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[TKR] No Energy. Passing out couple times

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by drsmagic, Jul 3, 2017.

  1. drsmagic

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    Thank you all, will keep the positive spirit and hope for the best. See the OS in mid Jan for 6 month checkup. Will keep you posted . Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all. You all are awesome
     
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    Of course you can but it depends upon the quality of the xray and whether the muscles can be seen. This was an xray of one of my knees and the second one shows how adhesions can show.
    No adhesions cannot be massaged away but I wouldn't worry about it as it is extremely uncommon anyway.
    Of course he corrected the deformity! There would hardly be any point in doing the procedure if he didn't do that!
     
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    Update on TKR right knee.
    It is close to 9 months now. Have got good ROM upto 125, however my knee hurts every time I bend it
    The doctor says I developed Scar tissue and not much he can do about it. He does not want to open up the
    Knee or do manipulation to remove it as he feels the chances of complications are high. Any suggestions on how to reduce scar tissue pain
     
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    You aren't even a year yet, so you're still healing. As time goes on that pain should lesson. If you're bending to 125, that doesn't sound like adhesions to me. Continue to ice. That should help with the pain.
     
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    Maybe, even at 9 months, you are doing more than your healing knee wants and the knee hurts as a result. What is your day/week like?
     
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    I have a desk job so a lot of sitting, it just pains on left inner side of knee where the meniscus cartilage used to be and only when I bend it. I am able to walk close to a mile with little pain. Coming down stairs pains
     
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    I agree that it is unlikely to be adhesions with a rom of 125. However, I did have adhesions despite a good rom---135. It sounded like velcro ripping when I got up.
     
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    So what did you do to get rid of the adhesions or do you still have them
     
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    Also I was wondering how long can a person get adhesions after a TKR and why do they form?
     
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    Yes, the number-obsessed PTs will rattle on about it as if the big. bad "scar tissue" is just sitting there, waiting to pounce if you don't do enough exercise.

    Actually, it's quite the reverse. The infamous scar tissue (which is more correctly called adhesions) is very rare, and one of the easiest ways to develop it is to work your knee too hard. Over-worked knees get inflamed and hot, and hot tissues become drier than normal and more likely to stick together and form adhesions.

    This article explains the difference between scar tissue and adhesions:
    MUA (Manipulation under Anaesthetic) and Adhesions

    You need normal scar tissue. That's what holds your incision together, and it's part of the normal healing process. Without it, you'd always have an open wound.
     
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    I had adhesions and my Flexion was 128.


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    So what did you do to reduce pain
     
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    Ice is a great pain reliever. For the first few months, I iced every time I sat or lay down. This kept me pretty much low pain and off of the heavy stuff. I highly recommend it!
     
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