Knee effusion

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Hi there,

I had effusion in my knee after surgery on my knee and going back to exercise to quick. I recently went swimming with some effusion above my knee then when I was swimming my knee cracked and fluid went into my calf. Any advice as to what has happened?

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    My pt is a regular torcher shop. they are determined to get my knee at 120 by end of 4th week. i scream in pain and after they leave i have to ice and rest...it craps my day. it's sad because i wake up feeling hopeful and then it rapidly goes downhill. i lose all hope in this condition.

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      My surgeon and physio both said not to do anything that caused pain. Discomfort was ok and to expect some swelling, but no more. I did what I could and my ROM was 0-110 at 4 weeks. Then off my own back I did an exercise that caused pain and swelling and took 2 weeks to get back to where it was. A hose that's full of water won't bend and neither will our knees. Don't let them hurt you. You have the right to say 'No'. Some surgeons are recommending no formal physio for 6 weeks, which was when I started. Before that I just did the exercises they gave me in hospital.

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      thank you for confirmation. I did something to my back yesterday when PT was pushing my knee back I was resisting by pulling on headboard (metal bed) Now I can barely walk sit or move without horrible pain. My PT says she has to do this??? she insists and my 52 yr old son believes every word and is on her team. I am so disappointed in myself.

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      It's your body and they should respect that. Have a look at Bonesmart. They say you can get there with no formal physio, but for me I found doing some helped. I wouldn't let anyone push my knee though. Tell them you want a gentle approach.

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    YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR DOCTOR......sorry its in capitals...not shouting

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      what state do you live in? I'm in upstate NY, Orange County. my Ortho surgeon said my knee needs to be pushed back even tho very painful. It's an aggressive environment here. yesterday after doing my leg lifts and other exercises the PT had me lay on the bed while she extended my leg then pushed back to the point I was crying. I braced myself for the push and now my lower back is in severe pain. I'm 74, a rather small woman who has ruptured discs in her back that will not repair themselves, from over use over the years. i am very frustrated. Everyone around me likes to chime in "no pain no gain". I have no support. lets face it, America us about youth....

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      Hi Roberta,

      I am in Canada just outside of Toronto. My surgery was to replace the knee put in last November. I am at 3 weeks but cant do physio until my surgeon gives me the Ok. I had extensive work done to stabilize the knee cap. i have many internal stitches that need to heal. ive been wearing a leg brace since surgery. If its that much pain tell your physiotherapist to stop....ease your way into it. I do remember from my other w TKRS that the exercises are very important for recovery. I am 75 and I go to the gym 3 times a week. i feel better after the exercise.

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      I can't get motivated being in constant pain... I've been suffering with some intestinal thing since the hospital to boot. My surgeon came in the morning after surgery and said I want you to go home today and stay healthy. He must have known something was running rampant thru med-surg. My body is fighting from all angles...I stopped the opioids & neurontin at 2 wks ...it was killing me. Wondering how long that messes up your flora??

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    Sorry I can't help, but I'd see a doctor about it if it doesn't settle within a couple of weeks.

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