Bruses around knee

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I am almost 4 months post op from total knee replacement. My knee is still very sore and I have light bruses around my knee. Is this normal? I have no trouble walking but do have pain when getting up from sitting. I have had both of my hips replaced but it's true the knee is much harder. My other knee is bone on bone but I will never do it again.

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    I would pop along to GP and ask. Bruising is normal, but at 4 months post op, seems a bit surprising.
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    I'm 15 weeks post op and when I stopped Tramadol I started taking Tylenol PM too. It does work. I still do have pain when I first stand and my left knee is none on bone too. Taking it one day at a time.

    Broken sleep is a fact of life with KRS. I just know it will get better😍

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    Not sure about "bruising" but at four months, the knee can still look swollen and a bit red...and feel warm.  The next uplifting point is about 6 months when most of that is gone though some minor swelling may still be present.  Of course, if you overwork the knee at any time, it will swell up on you.  Could take up to a year to stop that from happening.

    I'm 15 months post-op and feel great...also need knee #2.  I felt the same way early on about the second knee.  Now, I'll get it done down the road a bit.  You just need time and separation from the original experience.  Living with that knee pain for the rest of your life is just not possible.

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    I'm at 4 months and no bruising. Knee is starting to look like the other knee!

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