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i am 9 weeks post TKR and knee exercises are going well. Bend is 107 and no problem with straight leg. I'm still doing all the prescribed exercises daily.
But.....I still can't walk outside without crutches. Am in UK so took myself off to a good private physio, who says the problem is that my hip muscles (glutes) are very weak as I have had so little exercise for so long. I've been crawling up stairs, unable to get into a bath etc for about ten years. He says the resulting weakness will take some time to overcome.....but that with time and effort, I will be able to do it.
Meanwhile, I can't get to the corner of the road to post a letter, to the hairdressers, anything that involves using a bus, so I am still heavily dependent on my husband. I feel like I'm under house arrest
Has anyone else had this? And if so, how long did it take to get walking again?
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