One year post PKR and renewed pain at the site of implant

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It's one year ago since my partial knee replacement. I work as an SEN support assistant and occasionally I have to go on school trips.

These trips are very physically demanding and require a lot of walking, going up & down stairs and long periods of standing around.

I have made a really good and speedy recovery with no problems at all since my surgery!

However, following two schools trips I am now in pain at the site of my implant and was wondering if anyone out there has experienced a similar experience?

Should I see my surgeon about that issue or GP?

Let me know your thoughts and experiences plz. Thanks 😃

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    I also had a pnr in Jan of this year. I was having issues with pain as well. After 2 visits and a cat scan they found a loose piece of cement. This would cause my leg to freeze up in extreme pain. I would go at least have it xrayed. Maybe even a scan. I wonder if we will ever be able to do the things we did before.

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    I had PKR 3 years ago. Had very good recovery etc.

    For the most part I am still doing good. The only thing is if I over do it in any way ( lots of walking carrying grandkids, up and down stairs carrying heavy things /and /or grandkids.) I will have sort of a flair up. It could be pain or just a feeling of something not being right in the knee. At that point I will take a ibuprofen, try to stop doing what I have been doing. I still even ice at times . ( I don't have grandkids all the time ).

    Within few days It all seems to go back.

    Bottom line though is I recognize that overly aggressive things will make the knee act up. I too used to be a runner and know I am happy that I can just go out and get my walking in. It is difficult as I enjoy being active and busy. I have a business so am always on the go.

    My biggest concern really is that people say that a PKR always ends up being a TKR. So if there is any thruth to that I try to baby the knee as much as possible for the longevity . How are your thoughts on that? I see you have had both knees PKR's. My other knee would not be a candidate for a PKR.

    Anyway just take it easy and pull the ice out again!


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