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Jul 9, 2017 · Limited ROM after total knee replacement. in Joint Replacements

Thank you for the detail explanation.I’m glad you did so because your initial statement that Mayo refused to do the operation (without explanation of obesity factor) candidly,seems a negative assessment of Mayo.I wish you the best.

Jul 8, 2017 · Limited ROM after total knee replacement. in Joint Replacements

So it was because of your BMI,just to be clear?

Jul 8, 2017 · Limited ROM after total knee replacement. in Joint Replacements

So curious why did Mayo refuse to do your TKR…which location?

Jul 8, 2017 · Limited ROM after total knee replacement. in Joint Replacements

Google Mayo Clinic post knee replacement exercises, YouTube. A wonderful 4 miniute 30 second video will pop up as well as other similar videos…I recommend just the Mayo videos. I do so because my wife and myself have had excellent surgical outcomes from Mayo. I have had two knee replacements,one hip…just returned from Zumba class that I participate in 6 days a week. I also do weight training including squat, quad lifts which strength the muscles around the knee.However I caution you that I do under the supervision of a personal trainer who is excellent.Personal training like physical therapy are booming occupations as baby boomers ( I’m 70) have exploded these fields. My wife has had two hips a knee and soon to be another knee, successfully at Mayo …. Her second knee per her Mayo doctor will be done when she decides she needs it…Mayo doctors are paid on salary to drive the Mayo brothers philosophy of medicine…Google it.Another example of the Mayo mindset is when I went to two orthopedic surgeons where I lived they both told me I needed knee replacement immediately. Mayo said I need to do nothing immediately and I would know when I would need the surgery. I went another two years,which is important as the prosthesis have a 1% failure rate per year so the older you are the better.While my wife and myself had physical therapy at Mayo…2 days they did not push it afterwards. Mayo gave exercises like in the video for us to do on out own and emphasized ,just move. I did try PT after my first TKR.First session was good,second awful …a young kid who did not know what he was doing. So I went back to my yoga practice which helped. My wife did no therapy beyond what she had at Mayo. It took me a year to get over the swelling and pain…especially at night. My wife recovered exponentially better than I did,You know men are babies. I recommended a yoga posture call legs up the wall to help with swelling,can find on net,probably on Youtube. Be compassionate with yourself!

Jul 8, 2017 · Limited ROM after total knee replacement. in Joint Replacements

This is a free forum u can participate in to ask laymen questions to other laymen, confidentially about any medical problem u have…I follow it fo knees and hips…find much information but unfortunately many people who have had problems.

Jun 30, 2017 · After knee replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

So sorry.It took me a year to get over pain with my TKR.My partial knee replacement was much easier.I think you need to see another doctor;I had both knees done at Mayo and never experienced what you experienced. In fact I was told that if this happened to contact them.

Jun 29, 2017 · After knee replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

Wow,tell me more…had bad was your knee.I’m confused how can stem cell therapy work after you had a replacement?

Jun 20, 2017 · After knee replacement surgery in Joint Replacements

I just read your post again and for sure you are doing too much PT.Who told u to use ankle weights…makes no sense to me. The bike (stationary) should be your primary tool. Start with a height that is comfortable and gradually or weeks lower it as the bend in your knee increases.And don’t PUSH gears..keep the gears low so there is very little resistance and gradually increase. I understand your moxie but you are trying to hard! Forget the no pain no gain therory,it’s wrong and unless you are a kid you must rest…I would say workout and rest the next day…just walk.