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I’ve been quite frustrated by this. From the beginning my progress has been slow as far as ROM. It started at 55 degrees, then 68, then 72, then 70 for three weeks, now am at 75. I can walk without crutches or cane and strength and stability coming but for ROM. If I overdo it (such as help clean the barn or bring dog for a short walk plus tidy up house or drive for groceries) then I suffer all evening. Slowly but surely....?
Anyway, two weeks ago I had tele-conference with my surgeon. I told him I’m very concerned. He said he isn’t yet. That I had limited motion before (90 degrees), injuries, and as well had a number of surgeries including ACL replacement. He said it can’t be expected that I’d progress like an older person (I’m 47) who “just” had arthritis (“just” not being used to minimize anyone’s experience I know the pain and limitations of arthritis because I have it too).
Soooo he wants me doing leg exercises three hours per day including a very painful exercise that he gave me to do. “Bite on something” he said. 😳 He thinks maybe I can break through possible scar tissue and adhesions myself.
I mentioned manipulation under anesthesia and he said it was too soon for that and we’d consider it btwn 10 and 12 weeks.
Soooo that’s my update. Anyone relate? Advice? And - anyone who has had MUA - how bad is it?? I have heard pretty painful after....and no guarantees...? At this point I’m all for it - just want a functioning knee again!
Thanks - hope everyone is having a good weekend!
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