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Hi, could anyone advise me about a problem that my mother is experiencing after her tkr surgery please? She's nearly 83 and had her operation three weeks ago tomorrow. I know that it's early days but I am worried about a new symptom that she is experiencing. I hope that it's normal and others have knowledge of this problem, but I have not been able to identify it on the internet. Approximately 4" from the top of her leg, down to just above her knee (a band of approximately 8*), she is experiencing a tight feeling like a tourniquet or a heavy clamp. Otherwise, everything seems to be reasonably normal for a tkr - hot knee, swelling, stiffness, lots of pain (sometimes seeming to improve and then returning with a vengeance). Last night and today, the knee has been causing a lot of pain. From reading other posts this might be to be expected, but I am concerned in case this, combined with this new feeing in her thigh / upper leg, is a symptom of something more sinister. Any advice would be appreciated please. Thank you!
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