thanks I will try this and see if it helps allready doing the hanging off bed 10 minutes twice daily my surgeon seems to think that since I waited 10 years to have tkr done I did A lot of damage surgerory lasted 3 hoursExtra information. It occurs to me that not everyone might know how to do stretching exercises properly.
First, no pain. Discomfort just to the point of pain is OK.
Extension: Press down/lean forward until you don't want to go any further, hold for about 10 secs, gently release. Swap legs and repeat. Repeat this set maybe 5 times.
ROM: Pull forward until you don't want to go any further, hold 10secs, relax. Wait 10-20 secs and repeat. Repeat the set maybe 5 times.
Repeat this extension/ROM set every hour, or even more often if it suits.
Swelling won't notice until the next day, if any. If there's none, repeat the sets; if there is some, back off to even more gentle, or have a rest day.