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Here I am back again to check with those of you who are sharing the journey of total knee replacement. This week marks three months since my surgery. Progress was very slow in the beginning, but I do have less pain and much more range of motion now. My extension is at 5, and doesn't budge, even with Chico's excellent exercise and therapy twice a week. My biggest concern and what seems to have my progress at a standstill is the swelling of my knee any time I am on it for more than an hour. It also remains swollen overnight. Worse is the feeling of a tight band around the whole knee that accompanies the swelling, and aches constantly. Is this something that is common at this stage in recovery? I am concerned that there might be something else going on? I would greatly appreciate your experience. I see my surgeon again in 3 weeks, and my physical therapists just say it will take time to resolve. Thank you ! ***
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