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I am nearly nine weeks post TKR. I have been going to knee gym with physios at local hospital. Last Tuesday they gave me an assessment before going for check up with surgeon on Friday and bend was 117 but extension -3. The OT discharged me saying if surgeon was not happy she would reinstate me to group.
At hospital on Friday surgeon delighted with bend but not happy with extension which he says will give me a lot of trouble later if I do not get down to 100. I think this is because I have spinal stenosis and he is trying to give me the best possible result. Phoned local hospital who have changed their minds and will not reinstate me because she thinks he is being unreasonable. She says their surgeons would have accepted. She says go it alone and then she will review in a fortnight.
I am not very happy about this because I have to be careful because of my spine. Have been doing the lying on the bed exercise pressing backs of legs into mattress which I have in fact been doing since well before op. Surgeon told me to press down on area above knee with both hands till it hurts. He demonstrated and it did hurt! But I discover I cannot get that sort of pressure because of arthritis in hands, or perhaps more scarily I am pressing wrong bit. Last night my leg was very, very painful and I got no sleep at all so am unsure of my exercise. I have also tried lying on tummy on bed with knee and lower leg hanging over edge.
Has anyone any good suggestions.
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