Dynasplint to help bend after TKR

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I had a follow up today with my DR and I am still at a 90 degree bend.  We had discussed MUA and I was hoping to avoid it.  I have had 6 previous surgeries on this knee due to a car accident when I was 18, I'm now 46. My bend prior to surgery was 110, and I'm just hoping to get back to that and be pain free.  My Dr is having me try a dynasplint in hopes to gain flection.  I'd love to know if anyone has used it & what results they have had.  For the moment, I'm happy to have dodged the bullet of MUA.

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    Shannon. A year ago I had right TKR. My ROM was only 64 for 3 months after and they did a MUA which helped and brought me to 125. Then as part of PT , my Dr. Prescribed the Jass Brace, which is just like a dynasplint, different company. I used it for 3 months and with a lot of hard work, I remain at 125. Please do not be afraid of MUA . You are put out and then in PT the next day, usually for 10 days straight. That was my story anyway. We are all different but I used my brace after MUA every day, 3 times a day, and today I walk pain free. I hope this helps smile Good luck. I am 62 years old BTW.
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    Ps......In answer to your question.....yes, try the splint. I hope that is all you need. smile
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      Thanks Suzanne!  For some reason, I am so afraid of MUA..I think it is the fact that I have come so far (even though I still have a long way to go) and I am back to work, etc.  My TKR was my right leg also.  How long did you wear the splint per day?
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    Not to sound to dumb - what is a MUA?  Don't think I have had that yet.  Had my right knee done in 2009 and am having it redone  in May.
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      Ok Thanks.  My local  PT tied a sheet around my knee and attached it to a pully (automated.  I lay on stomach and did my best not to scream.  We got it to bend to 110 - well  after I  did lots of  slow bend and hold on my own.  I didn't get as much bend because they could not put me in the automated machine due to a "spinal headache". The spinal block had missed its spot and I spent the next 3 days in a fetal position trying not to throw up the nothing in my stomach or die -which ever came first.
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    Hi Shannon

    I have not used a splint for bending, but was given one to try and keep my leg straight after it was opened up again to remove scar tissue.

    I had both of my knees manipulated (at different times) - one was successful and one wasn't.  Both times, I was put on a CPM machine straight after, and I have had one on hire for some months now...although they are not cheap.

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