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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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  • Asking for advice

    This may seem odd coming from me I have been thru a lot of  what most of your are experiencing with a TKR. I can suggest many different things from what to expect after the OR till you leave the hospital, what to expect from when you get home I know you will have at home care to monitor blood and...

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  • Tired

    I’m 16 weeks post op and I am so tired. I’ve been working hard at my PT, I’m at a 103 degree bend but still have cramps at night time. I’m still on muscle relaxers. My last PT i was so sore, i couldn’t walk, i had to take a pain pill to walk. I work full time and I’m so tired out, my back hurts. I’m...

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  • Bend on tkr

    I’m in week 4 after my tkr and getting quite worried about the bend. It’s only about 20degrees. I did have a slight infection in the wound and just finished antibiotics. All clear now. I can walk short distances with one stick or without. It’s just my exercises with the bend. It’s just so stiff! 

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  • What should I do??

    For those that have had multiple knee surgeries your opinion please. I have had too many problems with my bionic knee ( putting it bluntly it sucks!! )Now I am in a psottion which really stinks. The Specialist that I being referred to I will not be able to see till the 15th one reason had to switch insurance...

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  • I’m having a TKR in 2 weeks, should I buy a cryo cuff for rehab

    as above really, I’ve been reading threads about the operation and rehabilitation and it seems that quite a few have found a cryo cuff helpful in rehab. 4 weeks ago I had an arthroscopy on other knee and have iced it regularly with an ice pack and elastic cover, especially when I’d overdone excercise.

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  • Quad muscles not working after knee surgery

    Hello Please can anyone help/advise? Around 8 months ago, I had knee surgery for a macerated lateral meniscus. After the surgery my knee was swollen and painful, the pain has since gone. however the swelling is still all around my knee and I have no power in my quad muscles. I can walk but squatting...

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  • Limited time for extension?

    I saw my surgeon yesterday for 6 wk post op. I have 130 bend but -4 extension. He said I have 2-3 weeks to get to 0 extension. Has anyone else been told you have a limited time to achieve total extension? I am working hard to reach this goal.

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  • IceMan Cold Therapy Unit for TKR

    How many of you used the Iceman Cold Therapy Unit after your TKR? It is made by DJO and not covered by insurance. It combines focused compression with cold therapy. I did not use it.....I just alternated ice packs when needed.

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  • Employment

    A  question for those who have returned to work...... How long did it take  to get back working  .... Im  a careworker  , allot of our work is physical   ive been off 5 weeks so far and like everyone im still sore  and swollen, and cant climb stairs .... Regards ...

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  • T K R date arrives

    Went for my final check today and there was a therapist group discussion about 8 of us having the same surgery over three days. my surgery is for 18th April wish me luck.

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  • TKR

    I am 9 weeks post TKR, the pain with this one is so much more than the first one, the first one right knee was 5 months to the day before the second. I am being referred back to the consultant as the pain is still really not good, excersises are done Can I ask does anyone get a sore scare after wearing...

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  • Manipulation scheduled. I'm apprehensive.

    I saw my surgeon yesterday and he took one look at my bend and said he would manipulate it, but not until I was at 12 weeks so that is in another 3 weeks from now. In the meantime I've stopped physical therapy so that I will still have some left for after the manipulation. I had got to 105 under...

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  • Knee replacement setback

    I had TKR on 12/18/17. While very challenging at first, I recovered very well (so they tell me) and returned to work at 6 weeks out. I gradually stopped pain meds and only used Tylenol except for the occasional norco here and there. THEN...I had a conference that I attended last week. There was a lot...

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  • Meniscus tear aftermath (right knee)

    I was treated for slight meniscus tear by an osteopath after whwn jumping to head the ball playing football, upon landing I just couldn't move my knee. But now 2 or 3 months later (I couldn't afford to keep going back every week to see them) it has got to a certain point of repair but then...

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  • Having TKR in next week or so

    Hi all,  I have just found this site and have read many of the great contributions from its members and am really grateful as I am about to have TKR on my left knee in the next week or so, I've just been to hospital and had all the pre op stuff so just waiting for a phone call to tell me when...

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  • Antibiotics

    What procedures besides dental do I need antibiotics for (I have had hip & knee replacements)?  Example cutting out an ingrown toenail or cutting a mole off. 

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  • Diffuse Type PVNS/TGCT

    Good day, l was recently diagnosed with R knee PVNS - Diffuse type. The condition started when l was 9 years old (2003). My R knee swell up from the blues, excruciating pain in the mornings and it was very stiff. l still feel all that. My concerned parents took me for Xrays, tests and numerous consultations...

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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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  • Blood blister but not after TKR

    My Dr advised to take dressing off last night due to previous bleeding. In the middle of the wound I have something soft and red like a blood blister, but its not, also has the appearance of a skin tag. Anyone had similar and should I do anything about it, now 4 weeks after TKR and am on blood thinners...

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  • THE post-TKR limp. A possible solution. Worked for me.

    After 10.5 months since my TKR, 2 MUA's and a final ROM of -10 and +90, I can hardly describe my TKR journey as a success... After being told by my surgeon and 2 of the 4 physios I have seen, that 'if I couldnt get my leg straight in 4 - 6 weeks post-op and then post-MUA, I would always...

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  • MRI Scan on lower back following TkR

    Hi everyone  Have Google’s this tonight have had very mixed reaction. I had an accident 3 yrs ago when stool I sat on was broken. I left full force on stool leg damaged f1 and facet joint. As part of claim process they have advised MRI on back. I have a different prosthesis in my knee there is about...

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  • Stabbing pain behind knee cap

    I had total knee replacement 8 weeks ago. Flex 126...extension 0....concerned about sharp pain behind knee cap now when I put pressure on my knee when its bent i.e. going up and down stairs...modified squats..leg extensions...surgeon says xrays are all fine..anyone else have this pain?

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  • Rom

    My ROM only reached a 100 for my knee replacement after 6 months I am still working on it my PT said it all depended on my ROM before my surgery

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  • Nerve pain after TKR

    I've had 1 partial knee replacement and then 3 years layer TKR. Three years ago I had a TKR on my other knee. I'm now experiencing horrific nerve pain from knee down to ankle. Am taking Gabapenti . Any other suggestions?

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  • 2 weeks post TKR and in agony.

    I had a left TKR 2 weeks ago & cannot believe the awful pain I'm in. The wound bled and wept for longer than usual so only came out of hospital 2 days ago. I am on paracetamol & codeine but pain is constant. How much should I be walking around & how much should I be elevating & icing...

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  • MUA at the 12 week mark because of ROM stuck at -5/100

    I have been at -5/100 ROM since the 2nd week of my TKR surgery and the numbers didn't move even with me working on the ROM exercises everyday with and without my PT folks.     So at my 12 week post op meeting with the surgeon he said he wanted to do a MUA.    After the MUA,  Dr....

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  • Post meniscus surgery Knee Pain

    BACK STORY: Surgery 4 month ago.Very bad tear.Enlarged lateral meniscus.Doc used blood clot and sutures to repair.Healed well because Im young (19).Cyst and was lateral and slightly anterior towards patella.3 scars-2 on the sides of patella, 1 large scar half inch laterally from where the cyst was. ...

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  • Swelling and stiffness

    Hi Everyone!  I am almost 8 mos post op and have picked up now the last three weeks my physical activity. But I still have some swelling and heal slides still painful but I do believe bend is getting deeper when doing them. I just really need reassurance this can still be normal thi far out. I am...

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  • Allergy to cobalt chrome in new knee

    It’s been over two years now since I had a TKR and boy have I  suffered. The whole experience has not only left me unable to walk or balance  properly but it’s destroyed my natural energy.  I am beginning to wonder if I’m allergic to one of the metals  used (cobalt chrome) I think...

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  • In despair

    I had an arthroscopy last June after an injury playing netball jan 2017 as I had been suffering for 6 months with no diagnosis. When they went in and had a look they said my bursa sack had folded into my knee joint so they removed it my problem is I can’t kneel on my left knee whether it be in the floor...

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  • exercise bikes

    has anyone out there tried going on an exercise bike, if so does it help, and how  long a setion do you do , and how often,

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  • Swollen knee

    Hi all, I'm now 9 weeks post RTKR. mY ROM is reasonably good however I measured the circumference of my knee at 1 week post op, just so I could track my swelling, and to date my swelling has not decreased at all, in face some days when I've overdone things the swelling has increased. So, my question...

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