- Apr 20, 2023
- United States
In my case it was in an area not well identified by x-ray or a CT scan. I was lucky that my surgeon trusted that the pain I was having was an issue. Sure enough, once they accessed the joint they did see OA.Can osteoarthritis occur a few months after a normal X-ray?
Hi springs!@Momo Lee Thanks for checking in and sending a little love on my thread. I keep checking in to see how you are doing. I'm guessing progressing well....at least that is what my hope is. . How is your standing up straight going? How is PT? How's the groin pull upon lifting your leg? My PA had me doing some different movements to try to figure out if it is my psoas or rectus femoris. I guess those are often the two culprits for that nagging groin pull.
I hope you have a lovely weekend, and again, thanks for popping in an giving a little encouragement.
That would describe me! About a year after my RTHR in 2019, my right knee went downhill rapidly. Because of COVID, I had to wait another year -- until 2021 -- to have a TKR.anyone who has experienced worsening knee pain after hip replacement.
That was a looooonnnggg time ago in joint years!knee X-ray notes from 2011
You’re right, a lot can happen to our joints in 12 years.That was a looooonnnggg time ago in joint years!
I will take a good hard look at my knees. Thank You!In addition to monitoring for pain, it's a good idea to take a look at your legs in a full-length mirror. If you notice that one (or both) of your knees is curving out or in (bow-legged or knock-kneed), you'll want to have it checked. This can happen as the medial or lateral joint space narrows, and can be a sign that you have reach bone-on-bone in one of the compartments.
If you do notice that, don't wait too long; if it becomes too severe, the surgeon will need to straighten your leg during the knee replacement to correct the condition.
So glad your leg is nice and straight!That's what happened to my poor knee because of the pandemic wait. The leg was badly bowed -- but now I have a nice straight leg!