

    Amymhere, Sorry to hear you are having pain 2 years out from your second TKR. You might want to call the surgeons office where you had your first TKR done, and ask them how much it would cost, for a consultation for your second TKR. Generally if you pay the day of service they may give you a...
  12. Pumpkln

    [TKR] Macknit's recovery thread

    @Macknit You'll notice that I have copied your newest post with your original recovery thread, a copy of the post remains in JWWS's thread. Post any updates, questions or concerns about your recovery here. If you prefer a different thread title, just post what you want and we'll get it changed...
  13. Pumpkln

    [TKR] JWWS TKR Recovery

    It is not that simple. The IT band can become tight from over use and/or rubbing over the Greater Trochanter or the sides of you knee as it curves around to its attachment on your tibia. See the link in my post above for more information.
  14. Pumpkln

    [TKR] Implant loose soon after surgery.

    @psych96 , You tagged Jamie right at the top of your post, she will be along later. Sorry you do not have any answers for your knee or your back. Do you have a pain pump or an electrical implant for your back pain?
  15. Pumpkln

    [TKR] Cortisone/Medrol dose pack 5 day

    @Roxz You'll notice that I have merged your newest thread with your original recovery thread. For several reasons, we prefer that you only have one recovery thread: That way, we have all your information in one place. This makes it easier to go back and review your history before providing...
  16. Pumpkln

    [TKR] Cortisone/Medrol dose pack 5 day

    I can hear your knee sighing in relief that you are going to let it heal.
  17. Pumpkln

    2019 December Supernovas - Are you having knee surgery in December?

    @Lexus05 , you have been officially added to the December surgery list! You are now officially a December Supernova. Welcome to the BoneSmart forum. We’re so pleased that you have joined us here. We want to share your journey with you so please start a thread of your own in the proper forum...
  18. Pumpkln

    [TKR] Better and better!

    Congratulations on the 2 year mark, and getting your life back to the fullest. Sorry to hear about your cats.
  19. Pumpkln

    [TKR] Cortisone/Medrol dose pack 5 day

    Your knee is being over worked and is reacting by becoming stiff because of aggressive physical therapy. You should not be in so much pain that you are crying at PT. What you are experiencing is an assault, tell them to stop, if they do not, leave. Your knee is swollen and stiff after PT every...
  20. Pumpkln

    Welcome to the June Sunbeams' 2019 Knee Recovery Club

    @REDSING57 , you have earned the honor of being a June Sunbeam and full-fledged member of the June Sunbeams' 2019 Knee Recovery Club. Your membership allows you and encourages you to share your recovery journey with your fellow club members as well as all other members of the forum. (Please...

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