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Author Topic: Knee Replacement...Now Shoulder Surgery  (Read 12534 times)

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Re: Knee Replacement
« Reply #200 on: December 02, 2019, 08:37:23 AM »
I have been sorta quiet on my knee situation but I am still kicking along.  No, I am not pleased with the amount of flexion that I am able to reach.  I had good numbers shortly after the surgery but I have not been able to go much beyond 90 since then.  I know that I am impatient and want to see "instant gratification" but this ain't happening with the knee stretching.  I really worked hard this weekend and the PT will be here ~8:30 this morning so we will see. 
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« Reply #201 on: December 02, 2019, 08:50:43 AM »
110% effort is about all we can expect from... you know... someone your age! :) :) :)
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« Reply #202 on: December 02, 2019, 12:08:10 PM »
I'm excited!  I hit 108 flexion this morning which is very close to my maximum that was reached while the knee was still under the effects of the surgical pain block.  My work this weekend paid off.  I haven't been told but I suspect that the goal will be closer to 115 - 120?

My job now is to keep on keeping on with the PT "homework" bends and stretches.  8)
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« Reply #203 on: December 02, 2019, 01:02:27 PM »
110% effort is about all we can expect from... you know... someone your age! :) :) :)
Hey Doc, all that effort is paying off for him. 😥
As they say, it's not the years, it's the miles that count.
However, gotta say, I'm concerned that if he keeps this up, all of us will be subjected to photos of MM in Lululemon yoga tights. 😲😝😨
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« Reply #204 on: December 02, 2019, 02:15:52 PM »
If that does happen we will all be thinking about those good old days and the foot photos. ;D
 Seriously, it is great news to hear the progress after how you were feeling this morning Lynn. Just hang in there and think about the long haul. It might be easier for you if you were surrounded by a 2 foot snowfall and no hope of getting outside, but lacking that, you are probably chomping at the bit. I am sure one of us could host you in the great frozen north for a while so that you would loose your desire to get outside for a while. ;D :D
 Keep your chin up and keep on truckin' (gently).
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« Reply #205 on: December 02, 2019, 02:18:47 PM »
110% effort is about all we can expect from... you know... someone your age! :) :) :)
It should go without saying, but we should note that 110% from MM is about the equivalency of 190% from someone in their teen's. They don't make 'em like that anymore.
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« Reply #206 on: December 02, 2019, 02:32:07 PM »
110% effort is about all we can expect from... you know... someone your age! :) :) :)
Better watch it Doc, MM has not taken advantage of your youth and inexperience yet.
When he does you may be reminded that he has a very good mastery of the english language.
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« Reply #207 on: December 02, 2019, 03:03:01 PM »
I Love you guys.  Brotherly that is......
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« Reply #208 on: December 02, 2019, 05:21:00 PM »
I Love you guys.  Brotherly that is......
Have you been drinking MM? The last time somebody said that to me, they were, heavily.  ;D Oh, maybe it's the meds, yeah that's it!
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« Reply #209 on: December 02, 2019, 08:36:54 PM »
108 is pretty impressive, congradulations I think thats  pretty fast to hit that milestone. . Those Lululemon tights are kinda spendy, I think the young lady's in the house got them for Christmas presents last year.  I think you are better off with sweatpants. ;D

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« Reply #210 on: December 02, 2019, 08:58:50 PM »
 

 
This is the best that I could do.  I haven't seen the hospital bill yet but they were probably ~$300. ::)

I have continued to push hard today.  No in-home PT tomorrow but he will return Wednesday and discharge me.  I will see the Surgeon Thursday and be enrolled in my outpatient PT starting after that.
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« Reply #211 on: December 02, 2019, 09:14:21 PM »
Oh, those are purty, but they don't look like Carhartts.     :D :D :D
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« Reply #212 on: December 02, 2019, 11:36:02 PM »
He had to one up the yoga pants- "hey, look y'all! These ones are see through!" 😂😂
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« Reply #213 on: December 03, 2019, 06:08:20 AM »
I'm a thinking of ya!! I know what you are going through.  :(   Sounds like the degrees are going good.
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« Reply #214 on: December 03, 2019, 08:39:25 AM »
Glad to see the progress you are making MM.
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« Reply #215 on: December 03, 2019, 09:24:17 AM »
Lynn,

   Do they make them in Christmas colors? Maybe you can audition for a role as an elf in the Brookhaven Christmas play. :D :D :D 

   Take care and keep us posted on your recovery.
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« Reply #216 on: December 04, 2019, 10:49:53 AM »
I overdid my PT "homework" yesterday morning and paid for it yesterday afternoon/evening with some pain and swelling but my PT visit this morning went very well and my flexion reached 111. 

I am now discharged from home PT, will see the Surgeon for a follow-up visit tomorrow and begin outpatient PT Friday morning. 
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« Reply #217 on: December 04, 2019, 12:50:17 PM »
Lynn-

The #1 predictor of how much knee flexion a patient gets after a TKR is how much flexion the patient had preoperatively.  People inherently just presume that you "get a new knee".  While that's structurally true, it's the soft-tissues that determine postop flexion, not the metal and plastic components.  And it's difficult to get tissues that haven't been bending or sliding to an absolute, young adult, full knee flexion to do so after years of some restricted motion.   If you're getting 110 degrees of flexion at this juncture, you're doing great.  But don't expect your knee to bend like it did when you were 20.  Those days are long gone.  I think you're headed to a fine result, which won't be complete until you stop cerebrating over it!  The good news about the amount of flexion (111 deg) you've attained is that you won't have trouble walking up or down stairs.  While 90 degrees of flexion is considered acceptable after a TKR, you need more than that to walk reciprocally (one after the other) on steps.
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« Reply #218 on: December 04, 2019, 02:21:26 PM »
Thanks doctorb.  Maybe I am trying too hard but I don't want "what I can't do" after this surgery to be because of something "that I did not do" after the surgery.  I don't intend to be disappointed.
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« Reply #219 on: December 04, 2019, 02:24:53 PM »
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