11 months post TKR

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Hi everyone,

It's coming up to 11 months since my TKR. I've been doing well, still a bit stiff going up and down stairs but walking long distances is fine.

Recently though I've noticed a grinding noise coming from my knee when I bend it. Does anyone know whether this is something I should be concerned about?

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    Yes, Mary. This is a concern. Please check with a doctor. The grinding sound comes from our knee. When the cartilage has a problem.

    I am going to try a new treatment as the allopathy did not help me . I can't walk properly. So I am going to try Siddha treatment. One of my friend tried this treatment.

    Please take care. Keep praying.

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    I suggest a chat with your GP who can then refer you back to your orthopaedic consultant if it's felt necessary; if you aren't experiencing pain with this grinding sensation then it doesn't sound serious, however it's always best to be sure by getting professional advice. I hope this helps.

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    Hi, it's 2 years since I had my TKR.

    Having difficult getting up with a crushy/grating sound plus sore at the point where my knee meets my tigh. Needing to lean on Some thing to get to stand.

    Some times feels like a rusty hinge 🤔..

    Other wise no pain.

    The interesting thing is my hubby is 8 days post TKR and having no difficulty getting up.

    So I'm starting to realise I should be better then I am.

    Today he had a hospital app so I took the opportunity to ask a nurse about my knee and she felt my knee cap was grating.

    She also suggested I ask the surgeon's opinion when my husband has his 6 week check. We had the same surgeon.

    In the meantime i've been googling and found this

    "Patellar crepitus and clunk following posterior cruciate substituting total knee arthroplasty is a persistent problem with a reported incidence as high as 14%. The development of this complication necessitates additional surgery in some patients"

    Will report back when I get to talk to surgeon.

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    Good Luck, I hope your surgeon can help you. I think it's also worth remembering that we each heal at a different rate and possibly in a different way to others, your husband is a good example of this so please don't think you need to try harder, just concentrate on mending and getting better in your own way, perhaps making little improvements and setting yourself slightly higher goals. This means that although progress may seem to you to be slow, at least you will be progressing and it may be at a better, faster rate than you realise. I haven't had a TKR myself, not yet anyway though I'm aware I will need it in the not too distant future, but I do have a little knowledge from working in an orthopedic ward for a while where my main job was in helping patients recuperate before being discharged.

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