Massive aching in un-operated knee...

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I had my right TKR 3 years ago. It wasn't a success so haven't been game to get left one done. But I've had massive aching behind the left knee and going all the way to my ankle. Had this for 4 weeks and no painkillers help. It just came on suddenly...no injuries or anything. Anyone had anything like this? It's worrying me sick, So painful I am in tears!! Help!!

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    You poor thing. Sounds like you should get it checked. Is it swollen?

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      Hi Fran. Yes it is swollen. But I have had swelling behind that knee for years. After consulting Dr Google...ha ha....it may be a Baker's cyst. But I will definitely have to see the doctor. I just lost the plot a bit this morning because of the pain. Thank you for your response. 😃

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      Yes Fran, after speaking to my sister who has had a Baker's cyst...she agrees. It sounds very like it. I will see the doc this week. (Yes it does feel like a bag of water behind my knee!) Thanks for your support. 😃

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    can you tell more about the failure? Sorry for your pain

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      JRS11....you mean the failure of my TKR? Well, I am one of the unlucky 20% of patients the surgery doesn't work out for. I have more pain now than before surgery. It feels like the implant is way too big for me. It grates n crunches against my kneecap causing a lot of pain. The doc did offer to try and fix it but to be honest, I don't want him to touch me again! But rest assured, for most people the surgery will work just fine.

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