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Ability to lift leg

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Mar 26, 2019 | Replies (28)

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The day after I posted this, I was able to slightly lift my leg and it has continued to improve. My only significant issue now is I can't sleep at night!! I'm not really in pain; I just can't get comfortable. Stopped taking the hydrocodone several days ago, but I might take some before bed and see if that helps?…

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Hi @llar – Welcome to Connect! I had my 2nd TKR 1/29/19 so I'm just about 6 weeks out. I hear what you are saying about sleep. When I was weaning off the oxycodone, my last pill to go was the night time pill. I needed it to sleep soundly and I felt that sound sleep was important to my recovery. At 6 weeks, I'm just now getting to where its comfortable to turn over in bed w/o waking myself up. They gave me some Tramadol to take while I was getting off oxycodone. I would ask my doctor if there is something stronger than tylenol but not as strong as hydrocodone that you might take before bed. I think you are still early in the process. Hang in there. This too shall pass!

Hi I understand where you are coming from, I too have difficulties sleeping at night, as you stated can't find a comfortable position. I had TKR on Jan.8,2019 had stiff knee. I then had MUA on Feb.27th still having problem with the knee. I have a fullness on my knee that feels like a tight rubber-band. This whole process has been very aggravating to me. I have an appointment with my surgeon on this week and I hope I get some answers for some relief.