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ok so now 2 weeks after surgery, getting around ok without sticks and using plenty of ice. can now do straight leg raises, loads of ice during day. i can now get a bend of 90 but this is being pushed.any more than that cant do. im guessing the swelling is playing a part but the quads feel so tight, maybe still bruised. i just dont know if this would be expected after 2 weeks. i ave been warned about scar tissue and want to do everything i can to prevent this

any experiences appreciated

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    Don't get worried. sounds good and as expected. i am 2 years out and it will improve but it takes time.

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    Sounds like you're doing really well. For sure the swelling prevents full ROM. I am 6 months post-right tkr and had swelling at the back of my leg just up to the bend, which took 3-4 weeks to disappear. It was ok in the early part of the day but then would start up later on. Leg raised and icepacks are the way to go. I also gad wide bruising at the back of my leg, from ankle almost to the top of my thigh and that also took several weeks to totally disappear. It's a long process of healing, with good and bad days. Tightness will lessen over time. Patience and daily exercise are the way to go. Good luck and suçessful recovery

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    You are doing fine. I'm 3 months in and have only just started to turn the corner. Still using icepacks, leg stiff and sore and cramp like pains during the night. Measure your progress in months rather than weeks. irritating than some days worse than others so you sometimes feel that you are taking one step forward, 2 steps back. I take heart from posts on this site that assure us we will all get there.

    Btw my physio is telling me not to push it if it hurts.

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    Two weeks is the very beginning of the typical year-long recovery journey. This may help with your ROM...

    ROM Work

    And this will get your strength back...

    Muscle Rebuild

    Remember... A TKR recovery is NOT linear. There are advances, setbacks and plateaus. All are normal. Post this on your fridge...


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