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17 weeks post TKR and feel pretty lucky that I haven't had some of the problems others have had. Not saying it's not been and still is a haul. Got my bend to+ 125 to +130 and maintaining. Been told once goal achieved maintain bend exercises 3 times a week twice daily.
However I think I got a bit obsessed with this goniometer reading lark!! Really I think.its about quality of life and improvement from pre-op. I think a lot of us get this way and even that's a bit subjective 😁
Have been obsessed with extension -17 post now -7 to -10 and will to continue to work at it. In reality had a gradually worsening flexion deformity for over 30 years so guess it could take for ever lol!!
So have decided the bend allows me to do what I need (bike,stairs etc) and even with my extension my gait is better -no stick or limp as before tkr.
I will continue to work hard on extension but just wondering how long you go on for ....12 months, 18 months ??? I am working on building quads with band exercises, pool, aquatone and bike building and know this can take 18 months +.
Has anyone else been in this situation with extension? Any tips? I'll see my surgeon in May so will discuss then.
All the best everyone, Jan
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