Knee Pain

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Just looking for a bit of advice please. Am waiting for TKR of right knee, very painful to walk on and find I have to keep it as rigid as possible while walking. Either sitting with leg up or normally, plus in bed at night Cramp is murder plus pain in calf and thigh and inside of leg. Taking Tramadol, CoDydramol and Gabapentin to help with pain relief. Now my left knee is getting as bad with ankle and instep hurting as well. Have waited over 40 weeks so far for TKR, Dr told me 6 weeks ago to contact NHS Physio for right knee and they now tell me waiting time will likely be 12 to 18 weeks minimum. Getting worried about moving about and pain, any tips?   Thanks.

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    Wow 40 weeks and still waiting. I only waited 16 weeks both legs. NHS Durham university hospital. Mr Duffy. Highly recommend him top surgeon. Had the actual surgery done Bishop Auckland. Top class care given after op
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    Hi,  I’m 2 weeks post TKR on tight knee. My operation was done at a private hospital via choose and book with NHS. I’m pretty sure that the legal limit for waiting is 18 weeks and if they can’t see you within that timescale there is a hefty fine which is why they use the private system  so much - it’s cheaper than the fine. You should go back to your GP and talk about this. Good luck!
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    Why the delay? I went in to my surgeon and told him the date I want in 3 weeks.
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      Afraid Scotland have their own rules and only operate local health boards and if you are in one that is in debt then you wait,  Once the 12 - 18 week time is past then you cease to become a statistic and left waiting, and they try to catch others coming up to this time to get a better statistic report. 

       

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    Voltaren Gel (RX in the US, generic drug name: Diclofenac Gel) is a GREAT topical anti-inflammatory.  I'd get some and use it a few times daily and then especially at bedtime.  Check side effects and interactions with other meds but I think it's a very safe solution.  Ice and elevate...

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