I had a TKR 1/10/19. I was a very active person and in pretty good shape prior to surgery so figured should be easy. The 1st month I was the poster child for recovery. Had 125 ROM then and by 6 weeks @ 135. However, at PT I was given wrong exercise to do and it gave me IT Band syndrome and pes bursitis which set me back for several months. I continued to work at PT and gained quad strength so could do more, still had great ROM but a lot of stiffness,swelling and discomfort, especially at night. Dr. kept telling me it was early days like they say here but there was no improvement over the past month and then started regressing. Finally on the 3rd or 4th post operative visit (usually only 1 within 6 weeks and then don't see them for another 3 months but I was in more often due to pain and lack of progress) after I told him I simply could not live like this as things had gotten so bad I couldn't do any of the things I used to do, he ordered bone scan and surprise I have loosening of implant. I am so upset about this, angry that no one listened and just not sure how I can get through another 5 months of downtime. My surgeon is referring me to someone at his institution who does the revisions but should I trust them. I hate to say I have really lost faith in the medical profession. As soon as he saw the bone scan that was it, his assistant called to say I was referred out. How does this happen. I have no PT coverage left as the place that I was going to went way over my medicare and supplement coverage limits (somehow got them to approve twice the normal allotment) without letting me know so there is no more funding for PT this year. I cannot afford PT out of pocket so don't know what I am going to do. I am single and live alone and can't see another 4-5 months of being stuck in my house. I also wanted to mention that continued pain is not necessarily part of normal recovery. I have followed this site and just want to say if you are still in a fair amount of pain or are regressing this is NOT normal. Yes recovery can be a long process but you need to be sure there aren't other things going on and my regular x-rays were OK. You need to demand that they do something. I don't think they would have done scan if I hadn't been in tears and told them I couldn't go on like this. I already have chronic low grade treatment resistant depression that I manage with exercise so really afraid what is going to happen now that I won't be able to exercise. Anyone else get the diagnosis of loosening of implant this soon after surgery. Is it the surgeon's fault, the implant or what. How does this happen. Well if you made it this far, thanks for listening/reading.