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Knee Replacement and Hip Flexor
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lmg09 posted:
I underwent TNR in my left knee 3 months ago. After a month, I could not get beyond 65 degrees of flexion. My doctor had me undergo MUA (manipulation after anesthesia) and since that point, my knee is doing great. I have 120 degrees of flexion and am able to ride a bicycle.

My problem is that I believe I have a hip flexor in my "good leg.". I am slated to have that knee replaced in 2 months. I am very bow legged and with the left leg being straightened out, I was wondering if I could have picked up the hip flexor because of the bow that remains in the good leg? Just thinking. Thanks for your thoughts.
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KevinHilton responded:
No disrespect, but let me try to clear up some misconceptions. You have hip flexors in both of your legs. Hip flexors are any muscles that cross the hip on the front side of the hip. The iliopsoas is the main hip flexor, but when talking about hip flexors in the context of knee replacemet, often the rectus femoris is discussed. Your chance of needing another knee manipulation on the other knee is dependent on a lot of factors and is not guaranteed just b/c you had one on the first knee.


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