Hi everyone I had my TKR less than 3 weeks ago I was managing fine but last couple of days my knee jerks upwards and locks twice when I was about to stand up and twice in bed although it only last a few seconds the pain is excruciating when it happens just wandering has anyone else experienced this
Hi Eileen. Looks like your TKR is approx 2 weeks after mine. It's tough going. What you describe could be similar to the 'cramps' I've been experiencing. Maybe give your physio/doctor or ward sister a buzz? Week 3 for me was pretty tough going and I think it will be for most TKR. There's a lot of healing going on in there. I found week 4 a little (just a tiny little) better going and little better again during this week (week 5). Some quality replies to my recent posting indicate progressive cordial improvement can be expected. Good luck
Eileen YES! But mine is locking on the extreme bend but the physio said this is all normal and it's probably just inflammation and healing. It almost feels like a cramp and the panic is that you're not going to be able to get it OUT of that position? But it does come out much easier than you expect? It's quite frightening though! Mine was three weeks and a day ago, so perhaps this is par for the course for that time period:-) I actually feel a bit reassured by your post but I am sorry you're getting it too! My physio told me to avoid the extreme bend for a couple of weeks to give it a chance to heal. I am using ice and elevation a lot.
That must have been what happened to me last week. My knee locked and the pain was excruciating. My poor husband kept saying "what can I do", scared him to death. Then when I relaxed the knee did too and the pain wentbaway. I called my surgeon and his nurse said talk to your pt but this is normal.
With our discharge instructions we should get information on getting to this forum. It helps soooo much to find out we are progressing as we should. My whole world revolves around this knee.
It seems that there is no end to the symptoms different people have after TKR. Not surprising when you think of what has been done to your leg! Don't worry it will all be well in the end & far better than the pain you had before the op.
Good luck with your rehab
I went through his twice now. the other night 4am and it locked, it took 30 min to relax to straighten.
today, 2nd time i fell asleep and it locked up again and took 10 min to relax
when locked it is excuiating pain. I called my clinic all they said was to ice, take pain meds and use my brace to sleep in! not much help
i am afraid to sleep now.
did you find out why this is happening?
i have an appt with mynOrtho dr next week and will have to live in fear until then.
i’m so discouraged bc no one seems to care if you are going through this daily nightmare