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Mon, Apr 15 7:40pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

That's a pretty good flexion and perfect extension. There are various reasons for trouble with flexion; I think there are many of us here who can tell you our shock at being a year out and still not reaching the flexion we expected. 115 is about my max – very disappointing. But I am much more stable and able to do more things with less pain than before.

Mon, Apr 15 7:32pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Hi, you can easily get CBD oil in NYC; unfortunately it's expensive. I haven't found it that helpful. Maybe should try again!

Wed, Mar 6 12:00pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I resisted and was fearful of TKR for many years … accepted huge limitations and pain. So I feel like one of those 6 surgeries you had should have been a TKR! Why didn't they do it, and why do you say you're not ready? Even with many challenges, some ongoing pain, disappointing (but functional) flexion, a longer than expected recovery time, still, overall it's gradually better than before (one year out of double knee TKR). In my opinion, the walker, "every step hurts" and years of pain pills are pointing you in one direction, which may well result in an improvement over your current symptoms. Best of luck.

Sun, Mar 3 4:24pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

@dsoda Many on this site know more than I do especially about MUA … but isn't that kind of fast to go to a MUA? 2.5 weeks is SO so early in this process. Are you in frequent PT 2 or 3 times a week and doing heel slides in bed and other gradual exercises 3-4 times a day? It's so key to do frequent movement and exercises at home. I took real pain killers to make the exercise less painful. And you're icing a lot? Good luck.

Wed, Jan 23 12:20am · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

@gutthookd
I used the X10 pretty soon, maybe 3 1/2 weeks after surgery and had great results; I reached 127 – 130 comfortably and quickly — but could not keep the machine (there is too much demand, too few machines to rent ) for as long as I wanted (to ensure the progress "stuck" ). PT was not very demanding and I was discharged MUCH sooner than I wanted bec I was allegedly doing well enough; also really NOT given at home program by my PT. Within 2 – 3 months I had severe back-side-of-knee tendon pain and was challenged with simple walking and shoes. Frequent charley-horse pain and night cramping. Consequently I didn't push hard enough I think, got spooked. I got the machine back a few months later (recently) and never returned to as good of flexion as before. I'm disheartened to have less flexion than I want, at 11 months, but with new PT, I do feel less pain. I was a tough TKR case, having been repeatedly injured for 30 years and thus, atrophied. I really recommend using the X10 as soon as possible and to push yourself with it — it's so easy and comfortable. They have recently manufactured 50 more machines which they try to get to different states, mostly east coast. Covered by insurance in Michigan only. Well worth the cost.

Tue, Jan 15 5:13pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

@ellerbracke; @contentandwell I don't visit site often — but am puzzled by recent comments about flexion limitations of "only 130" or 135. That's better than 90% of the population who don't need TKR!! What a miracle it would be to get to 130; to not revert back 15 degrees (every day is like starting over due to the stiffness). Question: How are you able to measure at the gym that you are at 130+ ? On a machine? What machines most helpful besides bike? For those closer to surgery date, I can recommend machine called X-10 — if you can get it for 3 -weeks, it's great. Unfortunately I wish I could have rented it much longer. Later, I had a setback at 5-6 months which I'm not pulling out of , so stiff still. Also: wasn't 6-10 hours a day of PT too much?