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Dizzy, you are so right. What makes me swell one day does not always remain that way the next day, I have a recumbent bike. I ride 10 minutes 3 times a day. It actually feels good but some of the others hurt one day but not the next. My swelling is totally unpredictable.A mind of its own.


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Howdy Revision Lefty!
I have the same issue at 9 weeks. You likely overdid. I took a telephone conference call through FaceTime and did not want them to see me in bed. Two hours my legs were hanging down and swelling was so much worse. I imagine from what you're saying, that the walk in the mall, riding 3 hours in the car and shopping for glasses was way too much for your delicate knee. After my overdue, I stay down with leg in the air and ice non stop for 2 days. You should rest your leg. We drive 3 hours to my doctors but we have an SUV. I sit in the back seat with leg elevated and with ice. Can you do that as well, when traveling more than an hour? I believe it would help you.
Stay safe out there!
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Hello everyone, I threw my back out last week and was in bed for several days. Now my left leg the one with my revision, when I lay down the top of my thigh on the left is going numb, pins and needles. Any thoughts, it’s been a rough week.
 

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It could still be related to your back. Have you tried changing positions to try to find one where your leg is not numb? Are you elevating your leg when you are lying down? If so then try not elevating or vary the height of elevation. You could also try a chiropractor. They can check to see if your back is causing the numbness. They can do a massage of the area that may help the numbness.
 
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Thanks very much newly bionic, I’m going to my Neuromuscular therapist on Thursday hoping this will help. My TKR recovery was going well and then my back starts to act up. I had a reevaluation with Pt last week my flexion is only at 108, my extension is normal. Seems like I’m having a tough time with the flexion. I do have a bad back, I had a Lumbar fusion at L4, in 2018 and now have trouble with my SI joint on the right side. I had a lot of pain in my left knee before the revision, nerve pain and pain from it just being unstable. I’m nervous because of the numbness and pins and needles. Thanks all for being so supportive, I think I’m starting to get the post op blues. God Bless everyone and you are all in my prayers.
 

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flexion is only at 108
There is nothing wrong with a flexion of 108, at 2 months post op. As you heal your ROM will increase even more. Mine improved in my second year and even in my third, which proves there is no window of opportunity.
 
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Hello everyone, so my knee seems to be doing well. Although it swells up if I do too much!
But my low back is killing me, I did have a lumbar fusion in April of 18. But the last few weeks have been terrible? I made an appointment with my back surgeon, any thoughts? Is it my knee gait?
 

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Have you checked your shoes for uneven wear? Do you have a lift in your left shoe? Does it need to be changed? Just some ideas that could cause a problem.
 
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Good evening, I hope everyone is doing well. So I would like some advice, I’m still having major issues with my low back seeing my back Dr at the end of the month. Wondering if my new knee and gait are affecting my low back? Also I’m only at 111 degrees of flexion at 12 weeks? Does a revision take longer to get better flexion?Also I feel completely de-conditioned I started back on a diet I was doing before surgery it’s low carb, low fat high protein 1000 calories a day wondering if that is also hindering me right now. Thoughts from anyone? Thanks
 

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The last twelve weeks you’ve progressed from a walker to a cane to nothing at all. Your gait changed from the early days to where you are now. Concentrate walking heel to toe. Your whole body has gone through changes. Have you tried to use a heating pad on your back for now until you get back to your doctor?
 

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