3 1/2 weeks after arthoscopy

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Had my 2nd arthoscopy 3 1/2 weeks ago and had a nightmare.still on 1 crutch and cant bend it much.was offered no physio. Just been reading some posts and found very helpful from those that had physio and told to try exersize bike.

So with the help of my boyfriend(getting me onto the high seat as advised)i managed to slowly peddle.yay!!!

Have found more advice on here as was given none at hosp or by nurse when had stitches out.

Ive also had 2 back decompressions previously which have made my back pain worse and maybe slowed my recovery.

Anyone else have similar?

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    Had my keyhole surgery 12 days ago no crutches after day one and had a leaflet with excercises to do at home. Have full range of movement just very stiff at the moment. Surprised you had stitches !!! Went for little walk but Very tiring. Hope you improve soon. Look on u tube for the knee strength excercises they are helping me regards Bev
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      Thanku Bev. Yes had keyhole surgery.have 2 wound sites with stitches.though they came out 10 days ago sites still sore and 1 is still covered with dressing.will defianately check out u tube.been doing things myself.due back at hosp thurs for check up.
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      Hi I didn't have any stitches just 3 prod marks with a dressing which I took off after 48 hours . The wounds have healed now. Sorry yours is not but hopefully will soon take care Bev.
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    I hope it soon improves for you...I've had two arthroscopies. the first was a resounding success, and had pain free walking for ten years. then the pain returned. .couldn't walk much more than 100 yards without burning, grinding pain.  Second arthroscopy a disaster!  Every time I tried to bend the knee, a crunching clicking sound accompanied by a lot of pain, making me walk with a totally stiff leg.  Now a TKR which I hope will finally resove the situation. slow going though . .now four and ahalf months and still quite a lot of pain . . . Hope you don't need a TKR!
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    PS my surgeon said exercise bikes were one of the biggest cuases of problems with knees!  don't know if he's right. . he seems to have lots of 'different' ideas. . like physiotherapy being bad for you, swimming bad for shoulders. . sleeping on your side a big no no . . . . .  etc.etc. . . anyway, just thought I'd mention it!
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      Ooh god im doing it all wrong!! Sleep on my side(no choice with back and knees)

      Use a bike etc.

      Yup my 2nd one not great. be 4 weeks mon.

      Whats a tkr?

      Just had arthroscopy this time(though think they must have done more-due back 4 check up thurs will find out)and last time had arthroscopy and lateral release.

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      Sorry to say it  your surgeon is in cuckoo land  if you dont use it you lose it  P/T is the only way to improve and get you up and moving again, and as for not useing a bike WELL, its a none loading exercise  to do, gets your movement back,    Hope all goes well for you in your recovery biggrin
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      Yes, he is 'different' isn't he!  However, he does seem to be a very good surgeon, specialising in knees and hips!  I 'm doing fairly OK . . but it's slow! Keep gaining a few degrees each week by continual pushing and shoving, and most days I can walk pain free . .not today though!  Back to painful clicks every time I bend the knee, but hopefully tomorrow will be good again!
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