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Hi I was wondering if anyone else has had the same or similar pros as me. Had my tkr in Feb 2017 but swelling has never quite gone down, but ROM is good, no problems bending but still gets stiff. Earlier this year (1st time was new years eve) my knee started swelling up more & getting stiff for no particular reason, then within a few hrs would go bk down again. This happened quite a few times & each time would get worse. It would suddenly balloon up & I'd be in excruciating pain for about half an hour to an hour. Eventually after several episodes of this my husband took me to A&E & Dr's decided to admit me to see consultant. When he saw me he didn't seem to have much idea but decided to get some samples of fluid in swelling on my knee to send off for testing to see if their was any infection. While I was in hospital I had several more bouts of swelling & pain, they put me on morphine which killed the pain. I was discharged after a few days to await an apt for a bone scan & to go back to see consultant after I'd had that done. When I went back to see consultant I was told the samples of fluid they took showed no infection but he wanted me to go for a white cell scan. After all that they still came up with nothing. Consultant then offered to do another knee replacement which I declined for the moment. He then said he'd do keyhole surgery to flush it out & take more samples for testing to check again for infection. This has now come back negative & am now waiting to see consultant again. I've had no more episodes of it ballooning up, I can walk fairly long distances on the flat & go to exercise classes twice a wk but still no further forward. Still stiff & have trouble putting pressure on it to go up & down stairs /hills. I'm worried that all he's going to say is that all he can do is do me another knee replacement. I really don't want this done only as a VERY last resort. Walking is throwing my body out as I'm rolling & getting pain in lower back, hip & upper back. I'm having private massage to help relieve this. Has anyone else suffered similar problems. I'd thought by this time I'd be recovered. I've had my other knee done several yrs ago & that's good. Sorry if this is a bit long winded.
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