The Legs Cannot Be Bent And Sit For Long Periods Of Discomfort After Knee Surgery.?
I have had knee surgery because of a patellar fracture and it has been almost a week, but my legs cannot be lifted in the bend or not and if I sit too long it feels uncomfortable. Please enlighten me, thank you.
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. The knee joint is a meeting of two long bones, the bones of the upper limbs and lower limbs covered by patella or the kneecap. This kneecap remains in position because it is guarded by a support structure in the form of a tendon. For more convenience, see the image below
Because of its location in front, the kneecap acts as a protector for the bone behind it, and if a collision occurs, for example in an accident, falling or so forth, this bone will be affected first. The effects can be various kinds, can be shifted, cracked, broken or broken into several parts. If it breaks, the fragments can also have sharp edges and protruding, which in this condition, surgery must be done immediately to avoid further infection.
Regarding your case, postoperatively, the doctor will usually try to move the knee joint to ensure that blood clots do not form and help speed up the healing process, but the movement remains limited until you are finally declared to be fully recovered. During this recovery period, you will be given crutches to help you walk and support your body.
Because there are restrictions on movement, it is very possible that the muscles will eventually become limp and stiff. Therefore, there is usually a control schedule within the week after surgery. In your case, since you are now a week away from surgery, we suggest that you immediately take control of the doctor who is operating on you to make sure more about the progress of your healing and the potential for other conditions that cause these complaints to appear to you, such as infection . With direct views, and perhaps with the help of supporting investigations, the complaints you experience can be clearer and the handling can be more appropriate.
Meanwhile, multiply the consumption of high-protein foods such as eggs, milk, cheese, beef, chicken breast and tempeh to help tissue recovery, do not force movement but try to move little by little and gradually, and immediately consult a doctor. So, hopefully answering your question.