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Mako Robotic Arm TKR Two Months

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Feb 7, 2020 | Replies (32)

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@contentandwell Thanks for that link and the info. I will try it later. I have had a bit of a setback due to my own decision to lay off elevating, icing, and resting. I was doing so well I thought hey, I can stop all that now and just exercise more. I think I triggered some bursitis or another kind of reaction by overdoing and exercising too much, and by forcing the bend too fast. Now I am resting for a few days and hope I can get back to exercising next week. This is truly a long process no matter what, and I have learned my lesson: be conservative about stopping the usual RICE (rest, ice, compress, elevate) – also the lymphatic massage, which helps with swelling. I see PT next Friday and it will have been two weeks, since I was out of town. Thanks again.

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@saeternes, Thank you so much for admitting that you were pushing your TKR rehab a bit too fast including forcing the bend too fast. Last month I reviewed most of the posts about problems with TKR recovery. It does seem like those that had the best results set a moderate rehab pace. Here are the results……..for your review.
https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/what-can-you-do-to-extend-the-life-of-your-tkr-and-mobility/
And thank you @contentwell for finding those tips and tricks that will benefit all of us.
Be safe and protected. Chris

@saeternes you sound like me, I am too apt to push things also. I think sometimes I just think I’m invincible. Not good. 😖
JK

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