Wobbly bit !!

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Evening all, I had T.K.R ( left knee ) in November last year, still numb on the outside. What is concerning me is apart from a whole lot of different pain is now at the front of my knee going off to the right hand side I can feel a lump and it can be moved around.

Feeling on my right knee there is nothing like this. I am on holiday abroad at the moment so can't get to see anybody till the end of net week, was hoping someone here might have an idea what it is. 

Thankyou x

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    It sound's like much what has been going on with me for almost 5 months having to use a walker all the time due to various bad pains I get all areas of my knee @ any given time & when the pain hits I want to scream...thing is I never had surgery @ all..guess it was a sprain from the beginning but also found out that I have three disck bulges pinched nerves sciatica that could be a key culpert in why I am having the pain I am that's grabbing my knee when nerves/muscle tighten up having to be very fragile in walking step by step...going to see a chiropracter next week hoping he can help me..

    I hope your situation improves soon for you..God bless

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    Did you fall on the knee or hit it against something.  Many years ago, I fell on on knee while skaing on pond ice.  Knee got swollen but it was only fluid in the the bursar sac.  Doc extracted the fluid...done.  It could be as simple as that.  Othro...not GP...can tell you.
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      Physical Therapy.  These centers are decorated as mid-12th century dungeons and torture chambers.  Everyone there wears a hangman's mask and cowl...there's usually a Rack or Iron Maiden in the corner.

      Physical Therapists are very skilled in their art...inflicting maximum pain while assuring you that everything is fine.  You can literally hear their old witch "cackle" as they turn away from you.


      Seriously...all of the above is true.  No,,,sorry...can't help myself...

      Really seriously...  PT (Physical Therapy) is virtually required following a TKR.  The scar tissue from the op starts to build up inside the knee pretty quickly and it needs to be "broken down" so that you can achive full range of motion (ROM) or "flexion" in your knee as defined by 0 degrees straight and 120 or more degrees when bent.  For the elderly and people with previous leg and knee issues, this may not be possible...all very individual.

      PT usually starts a few weeks after surgery and continues for two months...for most people...some more, some less.  PT is NOT a linear process.  You will have advances, setbacks and plateaus...all normal.  However, the trend over time should be upwards towards full flexion.

      This is NOT a painless path...  To break down that scar tissue, the therapists will press down on your knee.  They will bend it towards your butt.  And they will do this over and over and over again.  Take pain meds BEFORE going to a session!!!

      I started at -14 / +84.  Nine weeks after starting, I was -1 / +128.  PT done...then the gym to rebuild quads, glutes and core.  I'm 6 months post op, 0 / +131 and have virtually zero pain.  No drugs no walking aids, sleep great.  Want to get to +142 like my other leg and back on my skates for exercise.  Will never play hockey again (44 years) but that's a small price to pay.

      That "swollen look", plus some stiffness, clicking and popping can last 12-18 months post-op...or more.  Personally, I don't think the clicking will ever stop.  Who cares...I'm walking.  100 years ago, we'd all be confined to wheelchairs the rest of our lives.  I am thankful for the tech that allows me to lead a fuller life.  Screw all the little crap...I can live with it.

      Just remember...dungeon, masks, The Rack...

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      lol thanks Chico that cheered me up lol. I was given physio once a week for about a month, then left to my own devices.

      You are doing really well and I appreciate your help.

      I have to go back in as a day case next week because I have a granulation at the top end of my scar !!

      And I will speak to the physio while I'm there. 

      Thanks again x

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