Today, I had my second post-op visit with my orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Michael Schnaubelt of Aurora Baycare Orthopedic Center. As you can see from the video clip excerpt, the feedback was that I'm doing fine, with the swelling coming down and my muscle tone coming back.
My general pain is pretty much gone except when doing certain movements, so we spent most of the visit discussing a small clicking pop and pain I've been feeling while using the leg curl machine at the local YMCA.
Another concern we discussed was infection, which is serious concern wth total knee replacement. Dr. Schnaubelt says the biggest infection concern is in the 3 months right after the surgery, but that a light antibiotic regimen is a good idea anytime I have any surgical procedure or even a teeth cleaning. The surgery part I knew, but not the part about the teeth cleaning.
I was glad to hear I'm progressing nicely, and that the swelling should be gone in another couple of months. Also, measurement on the bend of my knee was 120 degrees today. We're hoping to get that to 125 or so by my sixth month followup.