My knee is stuck after a partial replacement. Has anyone else had success with a dynasplint brace?

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On Nov 13th, i had my knee cap replaced on my left leg. For the last 3 weeks, I've been measuring 60 degrees (70 painful degrees). PT ordered me a dynasplint brace. I get it on Monday, and supposed to wear it 6hrs every day. I've been working from home because i can't bend my knee enough in order to drive. Has anyone else been in this situation? How long did it take the brace to get your knee bending? I need to drive as I need to go back to work sooner than later. I'm getting depressed being couped up in my house & relying on others to drive me around.

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    i unfortunately did not have good results. if anything results were terrible causing swelling and reversal of flexibility after 18 days

    my girlfriend,however, had good results.

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      That's not to reassuring. I was told this type of surgery was easy & I would be back at work after 2 weeks. It's going on 7 weeks. All the things I didn't know before the surgery that I'm going through now would have changed my decision to not do this surgery.

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    My surgeon gave me a prescription for a JAS knee brace as I was having straightening issues. I wear it for 6 by 5 mins. 3 times a day. I can also use it for bending. My pt has measured and it shows an increase . I also feel a difference when walking. I am 7 months total knee replacement and also having bending issues which is related to my spine issues. I have the brace for a 4 month rental and I am fortunate to have health benefits. I started using the brace in Nov. I can not understand why you would wear the brace for 6 hours. I am in Ontario Canada and saw the Jas brace online and I ordered it through a rep., in Ontario. 3 weeks is still early, maybe other issues why you can not bend. Do not get depressed, as it takes time. If you can go for walks.

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      my patella tendon has tightened up so much, it will not stretch anymore with manual manipulation. The dynasplint brace is supposed to stretch everything so i can bend it. i had a medical massage today & the girl said my scar tissue already started spreading out & has compromised my IT band which was already causing a lot of pain. That girl was so good, I'm going back once a week. I have no patience. I'm praying this brace works sooner than later.

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