Total Knee Replacement - Developed A Knee Effusion And Pain After 2 Years
Feb 26, 2016
I have now developed a knee Effusion and have tremendous pain. Put onto Celebrex. Do I use crutches again or strap knee? Doctor says i need to rest it as much as possible
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hi I seem to have woken up this morning with what looks like an indent on the right side of my new knee. It was completely round last night but now has a dent in it. I am nearly 21 weeks post TKR. Anyone had anything similar and why this is?
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It has been almost 14 months since my TKR, and it is making a clicking noise when I bend it,and straighten it.
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I am a 31 year old female about to have a TKR due to severe arthritis caused by PVNS. Currently I have very weak quads and calves in my bad knee from major loss of knee extension. I've heard that it's really hard to go into replacement surgery with weak muscles. I was wondering if I should get a knee brace for after surgery to help with some support until I get my strength back? Has anyone tried these webbing braces and if so do they help? I know some of the immobilizing braces actually cause atrophy.
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I am 6 months after TKR stopped medication not working still in pain i am told by the physio all my exercises are excellent however can't stop the pain. Today cut the support stockings and tried it on my knee stopped pain all day until i took it off. I am wondering if anyone has tried a knee brace or has anyone been told not to use one
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I had a TKR on 18 Feb, so I am about ten weeks in, the pain is still bad, it's a sharp stinging pain, not what I imagined at all. IS it normal to get this much pain, this far in ?
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I am 5 weeks post opp of TKR, am doing ok but a question to you all, this morning i had the worst pain since my opp, as i was sat and tried to turn, this pain like a stabbing pain came on ,at the outside of my tkr knee, i couldn't bend or straighten it for a abit till the pain eased off. has anyone else had this or any one no what it could be, similar pain has been there since the start but no way as bad , just thought the pain was part of the recovery.
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i had a knee replacement 9 years ago and still have problems with swelling and pain. my Doctor says there's nothing wrong with it. i find it hard to walk and dance, i was a dance teacher and now i can't work. would like to hear from anyone else that has the same trouble.
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I just wondered if anyone else just feels so tired.. I am 6 weeks today post op .the op went well and I am progressing well. But I am just so tired. How is everyone else feeling ?
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Had partial knee replacement which was not successful. 19mths later had total knee replacement. 6 years later still suffering severe pain and lack of function e.g. taking 10mg Amitriptyline every night to get some sleep. Have had 2nd opinions but told nothing can be done which I feel is because no one (inc. surgeon who did both) wants to touch it. Gp agrees.
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Now need other knee replaced and for obvious reasons reluctant in case same thing happens again. Know lots of people whose replacements have been successful.
Would love to hear if anyone else has/had similar problem.
TKR 1 and 3 months ago. No work now for a year. Therapy going well but right knee or 3 month knee hurts more on inner aspect. I pray its not a problem. F/U on 6-18 trying to not stress.
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I'm having TKR on September 1st and I have asked my doctor and my Rheumy when to start Enbrel after the surgery and she wasn't too sure , she responded with a vague Maybe 2 weeks after? I didn't feel too comfortable with that I will ask my OS
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I am 6 months post TKR and going on holiday in 10 days time. We will be flying to Dubrovnik before embarking on our cruise. The flight itself will be just short of 3 hrs and not being a seasoned traveller, I am wondering if for this journey, I will need to wear those travel socks, if so I am wondering if the socks you have to wear for six weeks after your op will suffice. Unlike many I have seen, mine given to me by the private hospital I was in are quite smart and comfortable and comfortable to wear.
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I would like to ask a question re Physio. Some of you seem to think your PT has been superb. Can I ask what he/she does with you. I feel that mine has been a total waste of space and I'm not sure what to do yo try to improve the angle of the bend in my knee.
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I go back on Thursday to see my surgeon, it will be 7.5 weeks since the op. I want to be able to speak honestly to him about my experience.
Today I went into town with my daughter and 5 year old granddaughter. Hitchin is an old market town with cobble streets and lots of steps up and down on and off pavements. I went without a stick, big big regret. I am almost 7 weeks post-TKR. My leg was in agony and I couldn't wait to get home. That was really depressing as I thought I was doing so much better.
I've had a thr April 2015 and was recovering well then both knees went and I was back in Crutches again. I had an arthroscopy and it was found I need the knee caps have to be repaired as i'm bone on bone. Has anyone had this procedure? Im also lined up for the other hip to be replaced as well. Im 53 and a bit worried.
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It has been nearly ten months now since my first TKR, and the left side of my calf remains NUMB. I am not experiencing this on my right leg on which I had my TKR about five months ago.
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Will the numbness always be there?
Why such a difference between legs/numbness?
I have no difficulty MOVING either leg/knee, but the NUMB feeling just feels so weird!
As I still have sometime before my specialist appt.
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I am anxious to know whether I am looking at a total knee replacement.
My results are tricompartmental oa with advanced changes in the patellofemoral compartment with loss of joint space.subchondral sclerosis, subchondral cyst formation,and osteophyte formation, loose bodies projected at the intercondylar notch.degenerative bone spurring at the tibial spine,meniscal chondrocalcinosis,bony ossicles adjacent to the superior pole of the patella.
i had TKR 26/02/15. All went well, been back to near normal for 3 months or so. Had fantastic holiday where I swam, did all exercises in the pool, had 2 weeks no pain in any of my useless joints. Woke up on Monday this week with terrible pain just below kneecap, thought I had turned funny in bed, I was in so much pain today I saw my doctor. She thinks I might have an infection in the replaced knee, bloods and x rays will tell her. I have just looked up what this means, not good possible the replacement will have to come out to get rid of the infection and then start again.
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I did not realise that at six months plus this could still happen? Also have had xrays on my good knee, this is not as good as I thought, it will need to go. At the moment I am in a turmoil.
I ceased heavy pain medication a couple of weeks ago and that was a mistake. I am back on Norspan 10 mg patches and can now do all my exercises and achieve a few hours sleep before I need to top up with a Tramadol. I've lost 12 kgs in weight simply because my appetite diminished but now I'm trying to eat 3 meals a day and include protein at every meal instead of nibbling and feeling like I want to sleep all day.
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I am allergic to many pain medications (unknown until post op) so pain was a big issue for me. If you are contemplating TKR's or have already had them, then get your pain medication stabilised and physio will be so much easier. I have also found hydrotherapy (pool walking) to be a god-send. Today is the first day post op that I feel any where like normal. I was a fit, energetic 63 year year old before my op and I hope to return to that state with much improvements in my knees, in the near future. I believe I will be looking at 6 months recovery time before I can resume a "normal" exercise program of spin, walking, boxing and weights.
No one tells you about the pain, the depression, the disruption to your life, especially not your surgeon. Just be patient, eat well, try to get a walk in each day or a swim and stay positive. At nearly 10 weeks I can see the light at the end of that long tunnel.
All set for my TKR tomorrow - it may sound strange to some people but after such a long wait for this - I am really looking forward to this operation !! I have to be at the hospital at 7am and have been told that I am first on the list as type 2 diabetic - I am not worried about the pain post op as can be much worse than the pain this knee has dished out so far. Wish me luck - they are keeping me in for 5 days so will communicate again next weekend, with some positive comments I hope.
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So I dislocated my knee in January of this year. I was given a device that isolates my knee cap and hold it in place. I wore the device off and on over the year whenever my knee would feel sort of irregular. I worked out routinely to help strengthen my knee, it helped the pain somewhat, but mostly just made me feel better about the way I looked, and kept me healthy. I haven't worked out since some time before Thanksgiving. Starting this week i've started to feel this new akward feeling behind my kneecap, sort of like the ligament behind my knee cap is tightening, sort of similar to how it felt when I dislocated my knee, but not exactly the same. I get the pain after fully bending my knee, for example when I am on my knees doing my job stocking shelves at work, when I stand to my feet I can usually feel the pain. I try doing a couple of different stretches when to make the feeling go away a bit, but it comes back, and then it eventually goes away again.
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My knee "pops" (makes a loud popping noise and pressure) pretty regularly now but when I get off of work and off of my knees I experience the discomfort much less. I want to start exercising again on Monday, but I am scared I might dislocate again. I will try using the knee cap device again tomorrow, but I feel as though whenever I use the device, it makes my knee feel like jello the next day, and make me want to use the device again, even though I was advised by my doctor that I should not need to use it regularly. ....