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Avatar f tn I am increasing weight bearing a little at a time and in physical therapy. A year ago I also had a total knee replacement on the same side. I want to know realistically how long it will be before I can drive and ditch the crutches and walking air cast? I also need to do the same total knee replacement and foot reconstruction on the other leg. Has anyone else had similar experiences?
Avatar f tn I am 58 year old female. I just had my second total knee replacement to the rt knee on Nov 18,2014. This one has hurt and swelled so bad. I felt pretty good on morning after surgery. Got up with therapy and walked 300 ft. did all the other stuff, heel slides, etc. Well they killed me that night, they put me in that cpn machine and set it for 110. I was in that thing all night. I could hardly walk to the bathroom little alone do anything else.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn I had 3 surgeries on my right knee, my first in May 2008, 2nd in Oct 2008, and total knee replacement in April 2009. I have completed phsical theraphy at home for 7 weeks, and outpatient P.T for 6 add'l wks. I have more pain now than before. I can't walk without my cane for long periods, I can't sit, because my back now hurts, and I can't sleep too well. All medications and shot of cortisone don't seem to work well. I continue to search for a avenue of relief.
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn 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>.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar f tn Hi i have had total knee replacement, and belive all was good ,was walking very quick after severe pain for five weeks . But now when laying in bed at night get sharpe pains shoot through my thigh and knee, like a electric shock or cramp, does anybody else get this ??
Avatar f tn I had total knee replacement in may.. I'm 56 but in good health, except the knee. After surgery, I have a lot of pain still in knee that runs up the back of my leg to lower back. I also have joint pain in both legs, both shoulders, even my fingers are stiff if still very long. I can barely stand up after being still for long. I went through my physical therapy. Actually, twice. Both said I was doing great. Yet, the more I do, the worse I hurt.
Avatar f tn Total knee replacements take time to heal properly. Trust me, I have had both knees replaced and know many other with arthritis, bot osteo and rhematoid that have had knee replacement as well. Each of us heal in our own time frame but the general length of time for all to be really right again seems to be around 5 - 6 months. At three months, which was what I was told I should be doing well, I still had a lot of PT and work to do.
Avatar m tn HELP I HAD A TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT ON 2009. I AM IN INCREDIBLE PAIN SO MIUCH THAT I CAN'T FUNCTION. MY KNEE HEATS UP AND FEELS LIKE IT'S ON FIRE. IT IS SWELLED UP BAD AND I GET PINCHING PAIN ON THE INSIDE OF MY KNEE. DOCTORS CLAIM THE XRAY IS NORMAL BUT I FALL ALL THE TIME AND I THINK THERE IS SOMETHING LOOSE OR VERY WRONG. DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY PROBLEMS LIKE THIS???????? I FEEL ALLL ALONE AND DON'T FEEL THAT ANYONE UNDERSTANDS. I AM 36 YRS.
Avatar m tn just coming on here to see if anyone else has or is still in pain 8+ months after total hip replacement? Back in June of 2012 I had the surgery done. The arthritis had set in to my left hip, but the pain was spread to my left knee?? doc said the hip replacement would more than likely take care of the knee pain. At first (in the second week after) the pain wasn't so bad in the knee, but the pain came back shortly after that and isn't getting better.
Avatar f tn My father had a total knee replacement in 2012 as well. He can wear socks, but his shin/calf mucles (or maybe tendons?) Are hard as a rock, and cause him more pain than he had before the replacement. He is currently getting an ultrasound to check for a bloodclot to be safe. He says the physical therapist's messaging, after a while, loosens the muscles and eases the pain. I've just posted to sevreal forums looking for a leg messager that's heated.
Avatar f tn I had a osteotomy on my right knee which was a total disaster and had to have a total knee replacement later. I need total knee replacement on my left knee. I am so scared to get it because of what I went through with my right leg. With tka's what is the % of surgeries that turn out normal? I know I have to have the P.T. for about 6 weeks and all that but boy it's a painfull surgery and what type of pain medication would you think would be sufficent?
Avatar m tn my husband had total knee replacement surgery 1 week ag. He continues to have aburning sensation around the total area of the knee.
Avatar f tn I had a total left knee replacement 2 1/2 months ago. For the last 3 wks my knee is sswollen, warm to touch, is swelled down into my ankle and hurts constantly. If my puppy lays against the outside of my thigh,its excruciating pain all the way down. Even behind the knee is swollen and warm to the touch. The pain is also down my shin bone. Is there a possibility of a blood clot this long after surgery? Even my calf hurts. I don't get Any Sleep and even my toes hurt to move them.
Avatar m tn In May 2009 I had a total left knee replacement. December 2009, left hip replacement. June 2010 Right hip replacement. In June 2011, my doctor told me the Left knee component had come loose and needed to be replaced. Revision left knee done in December 2011. He said the cement had failed to bond to the bone on tibia and femur. He basically lifted out the prosthesis. He did say that 3 brands of cement are available and he used a different type in the TKR revision surgery.
Avatar n tn I had a total knee replacement done over 14 weeks ago and still have quite a bit discomfort. My knee down to my ankle will swell and I get a burning sensation that will last for hours. I have been to the doctors several times and i am being told that this is normal and could last up to 1 year. I had the other knee replaced and didn't have anywhere near the pain I am having with this knee.
Avatar m tn You can have arthritis at young age and when the joint cartilage is lost then you would need total knee replacement. Take care!
Avatar n tn Has anyone had a total knee fusion before having knee replacement. I am a 31 year old female who had a total knee fusion. After a year and half of not having full use of my leg and severe hip pain due to all my weight shifting on one side because I can not bend my leg it has now caused severe pain in my hip and both legs and lower back.