- Dec 27, 2019
- United States
I had my right TKR on October 1st. My 6 week check up and X-rays showed everything where it is supposed to be. I've just finished my formal PT. My ROM is 126 unassisted and 128 with a push from the PT. Everyone says I am doing great. I don't feel that way. I have that tight band feeling from one side of the knee across the front to the other side. Sometimes I feel like it's going away, then it comes back. Inflammation, weakness? I also still have a lot of numbness on the outer part of the knee down into my calf. A lot of stiffness and some days very sore and achey. I also have this feeling of hardness in the front of the knee. Like I can suddenly really feel the knee cap. And, I find if I sit for too long in one position, when I get up the knee feels like it wants to give out a bit. PA at the doc's office says it's not the actual joint, but due to the stiffness. I am confused. Has anyone else experienced this? Is my leg just still regaining strength? I developed sciatica in the operated leg from sitting too much and walking funny. Originates in the butt. When that spasms, I get shooting that skips the thigh, goes to the outside of the knee and down the calf. That makes the knee even stiffer when it happens. I've read here that full recovery is an entire year, but I am concerned.