8 weeks total knee replacement post-op. Better everyday!
This week I am 8 weeks post new knee. Physio is going well. Strength is coming. The hamstring is the weakest. I have 119 degrees of bend and a couple degrees short of perfectly straight. I have some bad habits to break so that I walk with a full stride and not the foreshortened one I had for years due to the inability of the leg to straighten.
Got an A from my Surgeon!
I saw my surgeon this week. He was very pleased with my progress. There were patients there that were 4 months out from surgery who did not show the progress I have. It’s all about being committed to the physio. He said that I was probably still at the point of not being happy with him. I guess it because there is swelling, some pain, the knee is hot and has a click. All these things are normal. I told the surgeon that I was happy from the first week. I had already noticed how smooth the joint moved at that point. He was really happy to hear that.
Full recovery with 100% muscle strength will take a year. I’m good with that. Yesterday I rode my stationary bike for 10 minutes then hit the heavy bag for 10. The knee was WOW. even though the knee is not 100% it responded completely differently than before the surgery. I am pumped. Today walked the dogs at the creek.
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