Has been 1 week since TKR. Clot

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    I was feeling ok, still very sore but walking with walker, now I have a small clot in the calf of the operated leg, I can’t even stand now, I tried 3 times today. Any ounce of weight on it feels like your very worse nighttime cramp except this one won’t go away.
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    Read Chico Marx summary. Hope your doctor is addressing clot. I took aspirin for 6 weeks. My knee got sore when I did too much. It's major surgery and you need to ice, elevate and rest is very important to heal. It gets better. I am 9 months post LTKR and now know what I need to do to prepare more for the right TKR and aftercare. 

    Best wishes.

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    I hope you are getting treatment for this clot. You don't want it traveling to your heart lungs and brain. You need thrombolytic drugs and compression stockings. If it's too painful to stand on ice and elevate but once you've got the clot treated it should feel better X

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    Hi Jack, sorry to hear you're in pain.

    Unfortunately blood clots do happen after major ops as we are less mobile.

    Did you have general anaesthetic or spinal block? I'm wondering, because blood clots is one of the reasons that hospitals use the fast recovery programme, spinal block instead of general anaesthesia, as patients are up & about once the feeling comes back.

    What treatment has your doctor given you, were given blood thinners on discharge? 

    I only hope you will be back on your feet soon & can resume your physiotherapy. It will make it a longer road to recovery but you will still get there.

    Ask Chico or Oldfatguy they know all about that! Have a look back at some of their  threads from last year. Very informative & they always give excellent advice, those two have been there, done that & defo got the t shirt, prob wrote the book too!!

    All the best for your ongoing recovery.

    Marilyn 

    XX

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      Thanks for the replies all. I’m 54 yo. I had the spinal block. My Dr knows about the clot and has put me on Xarelto and discontinued my 81 mg aspirin. I’m getting so worried. I can’t move my leg on my own at all. 2 belts looped together is how I do my pt. and to get to side of bed. I tried to stand again this morning, not happening. I just feel so helpless. Nurse is coming this morning. I reall y think there is no need for pt people to come to house anymore and I don’t want to use up my Allred visits if I can’t stand, we had just reached that phase of rehab, the standing up exercises. I’m glad I found this place. I’m in bed 24/7 for 2 days now. I guess I’m at the mercy of the clot, thanks again.
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      I sure do understand- I am 10 weeks post op TKR.  A year ago I developed strep in my knee from a cortisone injection- surgeries/ all the mess to clean it up and developed a major clot in my calf.  I know it is very painful - I was treated with Eloqist for 6 months.  It will get better and it will resolve.  I did PT with the clot so I understand.  The support of this group has helped me a great deal.  YOU will get over the clot and things will improve.  I am sorry you are dealing with a clot but since it has been identified and treatment is begun you will slowly see progress with the clot.  A year later when I had the TKR I did not develop a clot so ... it can sometimes be a random complication.  I did have a blood specialist monitor the clot- I guess the surgeon did not want to deal with it- anyway you will get better.  I have little patience but boy I am learning to have more. Ice and elevate and take the pain medications because you will be limited with over the counter medications due to the clot medication- they do not mix.  Your doctor will advise but stay away from Advil and such for now.
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    excellent news -
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