I had a revision of total knee about 3 1/2 weeks ago too, week of august 6th. It is rough and I too struggle with taking pain meds. The last 2 days, I have only had taken oxycontin 10 mg at night. Narco 2 tabs in the AM or as needed. Just took tramadol 1 tab this evening in place of Narco to see if it takes away some of the pain.
I also had redness on post op day 10 which was very concerning to me -- they put be on keflex to rule out cellulitis but my md thought it had more to do with the coumadin (which I stopped and take an aspirin 2x day). I did not have fever.
Still my knee is red at times, bruised up and swollen. I elevate and ice throughout day. It is not as bad as it was -- I also had 2 post op visits with md to have it checked and my md is comfortable with me doing aggressive PT.
With regard to PT -- while I had PT in hospital (4days) and at subacute facility(7days), it was rather gentle. I went directly to outside PT offices once I left the facilities. I have gone to 3 different ones and have to decide which one will serve me best as my insurance will not pay for all of them. Each offers different styles. I have a difficult knee so looking for the best. I wish all the best - this surgery is more difficult than I expected and I am relatively young for a revision. I do not look forward to any more surgery.View Thread