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From what I have read online, it is not unusual to start having spasms in the back of the knee after a total knee replacement. I've read all kinds of theories about the cause, and tons of suggestions on how to deal with it. But nobody mentions whether it eventually goes away or if it tends to become a lifelong chronic problem.
I had TKR 6 weeks ago and have spasms at night that throw me across the bed. I can handle this, but would really like to know if this is something that should go away with time.
I did did a lot of reading and studying before the surgery and I'm totally prepared for the various symptoms and understand that recovery is a long process, but I just can't find anything about whether the spasms are something that should go away.
Could anyone one who has, or HAD, this problem please comment on whether it went away and how long it took? Thanks so much!
By the way, the vast majority of the terrible TKR problems I read about never happened for me. I don't want to discourage anybody from having the surgery but I do strongly recommend reading everything you can so your expectations will be properly set.
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