Unfortunately no wait list. Call nearly every day hoping someone cancels! The “not knowing” is the worst.Will, I'm sorry to hear this news. You had been doing so well. Please try to get an earlier appointment. I know it's not easy but I would ask them to put you on a "wait list" in case someone cancels. You should stress that you need to see the specialist soon, and when doing this, be really nice to the scheduler. Or, yes, see if there is another specialist that you can see sooner.
In my opinion, I would forgo playing pickleball at this time, Will. Signed, Dr. Jammy.
Thanks Jammy! Interesting since I am 5 months post op and my knee is actually stiffer than it was a month ago. And yes I have a tight band feeling just above my knee cap. As well as a quad muscle still weaker than it should be.Hi Will, I'm wondering how your leg/knee are feeling these days? I'm glad you have an appointment for the 12th. It's something at least. You have always been very positive and I hope you can stay that way. I have noticed that my knee (5 months + post-op) has more stiffness these days. Makes it harder to walk well. Do you have the tight band feeling around the knee, like I do? Doc told me that could go on for a year. I just hope she didn't mean a year from when she said that, who knows. I guess I'd rather have stiffness than pain though.
Sounds really hot there! That's tough to miss out on going to WA for the summer. Next year you'll be there! I honestly can't wait for 2023 to be over with. What a mess. Please write and let us know what happens at the VA and best wishes.
My OS explained there can be swelling up to one year post op with joint replacement, so I wouldn't worry about that, Will. It's not too late to take time to ice and elevate at this point.My knee still is stiff and surprisingly still swollen above and below my knee. Not sure if that’s still normal at 5+ months since LTKR
I respectfully disagree. By 9 months, and even way before, I wasn’t doing exercises or actively working on ROM, and my ROM continued to improve quite a bit in my second year, as my whole leg continued to relax and heal. I even had a bit more ROM in my third year.Says dailey activities really won’t do much more.