Removed bandage (so bloody. Who knew a knee bleeds so much) and had a shower.
Decent flexion and extension. It appears it is inside the knee that is limiting my flexion, not the tensor bandage. It feels like there is a limit or blockage that you might be able to break through by pushing but I’m sure that is not the case and not their desire. I will see if the range just comes gradually with time rather than pushing the limits. The knee is also still quite swollen, so maybe that needs to reduce first and then the motion will be easier.
Contractions had just a little VMO activation with EMS.
Leg is feeling okay extending flat on the bed (which isn’t truly zero degree flat because the mattress lets you get away with a little flexion remaining in the knee) after the exercises so I did a few leg raises. Only a few, I’ll be patient and increase these as I become more certain that my knee is ready to do them properly.
Decent flexion and extension again. Some tightness in the front of the knee below the knee cap at the end of the flexion. This might be the steri strips or stitches in the area. Otherwise the motion and speed up to this endpoint feels good and I don’t think I need to push it further.
Contractions felt a bit more positive and knee was close to straight, so did about 5 leg raises that felt okay and then quit when they didn’t feel as positive.
Same but no leg raises after a little less VMO activation during contractions.