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20 Month Post-TKR Update

It’s hard to believe it’s been that long. Anyways, I thought it would be a good idea to give an update regarding the ongoing saga of my tkr.

I have been very fortunate in that I have not had any complications, infections or negative results from my total knee replacement. When I read stories about those who have these concerns, I definitely count my blessings.

Findings:
When I sit for an extended amount of time, like 15 minutes, my knee gets stiff. It takes a few seconds to stand up and get ready to move.

Stairs are not the least bit fun. There is no pain in my joint (cause I don’t have a joint…:)) so that I can climb stairs more easily than prior to my tkr. However, I usually take stairs one at a time due to my “good” knee being sensitive.

Going downstairs is a bite. This is when I’m glad someone discovered and invented railings.

I have difficulty with stairs that are deeper than the standard six-inch height. I need to find something to hold on to in order to make the ascent. Sometimes that’s not a pretty picture. Or, maybe someone should video it and put the clip on YouTube. It could be labeled, “Climbing the Nontraditional Step After A TKR”.

Speaking of my “good” knee, it has started to making crunching sounds when doing elevational walking (going uphill or climbing stairs). It mildly swells up after exercising.
That’s a further “no comment” on my part.

My tkr still swells up after a bout of riding my stationary bike or walking. The swelling is above my knee cap. It’s not a pretty picture, either, but could be much worse.

While stretching my knee during my exercise bike workout, it can still be painful at certain points. I just keep plugging along.

My nerve alongside my outer leg still lets me know it’s there. The pain level is much better than earlier, though. Plus, the duration is less.

My tkr leg has settled upon a length. During the earlier stages of my tkr recuperation, my leg length would change throughout the week. Some days, when the swelling was greater, my leg would be shorter. Other days, when there was not so much swelling, my leg would be longer. It was very strange. And, it made it extremely difficult to determine what amount of shoe lift I needed. (My tkr leg has been shorter than my “regular” leg for 34 years due to my fractured femur).

It stings a bit when a 40-100 pound large dog smacks its strong tail against my knee. Nothing personal, Sadie and Molly.

Let’s see…
I can get into a number of poses without pain. Touching my toes is no big deal anymore. Stretching my hamstrings is not painful. That’s a HUGE relief.

I can stand up for longer periods of time than ever before without experiencing any discomfort. Nice.

As I work on my balance, it is improving daily. Standing on one leg can be accomplished easier than ever before. Nice. 🙂

When I do not exercise daily, my knee gets stiff. I like to exercise, so that’s no biggie.

I do isometrics throughout the day and it helps improve my blood circulation and muscle strengthening. Plus, there’s no pain now. 🙂

My tkr does not click anymore. It only did that a handful of times throughout my recuperation.

Most importantly……I can perform daily activities without pain. That is worth more than words can describe.

There’s probably more, but I’ll come back when I think of them. Hope this helps others going through the same thing.

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