Operated leg is worse since MUA!

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Hi. I've posted on here a few times before. I'm four months post TKR and due to restricted range of movement (about 70 degrees) my surgeon recommended that i undergo MUA under anaesthesia. I did this four weeks ago under local aneasthetic (spinal injection) and then 24 hours on a movement machine in hospital. Since then my operated leg has been more painful, stiffer and more swollen. I see a physiotherapist who gave me more exercises which I do provided I can take enough meds to bear the pain! Before the MUA, even though the range of movement was not what it might/should be, I could walk comfortably for at least an hour and suffer no pain. I know get pains in the new knee area and the whole things is stiffer than before. I've also lumbar spondylosis which doesn't help though I coped with this before the MUA. I'm disappointed and rather annoyed that I went through with the MUA and ended up like this. I can still walk but not as far as I did and the stiffness when I've been sitting for a while or first thing in the morning is worse. I take co-codamol to help me be able to do the exercises and massage the knee with cream twice per day and use ice packs. I am seeing my surgeon again in three weeks but I do not wish to go back into hospital again!! Anyone else had bad experiences following MUA? Cheers.

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    Thanks for all the supportive comments. Not so sure about shei1345 - sounds more like an advertisement for some sort of cream. Perhaps you should pay for advertising somewhere. I thought this was a forum where fellow sufferers share experiences, which 99% of the time they do! Back to those who empathise and whose comments I appreciate. My biggest disappointment is the pain I'm now getting in my operated leg, pain I had got through post-op and was happy despite the restricted range of movement. I'm obviously going to stick with the exercises/physio as much as I can but my meeting with my surgeon in three weeks' time will be interesting! Taking lots of meds like co-codamol and naproxen can make you feel rather unwell and tired so it is a bit of a cleft stick. Thanks again for the support. The comments are reassuring and I think generally this forum is superb. Kind regards to all and don't buy the cream!
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