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I had a TKR in June of 2008. From the beginning, I knew that something was wrong. I had unexplained pain in the outer leg of the replacement knee. The nurse on one of these forums told me to "Suck it up and put in the work" in PT. I did, but it got worse. I then started experiencing numbness in the area. Still, I was told on the forum that I was just being too critical. I talked to my doctor who said it was a therapy problem, and the therapist said they could do nothing more, to see the doctor. After going around in circleS listening to this forum nurse, I gave up and learned to deal with it. I quit therapy and stopped seeing that doctor. Then in 2012 I needed surgery on my thumbs. I went to see another Ortho Surgeon, and loved this man. I asked him about the knee problem and he took an xray, which the other doctor never did after surgery. He showed me the film. Proof was obvious, the replacement was too big for my leg. I still have pain, and I still have numbness, but at least I know I am no idiot. So PLEASE!!!! Listen to your own body and take advise from these forum with a grain of salt.
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