- Jul 30, 2023
- United States
Hello, so happy to find this forum. I had TKR on May 31st and started PT three days later. At about day seven, I began experiencing significant swelling, to the point of being unable to stand without extreme pain from the rush of fluid down into the knee. My PT was great and recommended we respect the knee and let it calm down. When it finally calmed down at about three weeks post TKR we began to again work on ROM. I was getting nowhere on range of motion (sitting at 75/80 for two weeks) so at seven weeks (July 17th), I had an MUA. Surgeon was able to get 140 degrees of flex at the time of MUA. Back to PT I went, the day after MUA, with an immediate 110 degrees of flex at PT. Within three days, I started going backward, and when I hit 80 degrees - we (me and my PT) decided to "go slow to go fast" and are now not doing more than slight to moderate stretching and using the recumbent bike. We gained 20 degrees last week and I'm now at 100 degrees of flex. Here's my question: Since there is no exposure of the interior of the knee during an MUA, can new adhesions form?