Hi everyone! I was told I would have a swollen knee after a total knee replacement surgery for about 3-4 months. So, it’s been three months and I still do have a swollen knee, but less than others I have seen. It’s not a pretty picture, but who cares? It’s the healing process.
I actually like showing people my scar since it’s a trophy of sorts. 🙂 Just add it to the collection, I say.
Today is an eye opener. I walked for about two hours today at the zoo. (What a great time!) Now that I am home, my knee is swollen in areas it didn’t use to be. Oh well, that’s what ice bags are for.
I’ve been told that my tkr knee will look like my healthy knee in time. That will be interesting to see how it works its way out to that point. Right now, I can’t imagine that. Time will tell.
Hope this helps others going through the same thing.
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons has some wonderful information on what to expect after a tkr…including swelling after a total knee replacement. Here is a link to click on for more information: https://www.orthoinfo.aaos.org
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