You don't have to have the MUA if you don't want it. Just say you'd like to wait a bit longer.I’m doing everything to try and get ROM to 90. Made some progress this weekend. I do not want the MUA.
This is why you have a low ROM number. Note that I did not say a poor ROM number.I am still having a lot of swelling in my knee and calf.
It is much too early to even think about having a MUA! You have all those soft tissues that are trying to mend back together after being cut open. A MUA will force those healing tissues apart some and cause much inflammation. This causes more pain and swelling and lowers your bend number. Your ability to bend your knee depends on the amount of swelling you have. It's not a lazy, out of shape knee. It is a traumatized, injured knee. Watch a live tkr surgery on youtube. You'll see why you are swelling and why it takes a year or more to totally heal from.I am going back to see him on August 6th, and if I’m not at 90 degrees, he is going to sedate me and force / manipulate my knee.
How much exercise are you doing? I suspect that you're doing too many exercises, in your desire to increase flexion. That'a a mistake, because it's keeping your knee angry and inflamed, which increases swelling and decreases flexion.Yesterday I got to 70 degrees knee bend. With the Doctor wanting to do Manipulation on Tuesday if I’m not at 90 degrees. I’ve decided if I can get to 80 degrees by Tuesday, I’m going to cancel my appointment.