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I had a TKR 11 days ago and this is much harder than expected. Have been pretty much in a constant 5-7 pain level the entire time. I was originally released on hydromorphone, which worked great in the hospital, but didn't help very much after being released.
Have since switched to Percecet, which helps, but still near impossible to get
comfortable for any length of time. Is this normal?
I have only been to 1 physio appt so far since leaving hospital but my ROM is not so great. Before the op, I couldn't straighten my leg better than maybe 18 degrees. I'm under 15 now but expected it to be much better. Is it reasonable to expect to get it to at least 4 or 5 in time? The bend is only at just under 90 so I know there's lots of work ahead of me there as well.
Another thing I have noticed in the past two days, is every once in a while it feels like
someone takes a red hot razor and slices an arc at the side of my leg just below the
knee, or that a very fine cut has just been torn open. It's very hard to describe but man is it brutal. Only lasts a few seconds but stops you dead cold. Has anyone else experienced this?
Than you for any response. It's encouraging beyond words to be able to share experiences with others. Hope I can be of help to others here as well.
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