Just had the operation, very comfortable with the post op medication. Stood up about six hours after op. A bit of bleeding through the bandages so will carry on tomorrow. Feel much better than I expected.
Please don't worry about any leg lifts for now. Time to focus on healing and getting control of that post op pain. Plenty of time for exercises when all the muscles and soft tissues settle from all the trauma.Unable to do straight leg lift, a lot of pain in the front thigh muscle.
Actually I think your surgeon is dead wrong. I was bowlegged too and it wasn't until I had my second TKR that I can walk without a limp. BOTH legs need to be straightened in order to correct your gait.Forgot to say I asked the surgeon about leg straightening, he said he always does that and unlikely to bother me as it is a sideways change with very little vertical change.
You have what is known as Log Leg, your muscles are inhibited from the surgery. Your body is trying to protect you from further injury by shutting down your quads. They will wake up as you heal.Did not have an answer about the inability to lift leg