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need advice please - sis249 - 07-24-2007 08:25 PM
as you know i had knee surgery on july13th. the doctor had to cut one muscle and sew the muscle on the other side of my knee cap so my knee cap would go back to where it is suppose to be. my question is for anyone who has had knee surgery. ehat are some things that i can do to stretch the muscle in my knee/? it feels soooooooooooooooooooooooo tight when i try to bend it. iam scared that scar tissue is going to form sence i cant bend it at a 90 degree angle yet
RE: need advice please - Sithie - 07-25-2007 12:14 AM
I know nothing about knees, but did find this on the net.
Hope it helps,
RE: need advice please - grundig - 07-25-2007 05:36 AM
I had need surgery in 2001, Sound,s like basically the same surgery I had,YES Your Knee will feel TIGHT. If you bend it a little at a time,say 10 degrees, 2 or 3 Time,s a day for the first week, then another 10 degrees (now your up to 20 degree,s) the 2nd. week the tightness will start to diminish.
ALWAY,S after doing that, Put an Ice Pack on your Knee for 20 min. It,ll hurt , but the Ice Pack will releive some of the Pain.
Now for me ,it took a total of about 18 month,s to get back in shape .
6 Year,s later, I have absolutly no problem,s with the Knee at all.
A Surgeon (who only does Sport,s Medicine) From the University of Michigan performed my surgery.
Hey ,take it easy,relax, you,ll be fine.
I take it, your going to go to PT???
RE: need advice please - rholmes - 07-25-2007 06:45 AM
I HAD MY SURGERY IN 2003 HAD THE SAME PROBLEMS I JUST DID LIKE GRUNDIG SAID I KEPT BENDING IT MORE AND MORE. DO YOU HAVE AN ICE MACHINE? MY DOCTOR SENT ME HOME WITH ONE IT HELPED ALOT. BUT TO THIS DAY I STILL DON'T HAVE FULL MOTION OF MY LEFT LEG.
RE: need advice please - sis249 - 07-25-2007 02:47 PM
he wants to start pt in 3 weeks when i go back to see him. i have some excerises he wants me to do at home
RE: need advice please - sis249 - 07-25-2007 03:23 PM
yes i have an ice machine the doctor sent me home with. i just love it
RE: need advice please - dipweed23 - 07-25-2007 03:43 PM
ICE MACHINE? sounds like I want one of those for my sholder!
Where do I get one?
RE: need advice please - Bummer Knees - 07-25-2007 04:09 PM
Dipweed, they are called polar packs and most wc Ins Cos pay for them as they do help with the recovery.