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I'm a 66 yr old female, normal weight. Had a total knee replacement six months ago because of a torn ACL, torn meniscus and arthritic knee. The pain is now worse than before I had the replacement surgery. My knee is always swollen, stiff and hot to touch since surgery. I have taken Celebrex that helped the pain but had to stop because my kidney function BU/CU ratio is now elevated. I cannot take other NSAID's because they elevate my blood pressure. I have a history of chronic Lyme disease.
This would be a difficult question to answer without the relevant clinical details. A knee replacement is not preferred in young patients as the life of a knee replacement around 10-20 years (the newer devices last longer than the older ones). Though knee replacements are usually successful and help in regaining movements around the joint conservative management is preferred due to the risk associated with the replacement surgery and a possible re-replacement surgery.
I had a total knee replacement February 17, 2012, so I'm almost 7 weeks post op. Please don't get discouraged! I would encourage you to remember to use ice after you exercise and many times during the day. I have had many surgeries, most on my spinal cord or fusions in the back. I had heard that the knee was the worst for recovery, but I found it was a piece of cake. This is NOT usual, but I am thankful.
I am 47 and had total knee replacement in May of this year, all went well and I was released by my doctor and therapy after 5 weeks. As of a week ago I have started to have a great deal of pain in the knee and stiffness and very sore on the outside to the touch. i have not injured it and do use the stairs and walk in my home on a daily basis. why would this start giving me such pain. I had a check up 3 weeks ago with x-rays and all looked well.
I am 47 years old and have rheumatoid arthritis, i had total knee replacement done in May of this year, i had a good out come and was released from my doctor and physical therapy 5 weeks after surgery. In the last two weeks my knee has become increasingly painful and even sore to the touch on the outside of the knee, I have not injured my knee to my knowledge and do use the stairs and walk on a daily basis.
I went to a revision specialist. He proceeded to tell me that a Total Knee Replacement is my only option, at this point. Which, I already knew that. So we set the date. December 2nd, 2013. The fun begins. Three months later, still in therapy, and I am worse off than before. All the pain I had prior, had been multiplied, as well as the swelling. I go back in for my follow up, and the surgeon still resided on the statement, it's just gonna take some time.
I went to a revision specialist. He proceeded to tell me that a Total Knee Replacement is my only option, at this point. Which, I already knew that. So we set the date. December 2nd, 2013. The fun begins. Three months later, still in therapy, and I am worse off than before. All the pain I had prior, had been multiplied, as well as the swelling. I go back in for my follow up, and the surgeon still resided on the statement, it's just gonna take some time.
I HAD MY FIRST TOTAL KNEE REPLACMENT IN 2008 THEN HAD A TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT WITH A HINGED KNEEIN 2008 THEN AGAIN IN 2009 I HAD A TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT REVISION AND TODAY I STILL HAVE SEVERE KNEE PAIN MY KNEE FEELS WEIRD AND GIVES OUT LIKE CRAZY IT WAKES ME UP EVERY NIGHT I'M ON PAIN KILLERS AND SLEEPING PILLS NOTHING WORKS DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY GOOD IDEAS I CAN'T TAKE THE PAIN MUCH LONGER. PLEASE RESPOND TO ***@**** WITH ANY OINFO YOU CAN GIVE ME.
Due to numerous work injuries - I had a total knee replacement in April of 2006. I did fine for the first 6 months postop but in the fall started feeling alot of pain and increased instability. In March of 2007 I had a partial knee replacement to remove the original spacer and replace the bottom prosthesis. The original spacer was worn down very thin in the back and I was told by my new surgeon that it was due to the wrong size spacer being used initially.
He told me that due to my age (I'm only 46) and having some other health issues (lupus, fibromyalgia, asthma), he would strongly suggest going with a total knee FUSION as opposed to a total knee REPLACEMENT. He said that because I am relatively young (although I don't feel young most days) and have the autimmune problems, there is an increased chance that a knee replacement would not last very long for me and would have to be done at least one more time, if not several times.
what is the average length of rehab therapy after total knee replacement? This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/227286'>On-going Pain after Knee replacement surgery</a>.
Thank you for the info, Abhijeet. I suspected as much and will probably go forward with replacement eventually.
Any successful total knee replacement(TKR) surgery will give you a fair range of movement and active lifestyle for a period of 15-20 years and you can get another replacement done if required in the future. There are instances where the successful replacement lasted for more than 20 years. Discuss with an expert orthopedician and take a second opinion and if you have severe arthritis then this is the way to improve your quality of life.
Now, I did have torn cartilage surgery Aug1972 in the right knee. Two weeks after knee replacement I started therapy, and the first day the guy put me into a sit down cpm with the setting at 80% saying we have to get results immediately, that's what the doctor ordered. That was terribly painful. It took me many sessions to get him to back off on the setting, and I was slowly progressing. At home I had a portable cpm for use and over a 2-3 hr time could get up to 100%.
I eventually ended up using a power chair to get around and canes for simply walking around my home. At age 50 I had total double knee replacement surgery and I have beautiful new titanium knees. It was the toughest thing to do. A lot of hard work, pain and dedication to physical therapy. BUT! I DID IT! Now I walk on the beach, hike, climb mountains. I walk at least 3 miles every day. I got my life back and I am thankful for each step I can take pain free.
I'm 48yrs old i had a total knee replacement on oct 29th of 07 the swelling never went down and like u doing anything on my feet is extremely painful i got a second oppion on my right knee they took xrays and told me nothing was wrong that sometime it take a year to feel better as for the swelling i was told it is scar tissue, which they refuse to remove i was told by my doctor that i can't have another manipulation, the first one i got 100rom, but my knee still fills like something just ain't r
my husband had total knee replacement surgery 1 week ag. He continues to have aburning sensation around the total area of the knee.
Can a Tens Unit be used on a knee replacement? My Aunt had a full knee replacement done last year, and she's still in pain. I bought one for my back. I was wondering if it could used for her.
I had Total Knee Replacement Dec./2013. It's now August 16, 2014. After a manipulation, an opening was left and they had to re-open and stitch the knee again. Still having great trouble with this knee. Dr. said it's fine, just the way it should be. I have Fibromyalgia. It is taking a very long time to heal. When it rains! OMG! I can barely walk. I like to be active a heck of a lot more than I am. I can't wait for Winter!
I had a total right knee revision on Dec 10,2013 I got hit by a police car, now it's the aftermath I was on 15 mg every 4 to 6 hours I ran out pain medication, last sunday. So it's been a week I haven't use anymore and I have the withdrawls, the chills the ache iinsomnia app tie hardly. .sleep at night stomach ache everything. How long will it last if you are doing it cold turkey. And will you go back normal. I really don't like the feeling.
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