Just a quick update following my physio session today (5 weeks post TKR)
Bend is fine at 105%, straightening still needs work and i have been reassured this is quite normal for this stage in the recovery process.
I have a few new exercises to fit into my routine, these lying on my front, and some using a "wobble board" for balance.
The aim should be to improve gradually and not see it as a race.
The physio said to shift my focus from the length of time post op to the bigger picture and the total recovery which is typically 12 to 18 months due to the complexity of the surgery and the nature of the joint replaced.
With all that in mind, i think i am doing ok and have progressed to no sticks indoors, and just one outside! :-)
I am now allowed to use family indoor pool for light exercise, but not use the gym until after 6wk check with surgeon next week.
I hope all you other post TKR patients are behaving yourselves: Helen, Marianne, Steve, Pegleg
and for Elainebadknee........you will get there lovely, best of luck xxx