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Knee Problems

Also known as Baker's Cyst, Chondromalacia, Housemaids Knee, Meniscus Injury, TKR - Total Knee Replacement

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  • General anaesthesia or spinal block

    I am due to have my TKR this Wednesday. I am considering having a spinal block instead of a general and would be interested in others experiences of this.  I am very concerned about post surgery pain relief as my previous experiences of morphine and all other opioids has been dreadful. The …

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  • Improperly placed part

    Everyone said give it time to feel better. While a year doesn't guarantee a TKR will feel better, it was the magical time when my surgeon said " I want you to get another opinion bc you're miserable. You should not be in this kind of pain and if I miss something on your xrays or if …

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  • Pain in the Butt

    Hi I am 7 weeks Post Op fron TKR Knee is coming along slowly, But my main problem is my Buttocks and Hip. I have already had a THR  2 years ago.and the Ache and pain is awflul . It's really is affecting me, I can't sleep, uncomfortable to sit. Has anyone else suffered like this.

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  • Beyond discouraged - 9 wks Post TKR

    At 9 wks Post TKR, I know I am getting better. But pain is still a constant.  Trying to work because I must. Still using one crutch most of the time because if I don’t, pain and swelling increases. Doing my exercises, especially exercise bike, religiously. Struggling to sleep. Just worn to a …

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  • Persistent Knee swelling

    Hello, I am five months post op.  I had a torn meniscus, quite a bit of grade four cartilage damage in two places, sub-chondroplast and sub-chondral abrasion arthroplasty.  I've diligently gone to PT and Egoscue.  I've had three Euflexxa injections and I take meds for the OA …

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  • Pain when bending knee backwards 5 months after knee replacement

    I had total knee replacement in March 2018 and although I am very pleased with the outcome, I am having trouble when bending my knee backwards, for example, going downstairs or getting out of a car. I have been going to the gym twice a week and aqua aerobics once and have no problems apart from the …

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  • The depression question

    I just wanted to say that chronic pain and fatigue can set off a real depression that cannot be overcome with just positive thinking. Some people - maybe those who already struggle with occasional depression - can be helped tremendously with anti-depressant medications. I would suggest at least …

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  • One year new knee anniversary

    Hi all, it's been a while since I posted but it's my knee anniversary today so a special day😁. I've hung in there and I'm constantly seeing improvements. It has taken this long to get rid of that tight band feeling you experience around the knee. No idea what my flexion is …

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  • Is it normal to still be in pain 10 weeks after TKR

    It's 10 weeks yesterday since I had a total knee replacement......im feeling depressed because I thought by now I would be much better,my knee is stiff, sore, and can't walk properly, I dread going shopping my knee gets so painful and cooking dinner or housework I spend the time waiting to …

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  • 9 weeks TKR and not doing well with bending knee

    I am so discouraged following total knee replacement  surgery.  I was doing well with my rehab until last week. My pain increased and I lost degrees with my bend. I had measured at 110 but for the past two weeks I can’t get beyond 90 degrees.  

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  • Spouse woes

    I am 6 weeks post op on TKR....currently on short term disability from work. My husband is retired and has been helping me with my recovery...I get cranky at times and toss and turn alot at night. This is starting to really wear on my husband. Any suggestions to help? I feel bad for him, …

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  • Trouble Sleeping Post TKR???

    First, this is definitely not uncommon...especially in the first 30-60 days which are the absolute worst.  Try some of this... - OTC Melatonin or Diphenhydramine (cheap, generic Benadryl) an hour before bed.  Make sure you're not allergic first.  The former is available in …

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  • Knee Pain/Swelling

    2 Weeks ago was playing football I over extended my leg as I landed heard as pop sound as I changed direction, I imideatllay stopped playing and went home to rest with some ice on my knee, over the next 4 days my knee was swollen, stiff, painful and hurt at the back and sides. I was unable to …

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  • Fall

    Hi I am now 4 month post op after  Right KTR i was doing so well and feeling positive then las Sunday I slipped on third from the bottom step on my stairs bending my knee all the way back so painful I cried like a baby anyway on Monday I phoned hospital and spoke to orthopaedic Nurse and she …

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  • The REALITY of a TKR Recovery...In One Picture

    Yeah...this one says it all.  Wanna post it on your fridge? - Click on the picture...it expands.  - Put your cursor inside the picture and RIGHT-CLICK.  - Select "Save As..." and save it to your pictures folder.  - Use any photo printing software you have …

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  • Right knee pain

    Just got home from physio very painful 12wks on ROM still only 95 like me she was concerned about the swelling and how sore it was to the touch the scar I have to  massage more as it’s starting to build up with scar tissue where the abscess hole was it has become very thick I’m disappointed I …

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  • Scar

    I am six weeks out on a total knee replacement, my scar is really red but all healed, does anybody have any ideas of what I can put on it to help it heal better?

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  • Partial knee replacement question

    I went for an MR scan and xray a few months ago with a view to having another arthroscopy. The consultant showed me the results and told me another op would be pointless as I'm now bone on bone. The options were partial knee op, a realignment op or do nothing. He also said he wouldn't do …

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  • Knee replacement

    I'm 6 months out from total knee replacement & it's still very painful,I'm not anywhere near 90d angle! It clicked&is still warm&swollen!what should I do?

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  • Worried about my left knee/ lower femur

    Hi New here. 48 male. Ive been having pains in my left knee, especially at night for a fair fair few weeks now from what i remember as it came on very slowly. Its a dull ache rather than a sharp pain so its hard to pin point the exact place but i would say its on my upper front knee and radiates up …

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  • My tkr journey

    Hi all I'm 42 years young and 8 months post tkr it's been a painfully journey I had a acl Reconstruction wen I was 22 then lots more smaller surgeries after that resulting in coming to a massive discision to have a tkr and it is a big life changing decision but one now I'm glad I made. …

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  • Email address

    Hi all I've been on this forum for about 9 months now and appreciate all the advice I've gotten from everyone but what I'm asking today is I have a friend who had tkr and is having lots of trouble she would like to talk to some of you on this forum but I do not remember what email …

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  • End of my tether

    I'm 9 months post TKR, had a MUA end of March, I was discharged from PT about 2 month ago. I've been having really bad pain stiffness clunking, I've been referred back to physio again, the pain today has been horrendous I'm so down with it, thought it would be a lot better by now , …

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  • Tkr 6 weeks

    I’m at six weeks been going well suddenly can’t walk pt said knee muscles not firing ! What now??? Ideas

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  • Multiple knee problems

    I've had worsening pain in my left knee for about a year and a half now, and about 4 months ago my doc shceduled me for an MRI. The results showed that I have advanced osteochondritis dissecans with multiple lesions. Apparently there is also a loose body floating around in the joint. The …

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  • Possible 2nd tkr on same knee

    Has anyone had a 2nd tkr on same knee?, was wondering how it went & if it was successful? I've got problems with my knee I had replaced Feb 2017. It's never fully recovered & has been continually stiff. Earlier this year it started suddenly ballooning up & was extremely painful …

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  • Pain right knee

    It will be 12wks this Thursday  since I had my full knee replacement it’s been  very rough with pain like you all have but for some reason today it has become very swollen and very painful to the left side of the knee and behind the knee I haven’t twisted it or bummed it seeing physio in …

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  • No progress and feeling like my life is falling apart

    7 weeks ago I dislocated my knee whilst running after a ball. The ball bounced a different way whist I was chasing it and as I changed direction my knee dislocated. I had an X-ray and was put in a leg splint for 10days.  After seeing the consultant I had an MRI as I couldn’t straight leg raise. …

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  • Winter in Detroit is coming

    Hi everyone 1 year in Nov since tkr winter is coming and I did good during the summer any advice for dealing with the cold weather I can already tell my leg is stiff and a little achy

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  • Inside of right knee pain!

    Been suffering with pain on the inside of my right knee for over a year now. It all started when I had an episode with my bad back so compensated by bending with knees which hurt my right one. It has gotten worse. I have a strap for it and I put cream on it. I work and it hurts quite a bit at …

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  • Hit another dip in my TKR recovery

    This is not a question, just need to vent.  First let me say thank goodness I found this site around 6 weeks after my TKR when I was really feeling depressed about the whole procedure.  I found lots of great advice and ideas for getting through this journey.   So my TKR was Jan 2018, …

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