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Had 6 week post TKR doctor appointment yesterday, and although doctor was very pleased with my ROM, he was slightly concerned that my leg doesn't flatten/straighten out better than it does. He said he's going to call the PT I'm working with to address this, which is great, however, when I mentioned that I need to return to work in 4 weeks (10 weeks post TKR), he said "You're kinda putting yourself behind the 8 ball, so let's do what we can to get you ready". I'm starting to walk more with a cane now, and I'm able to lift my leg while lying down, but not while sitting on the exam table with my legs dangling. Am I being unrealistic returning to work after 10 weeks? I work in a college in a position that does require me to be mobile, but not on a constant basis. I realize everyone heals differently, and I totally accept this is a lengthy process that requires lots of patience, I'm just a little concerned by my doctor's statement. Any advice, suggestions or comforting words lol, are greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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