My Eleven Months Post TKR Update

Hi everyone. Many of you have asked me for my eleven months post tkr update. So…without further adieu, here is a reprint of my original post. ..

It is that time of the month again…time for my monthly update. As of today’s date, I am eleven months after a total knee replacement.

  • My scar is beautifully healed. Only the top 1.5″ above my knee is discolored. I like my scar and view it as a trophy.  🙂 I kept it clean throughout the healing process.
  • My bionic knee still has flexibility issues. However, I expect that and work on it regularly. My total knee replacement was not your typical one. It was trauma related, so needs a longer recuperation process.
  • Riding an upright bicycle is the key, I have found. The flexibility is better than before my surgery, though. I can get on the exercise bike much easier than previously.
  • My knee is still swollen, only less than last month. Still, the swelling increases after prolonged periods of standing or exercising. No complaints for it being eleven months after a total knee replacement.
  • My knee has clicked a couple of times this period. It’s more of a curiosity than concern, however.
  • My range of motion has increased without the accompanying pain.
  • I can walk more than a city block without pain. This was not so before my total knee replacement.
  • I can ride my upright exercise bike at a lower seat level and greater tension with much more ease than previously. The pain level has diminished, also. (I probably shouldn’t say this because  of Murphy’s Law..)
  • The damaged nerve, caused by my former bone spur, results in painful sleeping. Sometimes, it bothers me during the day.
  • I can sit comfortably in a chair. This was not possible for months after my tkr.
  • My overall knee pain has diminished 11 months after a total knee replacement.
  • I can perform various yoga, belly dancing, Tai Chi, and stretching poses without much pain. This was not true prior to my tkr surgery.
  • Stairs are still a pain in the butt. Or..knee, back, leg, and pride pain.

Actually, not much else is different from my tenth month update. The biggest difference is the decrease in swelling and overall level of pain.

I have taken care of pain in my nonsurgical leg by using my tkr leg more.

Hope this tkr blog post helps others going through the exciting recuperation from a total knee replacement.

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AUTHOR NOTE: Booktoots’ Healing helps total knee replacement patients find support throughout recuperation and beyond. Its mission is for patients to understand they are not alone in their ordeal with either a tkr or other physicality concerns.

This site is owned and operated by Marie Buckner, a published author, tkr blogger, and tkr patient who has been living with various physicalities for over 30+ years. She enjoys sharing her experiences to help others going through the same thing.

63 thoughts on “My Eleven Months Post TKR Update”

  1. It’s good to hear that even after 11 months you are still seeing progress. I have a recumbent bike and haven’t ridden an upright since surgery. I didn’t think it would make a difference until you pointed it out. It’s tempting to go to a gym just to try. I hope you continue to have less pain. I struggle with recuperation and look forward to the point where I can say it’s worth it like you did.

  2. I am about two years post-op. It took that long fully to heal. But I was impatient and tore into rehab and perhaps I overdid it. Now I can ride a bike and walk for miles and miles. I do squats in the gym, do personal training and lead a yoga class. I’m seventy years old and I am relatively pain-free.
    After my TKR (left knee) I got certified in personal training since I’d always been interested in fitness. I am not a yoga adept per se but the people I train wanted one day a week for yoga and so I teach what little I know and which I have made my own.
    I can’t do yoga with as much flexibility as I once had, nor can I go fully down – or lift as much – with my squatting as I could before the TKR. But given my age there are many things I can’t do as I once used to! Having the TKR was a great thing for me. Now I have to learn to pull back a bit and accept the limitations as well as the positives of my new knee.
    I would do it again…. and I may have to some day. It has been a great thing for me.

  3. hey dave,
    I am 6mos post op tkr and 49 yrs old. after reading your blog i want to be just like you when i grow up. how fantastic! keep up the great job and i look forward to some healing like yours in the next months ahead.

  4. I am up for a new knee in May. i am 64 (today) and
    social dance. Will I be able to square dance and tango
    and waltz? If so when?
    Thank you.

  5. Hi Sandra,
    Thanks for your comment and for visiting my blog. You’ll have to ask your medical pro about your concerns.

    I only write about my experiences and do not give medical advice.

    Good luck!

  6. I can do all those things, Sandra, so I don’t see why you couldn’t. It is important to keep your weight down. I’ve read that for every ten pounds you gain overall, there is forty pounds more stress on your knee. It will probably be a year before you feel comfortable enough to feel at ease — maybe more.

  7. Hello Suzi,
    Can you provide more than advertising and anecdotal evidence about the benefits of the dynamic splint? Have any scientific studies been done? I am very skeptical about such devices.
    On the website you claim : “clinical studies have demonstrated a 53% average reduction in rehabilitation time and cost with the use of Dynasplint® Systems in conjunction with physical therapy.” Where are the clinical studies? Where are the references? How can we know tha it isn’t the “physical therapy” itself that is the key in the long run?
    On reviewer wrote:

    “I didn’t start using it until Jan.16th. Almost 2 whole months after my knee surgery. I am very unhappy with it. I even had to quit using the straightening splint as it pulled on my hip so bad I couldn’t stand it. I feel like the flex slpint is just as bad, and I have not improved at all since I started using them. I am going to quit using the flex as they want me to use it at least 6 hours a day, and I can’t sleep with it, and don’t have that much time for it. I use it about 4 huors a day, and can hardly walk after I use it. If there was a window of time for starting this, I think mine was way too late.” []
    Hard work — stretching, strength-training and yoga — is the way to go. Sure, there is pain involved. But you get nothing for nothing. If it seems to good to be true then it probably isn’t true. I suspect Dynasplint is another consumer product with more to claim in theory than in fact. I would love to be proved wrong.

  8. I am a happy knee patient — now. I did nothing except work very hard. At times the pain was excruciating.
    My life’s work is not to track down research articles and prove they are bogus or anecdotal- as the one I just read about the dancer. Pray tell me, what is “a senior saint?” And how would we know what is the result of PT and rehab and what the result of the splint? It is pure marketing gibberish to claim a 53% average reduction time. It’s like saying “30% fat-free.” It’s in essence just meaningless advertising fluff.
    PS: Anybody want to buy a slightly used Thompson Unloader Brace? I can sell one very cheap- 90% off my cost. Yours for $100. And I can also send anecdotal evidence about how effective it is! Reduces pain by 83%.

  9. Thank you, David. I agree, and know…Hard work is the only way to get the proper rehabilitation after a total knee replacement. No gimmicks.
    I have deleted her advertisement since they were unfounded and this blog is not the place for such things.

  10. Thanks Ms. Booktoots. There are no shortcuts to health and fitness. No pills, no ab or thigh reducer, no magic diet. Calories in and calories out is the secret to a healthy body- and that includes knees, and hips as well. Many knee problems can be traced to too much weight on the joint over the years. The most important exercise of all? The Pushaway. As in, “Thanks, I’ve had enough,” as you push away your plate and push yourself away from the table.

    Thanks for your blog.

  11. Hi, I had my knee done three months ago, just want to know is it safe to go to the gym? I have all the symptoms of every body else, I have torn my ligament several times I must be over doing my exersice. I go on my bike for about 15 mins a day is that to much?

  12. Absolutely go to the gym. How old are you? How much do you weigh?
    If you have to ask about going to the gym then you should certainly get there as soon as you can. I am not a doctor but if you really did tear ligaments then something is very very wrong. I doubt that you really did tear a ligament. To do that three months after a TKR would mean you went through an enormous amount of terrible pain. You would have experienced bleeding in the knee area and not been able to continue.
    I think fifteen minutes of bke riding is the minimum you should do in the gym. You should get in there and play. Strengthen your upper body as well as your leg. It is all connected you know. You should concentrate on your pushaways, accept your real limitations, and use this as an opportunity to get yourself into the best shape of your life. It won’t be easy – but you can do it.

  13. Hi Gwyn,
    Exercising is important for proper tkr rehab. I’m not a medical pro, but know that riding an upright bike is imperative in your recuperation process.
    I started out with only a couple of minutes and increased time as I progressed. Start with low tension and increase that slowly, also.
    And, like David said, work on your upper body.
    Good luck!

  14. Help…I had a TKP 2 mon ago. Following exercise bout, that even, I developed a sore area on the next morning I found I couldn’t bear weight on leg that had the surgery. Now, one week later, I don’t have a lot of pain but I cannot raise the leg more than a few inches..I’m back to a walker. The PA said xrays look fine and he suspects a muscle strain…been using ice all week, no help….see a PT tomorrow…any thoguhts?

  15. Keep working on gentle stretching. Rehab on this is a real bear, as yo are discovering. Setbacks are normal and nothing to worry about. Try to be aware of what is muscle pain, what joint pain, and what post-op related pain. Pain after this serious operation is normal. Try to take it in stride (pun intended) and keep going forward.
    And watch your weight and stay away from crowded places where you might pick up a bug. Remember to wash your hands several times a day when you’re outside the home.

  16. I am moving into my eleventh month now….and have noticed some remarkable improvements in the last 2 weeks, even! Just the other day I sat on the edge of the bed to put my socks on, and I was able to pull my (TKR leg) foot up on top of my other knee and put my socks on! I can almost cross my legs now…..except my legs are kinda chubby and it’s uncomfortable, but I can do it…

    I really feel like I am on the home stretch…..that my knee is at least 90% normal….and I am so relieved!

    I see my doctor again in November for my yearly followup and xrays……I think everything is fine.

    YAY….for me…finally! It has been a long, hard road….and I was terribly impatient and depressed at times…..

    Thanks again for all the wonderful info and support!


    PS…..on October 24th, I am going to see “Vicki Lawrence and Mama…a Two Woman Show”…..and I am going in my Thelma Harper costume……I have FRONT row seats……woohoo……I’m so looking forward to meeting (hopefully) her after being told my whole life how much I look like her!

  17. Well, I’m coming back to this post today……to tell you about my trip to see Vicki Lawrence Saturday night…..I had a blast….I DID get to meet her before the show back stage, b/c there was not going to be a “meet and greet” session after the show…..and one of the guys with her show spotted me in the lobby (where I was causing a scene) and took me to meet her. I had my picture snapped and she autographed my piece of sheet music of The Night the Lights Went out in Georgia that I bought in 1973…….

    If you’d like to see pictures, here is a link to the message board thread where I posted my progress from the beginning…….

    I made my appointment today to see my doctor on Wednesday for my one year check up…….which is really a couple weeks early, but that’s okay. November is a busy month for me.


  18. Just be careful about overdoing it. I was 2 months post tkp and doing fine–no walker–no cane–..until I used a resistive water pool feature…soreness that day and for the next two monhs, I was back using a walker..I just started using a cane again..doc said it was a partial quad tear above the knee. The key word in rehab is ‘gradual’.

  19. I am five and a half months out of surgery – I feel so inadequate. I know progress is slow, but it seems ridiculous! There is much swelling at night (I am a teacher and up all day). When I sit, getting up is still quite difficult and the first ten steps or so are painful. It gets better after that. I thought that just living daily life would be helpful in the recovery, but it doesn’t seem to be. Guess I need to get to a gym? I have gained twenty pounds in the last four years (prior to surgery due to pain and of course now due to inactivity). I am TRULY frustrated!!!

  20. Dear Karen- have you read the previous posts? It took me well over two years to heal fully. For years I went to bed regretting that I had the operation. I thought it had been a mistake.
    From what you said, you should definitely watch your weight. I have nothing to add to what I, or anybody else, has said. It takes time, determination, and a willingness to withstand pain. Recovery from this operation is a long process and requires daily dedication.
    I have 90-95% of my knee function back and I am 71years old. I work out (VERY hard) three times a week, walk a lot, mow the lawn, go up and down stairs when I can (rather that take the elevator). I park farther away from the supermarket doors. I do FULL squats, ass to the grass, in the gym.
    Whatever effort you put in now will be repaid in a year or so. If you do nothing you will suffer for it. And if you don’t watch your weight you will end up worse than before. I did heal, other people have, and you will too. Good luck and keep the faith.

  21. I am 6 weeks into tkr rehab and doing fairly well but can’t got the whole way arond on the bike yet. Workingon it but need pain meds to get by a night.

  22. after out from hospital .i taken fish cord soup or bird nest .this is two thing for cure is inside and outside wound .this can get in chinese shop .because cure outside wound one mth dry
    because tkr

  23. I am exercising , stretching, losing weight, taking a few pain pills, and that might work for me.. I might not need a tkr.. I enjoy this site because of the stories. I would like to know more, how a TKR feels through daily life activities walking . bending etc. compared to a pre surgery knee. One thing that really bothers me is articles and information, in magazines books and on the internet that omits ligament removal in tkr surgery. Even books and animated videos don/t mention it .. I wonder why?

  24. I am 3 weeks into my total knee replacement. I am very diligent about doing my exercises and stretches. I can ride a stationary bike and i tried to ride my mountain bike yesterday just around the house, but it is too much for now. But I can see that within a couple more months I’ll be able to ride my bike outside. I swim and use fins to strengthen my weak legs. It sounds to me by reading others posts on here that pain will be a problem for a while so I just accept that this is the way it’s going to be, for now. I try not to over due it and I am quite surprised at how easy it is to overdue things. But I am inspired knowing that the pain will ease up around the 1 year mark, maybe 2. I will not give up on strength training, after all, having the knee replacement was better than living in constant pain with my old worn out knee to the point where I could no longer ski. It affected my lifestyle and I refuse to let that happen. Sounds to me from hearing everyone else on this post that be patient, it will get better with time.

  25. You are right about being patient. But the knee will not heal fully by itself. It will only heal properly if you develop strength and flexibility, the pursuit of which might hurt at times. We all know that, don’t we? It will all be worth it in a couple of years, when you can walk without pain and have properly functioning knees again.
    Good luck and keep the faith!

  26. I have used the dynasplint system myself. I found that if I went to a massage therapist while using the splint helped alot. My hamstrings would get tight as a rock but after the massage it was able to walk better. I had a good massage therapist she taught me how to massage my leg so I didn’t have to go to her alot. She treated my lower back then worked on both legs. I fully recovered until a blood clot formed and looks like I will be using the splint again.

  27. Hi i live in australia and had TKR 5/01/2010 my drama is im in a lot of pain but beffore i had TKR i had huge blood clot which made all my deep veins in compitent i have very bad swelling and around knee is severe pain and large amount of fluid it sucks my knee in and as soon as i stand or w alk i get huge swelling on right side of left leg i have been told no one can help please is there someone who has had same drama i had blood clot back inh 1999 and they say the damage is not possible to repair what will become of TKR is it possible to heal and also because of fliuid i am un able to bring leg back it restricts it from moving it is tight

  28. loretta denardo

    I am also 11 month post TKR…..I am playing tennis, walking….and dancing a bit……BUT my knee is still stiff, and swells…..and at times it feels so heavy…..your comments gave me a comfort level that I am not toooooo different…..I need my R knee done and I have it scheduled when hell freezes over and pigs fly…..I just want it to feel NORMAL…..maybe I am bit impatient
    Thanks for your comments

  29. My name is Dave Im 63 & i live in London.Its good to read what people are experiencing.I had left leg TKR & the soft bone tissue scraped away I didnt do any research before hand, so was totally unprepared for the ordeal ahead.The pain in the first 8 weeks was severe & I wonder if it would ever end. I never slept more than 1 Hour at a time & paced my house in the early hours of the morning, Ice packs, hot water bottles & put my feet in very hot water that brought a great deal of relief.I drove my car for the first time 17 days later in the early hours of the morning.I was asked if that was safe I said judging by the ammount of lunies encountered driving on the roads every day.YES!
    I thenset a massive training programme which was dominated by sit ups,stretching & squats.Yes those bloody squats still hurt today week 13 TKR but I am able to squat right down to the floor the same as before the op.I asked to join the physio therapy gym course of 8 sessions which is now finished this gave me some continuity of exercises designed by them.10 mins bike ,10 mins wrowing,leg extension,leg curls,leg press & finally the trampoline which i particulaly liked gave me a big shake up plus helped enormously with balance.I tried to play Tennis again after 8 weeks, yes you are right I was totally stationary but it was a phycological boost.I used the tennis courts to train by walking 4 courts up to 20 times once a day & timed myself to check progress.My Knee becomes very stiff after exercise & mostly brings more pain.I know that if I was out of condition the same pains would be encountered & certainly after TKR those muscles are weak.Throughout I have had all these self doubts am I doing to much am I doing to little!The danger is if you dont do enough everthing will become setthat was my greatest fear.When I met my surgeon last week I asked if I would ever be able to fold my leg right back he said no & the 130 degree flex was very good.His parting shot was I will see for the other Knee I asked is that inevitable,is there anything i could do he, said no.Yes I was mortally wounded as I only went for a review of TKR.I have started a programme of massaging both knees twice a day with a tennis ball that feels good hopefully it will bring positive changes. I dont Know! Im in unknown territory just going with my heart.For the first time in 7 years Im walking upright that has to be a good thing also no more wasting money on spinal correction that was a great expensive white Elephant.When I go the hospital I dont miss a trick I walk up & down to storeys of stairs twice.How will my knee work out. I have no idea,i know I couldnt have done more,my TKR has hijacked my whole life absorbing all of my 24 hour day.My Homeopath once said many years a go that if i didnt slow down life would do it for me,how right she was Im certainly slow enough now.Best wishes to everyone from Dave just stay tough!

  30. I had TKR 5 mos. ago. 2 mos. after surgery, my knee was doing great! I had very little pain and had finished PT. Since I was doing so well, I decided to join friends in taking a West Coast Swing dance class. After one night of practicing a twirling move, my knee became sore. So I decided I wasn’t ready for that type of activity. It has been over 3 wks. since I quit attending the dance classes, but I am still experiencing pain around the implant. I am taking Naproxen and ice the knee daily and elevate and rest it quite often. I’m wondering if it is normal to still be in such pain 3-4 wks. later. At times it is painful to stand of walk after being up and around for 15-30 mins.
    Has anyone had a similar situation? I would love your input and advice.
    Thanks, Deanna

  31. I forgot to mention in the previous post that I had my TKR on October 26, 2010. I began the dance classes on Feb. 15, 2011. So almost 4 mos. after surgery. We attended 5 times. I didn’t have any problems until the night the twirling move was practiced. I’m sure thats what put stress on the knee joint. The last class we attended was on 3/6/11.
    I am very concerned that I have done some kind of damage, I don’t get much relief from the Naproxen. I get temporary relief after rest and ice.
    Thanks again for comments,

  32. Hi Deanna ~ I had my right tkr exactly the same day as you – Oct. 26, 2011. Twice I have overdone it and had setbacks. My PT whom I no longer see said this is normal. My latest setback has been since last Friday after 2 days of doing a lot of sitting. Previous to that I had spent several days on a mini vacation doing more than normal walking. Funny thing is it didn’t hurt at all doing the extra walking. The pain and stiffness all started after I finally rested for 2 days. Very discouraging after I had thought I was finally going to get out and start walking again! I remember when I had a setback around 2 months post-op, I thought I had done something wrong, but it did get better again. Incidentally I’ve also had a bit of an upper respiratory virus since Friday and wonder if the knee gets affected by such things.

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  41. I am 65 and 6 months post op.
    Very happy with my total knee rep.
    I have always been a stationay bike fan and
    And have been a fanatic exercise nut since I was 27.
    Over one and one half of my life I have spent doing card.
    Took it slow right after the surgery, did not need the
    Motion machine, me was bending 125degrees 2 months after
    Now I do 2 hours a day, rarely take a day off, on the recline
    Life fitness brand stationery bike.
    Was up to the 2 hours 4 months after surgery.
    Got the resistance up to 16 and don’t think I’ll go much higher.
    Trying to be as caffeful as I can.
    No pain in the knee knee, in fact was off pain meds 6 days
    After surgery.
    All my years of hard work really paid off with my recovery.
    Good luck to u all

  42. Now for the downside.
    My tkr leg is now almost an inch longer then my other leg.
    And that’s at 6months after surgery.
    I wear a lift and it kind of helps but me back pain
    Is bad.
    So bad I cannot walk more then a block.
    So biking is the only card I can do.
    My doc denies the surgery caused the inch
    Is the inch variation common.

  43. Hi Tony,
    My leg length has changed also, it started as 1.5″ difference before the tkr, not it’s 1.75″. Hope this helps. Keep in touch and good luck!

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  45. Phillippe Congo

    My very good friend Steve had a tkr 1 month ago ..hope he will also recover like you..I’ll refer him to your site. Thanks!

  46. Ninth month after tkr,was starting to feel sorry for my self until I found this site.I still have pain but I can work where I stand my whole shift and I just started being able to walk pretty fast without pain at work.but have to ice when I get home, sleeping is still hard,but I do sleep, Praise the Lord.I can go to the gym and ride the bike and lift weights .Still working on bending I am only at 118 need to be 125.Doctor says it is just tight and to keep working it .I have had set backs because I need to do my left knee.I know it will be great by month 12.Keep the faith.

  47. Hi there all it is good to read about other people who have had TKR. I had my left knee done here in Dublin on the 20th Jan 2012. I am glad to report that I have recovered very well and I am back playing golf for the past few weeks and all is well.
    My only problem is that I get a clunking sound from my knee that I find disturbing but Doc says it will go away.

  48. Hi I had my left knee replaced July 2011 and my right knee replaced Jan 2012, the left knee clicks when I walk it has done this right from the start after the inflammation had gone down,
    This seems strange as the right knee is silent but all in all I am glad I have had the surgery my quality of life is so much better.

  49. Hi I had my left knee replaced July 2011 and my right knee replaced Jan 2012, the left knee clicks when I walk it has done this right from the start after the inflammation had gone down,
    This seems strange as the right knee is silent but all in all I am glad I have had the surgery my quality of life is so much better and at the age of 54 I have a lot more to do with my life.

  50. Hi all I have been reading the posts with great interest as I have had TKR on the 20th Feb 2012. I am 69 years of age and my old knee had given up as a result of a lot of abuse over many years.
    I am a sport fanatic and did 20 years of Judo and over 30 years Tennis along with running full 26 mile Marathons on it.So my old knee owed me nothing.
    I have recovered very well and was out playing golf 6 weeks later. Going to the Gym 4 days per week for 1 1/2 hrs per day was the best thing and got the strength back into my left leg. One tip that I got was to put a pillow between my knees at night and this stopped my knees digging into each other.
    I suffer very little pain and am fitter than I have been for years. It is my opinion that fitness is the key to success and my only small problem is the clunking sound that comes from it sometimes. Icing ASAP after exercise is also vital and I still do this on a regular basis

    Regards from Happy Paddy Frank

  51. I am 7 mos post op on my TKR. I feel that I have done well. I do the elliptical at the gym, walk some, and do some of the weight machines. Just yesterday, I was walking into a store, when I suddenly experience pain in my knee for no known reason. It had been inflamed for a few days, but not this kind of pain. It hurt alot to bend the knee. I went home, iced it, and took an anti-inflammatory. It is better this morning, but still painful. What in the world could this be?

  52. Hi Peggy,
    Thanks for visiting my site and leaving your comment. The same thing happened to me throughout my recuperation. If it still concerns you, I would recommend contacting your doctor. I’m not a medical professional. Good luck and keep in touch!

  53. Good Morning

    I had my knee replaced 6 months ago. I had previous work done on my knee and had scar tissue and so on. After 3 or 4 months I could straighten my leg to 0% and could bent my knee a touch over 130 degrees but after I go for a walk ( 3K) my knee still stiffens up and gets sore at the bottom of my kneecap. Is this normal? I know some people say they are golfing and hiking and so on after a few months. They must be super athlete’s or something but I know in most cases these knees take a long time to heal. I would appreciate any feedback. I like your site Booktoots.

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  55. I had a total knee replacement 9 Weeks ago and I fell and twisted my knee 2 days ago. I am unable to put full weight on it and I have pain on the inside of my knee. I also have a lot of swelling, but I also have rheumatoid arthritis and its been swollen since the surgery. I’m afraid I tore something, but hoping I just sprained it. Wondering how long before I’ll be able to put full weight on it.

  56. Hi Robert,
    Your comment tells me you need to contact your medical care provider. I am not a medical professional who dispenses advice. I have not experienced what you are going through. I cannot determine what is correct for you.
    Good luck…

  57. Physiotherapy helped my mom a lot have she had her knew surgery. Without it she would still probably have to be in a wheelchair all the time. I wonder how many people don’t get physiotherapy after they have had surgery on there knee or anywhere else.

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