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I need a TKR: Do I do it, or go as long as I can?

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Jan 23 6:47pm | Replies (37)

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Hello John,
Thank you very much for your reply. To be honest, I did have the surgery done on my knee on October 21, 2021. I was kind of looking for some remarks as to how long it takes to get back to some kind of normal. I will tell you my story. I don't have any more OA in my knee and I can walk pretty well, go up and downstairs with not too much trouble. I did see the specialist last week and he is quite pleased with what he saw. I didn't ask him the questions I wanted an answer for as I was in a very depressed mood that day because I was alone and was very nervous. I usually am. I can bend my knee just so far and it begins to hurt in the back of my knee. This will most likely get better as I do the exercises right? My knee still feels very tight, what is this about? I get some really sharp pains in my knee and down my leg now and then. The Dr. said to be patient and the pain will go away in another three months. He also said it takes about one year to get sort of back to normal. What do you think about what I have said now?

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@happyat76, It sounds to me like you are right on schedule. I think I may have had similar feelings at 3 months out from my TKR. Patience is not one of my better virtues and I do think it takes some patience, as well as sticking with regular exercises to strengthen the leg and knee.

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