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i can't bend knee very well after 5 weeks, and won't lay flat. I'm so worried about this, any information from anyone for my concerns? 

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    Are you in UK and care you having some physiotherapy input? What Have you been told to expect by professionals?
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    Hi Lucy

    Do you have a lot of swelling?  Some people have lots of swelling and others have hardly any.  This can affect how far your knee will bend and the harder you try, the worse it gets.

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    Lucy keep up the excersises and the hard work will pay off .Meds and ice it will all come good . its a long journey.  I am 11 weeks 120 bend and nearly flat stretch. walking is good with out stick or crutches.you will get there. Pain meds at night but thats for my other knee. This site has given me lots of advice so just ask and someone will have the answer.

       

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      I'm having a pretty hard time with the straight out stretch, getting concerned. It's not like I'm not trying someone a try harder I don't want to end up with a limp when I had a limp before the surgery

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      I had a limp too! Did you have a flexion deformity? Mine was -10. I felt anxious too, but as said, it is a long process. It also can be very painful at back of knee...leg is not used to it! Take a look at my profile info, and maybe my blog, if you are interested. Write a lot there! Much later on...around 9 weeks, I started adding 4kg weight on top of thigh when doing the"knee hang" exercises but consult with your physio. I would say , be patient, and just continue gentle stretches...it will come. Rushing is counter productive, and will just aggravate knee. It has been through a lot, never forget that. Chopped!

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      Hi Lucy, I am also 5 weeks post op and still have a lot of swelling. I have great days where I do really well with exercises and then bad days where it gets very painful. My bend is about 90. But I feel that improving if only by a small fraction every day. I find the extension stretches far more painful and make the knee swell even more. It is a slow process but I believe we will get there eventually. Keep up the good work!
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