TKR Post-op 6 Weeks

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The worst of the pain and swelling has finally subsided. Movement and flexibility have improved dramatically in the last ten days. At week four, I forced myself to get to the gym and begin intense therapy. Although still attending doctor approved PT sessions, I was not happy with the results after four weeks. After a few painful gym sessions of stationary biking, treadmill walking, and using the leg /knee weight sled, my pain and swelling decreased together with an significant improvement in ROM from 108 to 119. It felt great to leave the house after a month as well as interacting with friends at the gym. I believe the change in scenery and social contact aided greatly in my recent progress. Pain free living takes time; is very painful; and, requires constant effort to achieve. At age 70, looking forward to the best and healthiest years of my life. Remember, never give up and never, ever quit. Best regards to all my fellow TKR grads. RJ, Florida

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    Great success story - well done to you! I agree that getting out there is so important for mental health as well as speeding recovery of the knee.

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    well done ive had no success with pt so im joining the gym next week also hydrotherapy

    im 70 next month and i feel like i need a kick back to life

    im in the uk

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    well done ive had no success with pt so im joining the gym next week also hydrotherapy

    im 70 next month and i feel like i need a kick back to life

    im in the uk

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    well done ive had no success with pt so im joining the gym next week also hydrotherapy

    im 70 next month and i feel like i need a kick back to life

    im in the uk

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    HI!

    How is your other knee with all that activity ?

    Has that knee been replaced . just curious.

    Glad your doing better !

    Debbie

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      D08326, yes, the other knee was replaced in November, 2016. That TKR was better behaved than its new brother. I was very fortunate to have the same excellent surgeon for both knee replacements. The Lord has blessed me with two successful TKR events. Knee replacement recovery is a marathon rather than a sprint as each surgery is a stand-alone event and adventure. Thanks for asking. Regards, RJ

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