Knee replacement pain

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I posted before about my knee replacement nightmare. Surgery was in March , with two manipulations also. Still struggling to bend it to walk. It feels like there is something hard in there, with spikes! It hurts so bad still . . All the time!! Has anyone else had this feeling??????

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    Working on four months out now. 2 manipulation sand your still having trouble. That scares me. I am 6 months out and getting ready to have my first manipulation. The TKR is metal and plastic you shouldn't feel anything spikes or otherwise I would think. You might consider seeing another doctor. My surgeon tells me it's nothing more than a hinge anymore. There is no ACL, no maniscus, arthritic material just metal and plastic. A simple X-ray should tell you more.

    I wish you the best

    Good luck.

    Keep us posted.

    Sorry I don't have more for you.

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    Joy, where is the pain? And do you actually feel (with your hand) spikes?
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    I was serching the net hoping to find some answers to my pain issue. I came across your question. I had a full knee replacement in march as well. I had a manipulation done mid June. I am in constant pain as well. That's why it's 2:47am, I can't sleep. There is a spot by my knee that feels like glass is in there. I'm wondering if it's nerve damage. I go back to the surgeon July 20th. I go to physio twice a week chiropractic once a week and massage therapy once a week. This is taking a tool on my physici. Good luck to you.

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      I so understand your pain, and that feeling of sharp pain. I keep wondering if it's bad scar tissue?! Please let me know what your surgeon says about it. This whole journey has taken a toll on my whole body, mind and soul?? . Is there anything specific you do for the pain??

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    I had my TKR/TKA in 2014. Karolinska University Hospital, Orthopedic Center, Stockholm.  I hit the jackpot - Post operative infection. Two 'deep cleanings' or debridements in Sweden one here in Bangkok, Thailand where I live. The surgeons here want to do the 'gold-standard'. Take out the infected plant. Clean up again.  Put a antibiotic 'spacer' 30 days with IV  heavy duty antibiotics. Remove the 'spacer' Slam in a new inplant. Two months recovery.  But  no guarantee of infection free future. So, now I am hopping along with forearm crutches. Great when I need  priority parking. Just kidding. Pain? Yes. Mornings worst. (25-50 mg of Tramadol daily. Oxycodon, OxyContin is better but not allowed by the Thai FDA. Swelling? Yes. Stiffness? Yes. 35-40 degrees of flexion (bending) Downstairs always hopping. Upstairs easy with handrails. Walking  300-500 meters max!  Infection? Yes. Yellow, non-smelling pus oozing out from the sinus on the lateral side on my right knee. Change of bandages twice daily.  I am 67 years old. I still enjoy my work and I am not ready to go through another 'big'  TKR operation - rehabilitation - yet.

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