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I had an MUA yesterday as was only getting a 40 degree bend , im 11 weeks post TKR, apparently they got a bend of 130 which was great. I went to my PT today and only managed 90 , does it get better ?I've been exercising every hour to try and get more, it is very swollen and painful today but im determined not to let scar tissue kick in again .

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    I was 90 before, a month after MUA I am 120, still to improve hopefully.  Keep going.  Keep up those exercises but remember to ice rest & elevate too. Sharon 

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    Hi Natalie043,

    I had my MUA last Monday.  I was only getting a 76 degree bend, 7 weeks out.  My doctor also got my bend past 130 but in PT I'm only at 110, and with a lot of pain 115.  Just to warn you, 2 days after my MUA was very painful and lots of swelling.  I'm doing much better but it's still work.  Really anxious to be rid of the pain and bend my knee.  Best of luck, following your discussion.  

    ps, one thing that has helped is wrapping my knee with an ace bandage and more icing

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    Hi Natalie 4 mths after TKR I had manipulation which was 2 weeks ago ,my bend was 80 degrees 

    surgeon manipulated and got 120 but said I would probably loose some and it would be about 110 

    i went to see the physio few days later and he measured 90 , I must agree with Chris it has been painfull and still hard work getting the bend , I've been to physio today and measured 95 degrees and quite happy with that ,knowing my hard work is finally paying off  and so I will carry on with the exercise elevation and ice to get it right .

    good luck xx

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    “ICE” This is my 2nd right knee replacement. 2 1/2 months out, starting to feel great. Little pain. Aleve works good. I am now walking up a hill, yes painful, no pain no gain. After hip replacement 3 knee replacements, this time i feel great. 

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