Manipulation Under Anesthesia (MUA) after knee replacement

Posted by captjamesh @captjamesh, Oct 21 5:21pm

So after hitting a wall at 93 Degrees my doctor and I said a MUA was in my best interest. They did all the pre op work just like they did for my surgery and even did the procedure in the OR. After waking up something was different I had no pain! My doctor said that he felt the resistance at 95 degrees and that it got worse until 105 degrees. Once he got to 114 it completely freed up and he went straight to 135 degrees. So I went home and didn’t have to take any meds at all because it just didn’t hurt. Oh I forgot to mention earlier that most of my pain was from the tendon on the outside of my knee being inflamed by rubbing the implant. He gave me a steroid shot for that. Today I had PT and after warming up we measured my ROM and it was 120!!!!! Still haven’t even taken any meds! We shall see how it goes over the next few days but if it feels like this I am golden! Finally! Wish I did this a month ago

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@captjamesh – You will notice I changed the title of your discussion to better describe what it is about and to hopefully allow other members to find it. I can understand how great you must feel now after struggling with the pain and not having the expected range of motion after your knee replacement. That is really great news not needing any pain medications after the procedure. Thanks for sharing the update and creating the new discussion.

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Thanks and I hope it might give someone on the fence the encouragement to go ahead and do it.
Slept through the night without and pain pills I did take some Tylenol PM to get to sleep. Woke up today still no pain and flexibility is still there. I will be stretching on my stairs within the hour! I am so happy!

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@captjamesh

Thanks and I hope it might give someone on the fence the encouragement to go ahead and do it.
Slept through the night without and pain pills I did take some Tylenol PM to get to sleep. Woke up today still no pain and flexibility is still there. I will be stretching on my stairs within the hour! I am so happy!

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Thanks Captjamesh, breath fresh air to read. Yes l was also stuck @ 92%, went through a worldwind deciding on Malupation & found a physio to support me.
Had my manipulation on 9/10, gained 125 range placed on a CPM machine while in hospital around clock for 4 days/ night. Left with 125 range. Lost 10% next day within a week my scar tissues became very aggressive again. Now hiring a CPM for a mtg @ $950. Hoping it'll be end of my hiccup. So excited & pleased for you James

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