Possible Nerve Damage

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I'm 10 weeks post op TKR, have had 24 physical therapy sessions, a 127 bend, leg extention is not good and still no quad response.  Therapist said they can't do any more for me to get response from quads. Had surgeon appt. today (he did not cut into any of my muscles during surgery) said he's only had one other patient with symtoms like mine and it could be nerve damage from the tourniquet, I go back in a few weeks and may have to have a nerve test done.  Keeping my fingers crossed my quads are just extremley slow in recovering. 

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  • Posted

    Anything you can do to stimulate or support the thigh muscles might help - massage, exercise, tens machine, acupuncture, alternating hot/cold compresses, arnica cream, plus good nutritious food and plenty of fluids. All the muscles and tendons take a big hit after a tkr whether they are directly cut or not. I gather the whole leg gets traumatised one way or another, very much including the nerves, which take a while to heal. Hope you recover soon and well!
    • Posted

      I've tried everything you mentioned but I hadn't thought about acupuncture.  It's def worth a try, thanks!
    • Posted

      Can't be bad so long as plenty if other goodies of fruit and veg! Bon appetite!
  • Posted

    hi patty lee

    think we have responded before, but my quads are in total shutdown after 2 years since my op!!!!  noone will accept responsibility but i canot do a straight leg raise at all.many different opinions concerning nerve damage etc...so frustrated...please let us know how you get on .xx

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      Yes, I think we talked about the stimulation/tens machine. I can imagine how frustrating it is! 
  • Posted

    Worth a try! Have some experience here as an acupuncturist of many years standing, but now fully retired. It can in some cases help a deal. Good luck!

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