Swelling at the back of my knee after TKR

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Hi I'm so depressed right now.

I'm 10 weeks now

120 bend (at least) and about 5 flex which I'm working on

But now i have a swelling at the back of my knee.

I asked the registrar if it was a baker's cyst but he said no, just fluid.

Now it hurts there when i try to walk. It's quite painful.

I noticed that although my knee isn't very swollen i seem to have a lot of fluid in my upper thigh.

Does any one else have this swelling behind the knee?

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    Hi Suzi    I would make an appointment with your specialist .... to make sure.    I have a baker's cyst, but it was there before the operation.....     Fluid in the upper thigh should be investigated as well.      I am 12 weeks now .... still have swelling around my knee.... and some numb surfaces.....      I am 15kg overweight and feel every one of those kgs.     Remember if you have any worries contact the Doctor and Physio..... this is your body.... and trust your own feelings....cheers Carol
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    Hi Suzi......i have had a cyst like swelling about the size of a nutmeg behind the knee since week two. It is just behind the medial hamstring. 

    I had my 6 week follow up today and like you I was reassured that it is just swelling...extra fluid that has to go somewhere and not to worry about it. It may go away or it might not..some knees remain a little swollen. It really does not interfere with walking about, I am mainly aware of it when exercising in full extension and then I just massage it and it tends to diminish.

    I would stop worrying about it.

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    Hi Suzi when I had my condraplasty op I too had a cyct behind my knee it was agony made my knee feel so tight and hard to bend also lots and lots of fluid the consultant said he would leave the cyst as it should go on its own but could take up to 12 months he said if I do anything surgical i can make your knee problems worse but he did agree to drain off the fluid when I kept complaining because it restricted my movements so much he told me he usually did it in in theatre but had a room he could do it now in clinic if I wanted of course I thought he knew best , he didnt give me any local in my leg as he said why have two injections that hurt when he can drain it in one , so off he went oh dear it was bloody agony because he didn't realise like I said there was so much after the third syringe worth and a second jug he realised there was a lot he was kneeding it to get the fluid to move I had to stop him in the end it hurt so much he also realised I should have had a local I sometimes think they dont believe us but we know what we feel the relief was amazing after it was drained leaving only a little fluid but the cyst did take a year to dissappear im afraid and i was alway contious of it after a while I needed another op on the same knee and there you go the cyst was back to haunt me yet again I wonder if some of us are just meant to have them hoping it skips me this time though Really hope you got it sorted because it does add more restrictions for you please chat with your Doc see what he can do for you much love Tina x
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