Even though it has been 11 months since my total knee replacement, I still have issues straightening out my leg. This is due to my hamstring still needing stretching.
A great way I have found to do this involves not propping my leg on a pillow while sleeping or stretching out. I just lay my leg flat onto the surface and let it gently find its level. But, I can feel my leg stretch out while also feeling the back of my knee slowly lay against the surface. This also works well while laying on the sofa, on the ground (which is difficult to get down onto…:) ), or any other flat surface.
This is painful at first…very painful. That’s part of recuperating, though. We all know that, right?