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Comment from: Rob K, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: November 30

My knee joint replacement surgery has had a generally good outcome so far. I am walking well after 7 weeks with no pain and with a rhythmic gait. Knee swells with too much rehabilitation exercise or standing too long. Ice assists to reduce swelling and pain. I have not taken pain tablets for several weeks and manage the pain by how I lie, sit and elevate the leg and ankle movements. Stairs are still somewhat challenging especially stepping down, but manageable. I can mostly keep the leg flat and have about 96 degrees bend at this time.

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