Ms. Tkr

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Hello I had a ( R) tkr done Jan. 2016 the surgery went well as well as physical therapy... I had the left knee done Jan.2017 surgery went well, but PT is horrible started out with ROM at 68 on my own. The only way I can get my knee to bend to 80-85 ROM the therapist has to push my leg ..in March they suggested manuplication but my doctor states to keep doing pt which is horrible now because they have done suction cups therapy, laser, and I have gotten on a mat on my knees trying to snap the adhesion, but nothing. I am depress and I feel as if nobody wants to listen when I try to tell them that my knee want bend please help!!

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    Hi i had my left TKR 28th feb 2017 when i started my pyhsio my bend was 50 going up to 55 but like yourself when the physio wastrying to get bend it was so painful for me so he couldint get bend i needed my 6 weeks app at hospital was cancelled and i went on my 13th week the person i saw said t 13 weeks 55 bend disappointing and so im getting manipulation 18th july not looking forward to it but to be honest bend is my only problem i feel quite well otherwise,im now getting gentle physio to keep me ticking by and will go back to guy physio after my manipulation he's the one who deals in bend he said to me sometimes if your not getting bend by now its your leg telling you its not going to budge itself,have you had your 6 weeks app back at hospital,im in uk,

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      Hi i was at hospital to see surgeon yesterday before i get my manipulation my ROM 55 he said we should get it to 90 then iv to go for intense physio so when you think about it you'r not far off 90 it is hard but keep going hopefully ur ROM will get better,good luck x

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    I've read so many posts where people had completely different experiences with each knee.  Sorry about this one.

    Yes, the PT puts your heel up on a block and pushes down on the knee.  Had that done 2x/week for 10 weeks but went from -14 / +84 all the way to -1 / +123.  It's brutal (take some meds 1 hour before the session) but it works.  I'd give it a little more time but at 5 months post-op you just may need the MUA which lots of people find solves the problem.  This is NOT easy.  Hang in there...

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