Knee gave way

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Hi has anyone else had the problem of knee giving way. I was out shopping today when I went to turn around and luckily clothes rail in front of me my knee complete gave way and almost fell flat on my back it was like slow motion I'm 10 weeks partial knee replacement

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    I believe it may be due to weakness in the muscles. 10 weeks post up is still pretty early. I'm 10 weeks post up total knee replacement and have had my knee give out on several occasions. It's pretty scary but I was told it's normal. Have you been doing strengthening excercises? If you are concerned talk to your surgeon and your physical therapist. But honestly, I think it's normal and with time you should regain your strength.

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    I’m 4.5 weeks out of TKR - and my knee definitely gives out on  me sometimes, especially after doing my exercises. But mine doesn’t bend and give out, it’s like it hyper-extends almost - it straightens. My PT tells me it’s because I don’t have strength/control yet.....she didn’t seem overly concerned about it......not sure if I should be! Lol.
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    Mine did, it is common. When muscles get stronger it goes away.

    8 months post op TKR. My knee feels like my own, and better than the other one by far!

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    Yes I have also every once in a while. It’s really weird too. I’m only almost 5 weeks out. My doctor says it’s normal. 
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    Hi I am 9 weeks, my leg gives way, it has done it 4 times today, to be honest I was concerned about it. Perhaps it is normal
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    Hi, yes my knee gives way quite often. I had TKR 12 weeks ago and the physio says the knee giving way is due to muscle weakness and that with continued therapy it would improve. 
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