- Jun 17, 2022
- United States
Not true. Please don't let anyone to tell you that your flexion should be 90 by a certain date. This is very old school thinking that has been debunked by multiple studies.My flexion ... should be 90 in a week I guess?
@BridgyMy flexion is a measly 15 and should be 90 in a week I guess?
All the best for you post-op rehab and recovery, although it may seem like this is the end of the road, there's still a bit to go so I wish you all the best
My limitations were in the brain as well. I was always guarding my leg because of knee injury 25 years past that led to this TKR. I tripped on a rock with surgical leg the other day and reflexively said “OUCH” and then stopped myself and started laughing … It didn’t hurt. I have great balance and caught myself so no risk of fall. And I am gaining strength at 6month post op. Best thing I ever did was stop formal PT and start doing what I love. - walking biking gardening & finally (at 5 months) surfing. My ROM is “stuck” at 120 when I went to my 6month appt Monday … but I haven’t been able to bend past 120 in 8 years prior to surgery… so I know it will come with time. It take TiME to retrain our brain- it has been protecting us and our knees for all this time. It will come. Just be patient.Thanks for the encouraging news! My feeling is my body/brain is not ready. That said, I’m gently trying to flex as I walk and sit. Getting a little going on which I’m sure will get better with time.
Hi @Nanmo1228 we are almost twins. Mine was Monday, September 12. I am finally feeling a little more normal at almost 2 weeks. I definitely do not have the bend although I work on it every day. I wish you the best in your recovery! Willing to “chat message” anytime if you want to commiserate!Looks like we are surgery date twins. I had LTKR on September 13 as well. I thought I was prepared. I watched every video on YouTube. What I wasn’t prepared for was feeling like I had the worse case of the flu ever. Feelin better now, but still slow going. It sounds like you are doing great. Wishing you a speedy recovery.