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Hi everyone I'm new on here but have been regularly reading the discussions ,which have helped me a lot . November 1st I had a full knee replacement 8 weeks later I still wasn't getting the bend I should of been getting ,went to see surgeon who wasn't to worried and told me to carry doing what I was doing exercises,pain relief and ice which I did , 4 months later I still wasn't getting it think it was around 80degrees and still quite a lot of pain ,by this time I had finished with the physio at the hospital and was on a waiting list to see the NHS physio , I felt I was wasting time so I got a private physio who was helping me to try and get the bend ,
my routine appointment came for me to see the surgeon after about 14 weeks post op
he took one look and said he would manipulate it but no guarantees .
I had the manipulation with spinal eperdural the. Surgeon said he got a 40 degree better bend and said it was really well worth doing it , afterwards I went on the CPM machine for 45hours constant which was terribly uncomfortable,And was then allowed home with pain relief ,what I'm asking is if anyone has experienced this it has been a lot more painfull than the knee replacement
im now back on crutches the pains terrible and I'm now 11 days after the manipulation ,
i have seen the physio since and he said my bend is measuring 90degrees now and to keep up with the exercises ,I am so fed up with the whole experience I feel it's never going to be right
I have up and down days but still having a lot of pain and still struggling to get this dreaded bend .
sorry to have gone on so much but would just like to know if what I'm experiencing is normal
thankyou for listening x
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