Total knee replacement 4 days post op

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hi everyone i have just had total left knee replacement on saturday x my leg is black with a lot of bruising x is this normal

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    Morning.

    Yes bruising is quite normal. I had a LTKR on May 2nd. I had a lot of bruising this time around. ( RLTR-May 2016) Good luck with your recovery. ICE,ICE,ICE and be kind to yourself.

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    yes it was for me as well black and blue

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    Hi please don't worry. I'm 3weeks post op and my leg had the biggest bruise ever turned purple from top of knee right down to ankle all the round behind the knee too. Most of it has gone now. We have to remember we've been through some brutal surgery. Good luck with your recovery..

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      It is a long road from

      my point of view so take each week by week and do not set your expectations to high to soon

      .Everyone will have a different level of recovery time but try to remain positive

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      Everybody recovers at different rates. Make sure you take you pain killers as prescribed as it dose help. But for me yes week2 was better then week1 and so far week3is going well now getting around with only one stick and only taking paracetamol for pain. Knee is very stiff and according to physio isn't bending as much as it should so still a long way to go..only do what you can.. Ice and elevate as often as you can it helps with the swelling.

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    hi, I am nearly 6 weeks post op, still on two crutches but it is getting easier I'm managing to sleep in bed now most of the night without pain and not as stiff as it was a few weeks ago, just take each day as it comes it's a long journey.

    Alison

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    You just went through the most brutal surgery there is. Literally everything is "normal". Click on my name and then on "Discussions" over on the right and then finally "View All". I have about 30 out there on all sorts of topics that could be helpful. Give up all expectations and listen to your knee. Typically, a full recovery takes a year. Own it.

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      hi

      im not sure what is normal anymore. ive had a visit from the community nurse today, who tells me im doing well ( i dont feel well!!) She managed to get a stocking on my operated leg ( for the first time) and got a 80 degree bend ( with substantial assistance!!). My bruising is coming out, my elbow is breaking out ( pressure sore), my stomach is very swollen, i have a cery tender part of my back which makes me yelp when i accidentally lie on it. and i cant lift my aching leg- good apart from that!!!

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      Expecting too much will screw with your head big time. Virtually everyone does it because we get zero information up front and, even if we did, no one can truly prepare you for your own, personal experience. I've read over 20,000 posts in 3+ years on here and I can tell you that there's pain, frustration, lots of work, more time than we thought and a healthy dose of patience. Just boil that down to time, work and patience. Be Zen: "The knee will be better when it's better." You can't rush it, you can't push it...period.

      Post this on your fridge...

      Reality

      One picture says a lot...

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