10 days post op

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I am just over 10 days post op with left TKR. I had my right done about 2 1/2 years ago. So far this knee has been totally different from what I remember - not better or worse, just different.

Yesterday I went out for the first time and was walking on my crutches when it felt like the knee 'crunched', gave way and excruciating pain. When I got home, I elevated and iced immediately. I have a new lump on the outside of the knee and possibly some new bruising.  Today the knee is very stiff and hurts to weight bear. I was wondering if there is anyway to tell whether I have done serious damage? 

Any advice or suggestions welcome!

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    I know this is an anooying answer: but “time will tell”.

    If it gets better - no you havn’t done any serious damage.

    If it doesnt then you’ll need to ring your orthopod.

    I doubt you will have done any serious damage - because they’re pretty solid. You may have just caught the joint capsule.

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    "it felt like the knee 'crunched', gave way and excruciating pain"...  I'd call the doc immediately.

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    Best to seek professional opinion!
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