Knee replacement range of motion

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Avatar m tn My range of motion is only 80 and it is 8 weeks since my knee replacement. Been in a rehab hospital, home physical therapy and now outpatient physical therapy 3 times a week. I have pain and stiffness every day. Taking Advill and Tylenol since my prescripton finished and doctor won't renew it. Every day I do my exercises and spend time on a recumbent bike. Anyone have this problem?
Avatar f tn He told me I was about 2 weeks behind in my range of motion! He is giving me 2 weeks and if I don't get better He is going to take me and break up the scar tissue. I was so upset I don't remember how he said he was going to do it. I know he said he would work with my knee to do it but I am hoping he will either knock me out or numb me up. Has anyone had this done to them? Can someone tell me about it? Can u tell me then name of what he is going to do?
Avatar m tn The symptoms are likely to be due to inflammation and are likely to subside within a few weeks. I would suggest continuing with the physiotherapy to reach and adequate range of motion. You could also try using OTC NSAIDS and the prescribed pain medications for symptomatic relief.
Avatar f tn There is little that I would be able to suggest without a detailed clinical evaluation and relevant clinical details. There could be several causes to decreased range of motion such as inflammation, muscle weakness, degeneration, growths/ masses etc. I would suggest discussing the situation in detail with your treating orthopedic surgeon and physiotherapist for appropriate management. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar n tn A close follow-up of your progress by your surgeon is crucial for the success in return of range of motion. Take care!
Avatar n tn There is a great increase in their flexion and range of motion and less amount of pain after surgery. This means they are able to return to daily living activities more quickly. All the best.
Avatar n tn what is the average length of rehab therapy after total knee replacement? This discussion is related to <a href=''>On-going Pain after Knee replacement surgery</a>.
Avatar m tn her knees up every morning. She did all of the required exercises after the surgery (perhaps too much). Her range of motion is OK, but less than it was before surgery. She was able to sit cross-legged before the surgery for a little while, but cannot now. She had 4 previous "clean-up" small surgeries on this knee.
Avatar f tn Few people have recoveries that leave them 100% like they were. If you have about 80% range of motion, that is believed to be a full recovery. Pain after TKR is very common and some people always have it, while others don't. If you are worried about continued inflammation, you can have a blood test called a C-reactive protein test which will indicate inflammation in the body. You may also have to face the fact that "this is it" for you. Not a pleasant thought.
Avatar f tn I have undergone through the biological knee replacement from Dr Jonathan Franklin of Orthopedic Specialists of Seattle. Now i am perfectly fine. Thanks to the orthopedic specialists of Seattle.
1573930 tn?1295921240 (even a simple shopping trip can cause a lot of symptoms). The surgeon says that all x-rays and range of motion look good and there's nothing he can do. I am using a pain management doctor to help me manage the pain (with the primary option being narcotic pain meds). Is there a reason that the pain is this severe?
Avatar f tn If you have RA that can slow it down too as sometimes the immune system just likes the knees despite the replacement parts. Do the PT faithfully and doggedly and you will gain your range of motion back. Persistence does pay with replacements. Don't get discouraged. Our bodies heal and each of us are a bit different. I do have to say though, doctors shouldn't tell us it only takes a few months. If the x-rays show all is in place and in good shape it is just a matter of time.
Avatar n tn I had a tkr on4/11/11. i have a large amt of swelling, pain, and some range of motion. my problem is when i try to walk i feel like a razor blade slicing my knee sideways, not up & down like the insision. the dr keeps saying be patient, but my patient is running out. he told me to try and put baby oil on the incision and try to pop or stretch the scar tissue. i am trying to get a new ortho dr that will take me as a patient, but other drs r nit to happy 2 do that.
405614 tn?1329147714 did you do well with pain, did you recover your range of motion quickly, how long did you use a walker, how long before you were able to drive? Obviously I have had a lot of time to think about and prepare for my surgery, and want to do everything possible to achieve the best possible outcome. Does anyone have any success stories to tell? How soon were you able to return to activities you loved? Did you have a physical therapist you enjoyed working with? Thank you for responding.
Avatar m tn At around the 3 month mark I found that when doing range of motion exercise with the left knee it seemed to catch when bending or straightening. When it caught there was a fair bit of accompanying pain. Now 3 months later that catching is still there, but does not seem to happen as frequently. I guess the full recovery time for each TKR patient will vary. My own surgeon states it can take up to a year.
Avatar m tn It is now 3 months since the repair was done and I am still in PT 3 times a week. My range of motion in the knee is up to 100 degrees. The tendon still feels very tight and the knee feels nowhere near natural. There is little to no pain in the knee. Is it reasonable to expect that the knee will get any better from a functional or feel point of view?
Avatar f tn For knee replacement , the protocol will be almost identical to the shoulder rehabilitation, except the fact that knee range of motion will start from the second day of the surgery. 4) Not related to the knee issue, but rather my shoulder that was replaced - is it possible to do a fusion on a shoulder also? I'm having a great deal of problems with my affected shoulder over the past couple of months and more so the past two weeks and greatly fear that the replacement has failed.
Avatar m tn x-rays okay, alignment perfect, range of motion is fantastic. I can ride a bike with no problem. But when placing full weight on knee, I have pain on inside of knee. I am considering seeing another ortho. Any suggestions? Could this be from ligament rubbing on replacement?
Avatar m tn Subsequent review by an affiliated knee replacement specialist seconded that opinion, but was much less optimistic about the range of motion that would be accomplished. I was told that I should expect to be able to walk unassisted, but any thing beyond that (bicycling, etc.) would be unlikely. So here I am , 8 weeks after initial injury; I've had the external fixator removed and I'm in a hinged brace.
Avatar n tn i am a 57 yrs old female and i had a total knee replacement and is it normal for me to still have some soreness and some stifness at times i completed my physcial of 3 months and do my exercises at home each nite i went back to work as a dental assistant a month ag i am on my feet aome what is that harfull and how would i know if i developed an infectiom what are some of the symptons i worry all the time i an at 130 range of motion by the therepist measurments and go back to surg in june
Avatar n tn The first couple of weeks the stretching PT requires that you push range of motion to highest bareable level of pain. In my case as range of motion increased the pain decreased. They would observe an help me do exercises correctly. They also were very encouraging.
Avatar n tn The manipulation procedure of course cause me no pain and my surgeon filled my knee full of anesthesia so I had about 18 hours pain free. When the anesthesia wore off it was painful but I just took my pain medication and did my PT faithfully. Unfortunately, the manipulation did not help me and by one month later I was back to the horrid pain & 85 degrees of flexion.
Avatar f tn When we perform an ankle replacement, one of the goals is of course to improve the movement of the joint (called the range of motion). Interestingly, the more movement of the ankle that there is before the joint replacement surgery, the more will exist later. If a patient has no motion or very poor motion of the ankle before surgery, we can improve this, but not nearly as much.
Avatar f tn I had 3 surgeries on my right knee, my first in May 2008, 2nd in Oct 2008, and total knee replacement in April 2009. I have completed phsical theraphy at home for 7 weeks, and outpatient P.T for 6 add'l wks. I have more pain now than before. I can't walk without my cane for long periods, I can't sit, because my back now hurts, and I can't sleep too well. All medications and shot of cortisone don't seem to work well. I continue to search for a avenue of relief.
Avatar f tn I also have been told it takes four to six weeks to heal. Did they ever tell you that you will get your full range of motion back again or is something you just have to adapt to? Mine is only reading 90-96% and just came to a stop. I am so aggressive with treatment and becoming frustrated.
Avatar f tn On the passive motion machine, my range of motion was reduced to 18 to about 80, but the pain at those levels was almost unbearable. The swelling was such that I could not get pajamas over the leg. Worse, I have had to go back to the level of the previous week's pain medicine. I understand the importance of PT in working toward as much range of motion as possible, and the reason for making sure that the scar tissue does not adhere to anything.
1069378 tn?1255218732 , but my knee never healed and in fact the pain has spread to other parts of my knee and my knee swells very easily when I do anything (upright, sitting, sleeping). The MRI shows that my lateral meniscus is torn again and x-rays show I have osteoarthritis. One of the orthopedic surgeons I saw suggested trying Synvisc injections before resorting to surgery, especially since the surgery will involve removing the rest of my lateral meniscus which will in turn worsen the osteoarthritis.
742293 tn?1232555769 I have tremendous pain during therapy and very litte range of motion in my knee about 82 degrees. I had therapy immediately after surgery, left recovery on cpm plus two weeks at home, five weeks pt now. I had a cortisone shot on Monday this week. It is helping with swelling but I need something more than advil to get me through my very aggressive therapy treatments. I am only 45 and it seems my surgeon doesn't want to give me anything else for pain. Is this a normal practice?
Avatar f tn If total knee is stiff (less than 90 degrees of flexion) although you have had a good range of motion in your knee before the operation and if the X-ray picture shows that the total knee prosthesis is placed correctly, then a manipulation of your knee under narcosis may be considered. The manipulation under narcosis may be done under the first three postoperative months. Later on, the soft tissue scares have matured and the tissues cannot be stretched passively.