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Hi.I liuve in the UK and am 4 weeks post op and thought I would share my experience so far. I am 56 and had grade 4 OA in right knee , so considering I am a big walker and own a Springer Spaniel I decided surgery was my best option. When discharged I was given Apixaban to thin the blood to prevent DVT, unfortunately, as I pushed myself to soon , this caused a secondary bleed, the pain of which I have never suffered anything like and ended up back in hospital for rest, ice and elevation. This has set me back about 7 days ! I now have approx 85 bend and struggling to straighten my knee but this is coming , through gritted teeth and tears . walking wise, just did about 1/2 mile today with 2 crutches, but only using one around the house.
Would like to hear other peoples stories to compare.
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