Lingering issues 16 months after TKR
In spite of very good results from my TKR in September of 2018 – great flex, fully functional – I am still having some problems. The knee moves perfectly re. forward/backward motion, and up/down. However, anything involving some torque, or pulling on it, is not comfortable. For example, if my foot gets snagged on something, like vines in the garden, or a bunch of bedding on the floor while making the bed, it is Ouch! Will be heading to an area with lots of snow soon for vacation, and I can imagine that I won’t be able to walk in snow any higher than perhaps ankle height…..Same with simply standing and bending leg inwards to pull off a sock. Not good, unless I first brace the TKR leg with help of hand against the other leg. And even though I am finally able now to get out of my car (sedan, not SUV) the normal way – left leg out, foot on ground, followed by twisting right leg to join, it is not natural or comfortable yet. Most of the time I still prefer the turn on seat, both legs out together method. Granted, neither of these things are serious or very limiting, but after more than a year I was hoping that the torque ability would have returned to pre-surgery status. Any long-term TKR members have these problems as well, or how did you fix them?