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    TKR Sudden pain in back of knee 5 years post-op

    I'm sorry but I'm just learning this website on my phone and can't find the chart that Josephine sent me. Is there a place on this site where that is stored?
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    TKR Sudden pain in back of knee 5 years post-op

    Hello and thank you! My surgery was 12/12/2011. As to my current situation I noticed it on 12/30/2019. The area is the back right knee exactly where the line is between C and D. I had been doing a little gentle walking at 2 mph in previous days with no stretching. Ibuprofen does not make it go...
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    TKR Sudden pain in back of knee 5 years post-op

    Hi, About a week ago I started to experience a curious pain in the back-right side of my right knee. After 5 years of this TKR working beautifully this has popped up. It hurts (3-5) to extend the knee and stand but I can walk pain free after I get going. I have a ridiculously good range of...
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    TKR post-surgery depression

    Lack of sleep and lack of light - wow you are right. Thank goodness there are people like you who people like me can talk to.
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    TKR post-surgery depression

    Glad to hear you're getting better and thanks for the feedback. Your point about depletion is a good one. I hit my two month mark yesterday and had two crying jags. Those things are weird - they come out of no where. Sleep is still very fitful but I can say my knee is feeling much better and...
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    TKR post-surgery depression

    There's a game room? I need to spend a little more time on this site :)
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    TKR post-surgery depression

    Randi, Great to hear from you. I'm at 2 months and like you, seem to have turned a corner. At least my knee is working better - swelling has gone down and there's little pain. I think the message that I'm not invincible is the most difficult thing to deal with :). I'm good and will get...
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    TKR post-surgery depression

    Hi Jamie, Thanks for getting in touch. I'm still here and healing. Knee feels markedly better and I'm less hobbled by this whole thing. I'll be fine :)
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    TKR still waiting to reach the other side

    Re: revesiion surgeon appointment today at hospital for special surgery manhatten Sisterslee I am so very sorry to hear this news but it sounds like you are finally in the right hands! Much can be done to fight infection and although it may be a trial, you will come out the other side with a...
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    TKR post-surgery depression

    Have sunk even deeper so went to doc for meds which will hopefully help. Can't afford to take any more time off work so will just soldier through and hope it gets better. All of my symptoms were named in Tim's link so I guess that makes this normal :)
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    TKR Is My Recovery Pain Normal?

    I'm no expert but it sure sounds like you are hitting the PT pretty hard. Had my knee done in Dec and learned the hard way that less can definately be more. I backed off the reps and noticed big improvements. This is week 9 and it still feels like there's a bit of a vice around my knee, and...
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    TKR still waiting to reach the other side

    So very sorry to hear of your troubles and I understand the pain you are in. You've gone through a tremendous trial and emotions are as much a part of hurt and healing as the body. You are not alone - we are here for you,
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    Nutrition Discussion

    Great thread, I'm learning alot. Asked a local nutritionist who basically said what welshjanesaid -takes more than ca to rebuild. Her recommend was to include high quality protein and alot of it (me being a carb eater). Good luck with recovery!
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    TKR post-surgery depression

    Oh my gosh how wonderful you all are! I am relieved to hear this is normal. As for infect protocol, I'm done. Main lined antibiotics in hospital and just finished my scrip. OS says things are looking good. Since I have lost faith in him I've enlisted another doc (for backup opinions) and she...

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