knee replacement

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hi everyone i am now 7 months post op tkr and still have a lot of pain above my knee and round the back of my leg with stiffness is anyone else like this

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    Its a very common occurance and may last well into the rehab process. Excercise will eventually eliminate the feeling but don't be alarmed if it takes awhile. Give extra attention to strengthening the quads.

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    If the pain was in the knee, that would be a concern since most people are generally out of the bad stuff by six months.  However, if the pain is in your quads and hamstrings, then you might consider: 1. that you overdid your exercising because those quads, glutes and core are all atrophied and take a while to rebuild; or 2. that changing your gait during your recovery gave you a touch of sciatica...very common.  I had it; took a few weeks with my chiropractor to fix it.  Meanwhile, back off, do 2 weeks of anti-inflammatories and see if that resolves the situation.
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    I'm stressed because 7 months post TKR and i still have pain right in my knee when getting up from sitting and still taking steps one at a time (up and down)  I can walk fine...ride a stationary bike just fine... I have full range of motion... do pt exercises fine...no pain.. some stiffness at night...I am beginning to wonder if it's because I'm overweight.  I'm having gastric sleeve in a few weeks for other issues and hoping it will benefit my knee.  

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    Hi Steve I am in my 10 week post TKR and I still have the tightness and pain behind the knee it is getting better I still do the exercises from PT a lot of stretches and bending it will get better, have faith
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      Know that the "tightness" (a "band-like" feeling) could last 12-18 months...infrequently more.  It's just something that goes away gradually.  Most people don't even notice it in the 9-12 month range.  It's just one of those things about a TKR that only time will heal.

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    Me too Steve. My consultant thinks it’s scar tissue causing the stiffness and it pulls/ rips causing the pain. I am due to have my next one done in January as can’t even weight bear in that one now. New joint feels strong but ripping pain a worry. I am struggling to trust the new knee because if the pain. Are you walking ok on it? 
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