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 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 n tn what is the average length of rehab therapy after total knee replacement? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/227286'>On-going Pain after Knee replacement surgery</a>.
Avatar f tn , the question is, will this only prolong the inevitable replacement? as a mechanic, i depend on FULL range of motion, both left and right knees have had the identical surgery thus far.
1573930 tn?1295917640 I have had both knees replaced (at 49 yrs of age) almost 2 yrs. ago. While my right knee is greatly improved, the left knee is worse than pre-surgery. This pain has caused me to alter my lifestyle and to quite often avoid activities. (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.
405614 tn?1329144114 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 n tn Yes, scar tissue removal surgery may help improve the symptoms and range of motion if scar tissue formation is the sole cause of morbidity; however I would suggest discussing the risks for repeat scar formation in detail with your treating doctor and if the surgery would be worthwhile. Hope this is helpful. Take care!
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.
Avatar n tn When i got my cpm machine that same day , i was at 105deg range of motion. Now it has steadly regressed 95deg one day then 85deg the next then 75deg now. Is this normal ????? Experiencing alot of pain in my quad muscles.!! Also pain in the knee joint it's self. !!!!
Avatar f tn It is not a major procedure like the replacement surgery and may be beneficial in improving the range of motion. You may like to discuss the situation in detail with your orthopedic surgeon. Hope this helps. Take care!
Avatar f tn If left alone, a meniscal tear can/will worsen and rub in the joint like sandpaper, causing arthritis. You definitely want to maintain your range of motion!!!! If I were you, I would go ahead with the surgery. Best of luck!
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.
1069378 tn?1255215132 , 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.
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 The main focus is to decrease the swelling, regain full range of motion and build muscle strength. The typical rehabilitation plan includes six weeks in the brace, performing non-weight bearing range of motion exercises. After six weeks, patients begin weight bearing and other exercises for another six weeks. Low impact exercises are started at 12 weeks with full exercise at 16 weeks.
Avatar f tn It has been two years since I have had a total left knee replacement . I still have stiffness in my knee and I can not bend it more than a 90 degree angle. I swim, walk, take yoga classes & constantly try to stretch it -- but nothing happens. Is there anything I can do for this ?
Avatar f tn I have severe aching pain with many sharp and stabbing pains throughout the day and night that wake me up in tears also. I thought that I would have way better range of motion, not! When I straighten my leg it locks on me just like it did before the surgery, why? My knee continues to have a fever, I ice it throughout the day to keep the swelling down, its funny though that my knee feels like a 20lb ball but to look at it it doesn't look like it.
Avatar f tn I am 75 and last year had surgery for massive rotator cuff repairs due to a fall on my right shoulder. It has taken a year for recovery. I have full range of motion but weakness on over the head movement. Meanwhile I fell again on the left shoulder. I had two injections which helped briefly. The MRI shows massive retracted rotator cuff tendons. My choices are biological repair or reverse replacement. Any suggestions?
Avatar m tn also, you need to be sure to have full range of motion at the knee...also, be using ice to reduce any swelling, and you should also be getting the fluid massaged out of your knee so that new, healthy fluid can come in to repair the meniscus... The most important thing if to have full range of motion at the knee, and also, work on getting back to the strength that you had before... Usually it will take about 6-8 months to get fully back to normal...
Avatar m tn The physical therapist says my range of motion is great. Strength is good. No explanation on why the other parts of my leg as I is experiencing so much pain. It does not seem to be getting any better and its to the point where I cant get much sleep at all. I can tolerate this pain durring the day but this pain and inabilty to sleep is wearing me out. Has this happend to anybody out there. I dont have a follow up with my doctor until 2 weeks.
Avatar f tn All the replacements feel good no pain at all except for my right knee ever since i came out of this bilateral replacement done two years ago it hasnt been "right". It took longer to have motion after surgery and now their is a significant pain across the front lower portion of my knee. It's caused me to go back to using my walker. What are the signs that a replacement is defective, infected, and also do bodies reject prostectic replacements, or is that strictly for organ?
Avatar m tn the 1st therapist she went to said the range of motion in her hip/knee was minimal and had her do a stretching routine. I decided not to continue with the therapy since she could do these stretches at home. To my regret she didn't continue with the stretches and about a year later her knee/hip pain worsened. X-ray's were taken. Radioligist and orthopedic said x-ray looked fine. Orthopedic prescribed physical therapy.
Avatar n tn i had a total middle knuckle replacement on my right hand the knuckle that forms a fist, i had more range of motion with my old arthritis knuckle that i was born with, i will not never ever have another knuckle replacement i will keep the joints i was born with , i would rather have them because they have more range of motion and the silicone knuckle only provided 45 degrees of motion, if you go beyond that it will break, I regret having this operation, because i was better off with the knuckle