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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 replacement wen young at 41

    After years of failed surgery on my knee had tkr 4 weeks ago told I'm quite young at 41 just wondering if anyone close to my age and how your getting on and Wat helps you in recovery 👍

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  • Medicatio

    Could anyone please give me some advise regarding medication. I’m in U.K. aged 60 work full time; 6 weeks post op. I am taking 2 Zapain (codeine and paracetemol Mic) 3 x daily 2 paracetemol once daily with 2 x 200mg iboprufen. In the last week I have had to take 5mils oral morph at night on 3 separate...

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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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  • 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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  • Stiffness

    How long is the knees stiff in the morning after the staples are removed? Is there anything to help the stiffness other than exercise?

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  • Swelling following Total Knee Replacement Surgery

    I am three weeks out from TKR surgery on my left knee. My surgeon assures me that swelling is completely normal following all that takes place during knee replacement surgery. I am curious to discover what others have experienced with SWELLING following surgery.

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  • Recovery

    I am 61 and I commend all u that are in your 70' S and up that have gone through this it's hard for me at 61 but you guys are real Troopers to get through these replacements kudos to you guys!! U R AWESOME

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  • Fluid round my knee

    Ok so i woke up 4 weeks ago with a very sore swollen knee, ive never had pain before nor bannged it (that i know of) ive had a mri scan that was quite normal but shows some fluid under my knee cap, my doctor has sent word for phsyo (still waiting) ... should i be in this much pain an should my knee feel...

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  • Total knee replacement

    Hi anyone I had a tkr on the 27 November 2017 so I am 12 weeks in to recovery. I'm getting really bad pain at the top of my tibia just under the knee. Is anybody experiencing the same thing. It's really getting me down. Also the ligaments at the back of my knee seem to give way sometimes. Any...

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  • Fall

    Had TKR two years ago. Constant pain - nearly crippled Had this button surgery on the patella six weeks ago  Fell today right on my knee. Can’t sleep with the pain Have u damaged it??

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  • Knee replacement need advice please

    4 weeks post op from knee replacement and cant straighten my leg physio said it's so important to get it straight just feels like it's locked wen I try it's very painful I've had many operations and rehab after so I know it's not an easy road but it's just so frustrating

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  • Take how long did you do therapy

    I'm 9 weeks p.o. on total knee replacement revaluation for therapy again how long has everyone done therapy I do good till after therapy then my leg doubles in size does anyone else do this I have 105 bend on my own therapist pushes it to 110 but I pay for it afterwards

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  • TKR

    I had a TKR week ago yesterday, today I feeling shocking, I have not got out of bed, which I know is not good. I am not eating or drinking, I am trying to have sips. Has anyone else felt luke this a week post op

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  • TKR ROM Work At Home

    This is for everyone but especially for those who can't afford PT or are too far away to travel to one.  Remember: The goal is to break up the forming scar tissue.  Screw the pain...do the work!!!  You want to walk with a limp the rest of your life? #0... Warmup: Nothing beats a...

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  • TKR - Advice on new clicking and popping

    Hi, I've had bilateral TKA 10 weeks ago, and recovery has had it's up and downs, but finally as many on this forum have mentioned as you approach 3 months it starts getting better. I took another forum members advice (thanks Chico!) seriously and got off opioid pain meds (Oxycodone) this past...

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  • Total Knee Replacement

    My wife got both knee TKR on 3rd Jan 2018. She was feeling great for 2/3 weeks. latter she has developed severe pain in ankle. What should we do.

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  • Woke up 3 werks ago with a swollen sore onee

    Im fit healthy never had any problems with my knee untill 3 weeks ago i woke it was swollen an very sore .. just had a mri scan waiting on results ... 3 weeks later the swellin has gone down but i still can not walkproperly bend or streighten my knee it feels atiff n very strange like my knee xap isnt...

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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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  • Miracle for sleeping

    I found on Amazon a "knee pillow". It is fantastic. No more pillows between legs. It is called. "Pull In Knee Cushion" made by Palli Partners. If I saw a way to show you I would insert a picture.

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  • Thigh muscle pain after Knee Replacement

    Had my 2nd Knee replacement on Nov 17th 2017 ( right ) Had left done 11 weeks ago. So far have 103 bend and -1 on straightness. This surgery took an extra 30 minutes and the thigh muscle hurts a lot and I had to stop the leg lifting because the after effects on the thigh muscle. Anybody else had problems...

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  • Back of knee pain

    After a skip on some water at the weekend my daughter has had pain in the back of her knee, she can move her leg but it’s painful and she can’t put much pressure on it’s to stand she has special need so (PWS) and Ian 24

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  • TKR

    It’s been 7 months since my TKR did anyone else find one leg now shorter than the other???  With low back issues?? Thank you 

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  • Lifting leg after TKR

    Dear All my first time on here and I need your suggestions please. I am 15 days post TKR ( left). I had bad reaction to general and morphine and spent the first three days being sick. Eventually stopped and was let home despite only 75% bend and not being able to lift leg. I have been really really anxious...

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  • MUA last week.....made progress but now losing ground........ :(

    Hi everyone. Quick background info - had TKR end of September, age 47, it went ok but have never achieved much bend. At 6 weeks via tele-conference surgeon wasn't worried because of my age, the surgeries I had had in the past, and the bad condidtion of my knee going into surgery. Said that it would...

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  • Total knee replacement and acupuncture

    hi I'm now 7 months post op TKR.  I have limited knee bend despite doing my exercises and Physio.  I can live with that but I am still on strong painkillers and am getting a bit paranoid about getting addicted.  I am only able to walk short distances.  Nights are still horribly...

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  • Excessive Swelling and Very Slow Progress in Rehab

    Hi Everyone, Nearly 12 weeks out from total knee replacement and the swelling is ridiculous. My doctor says it should start to subside, but I see no signs of that.  Just starting my second six weeks x 3 times a week session of physical therapy and this swelling really affects my therapy.  Anyone...

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  • Total knee replacement 19 days ago

    I had Tkr 2 and half weeks ago on my left knee. I have learned from this experience that you are fighting against the time. The moment that you had your knee surgery. Your body started to grow the scar tissue around the injured area. If you want to have less pain. First you must reduce the swelling....

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  • 3 weeks post PKR - Tummy problems.

    Had PKR 3 weeks ago. All has been going fairly well. However this week, I keep getting really bad bouts of diarrhoea. I am only taking ibroprofen during the day, and codiene at bedtime. Anyone else experience this? It's making me feel drained.

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  • Total Knee Replacement -Burning Pain

    My mom had a total knee replacement 8 days ago and has severe burning all around the joint. It gets worse when she's sitting and raises her foot up to straighten her leg. She has to do to exercises and the pain was so bad today that she was in tears. The therapist wasn't very helpful and acted...

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  • TKR

    Hi I am day 4 after a total knee replacement, I am really tired and sore. I know it will be worth it long term, but right now I really wish I had not had it done. Has anyone else felt like that please

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