Three weeks tmrw since left tkr ...

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And my Physio is already talking about manipulation and it has scared me to death.  I know the bend still isn't brilliant but I'm working on it.

Do they sometimes say these things to spur you on?

Really scared of more intervention.

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    Hi rolleyes

    How are you?  Very early days yet and I am sure you have a good physio so ask questions...why ? Tell them about your concerns and I am sure they will be able to re-assure you.

    Good Luck

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    Hi Lynn, you really don't need to upset yourself especially as your only 3 wks post op, just keep up with your excercise plan & it will get easier as you go along & the bend & your range of movement will improve, everybody recovers and heals at a different rate, so don't feel down about things, try & keep positive, if your unsure of anything or worried have a chat with your physio or your GP, good luck
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    Thanks for the encouraging comments.

    My physio for hydrotherapy is great - obviously very experienced, but it scares me when she keeps referring to 'the six week window' and I'm half way through it with a bend of only 75 degrees.

    Should I increase my number of physio sessions?  Only one a week at the moment.

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      I'm sure with some regular hydrotherapy sessions things will improve, warm water is a wonderful thing, check with your physio but I'm pretty sure if they were worried they'd have suggested it by now? Don't panic & overdo things as you'll end up creating more problems for yourself, keep your chin up & stay positive 😀
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    I had manipulation under anaesthetic about a month after my TKR. It helped to get  more bend and was not too  painful. Mine was complicated by PVNS,  but the principles are the same. Don't be worried.
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