5 months post op after tkr still in pain when I walk and knee will not straighten

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i am 5 months post op from a tkr. My knee will not straighten. And I have pain when I walk. My Doctor said I will see you in November, should I get a 2 no opinion.

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    Have you been doing physical therapy? Have you been able to bend knee after surgery and it has gotten worse?
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      physical therapy kicked me out after 5 weeks going 2x a week. They said there was nothing more they could do, plus excerising on my own twice a day, then I got a personal trainer and she gave me new exercises. I exercise everyday except Sunday. I feel no better. And this week it is worse. 
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    If your doctor will not Address the fact that the knee he replaced won't straighten not only would I get a second opinion I think I get a malpractice lawyer while I was at it . I am 13 weeks po and had both knee done same time and i can straighten them both flat i have a bit of trouble with the bend on my left knee only at about 101 bend but i work it daily. But if my doctor blew me off i would give him one last chance if he doesn't help you can him.
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    Where did you have it done? Was it NHS or private?

    The only trouble with getting a second opinion is they usually have to X-ray it and that's not good for your health.

    Where is the pain and have you any swelling?

    It should straighten by now. Mine does and I'm 10weeks post op but I am getting pain down my leg. I've had enough of it all actually Marge. My health was quite good generally before this op except for some difficulty walking but now I feel so poorly as if I'm going to die.

    I wished I had never had it done

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    You have to get a second opinion. At 5 months, you should be feeling better than this. Some people go through manipulation and surgical interventions to straighten the knee. Don't wait until it is too late.
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    Hi Margie

    So sorry you are not doing better than this.  By the saying the Bon Secours I am guessing you are in Ireland.  Go and get  a second opinion and get it fast.  There is no way that you shoud be like that.  I am about the same as you and although I still have stiffness when I get up and if I sit for too long. I can walk for miles, and cycle without any difficulty. Bend is great and I dont limp.

    I dont think you can give the names of doctors on this forum but if you like I will private mail you mine.  He was excellent.  I am in Dublin.

    Get yourself sorted soon as.

    Take care


    The Irish One

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