Tight band

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Hi everyone, I am only 12 days post op for a TKR, could you please tell me when the feeling of a tight band around the top of the leg just above the knee goes away, I'm only cat napping due to the tightness, any advice would be most appreciated.

thanks gill

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    Hi, I'm 19 days post op and I still get it. A visit to your GP for some mild sleeping pills help on the sleep front.
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      Hi Pru, thanks for the advice, it's always good to hear how other people are doing after their TKR, and I know everyone is different at recovery, but  it still gives you an idea of where I should be at, if you know what I mean, thanks again, take care, gill
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    Hi Gill ,I'm at just over  four weeks pkr, and I still have it, seems the more I do the tighter it gets, it doesn't really hurt just most uncomfortable,  at the moment I'm also getting pains in the knee, which is " apparently " where I was give anasthetic injections directly into the knee, and there starting to were off, .
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      Hi Mandy, thank you for your reply, mine isn't painful it's as you say uncomfortable, I was just wondering where I am up to with my post op and using this forum is good for finding out things with people who have had TKR. I am back to the doc this morning, I'm hoping to have the staples removed so that will be good, thanks again gill
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    Hi I had mine on march 19 and still have it although mine is below the knee cap like a tight metal band, apparently it is normal, no one can say how long it lasts as everyone is different with their recovery, wish mine would go, always worse in the mornings, take care x
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      Hi Dorothy, thanks for replying to my question, I'm hoping that one day I will wake up and it's gone, it's just uncomfortable and it's mostly at night, when you are trying to nod off.

      take care and you will have to get in touch when yours go,s away, then you can celebrate xx

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    Hi

    I'm 7 months post TKR and still have some tightness above the knee. It's improving now and not so bad when i walk. It's where they cut the tendons. It can take up to a year to be ok again. I still have very sore muscles but massaging helps.

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      Hi Suzi, thanks for the reply, my friend comes in every day to help me do my exercises and she pushes my foot back to get in bending again and on the way back down she massages the leg, she is so good and patient with me, I wouldn't know what I would do without her. I have to say that I am living on a compound in Saudi Arabia and everyone on the compound has been so good to me, I am so lucky. Take care and I hope the sore muscles improve x
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      Thanks Gill I'm in sunny oz but experiencing a cold spell at the moment. Surprised to feel a distinct singing from the knee while walking in the cold which I guess is the metal, cold against flesh - Different!

      Hope you have a good recovery - Suzi

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