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Knee Problems

Also known as Baker's Cyst, Chondromalacia, Housemaids Knee, Meniscus Injury, TKR - Total Knee Replacement

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  • The REALITY of a TKR Recovery...In One Picture

    Yeah...this one says it all.  Wanna post it on your fridge? - Click on the picture...it expands.  - Put your cursor inside the picture and RIGHT-CLICK.  - Select "Save As..." and save it to your pictures folder.  - Use any photo printing software you have to...

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  • Stairs tkr

    I’m having my knee done August 3rd I have 14 stairs at my house ! How hard is it going to be when I come home?

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  • This girl has a new knee!!

    Hi to everyone and I hope everyone is doing well! I had my LTKR on June 21,2018! I’m so glad I had it done! I have quite a lot of pain but I have been walking some on it and I have been doing my PT exercises! I start my PT on June 26th. I’m willing to do whatever it takes to walk right again! I’ve been...

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  • Feel my metal knee whenever I move.

    I am now nearly 6 months after a total knee replacement. All went really well to begin with, good movement, which I still have but I am finding more and more that I can feel the metal in my knee. It is not pain exactly but I am aware of it whenever I move and the right side of my knee feels sore and...

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  • Knee replacement ups & downs

    Just over 3 weeks ago I had a L total knee replacement. Making good, steady progress....good reports from home health care team and starting out patient therapy next week. I live alone and spent the first 11 days in rehab. I’ve been home for about 10 days and mostly ok but for sleeping, the recliner...

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  • back to work

    hi there forum i am 5 months post op, thinking of going back to work, i feel good obviesly knee still hurts but not as bad as it was, walking etc knee still hurts but i think im ok, my job is a site manager in construction, no physical work, but a bit of walking around, even up and down stairs. has anyone...

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  • knee chondroplasty - how long off work

    Hello, After a long run around and three different consultants - all with differing diagnoses. I went in on Thursday for my third knee arthroscopy. I was  and still am nervous. The first in late 2013, debridement and microfracture, I was one of the 5% for whom things got worse - couldn't bend...

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  • diarrhea and nausea following complete knee replacement

    On May 7, I had a knee replacement.  The first 2 weeks, I took Percocet (Oxycontin) and then switched to Tylenol 3.  I suffered with diarrhea and nausea and quit taking the pain medication .  Finally, my symptoms have lessened.  Has anyone else also suffered with intestinal problems?

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  • Worried about knee manipulation after total knee replacement?

    I just had a manipulation on fri 4/7/17. It took all of about 30 min. I was at the hospital at 10am and I was home by 2 pm. I walked up my steps when I returned home. ( I live in a raised Beach house). I started to have pain that evening in my upper thigh. I went to sleep and woke up to pain still...

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  • POST OP PAIN

    I guess I was being a tad unrealistic with my expectations. As dumb as this seems I thought that maybe for whatever the reason maybe this time it would not hurt as bad. Well I can assure everyone the more times you get a revision the more it hurts and yes my L knee is screaming but its not like I was...

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  • Patellofemoral Syndrome

    I saw the Dr today. He x-rayed my knee. I had been told years ago that I was developing arthritis in my knee but today I was told I did not have arthritis. That is a good thing. But, he said I probably have Patellofemoral Syndrome. When I looked it up online, the symptoms do not match up. It does not...

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  • Knee Replacement Female age 41?

    Is looking for some advice, all started a couple of years ago with knee pain in right knee. I used to run a fair bit no marathons the odd 10k, saw gp and got referred to specialist.  Had first arthroscopy surgery where they found a hole in the cartilage.  Then had second operation of an implant...

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  • Back

    Just got back today surgery went sort of okay. The Dr. sent out 5 cultures to be tested and as I have feared 4 came back negative one did not. I have a Staph infection and considering my history with a previous infection they want to treat this one aggressively so as I was afraid of I now have a PICC...

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  • L. TKR FAILED!!!

    I am 20 months post a cementless L. TKR and just learned that it has failed! Yes, I definitely think I would have been better off without the TKR. I plan to live with the failed implant. The bone did not grow into the implant like it was suppose to.....I have no infection or swelling, just soreness and...

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  • to kneel or not to kneel after total knee replacement

    I had tkr feb 13, 2018.  I'm doing really well.  back to all my exercise classes.  some exercises are on hands and knees.  Does anyone have a problem putting pressure on their kneecap, as in kneeling?  when I do, it feels sensitive, uncomfortable, and just not right. ...

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  • MUA

    Hi all had a TKR 15 months ago and still have tightness and pain. Went to see my consultant today who said I need to have manipulation done as they have exhausted all avenues . Has anyone else had this done I am 62 and don't like the sound of this at all. Thank you

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  • Revision needed on left TKR after only 5 yrs

    I’m sitting here so mad,  my left knee has a Loose part after only 5 years , so it’s going to have to be totally redone.  Well guess what now my right knee has a stabbing pain in it so I have to go to the orthopedic June 19 to get another x-ray to see what  is wrong with this knee . I...

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  • Bad Partial Knee Replacment

    I had a Partial Knee Replacement  in Sept of 2017 and I healed fine and by Jan 2018 I started having a lot of pain in my leg and especially around the area that was operated on.  I made an appointed with my Surgeon and at first he said it probably was Arthritis and Scar tissue and prescribed...

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  • Fall after TKR

    I had a left TKR about 5 months ago. I was walking down the stairs and my knee gave out, I caught myself but my knee was flexed further then it naturally would flex (110) This was about 9 days ago and since then I have had increased pain in the kneecap area. I see my doctor in 10 days. I'm taking...

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  • KNEE INJURY??? SPRAIN OR TEAR? ADVICE NEEDED!

    I was walking in rain and lost balance but didn't fall ( caught my self) but the knee on right side was in pain since that momment..... let it rest out... been 10 days so far. yes I can walk on it and it hurts all day like aching... I can stretch it, straighten it, and all without pain... but it...

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  • Post Op 6 months

    I am post op 6 months, my knee aches everyday, i wake up to knee cramps every morning, so stiff, i have to bike 1-2 miles everyday to loose up muscles, I walk ackward yet ( feel like walking dead) by end of day, my knee is heavy and aches.  When will I ever get better? what am I not doing?!

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  • Wedge pillows for elevation?

    Hi! One week post right tkr ( did left last year). Has anyone bought one of those wedge pillows? My pillow stacks are not very impressive and I'm always afraid I'm getting it wrong. Thoughts? Thx.

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  • Frozen Knee

    My TKR was 3 months ago and 4 weeks ago I have a manipulation under anesthesia as my knee was frozen around 85 degrees. I am now aat 110 degrees after agressive PT, but I cannot get that on my own. It is a struggle at each appointment. I still have swelling and feel so stiff, the progress the PT makes...

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  • back of leg

    I am at the 2 month mark and feeling good except for still not being able to sleep in my bed and unable to step down due a step to tendon pain in back of leg. I am doing stretching exercises but may have hip surgery coming up in Oct. I am open to suggestions.

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  • CBD oil for knee pain.

    There appears to be a lot of hype about CBD oil at the moment with it being the best seller in most health shops. A close friend of mine had been using it for two weeks and has had remarkable results. He has a cartilage defect and was told he could have a cartilage patch fitted on the NHS with an operation....

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  • Recovery from Total Knee Replacement

    I am male 58yrs old. I had my left knee replaced in feb 2012 recovery was long and painful with sleepless nights and long days of pain but I got through . The important things in my opinion are theses..... regular light exercises pain control and the regular use of ice . Good tip here buy a strip of...

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  • One week post op TKR

    Hi Everyone, my name is Patrick I'm 51 and live in the UK and had a tkr on my left knee a week a go tomorrow. Before my op I gained some brilliant tips from this site so thought it's now time to say hello and join the TKR family!

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  • TKR 9 weeks post op

    After having a few really good and painless days last week the pain is back with a vengeance....I've hardly slept all weekend ...my knee is painfull  tight and heavy once again the painkillers are in use. has anyone else had this happen ...I'm wondering if something has gone wrong with the...

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