News of bad bend

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i have been to new consultant today.  X ray ok so must be adhesions.  As I thought. MUA is only offer so I am going for it.  Really not brave so hope for the best.

9 months after TKR.  

Really want this to work.  

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    Hi Carol

    Glad to hear that you've got a decision finally.

    I had MUAs on both of mine, some months after the TKR.  The procedure wasn't a problem and I didn't really have any pain afterwards.

    The first one was very successful and I really made progress afterwards.  The second one didn't straighten my knee and I am having real problems with it - my consultant thinks that I have excess scar tissue.

    I really hope that you get a good result from yours and start to feel normal again.

    Patsy

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    good luck with it  i hope it goes well make sure you have plenty of pain meds for after as you want to give this your best shot  if your in pain after you will not be able to work hard to keep the bend  and i mean heavy hitters no paracetmol  xxx
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    great news Carol, I think the MUA is probably your best chance, good luck.
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    Hope you get a good result!  Lots of people say that it isn't too bad. . so let's hope in your case you sail through it with flying colours!
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    Oh you  are all so positive!  Thank you    
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    Good news Carol, hopefully it will help. I have my MUA and surgery to remove adhesions at the end of July. I'm bizarrely looking forward to it. The way I see it is I've had so many complications that this is my best shot at a straight leg, without it my outlook is slim.

    I know you're nervous but it's just one more bump in the road xxx

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    I might be a bit thick but what is MUA? Finished my physio sessions yesterday and feel a bit lost today.  Got a 105 bend but cannot fully straighten my leg. 5wks post TKR . Still very stiff and swollen. Any suggestions? 
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    I doubt if many of us knew what a MUA was until we were threatened with one!!!  Its a manipulation under anaesthesia . . the surgeon bends and sgtraigthens the knee until it moves easily . .uses quite a lot of force to acheive that.  Afterwards they usually put you in one of the perpetual motion things whiuch keep it moving 24 hours . . then it's up to you to keep it moving and not let it tighten up again.
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