TKR: Pre vs Post surgery ROM related?
I'm scheduled for my TKR next month here at Mayo Phoenix. It's roughly 12 years after a running injury that smashed my left meniscus ( the right is still good as new)
My question: Is there a relationship between the before and after ROM? Ever since that fateful morning 12 years ago, by knee swelled up like a grapefruit, and despite 2 arthroscopes, I have been unable to touch my heel to my butt. It's 5-6 inches away (pulling by hand). And I have never, since then, been able to squat down, putting my weight on that leg.
I'd like to think that ROM issues are related to the new TKR, and that the physical blockage that exists PRE- surgery would be removed. (?)
Can anyone squat down, putting all their weight, on their new knee (eventually) ?