Knee noises

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i had tkr July 27,2017 and felt like I was doing really well. As the swelling has been deminishing I have noticed a squishy lump about the size of a golf ball on the outside of my right knee. Went to the dr and he said he had never seen that before!!  Yikes!. Took a little fluid out of it and ordered an MRI. Said he thought maybe the "fat pad" had slipped and maybe knee is a little loose. The MRI showed nothing and I'm going to get a second opinion. Has anyone else heard of this?  I don't have any pain but I am concerned. Also have clicking noises 

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    Hi Zoey,  wow!  I had a partial on the same day and have the lump and the clicking as well.  I notice when my knee is bent the lump is much smaller than when I stand.  I do not see my doctor until January, so please keep me posted.  I have other very serious issues with the replacement, but at least this one does not cause me pain.

    Good luck.


    • Posted

      Hi Sue, my lump is bigger when I am sitting and much smaller when I stand. Also, it is very soft. I was shocked when my Dr said he had never seen this before, needless to say!  I had my MRI report sent to my primary care dr and hope to get a second opinion. I will keep you posted. Meanwhile, I hope your other issues get resolved soon. 
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      Hi Zoeymax

      When you mention your DR is this your GP or your surgeon the latter should know i had a small lump above my knee but not as big as a golf ball after some good advice from this forum i started massaging it after a while it went but i think mine was just scar tissue your doing the right thing waiting on a second opinion i hope you get it sorted out keep us informed good luck.

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      Thanks Johnny!  My surgeon is the one who said he hadn’t seen this before. I’m hoping my primary care Dr will refer me to another orthopedist for a second opinion. I might try massaging it too. Thanks for the advice. 

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