Re: knee Manipulation after TKR ~ HELP
I am probably too late with this response for you. I just joined this forum. I had a Total Knee Replacement on April 2nd and went in for manipulation on June 13th. I had many previous surgeries that caused alot of scar tissue, so I seemed to be stuck at 70 degrees despite all the work I was doing. I am 47 years old and fairly fit, so I was determined.
Once I was under anesthetic, they measured a 90 degree bend. Then after forcing the knee several times, were able to get it to 140 degrees.
When I awoke in recovery, it felt pretty much the same as it did April 2nd. I couldnt move my leg. It was very swollen and sore. The next day in Physio, I was able to bend it to 110 degrees and go around on the bike for the 1st time. It is now 5 days after the manipulation and I am very sore and swollen and having a tough time walking. I can see that it did help with the bend, but seemed to put me back in my recovery as far as pain and swelling go.
It is giving out on me again, and is overall weaker. I hope with daily physio to be back where I was prior to the manipulation in about a week.
Time will tell.