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    Revision TKR revision left knee In June

    I had my revision 7/17/18 so I'm about 14 mos post op now and with your revision done 6/5/18 you are about 15 mos post op. At my 1 year post op appointment, my OS felt that the revision surgery was a success i.e. no swelling, scar completely healed and xray normal. He said "I feel that it's a...
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    Revision TKR Lovetocookandsew’s long road to recovery

    I forgot to mention that the Naturopath that I went to that prescribed THC for night pain also suggested using TigerBalm Pain Relieving Patches for temporary pain relief. These may help with zingers at night. Hope this helps.
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    Revision TKR Lovetocookandsew’s long road to recovery

    I had my revision 7/17/18 so very close to yours. According to my OS, my knee is completely healed, no swelling, bone remodeled around prosthesis, however, I have never been without pain/stiffness on the medial side of knee extending midway to calf and thigh. Pain is worse at night and it has...
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    PKR My Drama Queen Patellofemoral Knee

    @Jockette My other knee is bone on bone and because of problems with rt knee replacement/revision I don't want TKR on that knee. HOWEVER, I discovered QUELL, wearable pain relief technology 10/18. I wear it 24/7 except when it needs to be recharged like your smartphone. You can buy it at CVS...
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    Revision TKR Hmm. Not thrilled with the revision yet<

    Just a thought. Since I go to the doctor by myself or even with another person, I ask the physician if he/she minds if I record my visit as I'm sometime so busy taking notes, I may lose something that was said. I tell physician that my auditory skills are weak (which is true at my age) and I've...
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    Revision TKR Revision knee surgery - post op 7 months<

    @ Layla, thanks for your concerns and appreciate that you tagged Jaime for some advice. @ Jamie, thanks for your advice. Yes, Gabapentin helps but I still have pain with 1200 mg, 600 in a.m. and 600 in p.m. I have tried midday dose but if I forget to take it, the pain is so bad, I just take it...
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    Revision TKR Revision knee surgery - post op 7 months<

    @Layla, Thanks for your reply. I know that Josephine will soon have revision surgery and I wish all the best in her recovery. I had revision rt knee surgery over 13 months ago and I'm still have Nerve pain, which I'm still taking Gabapentin. Neuropathy has also been diagnosed by Pain Management...
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    Revision TKR Revision knee surgery - post op 7 months<

    @ Josephine Thank you for your positive thoughts. My OS told me that surgery was a sucess, but that I'm not satisfied???. Like he was offended that I still had sensation of stiffness/pain. I know PT had told me my extension was 0°,but now it is about +4. I think lately the 5 minutes on the...
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    Revision TKR Revision knee surgery - post op 7 months<

    @ Jockette . My ROM is over 120, however, when I lie on my stomach which is not too often, just to get this stretch, it is not even 90°. OS doesn't measure it, only PT and chiropractor. My quads are very tight and were before my TKR & revision. I thought when referring to ROM, it is referring to...
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    Revision TKR Lovetocookandsew’s long road to recovery

    Regarding your statement that you can't enjoy water. Buy a "noodle" for the water. I can't swim, however I "ride" the noodle (put between your legs) and I walk up and back in my pool and do about anything one could do treading water in the deep water. Enjoy the water!
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    Revision TKR Revision knee surgery - post op 7 months<

    @Josephine. Thank you for your reply. The area that is tight on my knee is on the medial side where my scar is and I felt that tightness when I woke up from the revision surgery. OS told me that was normal and as incision will heal, pain/stiffness will decrease. I went to ASTYM THERAPY for 1st 5...
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    Revision TKR Revision knee surgery - post op 7 months<

    My other knee is bone on bone and I went in this past Thurs to have the diagnostic for the cooler RF. I get more relief from wearing QUELL (wearable TENS unit) than from the diagnostic so I will not be going for the procedure where they cauterize the genicular nerves around the knee. My OS...
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    Revision TKR Revision knee surgery - post op 7 months<

    Hi Cementless, Thanks for your reply. Interesting that your OS said "you are expecting too much out of your revision". That's kind of how I felt , like he did a good job and I'm not satisfied. I've been hurting since my TKR 6/30/16, then my revision 7/17/18 which I was hoping for more. Because...
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    Revision TKR Revision knee surgery - post op 7 months<

    @Josephine. I saw my OS yesterday for my one year post op revision surgery visit. I feel tightness on the medial side just above knee extending down to mid-calf . My chiropractor who has been working on my knee recently feels that contractions (combination of psoas and rectus femoris)...
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    TKR Implant loose soon after surgery.

    So sorry you are having these problems. When I was 7 months post op after TKR and still having pain my OS said I think you may have CRPS and spelled out the entire name and told me to go home and look it up!!! This was a prominent OS in San Diego!! I told him to send my x-ray to Pain...

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