Knee replacement

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Having problems still with my knee replacement. Its been 7 weeks today. Still clicking inside and some lain been doing some exercises at the gym but its not easy

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    Perhaps you are expecting too much too soon Kate?  I say this with sympathy, not judgement!  My TKR was 5 weeks yesterday and I was expecting to be pain free at this stage - what an idiot!  It takes time and everyone is different.  I am sure you will receive many replies on here with examples and that should lift your heart a little.  Carry on with the exercises.  You are so right - it is NOT easy.  I think the rehabilitation process is worse than the actual operation.  I dread seing my PT next week because I am still having problems with that bend to 90 degrees they all go on about.  It is really painful for me to get anywhere near it.  

    Keep your chin up.  

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    This could help with the post-PT exercising...

    http://patient.info/forums/discuss/post-tkr-exercising-565527

    The clicking, clunking and popping sounds can last 12-18 months...or never go away.  Get used to it.  Small price to pay for walking without pain.

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    Hi Kate, I was 6 weeks post TKR on Tuesday.

    i was told that clicking is quite normal.

    I'm still in pain a well, infact I'm still taking all the meds I was prescribed from hospital.

    I find the physio hard as well, and I'm frightened my rom still isn't good enough.

    Just got back from a short shopping trip and it's very painful and swollen ... When will this nightmare end

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    Hi Kate I am 9 weeks in after TKR. Still dont feel confident to drive and I have just got 90 degrees bend after lots of hard work on the excercises. I cant walk very far without pain, still on tramadol when I need it and especially before physio. I havn't been out walking yet so well done Ali. I just walk around the garden and up the drive. The hospital Physio is brutal and each time I see her which is fortnightly she puts me back at least 3 days with pain and stiffness. so can't wait to be discharged from her so I can work on the excercises gently to make more progress. I concur regarding the clicking the physio told me it may go in 12 to 18 months or it might stay for good. Keep the faith and excercise.

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    Hi kate.I'm at 12 months and I have clicking still. My right knee device moves around 3-4% and my surgeon says that is normal. 

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    I'm at four and a half months post tkr (the other one is nine months).

    still have swelling issues with both,particularly when I overdo the gym.

    however,it soon goes down with icing and elevation.

    only trouble is ,it can be quick to reappear......

    good luck

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