Can I kneel on my PKR?

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Hi everyone, I had a PKR 9 months ago, and i want to know is it safe to kneel on my bed with that knee?

Will I damage anything? Should I kneel on a pillow or a soft blanket? Ladies, HELPPP😊

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    Talk to your surgeon for an opinion. Some say 6 months, others a year and others never. Kneeling puts a tremendous strain on the joint and the pain of being on your knee can be be difficult to handle. You definatemy want foam or a pillow if you decide to attempt. Everyone IS different so depend on yourself, not others as an example.
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    Hi Sassy... As old F guy said, talk to your doctor as everyone is different. I can say after 6 months post TKR, I kneel on my bed all the time without any pain or problems. If you decide to try, I definitely would use a pillow at first and go slowly. Apply pressure slowly and if it gets to painful than stop doing it. From my conversation with my Doctor, you shouldn't expect and damages to the knee. But again, check with your doctor first. Good luck...

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    HI !

    Had partial 8 1/2 months . I do kneel occasionally on bed , and sometimes sorta kneel when on floor with grandkids and it's fine . Yesterday I tried kneeling gently while working out. I did it but hurt after and all day . I was concerned something had happened. By end of night and now this morning it's fine .

    I will make Dr apt and just check on few things , kneeling being one . He did say though that I would be able to kneel although I don't remember the time frame .

    We are at same post op time how are you doing overall?


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    Some people will never be able to kneel on their 'new' knee.  Others will have no problems. It all depends on the person. When I first tried to kneel on my bed, it hurt, so I quit. I would try on other surfaces with a kneeling pad or pillow and sometimes it was OK, other times not so much. After almost 2 years PO, I kneel very carefully and always with padding of some kind under my knee. It all depends on the person. My surgeon was very surprised that I could kneel...but he said if it didn't bother me, then go ahead and kneel. It may be different for a PKR though. I had a TKR 2 years ago, come this April. In either case, PKR or TKR, I would use a pad of some sort. Hope this helps. OFG, gives good advise. 

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