Hi group! I had a LTKR on June 19 after being bone on bone for about 5 years. My recovery was "normal" but I still have some issues that are starting to worry me. I am still slightly numb on the outer part of my operated knee, as well as some discomfort (between 2-4 on the pain scale) pretty much all the time when I walk. I have good ROM (145/0) and use my stationary bike 4x a week, doing 2 miles. I briskly walk every day for about 20 minutes, and do my PT exercises daily at home. I also work full time, and do heel slides all day long under my desk.
If I push on my knee cap and down my shin and to the outer part of my knee, it is tender – almost like the bone is bruised (if that is even a thing) but with no to little swelling. I wake up stiff every morning but once I get moving the stiffness subsides. I also still get a nerve "zinger" every now and again.
I know I shouldn't compare my recovery to others, but I really thought that by 4 months, I'd be in less discomfort than I am now.
Have a great day!
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