Back ache since TKR

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Hi, hope you have a few minutes, this is pretty long winded ! I had my right TKR Jan. 18 & now I'm pain free in the knee, & awaiting my left to be done, however, some few mths after, I developed a stoop & back ache, which ive never suffered from before. ( I'm 64 by the way ) I limped before my op & I'm still limping. My new knee leg is longer, due, I'm assuming, to a mis-alignment of my hips, but because of this i tend to have my right leg bent a lot of the time, especially when standing still. I can straighten my right leg, but feel some pain down my inner thigh & wondering if I've shortened that muscle from always having it bent. Is this possible even ? The stoop is concerning me, as if I try to straighten up, it really hurts. Is it my spine ? my hip ? or muscles ? Will it balance things out when I get the other knee done ? Sorry this is so long, but its quite hard to explain all thats going on ! Thanks for reading this, hope someone might be able to advise me. x

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    Hi Junie

    i am 15months post TKR, over the past few months i have had problems with falling causing quite serious injuries at times only to be followed by extreme pain in my thigh/buttock and lower back on standing for periods of time. After many tests all okay, they have found out i also now have 1 leg longer than the other which causes the pain and instabilities. , i have postponed the TKR in my other leg due to the fear of complications but i am now limping again, i know this probably doesn't help you but lets you know you're not coping with this alone

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    my left leg (getting TKR in MAY) is shorter than right leg so i am using a lift in my left shoe. It helps tremendously. My right knee was replaced over 2 years ago and is fine except for a bruised feeling once in a while. I was told my leg difference will be corrected when my left knee is done. I hope so. I can't imagine what would cause you to stoop. Thats not normal! Sounds like hip issues. Hmm Hope you get answers soon.

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    my new knee is longer for some reason too. I put an insert in my other shoe. This helps.

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    Hi like you I've had both knees done with the right one having to be built up with dentists cement I'm 74. no pain in my knees only if u overdo it but now have severe left hip problems with numbness in my right leg hip to ankle. surgeon says alignment problems are hard to avoid. So I have to accept I'm able to get clothes out of the washing machine now but can't stand in one place too long good luck 💞

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    Thank you all for replying, i take some comfort in knowing I' m not alone ! x

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