Manipulation

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i had bilateral tkr January 18. The worse knee is progressing, but my left knee can’t bend pass 74. I am fearful of having to go in for a manipulation.  I’m not good with anesthesia and have heard it can be very painful for a few days since the doctor is trying to break up scar tissue. Is that true?  I am getting frustrated and want to get on with my normal activities. 

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    Nance, make sure that they give you something up front for nausea from the anesthestitic and ice ice ice it after the manipulation it is true it can be painful but from what I have read not always i will be praying the your manipulation goes extremely well please let me know how you do
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    Make sure you get a anti inflammatory as well 
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    Hi, I had TKR in Sept 17 and struggled with ROM all along, got to 90, that was it.  Usually this is what they aim for but as I was only 50 my physio recommended that I have an MUA. Procedure was quick and pain afterwards was manageable. In fact for the first 3-4 days felt great, little swelling and leg felt ‘free’.  Unfortunately day 5 onwards the swelling started and bend reduced considerably!  3 weeks on I am now 120 ROM which I am happy with but still pushing it to get more.  I was also fearful of the procedure but it really wasn’t that bad. Good luck to you whatever happens. Sharon
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    Hi, I'm like you I'm not good with a general anaesthetic as I get sick, I had my TKR on 9th January and I've been stuck at 45 deg since I left hospital , I saw the consultant 3 weeks ago, he's given me till 20th March ( this tuesday) to bend myself or a manipulation. The whole idea of it absolutely terrifies me. I've been pushing my knee until I've been in tears, the PT has aswel but it just feels like a block of cement around it. I hope yours goes ok. Let us all know how you get on xx

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