6 weeks post op

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I am 6 weeks post op, I feel great for the let couple of days I have been painting a shed. Yes I do it aches but it is great to be doing things again

My question is can i do any damage now. I still use ice packs on my.kneel after being o n my feet for awhile

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    I am NOT a doctor, but my surgeon said the knee joint is not something I can injure with routine activity. He did warn that overuse could lead to swelling and pain. Be sure to ask your doctor about your specific situation. 
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    The joint itself is tough and hard to damage. I fell and twisted the femur into (torque break) the day after surgery. Bad enough that it took a hip to knee plate and 8 screws to hold it in pace but no damage to the knee. I'm just hoping your shed was one small story and you weren't on a ladder. Climbing isn't a smart thing as it can lead to falls, twisting and other painful consequenceses.

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    Hi Deb!

    Congratulations on your painting adventure! 😄 Each new challenge MET is a real victory and helps you remember why you went through the surgery in the first place. Getting your life back is a real thrill! 🎉🎉😁

    Gauge how you are feeling.

    Take breaks.

    REJOICE in each new victory!

    🥁🥁🥇💟😊📣🎉??🎵🥁🥁

    Be sure to take photos of that freshly-painted shed to remind yourself of your VICTORY!😊

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    There is no damage to do.  You have a metal knee.  Here's a do/don't list...

    https://patient.info/forums/discuss/do-s-and-don-ts-after-a-tkr-a-typical-list-541794

    I don't see painting a shed on it.  You can't do anything that will pound or twist the knee.  That's it.

    PS: I's be reeeeeeealy careful with ladders for a long time...

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