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[PARTIAL KR] 11 days post op

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by L2consult, Jul 13, 2019 at 7:06 PM.

  1. L2consult

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    I had my partial knee replacement on July 2nd at Mayo Rochester. My surgical team and post op instructions are very much in sync with the recommendations on this site.

    My concerns are with no formal PT and wondering if I am progressing as I should
     
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    Can you give us any more information? I hope you are doing well....
     
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    Welcome to BoneSmart! I'm going to leave you some articles to read. They're short articles, and very helpful. Would you please give us the specifics of your surgery so we can add it to your signature? I see you had a partial on July 2nd, but which knee? Please feel free to ask any questions you have; we're here to help!


    Knee Recovery: The Guidelines
    1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary
    2. Control discomfort:
    rest
    elevate
    ice
    take your pain meds by prescription schedule (not when pain starts!)
    don't overwork.
    3. Do what you want to do BUT
    a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you
    b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.​
    4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of these
    5. At week 4 and after you should follow this
    6. Access these pages on the website


    The Recovery articles:
    The importance of managing pain after a TKR and the pain chart
    Swollen and stiff knee: what causes it?
    Energy drain for TKRs
    Elevation is the key
    Ice to control pain and swelling
    Heel slides and how to do them properly
    Chart representation of TKR recovery
    Healing: how long does it take?

    Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it
    Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?

    There are also some cautionary articles here
    Myth busting: no pain, no gain
    Myth busting: the "window of opportunity" in TKR
    Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds


    We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery. While members may create as many threads as they like in a majority of BoneSmart's forums, we ask that each member have only one recovery thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review history before providing advice.
     
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    Many of us here have had no formal PT and did well; and you will do fine without it. Just make sure to move around as in the article I attached here (it's also in the above list) plus ice and elevate a lot. This article was my favorite during recovery and I read it daily to help remind me not to do too much, or too little, at any given point in my recovery.
    https://bonesmart.org/forum/threads/activity-progression-for-tkrs.14334/
     
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    I slept all night last night. Took oxy at bed time. Trying to only use Advil during the day. I am icing and elevating. I am doing ROM AS WELL AS WALKING IN THE HOUSE DAILY
    I am not using a walker or cane

    I SO appreciate your reassuring words
     
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    @L2consult Thanks for the info and kind words. Would you please give us the specifics of your surgery date, type of surgery and which knee so we can add it to your signature? It helps us know what you've had, and when, when we answer questions, etc. Thanks!
     
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    @L2consul feels so much better when you sleep well!
     

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