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What items do I need post TKR during recovery?

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Apr 10, 2022 | Replies (75)

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I started the leg extensions laying flat on the bed with a rolled up towel under my ankle joint, or Achilles , on the affected leg. I gradually added bigger towel to roll as extension improved. I used music for my exercise routine, it helped me with reps and counting too!

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Different things. Leg extensions are usually the exercises you think of: with towel. On bed, floor, yoga mat…. what I was referring to was extended straight leg stress, as in keeping your knee as flat and straight as possible, e.g. between chair and side table, or preferably between flat plane and elevated point. Basically, get the leg straight, with some elevation, and wait until it really hurts. Or not. But do this 1 hour total per day as my PT demanded. No movement, just static stretch. Guess you’d call them passive leg extensions?