I'm beginning to get frustrated.

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Hi everyone I'm now 4 Months tkr I feel like there is something going on in the lateral side of my knee. It feels like there is gears or something there 

I know it sounds odd but that's the only at I can explain what's going on, it's painful stretching and bending.  The Dr says give it another few months but this doesn't feel like a healing pain, and "the gears" keep grinding away. Has anyone else had this problem.

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    Is that the surgeon or a GP?
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    Hi Margaret, I don't quite get what you mean by "gears".  Please tell us more.

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      It's hard to describe Cheryl but it feels like metal rubbing on metal. I'm sure that's what's clunking which I'm not concerned about but I am concerned about the pain on certain movement. It's on the lateral side of my knee, the rest of the knee is really good and if it wasn't for this I feel I'd be on the way to recovery.

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      I wish I could suggest something, but I agree totally with everyone, especially when jenny80029 said to see another ortho just to be safe.  Also I hope you're still seeing a physio.  Please let us know how you go.  Personally I have found that my GP is great but says that it's not his specialty.  Best to see another Ortho.

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    I know that feeling.  My doctor say scar tissue.  I'm at 5 months and still have that feeling, like I can feel the devic.  

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      I have another appointment with my doctor in Sept and he'll decide then whether to do a scope or not.  My bend is about 105 now and I can walk pretty well except for stiffness when I get up.  There are random and weird pains at different times but they always seem to resolve themselves.  Last week it felt like I had water running down my knee,  oh those pesky nerves healing😻

      Its hard to say if a pain is normal.  I'd call my surgeons office if I felt uneasy.  The clinic I went to has a nurse on call for me.  I can call her if I was worried about anything and I have used this service especially in the early days. She could tell me if the pain was normal or not.  It was always normal. Maybe your clinic has a nurse you could talk to if your surgeon is hard to see or maybe a physicians assistant.  Good luck to you.   

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      Thank you for that info. Please keep us informed on whether you have the scope or not. I may have to see someone privately, I'm in South Australia and hospitals are going through "transition health" so hospitals closing and a state of the art one opening meanwhile we (the public) are left wondering.

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    I had what I think you're describing. It's like a rubbing, grinding feeling. My surgeon did a scope about 2 weeks ago. She found a lot of scar tissue, and was able to remove it. I could immediately straighten my leg with no more pain or the grinding feeling. Praying that all works out for you. 

     

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