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[PARTIAL KR] part knee replacment

aqa

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Hi, I had a part knee replacement 6 months ago, recovery was very good, but now the other side of the knee gets swollen and painful if I try and use it in a normal day to day fashion. Kneeling is almost impossible.

Thank you
Ian
 

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Hi and Welcome to Bonesmart!

Not everyone is able to kneel after a knee replacement, I haven’t even tried and it’s been 2 years for me. I had a partial, also.

I am going to tag @Josephine
our forum administrator and nurse director to address your concerns.

Even though it’s been 6 months since your surgery I will leave you our Recovery Guidelines. Each article is short but very informative. Following these guidelines will help you have a less painful recovery.

Knee Recovery: The Guidelines
1. Don’t worry: Your body will heal all by itself. Relax, let it, don't try and hurry it, don’t worry about any symptoms now, they are almost certainly temporary
2. Control discomfort:
rest
elevate
ice
take your pain meds by prescription schedule (not when pain starts!)
don't overwork.
3. Do what you want to do BUT
a. If it hurts, don't do it and don't allow anyone - especially a physical therapist - to do it to you
b. If your leg swells more or gets stiffer in the 24 hours after doing it, don't do it again.​
4. PT or exercise can be useful BUT take note of these
5. At week 4 and after you should follow this
6. Access to these pages on the website

The Recovery articles:
The importance of managing pain after a TKR and the pain chart
Swollen and stiff knee: what causes it?

Energy drain for TKRs

Elevation is the key

Ice to control pain and swelling

Heel slides and how to do them properly

Chart representation of TKR recovery

Healing: how long does it take?

Post op blues is a reality - be prepared for it
Sleep deprivation is pretty much inevitable - but what causes it?

There are also some cautionary articles here
Myth busting: no pain, no gain
Myth busting: the "window of opportunity" in TKR
Myth busting: on getting addicted to pain meds

We try to keep the forum a positive and safe place for our members to talk about their questions or concerns and to report successes with their joint replacement surgery.

While members may create as many threads as they like in the majority of BoneSmart’s forums, we ask that each member have only One Recovery Thread. This policy makes it easier to go back and review the member’s history before providing advice, so please post any updates or questions you have right here in this thread.
 

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@aqa Welcome to BoneSmart! Only 6 months out - still early days in this process. Are you icing and elevating? Do read the articles Jockette left for you. Lots of good information and it's not too late to follow the guidelines.

Can you please give me the exact date of your surgery and which knee? I will put the information in your signature for you.
 

Jockette

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I’m also curious about which type of partial you had, mine is a Patellofemoral.
 

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Just to give you an idea it took me about a year to kneel. Are you icing your knee? These people who have responded know much more than me but I iced for a little over a year.


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