Dont Some people get knee surgeries for reasons that aren't Wear and tear degenerative?
Do I run. After 5 knee surgeries. My knees look like swiss cheese. What do you think?
You aren't preventing goop, you are reducing the accumulation of it by stretching. The main thing you work on after knee surgery is to get full extension at the end of your normal walking gait. Full extension isn't 180º, it's actully more -- about 190º
I had mine on Jan 24th to remove a cyst pressing on ACL. I was able to ditch crutches in 3-4 days and am walking around now but my walking gait doesn't feel entirely normal yet (some soreness/light pain lifting up the operated knee after i walk on it). There's still swelling but I've started PT 3x/wk now and they are moving my patella manually to make sure it moves well in the groove in addition to all the exercises they've given. I've gotten up to 20mins on bike very low resistance and seat high. I could do more but haven't been given permission yet and I want to make sure i do all the rehab correctly. I was measured at like 130 degrees flexion now on operated knee but in reality it doesn't feel good to bend much past 90 when I'm like standing up and walking around. So I of course cannot do a quad stretch (heel to glute) without pain. I'm just wondering - how long does it take for the operated knee to feel pretty much the same as the non-operated knee? (and knowing whether the surgery helped a lot or not)?
Jersey Girl wrote:
I had knee surgery on Jan. 23 so I'm 10 days post-op. I used crutches for two days and was then able to walk on my own.
I had no pain after the surgery but I did and still do have a lot of swelling. I get my stitches out tomorrow and hopefully can begin physical therapy next week.
My knee doesn't hurt at all while walking but it does feel stiff while climbing stair. I can't bend it past 90 degrees, though I think this is mainly due to the swelling.
What do you mean by "more harm walking around"
I had meniscus surgery in Japan in 1990. They had a different protocol to the west - four days in bed, with supervised rehab. The doc said t hat outpatients can do themselves more harm walking around in the first few hours than he did in surgery.
REST and do the exercises they give you, for a cople of weeks. Don't prolong your recovery through "aggressive testing"....