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I understand that they are not using the machine that moves your knee right after surgery ? Why
@progolfer I heard this also Id like to know also you need this for recovery
A laser to break up scar tissue
Had tkr in June. Had to have manipulation after 6 week check up. Still going to PT. Swelling and scar tissue still remain. Walking is problematic as I get sore and tired not to mention the tightness in the knee. Anyone else had these symptoms and how was it resolved.
Hello, @lizzyisme – welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. I'm sorry to hear that your walking is problematic with soreness, tightness and getting tired following your TKR.
I thought that some Connect members like @kdo0827 @mamie @gailfaith @marield65 @cobweb and others who have talked about total knee replacement (TKR) may have some ideas to share about the symptoms you are experiencing.
Did you see any improvements at all with the manipulation, @lizzyisme?
Ty Lisa for welcoming me to the community and referrals!
It gives false Hope's. The machine said I was at 110 but when I got to p.t. I was only 90 really
Since my RTKR in June, I have had a manipulation 6 weeks after my initial surgery due to my knee not flexing, I had little benefit from the manipulation . Now, my knee continues to be swollen, stiff and painful. It’s like I have a spasm that prevents knee to get stuck. My PT has written a letter to my surgeon explaining that despite my compliance and almost 3 months of PT I still am not making improvements in my rehabilitation. I see surgeon day after Labor Day. Any ideas. Comments?
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lizzyisme. Did you have the machine while in recovery to start your knee bending?
i also did not have manipulation the first day. I worked hard on my own and with PT and i finally realized what i have is it. I have a lot of pain when i go to bed and in the am the pain is gone. I bike a lot which seems to help.It is what it is. I have found no one who has any answers.
I dont understand why they discontinued using this as my Mother had it for both her TKR after operation and further PT at home Im sorry for your pain.
@lizzyisme, you mentioned you were going to see your surgeon the day after Labor Day. If you are comfortable, do you mind sharing what you learned?
Justin I learned going to the doctor yesterday that all my symptoms were normal for the time since surgery. There was nothing wrong with my new knee that time won’t take care of. I was diagnosed with a swollen knee. I have good flexion and my knee is at 0. I go back to PT today and begin to loosen up the knee. I go back to doctor October 2 for my 12 week follow up.
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