- May 19, 2019
- United States
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1. Level of pain 3-4
Moderate swelling adds about 4 points to your pain score, since it is also a manifestation of pain. Thus I rate your pain as 8 which is high.3. Moderate swelling
Oxycodone 'as needed'? How often is that?2.Pain medication prescribed :
Celebrex 100 mg 1 daily end 5/24/19
Oxycodone HCL 5 MG tablet take 1 to 2 tablets every for hours as needed moderate to severe pain.
I only take 1 tablet of Oxycodone ½ hour before Physical Therapy. That's usually when I have the most pain.
Tylenol Extra Strength 500mg 2 tablets 2x a day
That's okay for 7 weeks out.4. ROM Flexion- 90 Extension- +10
You accomplish little or nothing in 20 minutes. Ice for at least 40-60mins and more than 4 times a day.5. Ice knee for 20 min 3 times a day.
Same as icing - elevate when you ice.6. Elevate knee 20 min 3 to 4 times a day
Okay7. Activity level- fold laundry, load dishwasher and unload, feed the dog and prepare dinner.
Right here is the proof that aggressive PT is counter productive for a knee replacement recovery. Even now some days I bend easier than others. It all depends on how active I was the previous day. I assume it's internal swelling that causes my bend to change. It doesn't take much fluid to affect our knee's ROM.Day 1. My knee was pushed, cranked, and forced to bend, my rom measured 99 degrees
Day 2. More stretching etc, 103 degrees.
Day 3.” “ 99
Day 4. “ “ 94
Day5. “. “ Between 89 and 90.
Sadly, many people go into the surgery not realizing it is a brutal marjor surgery that requires many months, even over a year to fully recover form. Sometimes the surgeon does not mention it. Sometimes the patient doesn't bother to listen. But, IMHO, the real fault goes with those people in the medical profession (prosthetic makers and medical clinics) who advertise all sorts of phenomenal recoveries in a matter of weeks or months. One tennis player is back to playing doubles in 4 weeks. Another guy is snow boarding in three weeks. And old codger (like me!) is hiking to the top of Mt. Sipperyslope at 6 weeks. And an IronLady is running a half marathon at two months. It's sort of like saying "Hey, I just won the 20 million in the state lottery, so all you other people can do it too!"@Greatday6,
Many surgeons seem to downplay recovery times, describe the op as routine, you might only be in hospital for a day, and do not stress to the patient prior to the op how much trauma will occur (maybe because people may not go ahead with such elective surgery at that point?).