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[BILATERAL TKR] Long Term Pain after total knee replacement

CalCiCi

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I had both knees replaced with Stryker Triathlon knees in 2006. There was no pain during rehab and for a few weeks after. I have had constant pain ever since, that would be 13 years. I called the doctor, who did an excellent job and was told that pain does remain for some patients.

I have had 2-3 rehab sessions over the years to no avail. I have had 5-6 X-rays over the years and they all report a perfect installation and no visible problems. In addition to Orthopaedic appointments I have seen a Neurologist. No one has been able to do anything about the pain and it's very just getting to the breaking point. There are supposedly no mechanical problems but there is occasionally a slight issue with stability while walking.

Does anyone have any suggestions?
 

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@CalCiCi
Welcome to BoneSmart, glad you joined us!
Sorry to hear you have continuing pain in your knees for over 10 years. Have you sought a second opinion?
Did you have aggressive therapy right after surgery? Was the focus on how much you could bend your knee?

If you have not sought a second opinion, recommend you seek a one for your TKR, from a surgeon specializing in Revisions, they have the education and background to determine what is happening with troubled knees. Look for a surgeon specializing in complex joint reconstruction or revisions. They should have no relationship with your present OS, not even golf buddies.

Please post your surgery date, a moderator will add it to your signature for you. Having the exact date will help us properly advise you. Thanks!
 

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That’s really sad that you’ve had continuing pain all this time. I have a lot of discomfort but it usually doesn’t cross the line over to pain, but it’s frustrating and disheartening. I do occasionally seem improvements, though.

A second opinion might be able to find the cause.
 

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