I'm at 4.5 months since my TKR on the right knee, traditional method.....
Progressing well and all swelling is now almost gone......can do most things and now back on my 4-mile morning walks, weather permitting. Not ridden yet due to Minnesota weather but feel I'm fine for riding.
Still feels different and have some tightness by late evening after a days activity....otherwise I'm very happy with the progress and how well a body can heal from a very invasive surgery/trauma.
I will be getting my left knee done late this Fall 2023, but it will most likely be the traditional method again as I'm covered under my wife's medical, which limits who/where I can go.
Question for those who have had a TKR surgery.....
Can you or do you feel comfortable kneeling on your knee(s).......that is one thing I can't do, feels just to weird and uncomfortable.
As for kneeling, that's the one thing my BIL say he still cannot do, so has learned to swing that leg out sideways when kneeling on the other. He's always been a skinny guy, so still can get up and down on his other knee, apparently. He also said he has kneepads, with a recess in center, and uses those when he has no choice other than to kneel.
As for my experience, so far: about a week ago the wife asked me to massage her back. The way we've always done that is for the one receiving the massage to lay face down on the carpet floor. I never thought anything of it, straddled her, on my knees, and did my duty with the massage. As I was getting up, she asked if it had bothered me knee at all. OOPS, I had forgotten all about the bionic knee till she said that. I did not even notice, then or later. No problem whatsoever. But I do not plan to make a habit of kneeling on that knee, especially on hard surfaces. And will likely buy some kneepads, like my BIL's.