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Just an update for those who are apprehensive about gaining ROM:
It has now been 26 weeks and all I do is ADL and this is what my ROM has done:
3.5 wks: 75
6 wks: 85
7 wks: 90
10.5 wks: 95
14 wks: 100
17 wks: 105
20 weeks: 110
26 weeks (where I am today): 120!!!
I did it! My goal of 120! No "pushing through pain", no PT after the first 3 visits, and most importantly to me: No MUA! My surgeon who said I would never get beyond 85 ROM without pushing through pain was wrong, wrong, wrong. I'm excited to see if it gets even better.
A sign to cut back, pain and swelling is badWith any exercise I develop swelling and stiffness which impairs my rom.
Using a bike to gain ROM is pretty simple:I have recumbent bike which I use twice a day
The BoneSmart view is that this is simply wrong. Imagine working hard to recover a broken leg or a sprained muscle; you can't, and walking on a broken leg or exercising a sprained muscle are counter-productive, obviously. It's much the same with TKR, you have damage needing healing, not unfitness needing training.My pt says no pain no gain. Same as my ortho
Pardon the obvious, but do less until you don't have pain or swelling.Still experiencing stiffness intermittent pain and swelling of the knee With exercise
By my experience, no. The body 'grows around', for want of a better term, the new implant over many months.Should I be concerned.