TKR Still can’t kneel after 13 months tkr

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@#sully# I hear you about being concerned about falling. I'm not in recovery and I worry as well. They are not gritting anywhere near where I live. Some areas are like a skating rink! Stay safe!
 

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Happy Two Month Anniversary!
I agree that the fear of falling is real. Especially on the slippery pavement Winter can bring.
Stay safe and go slow is about all we can do. I hope your holiday is season is merry and bright!
Take good care. :plugging-in-xmas-tree-smiley-emoticon:
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13 months on and I still can’t kneel (too painful) is there usually a timescale on this ?
I'm closing in on six months and I can kneel quite well on the carpet. Then I tried it on the hard floor and that was so painful I think I'll wait another six months before I try that again. I have read in many different sources that kneeling is not going to damage the new knee, and my surgeon says the same, that there is no need to worry about that, so I'll keep trying.
 

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Thank you for asking these last few nights things seem to getting easier, I’m getting more sleep now thankfully, terrified of walking outside at the moment as it’s getting a bit frosty over here in the uk, nothing like you get in the states though. The thought of having a fall really is scary.
regards David
Ice and temps hovering around freezing are the worst. I much prefer outright snow. Though not :snow plough: :heehee:
 

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We’ve had ice and snow here and I have to walk around my farm…been so scared of falling! I take my trekking poles out with me for security. If it had been 3 weeks ago I think I’d be too scared to go outside! :scary:
Be careful out there everybody!
 

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Happy Three Month Anniversary!
Happy New Year too!
Let us know how your recovery is going when you have time, we'd love to hear. All the best and a great rest of the week to you!
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Hmm, I hear the kneeling ability and comfort is all over the place for TKRs. I am able to kneel on carpeting on my 2019 RTKR after about a year. My surgeon said I would not be able to.

It does feel a bit weird (mechanical) and I cannot do it long but I've found the ability to kneel some helpful for making up one of my beds which is against a wall. I'd advise everyone TKR or not to use knee pads for any sustained work on their knees.

It'll be interesting to see if I can kneel on this new LTKR down the road.
 
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I think the ability to kneel post-TKR is a function of motivation, willingness to tolerate a bit of discomfort and practice. At least that's been my experience. If you have a desire or need to kneel you can get there with practice but you will have to accept some discomfort in the process.
 

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My TKR was in 2018 and l was never able to kneel on that knee . l had 2 stage revision surgery for infection this summer and don't think l will ever be able to kneel .
 
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My recovery is going well at the moment,I am walking quite long distances probably 3 miles daily,still not able to kneel, but I do think most of my problem is in my mind, I have tried but as soon as I feel uncomfortable I stop what I’m doing got to say my left knee which was done recently is recovering much better than the right knee which was done 17 months ago.
take care everybody
 

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Sounds like you're doing great! Wow, 3 miles is a lot. I hope to be able to walk long distances soon too, but so far my stamina isn't having it. My leg is fine, it's just that I tire easily.

And yes it's weird that two knees in the exact same person can recover so differently.
 

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So glad to read this update about how well you are doing, @#sully#!

Re kneeling: My surgeon told me that many people find kneeling awkward/uncomfortable after a TKR. I find that it helps to put a thin pillow or folded towel under my knee for some cushioning. It still feels odd, but I'm gradually getting used to the sensation. That said, I still have one "original" knee and tend to put more weight on that than on the surgical knee.

Three miles a day! Hoping you can keep up the great progress!
 

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