Has anyone had to have a TKR replaced soon after op?

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I am worried that my op has not gone correctly. Can this happen/?

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    'm sure it can happen . . but if you feel that this is the case, you obviously need to go back to the surgeon who did the operation . .I do hope it hasn't gone wrong!
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    Why are you worried? What are your symptoms
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    Hi

    It is highly unlikely but not impossible.  I must admit, I felt that there must be something wrong after my op as it was all so , well strange really. But I was told many people think this. There is nothing wrong but the patient is just a bit shocked.

    But as someone has already said, you must go to your doctor. I am sure it will be fine but you must  be sure.

    Good luck and keep us posted

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    Thank you for you replies. I wondered if it was a common occurence but maybe its just me. I am 9weeks post op, walking with two crutches, my physio wants me with none so around the house not using any. My knee feels as if it is being pulled my gravity and pressing on my shin bone as if it is loose.
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    How long post op are you and what are your concerns. If you are short time out of surgery and it is pain and swelling, you are probably just very normal and all is well but miserable. As most others tell you, this is a very difficult and slow moving process. The mental part of recovery is equally if not more difficult than the physical aspects. Free your mind of doubt and discuss your concerns with the professionals, keep exercising, using pain meds and resting when you can. Let us know how things are going.
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    Mine has gone wrong. I'm 20+ weeks. It seems my knee cap is in the wrong place & is not meeting the prosthesis in the right place (an ultrasound confirmed that on Wednesday). This is causing soft tissue inflamation pain all day & night. I have an apointment to see the surgeon on the 30th, but my GP has actually written to the lead consultant to ask if I can see him instead. It's a confidence thing now. Very, very scared, but I can't live in permanant pain.
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      That sounds worrying but as you say you have to go with the flow. It's an unlucky and painful big blip for sure but you will get there in the end. Very hard even with painkillers. Think about this time next year hopefully it will all be a distant memory . Definitely good to see the specialist as although it's seems rare for things to go wrong I am sure it's not unique and they can put it right
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    Mary, nothing felt like I expected it to feel. Pain was in the "wrong" places and incredible - pain meds didn't seem to touch it. Sleep wasn't happening and I was very concerned. I made a few trips to see my surgeon after the fact and he assured me these were normal and all part of the healing process. Of course, one person's normal isn't the next and if it brings you reassurance, I say see the doctor. But what you need to know is that it is a long process. All the ligaments, musles and bones have to adjust to this foreign object. After 5 months, I'm still not entirely there. I'm told it can take 6, 12 or 24 months. Not the quick fix we are accustomed to in our microwave times.
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