At my appointment we decided an MUA was best for my situation. Though mentally I wrestled with the idea, was not going to make a decision until later. But decided to move forward with olit. To say I was anxious was an understatement. I cried, worried, cried some more, and worried a lot. I was fearful of having this done. I didn't think I could endure anymore pain, mentally and physically. But I was continuing going backwards, flexion was 70 and decreasing, pain was intensifying. My MUA was 3/21 and I have to report it was the right decision for me. My pain was so uncomfortable going in they offered pain medication but I said no. Now, all the pain I was experiencing is gone. My OS is very good with pain management so I've been comfortable. And, my new knee actually looks like a knee now! I started PT the day after and the sessions have been better than I anticipated. My OS reported getting to almost 100° passively for flexion, then once pressure was applied, there was audible release of arthrofibrosis and he got 120+, almost 130 ~130 is where I was pre surgery. All the medical staff were stellar and took very good care of me, even listening when I told them about my fears.
I have been so relieved, happy, crying happy tears, that I can now bend my knee and do my exercises. My extension was zero but soreness and swelling makes it -6 right now. I know zero will be around the corner.
I am continuing icing and elevating. I sleep with a Lounge Doctor and ice during the night if it needs it. I do my home exercises and ADL's. Oh! I finally got backward rotations on my bike and on the one at pt. Forward comes soon!
The road for this surgery hasn't been an easy one. I am 12 weeks out from the original surgery, 3 days from mua. My mental state is improving with the encouraging results!