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TKR at 7 weeks with flex at 95 and extension at -8?

Posted by @johnk21, Thu, Aug 16 11:09am

This doesn’t sound good to me but my doctor is not alarmed. Anybody have a similar result that kept improving over time? I have heard some say that there is only a 6 week window.

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I had my TKR in May and you are about where I was at that point. It takes longer than 6 weeks to get a good range of motion and be prepared for good days and bad days. I was at a 128 bend and -3 extension at 11 weeks. The doctor was happy with the progress and said I would continue to gain range of motion. I did aqua therapy as well as land therapy and found that to be very helpful. I think you are doing great! Recovery from a TKR is a full time job and you have to do your exercises on the days you don't have PT. I am still in PT and have just gone from 3 days a week to 2 days.

@ssbionicknee

I had my TKR in May and you are about where I was at that point. It takes longer than 6 weeks to get a good range of motion and be prepared for good days and bad days. I was at a 128 bend and -3 extension at 11 weeks. The doctor was happy with the progress and said I would continue to gain range of motion. I did aqua therapy as well as land therapy and found that to be very helpful. I think you are doing great! Recovery from a TKR is a full time job and you have to do your exercises on the days you don't have PT. I am still in PT and have just gone from 3 days a week to 2 days.

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Thanks for the reply. What you said sounds very encouraging. I hope mine does the same…I was at 101 and -3 yesterday but that is after she works on it for about 50 minutes.

@ssbionicknee

I had my TKR in May and you are about where I was at that point. It takes longer than 6 weeks to get a good range of motion and be prepared for good days and bad days. I was at a 128 bend and -3 extension at 11 weeks. The doctor was happy with the progress and said I would continue to gain range of motion. I did aqua therapy as well as land therapy and found that to be very helpful. I think you are doing great! Recovery from a TKR is a full time job and you have to do your exercises on the days you don't have PT. I am still in PT and have just gone from 3 days a week to 2 days.

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Sounds like you are doing great! The PT can always a better bend and flex on my knee as well.

My tkr was two weeks ago. I can get to 90 but I am concerned that isn't enough. I have the impression my PT expects more. Just makes me resent going even more.

@fjkphx

My tkr was two weeks ago. I can get to 90 but I am concerned that isn't enough. I have the impression my PT expects more. Just makes me resent going even more.

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Fjkphx. Its your body your knee do as much as you can but don't stop shes trying to get you your full ROM.Ice it when your home.

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