Part of going to physical therapy while recuperating from a total knee replacement is the fact that you are working towards obtaining as much flexibility as possible. The goal for “graduation” from my physical therapy (pt) program is 110. I was told that 110 is the graduation goal for all knee replacement patients. The “average” person has about 125 (or so I was told).
Even though I will graduate with 110 (as others do), in order to obtain the 125, exercising and daily living will help us obtain that goal. There’s still a ways to go. It is a lot of work….moaning and groaning along the way. 🙂
Anyone who is going through a total knee replacement surgery needs to know that the surgery is the easiest part. Rehab is the key to success.