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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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  • Knee pain

    Hi can anyone please let me know if before they had a tkr if they had constant pain ,could you bend your knee what systems did you have I need a little help with making my decision and getting conflicting information from the professionals. Any advice helpful. thanks stella54

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  • PVNS: experience and causes

    I recently got diagnosed with the fairly rare condition called Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) a disorder which affects joints. In my case, it was my knee joint, as is often the case. I'm posting this to help others better identify and understand this condition, and also to explore any possible...

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  • Bilateral knee replacement recovery issues

    Hello I am 5 weeks post bilateral knee replacement and feeling so frustrated with how slow my recovery seems to be going. I am 50 and totally underestimated just how big a deal this was going to be. I found this site and am so thankful to read other people's posts. I am really concerned with using...

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  • Down days

    Thursday at PT was good but very hard as aid assisted to 120 degrees 9 weeks post op but Friday was sore and I think I felt traumatized by it. Today of course was an off day completely. Some days I have no energy and today headache. It's so frustrating. I am wondering if cause is because I use very...

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  • geniculate knee injections before ablation experience/advice

    I've had 2 TKR, one 5/17/17 second 8/23/17. I'm still having major pain and surgeon was concerned on my usage of codeine and sent me to pain management. He put me back on gabapentin which has helped. Has anyone had any experience with this procedure? Good or bad? I want to be off pain meds and...

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  • both knees require tkr

    I am scheduled for my 1st knee replacement in 3 weeks I need both done, not sure if I should have left or right done first. Both hurts are about the same

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  • TKR, Toilet every two hours, no anti inflammatories

    I am 19 days post op TKR.  I've been tested twice for UTI, do not have one yet run to toilet every two hours and can not use anti inflammatorie to fill in the pain med gaps.  Does anyone else have the same issues and are you getting anyone to help you?  Getting up every two hours is...

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  • knee replacement

    hi everyone i am now 7 months post op tkr and still have a lot of pain above my knee and round the back of my leg with stiffness is anyone else like this

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  • Can't straighten leg 5 weeks after TKR

    The physios tell me this is normal but the exercises don't seem to make any difference.  Does using an exercise bike help or are there any other suggestions?  Saw the consultant yesterday for a follow-up appointment and he seemed to think that I should be completely pain free by now.  Should...

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    Total knee replacement

    Hi got the dreaded news Friday not looking forward to post op pain and discomfort would love to hear how you got through the first 3 weeks and when you could walk without aids. I have been through hip replacement but told knee replacement are worse for pain and recovery any experiences are welcome .

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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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  • Unknown knee problem for 6 months

    Hello, I am writing this in hopes that someone could please tell me what's wrong. Let me give you all the background possible and the symptoms. I have experienced mild knee pain that prohibits me from doing exercise or climbing stairs for 6 months now. The problem first occurred while I was in...

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  • Allergic to Nickel

    its been along time since posting on here I've finally got my  surgeon to do some more tests and after 1 knee replacement and 1 revision knee replacement and no relief of pain we have spoken about amputation. As I'm living on Morphine. I have been asking for along time to have an allergy...

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  • swelling after total knee replacement 4 weeks post op

    I have tightness and sharp pain across my swollen knee cap & cannot seem to reduce the swelling despite physio, painkillers and ice packs.  What else can I do to reduce swelling and pain - can any one advise please. Everyone else I speak to seems to think I should be more advanced but the pain...

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  • PT is over

    11 weeks post TKR, PT is over now what. How many times a day to do exercises?  Can I do water aerobics?  Any suggestions to keep ROM would be appreciated. 

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  • What do you think is happening?

    I've had problems with the edge of my knee, inside for years. It has gotten worse. Did PT and injection. Dr scheduled me for arthroscopy but insurance needs MRI first. That was done today. Knee sometimes locks. Last time was Labor Day. A couple of days ago I was helping my husband and strained my...

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  • Tibia pain after TKR

    Around 6 weeks post op, developed severe pain in thr top of my tibia (shinn) when my knee is extended or bent the pain will actually wake me up. In extension straight leg) it feels like the top of my shinn is colliding with the knee cap. Saw the physician azzistant yesterday who thinks it is because...

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  • knee arthritis; how to proceed?

    Hi: so my patella is very worn and there is some area of bone contact. I 'may have spurs, etc. I have not had an MRI because my doctors don't think that it will reveal anything. I do pass all of the office tests well--i.e. they flex and twist my knee without my having pain. But steroid shots...

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  • Physical Therapy

    Hi Everyone, I am 9 weeks post op and hit 120 today in PT. Of course the therapist aided me in getting there. I am thinking even though he helped get me there it’s still a very good and healthy knee made it. On Tuesday I was at 115 with some help. They assigned me now this guy and since being with him...

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  • Progress is slipping back

    Hi again. I am currently 5 months post right TKR & afraid I’m slipping backwards. After a very rough 3 months, including a successful MUA I was finally doing great. I had/have excellent ROM & was practically pain free. I was walking several blocks (nothing too much) & going downstairs easily....

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  • Knee

    4 months I had total knee replacement .... I woke up at hurts I can't even put weight on my leg to be concerned because the doctor about this but   This is part of it this is happening because it happened to anyone else 

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  • 5 weeks post TKR and feeling quite low

    I had my total knee replacement 5 weeks ago ..I've realised now that I certainly won't be ready to return to work after 6 weeks (I originally thought I would) I'm still taking tramadol occasionally and though I can walk without a crutch I find I limp so still use 1 crutch . I feel a little...

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  • Are The actual new knees different between nhs and private

    I have been advised that I need a new knee imminently does anybody know if  the actual replacement knee is different between nhs and private surgery. I have been told different things by two different surgeons; one saying the knees are the same the other saying the private knee is superior. 

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  • 1 Year Post TKR

    Can it be, one year since beginning my TKR adventure. Thanks to a gifted surgeon and encouraging/kind forum comments from fellow TKR grads, I have attained a successful outcome. Fully able to enjoy all physical activities, with the exception of those that require running, jumping, or quick...

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  • Finally lifted leg!

    Thank you to everyone for their words of encouragement and as you have all said I finally lifted my leg today after 7 weeks. It just happened when I was trying  and I am over the moon. Very strange as I really tried every day. Problem is my leg has now become really swollen and stiff. Can hardly...

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  • how many more knees???????

    i have been told that i am to have my 5th tkr next yr. so far the initial knee then 3 replacements. its not 2 yr old and its loose. no infection lots of angry inflammation showed on test in hospital. the thought of going through all of this again fills me with despair

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  • Total Knee Replacement 8 weeks Post Op

    Hi  I am 8 weeks Post Op and wondered how you were all getting on!! I am pleased wit my progress other than having what is commonly know as a Bursea behind my Knee, this is causing me pain on bending but mainly through the night. I am achieving a 140 bend, can walk properly up a full set of stairs...

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  • Tkr

    It's me again. Sorry, full of questions lol. Right, 4 weeks pre op. No swelling now on my leg at all, APART from my knee. It feels heavy and tight. Is this normal?

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  • Too Young for Op? - Severe Patellofemoral Arthritis

    Hello everyone, My MRI and X-ray results said I have severe patellofemoral arthritis and mild medial joint line arthritis in my right knee, as well as a lose kneecap.  The specialist told me I'd need a full knee replacement but as I was 47 years old it would be best delay it.  So I had...

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  • Any one have Fibro and have TKR done?

    I am wondering how much worse this surgery is going to be and it I will heal slower being I suffer from Fibro all the time.  I already have to take Tramadol and Mobic daily to be able to function and work.  Worried that after TKR the fibro will make the knee surgery worse.  

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  • Tkr

    How soon after the op can I start using bio oil on my scar?

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