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My Knee Replacement Surgery Experience

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Jul 24 1:03am | Replies (25)

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Hi @ellerbracke – Sounds as if you are doing great! Somewhere along the line I heard that 12 weeks was the magic number for most people being at about 90% recovery and that it really takes a full year to get 100% of what you will ever get. Also, my orthopedic surgeon told me that kneeling was something that was problematic for most of his patients. He said he heard it a lot from people who liked to garden: they pretty much had to give up on kneeling because it was so uncomfortable after a knee replacement. Kudos on your deep squats. Not me – LOL!! Are you taking anything for sleep at this point?

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No…. I’m usually quite content with 6 hours/night, which I’m frequently getting. If the knee is already pretty ornery before I go to bed I might cave and take an Aleve. Re. kneeling: one of my PT’s told me she had worked with roofers and firemen in the past, and it is possible to eventually do the kneeling in semi-comfort, but it will take a lot of practice. Might go for that later, currently I’m still concentrating on total extension (almost there), and flexion (around 125).