Staff member since February 4, 2022
- Sep 5, 2021
- United States
You may not see swelling on the outside, but there still can be significant swelling inside the knee. You can't force the bend when it's swollen.I am not currently having much swelling
This illustrates the impact of swelling. There was none during the surgery, and the swelling only started post op, which is why it got progressively worse on the following two days.During surgery they could bend to ”over 125 degrees”. On release 90, next day something like 72.
As you can see from the information that Sisterinhim posted above, early flexion numbers have nothing to do with your eventual outcome. Some of us just take longer to heal. If you give it time, you will see improvement.
My surgeon says that the most important muscle to exercise in recovering from this surgery is The Patience Muscle.