It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Knee & Hip Problems Message Board
Post New Thread   Reply Reply
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-28-2012, 06:21 AM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1
LPotter HB User
Six Weeks Post Total Knee Replacement

I need some input. I had a total knee replacement six weeks ago yesterday. The swelling never stops. I use the ice machine a couple hours a day, yet sometimes it is swollen when I wake up! I am doing great in therapy, require no cane or walker, have reached 120 degree bend, yet I can't walk for a long period of time and as soon as I do, the swelling is even worse. Therapy says this is going to take time; how much time? Did anyone else have this continual swelling problem? I am getting so discouraged. I want my life back, need to get back to work, so tired of dealing with this! I have done everything they say, home exercises, go to Therapy three times a week, ice, etc. Thoughts? Suggestions? Encouragement? LOL Help!

 
Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2012, 02:07 PM   #2
Junior Member
(male)
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Shamong NJ USA
Posts: 38
Joe T HB User
Re: Six Weeks Post Total Knee Replacement

Had my TKR done on 6/11/12,.It is not as bad now, but is still swollen.Had my visit with my surgeon a couple of weeks ago, and he said everything looked good and the swelling would go in time.I have heard 6 months to a year for full recovery.
I returned to work monday,and it felt great to be back.

 
Reply With Quote
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 08-29-2012, 06:09 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Minneapolis, MN USA
Posts: 821
Silver Swan HB UserSilver Swan HB UserSilver Swan HB UserSilver Swan HB UserSilver Swan HB UserSilver Swan HB UserSilver Swan HB UserSilver Swan HB User
Re: Six Weeks Post Total Knee Replacement

Quote:
Originally Posted by LPotter View Post
I need some input. I had a total knee replacement six weeks ago yesterday. The swelling never stops. I use the ice machine a couple hours a day, yet sometimes it is swollen when I wake up! I am doing great in therapy, require no cane or walker, have reached 120 degree bend, yet I can't walk for a long period of time and as soon as I do, the swelling is even worse. Therapy says this is going to take time; how much time? Did anyone else have this continual swelling problem? I am getting so discouraged. I want my life back, need to get back to work, so tired of dealing with this! I have done everything they say, home exercises, go to Therapy three times a week, ice, etc. Thoughts? Suggestions? Encouragement? LOL Help!

Hi LPotter:
I have never had a knee replacement - miine were hip replacements - but it seems to me you are doing very well in your rehab! My goodness, need no cane or walker, have 120 degree bend...it all sounds very good to me!

It always seems like forever when we are working on getting our joint back to normal, is what I think, after having had two hip replacements.

Six weeks is too soon to get so discouraged!

Just know that for each of us individualsl: "It takes as long as it takes". No one can state an exact time for full recovery. It is different for each of us.

Please keep posting and let us know how things are going.
I personally think you are doing so well.
__________________
Had two hip replacements about a year apart - the last one being August 2009.

 
Reply With Quote
Reply Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Total Knee Replacement Question Williesdad Knee & Hip Problems 4 11-13-2012 07:48 PM
Total Knee Replacement wifeofpatient Knee & Hip Problems 20 01-11-2012 08:28 AM
12 days post TKR Janagain Knee & Hip Problems 0 01-02-2012 03:28 PM
Minimally Invasive Total Knee Replacement Retiredgal Knee & Hip Problems 8 09-30-2011 05:49 PM
6 weeks post knee replacment/ swelling ?? bgrace Knee & Hip Problems 4 06-04-2011 01:29 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



SweetPeainSF (48), janewhite1 (47), Silver Swan (31), jennybyc (26), SpineAZ (24), Grumpyathome (21), james079 (20), ldy12 (19), glennxyz (17), tiredbeinsick (17)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1004), Apollo123 (905), Titchou (848), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (759), ladybud (754), midwest1 (669), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:51 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!