MUA RTKR issues with pain and stiffness

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I would find a new doctor that has no affiliation with your current OS. He has had a chance to fix your knee and he hasn't. It's time for someone else to look at it. You should look for a revision specialist. They deal with problem knees. If your doctor couldn't get your knee to bend much during the MUA, then it's possible that your spacer is too large. A revisionist would be able to spot this.

I think it would be a mistake to let your current doctor go back inside your knee. Give it some more time and don't try and force your knee to bend any further than it can comfortably. Hopefully, as time goes on, it will improve. It has only been a month since your latest surgery, and that is a little bit of time compared to this year-long surgery.
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Is it normal for when I swing my leg or move it in certain ways that I feel a popping feeling, I had surgery in may on my right knee and when I go to stand up it still hurts and I find myself leaning on my left like I use to? Im very discouraged about this.

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Yes, to some extent, some pain and popping can be normal, as are clicking sounds.

You have had a very tough recovery. What are you doing for rehab? How often do you rest, ice and elevate? How is your swelling?

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Is this popping feeling new? Is there any pain associated with it?

Usually this results when some of your soft tissues rub over the hard surfaces of your implant. We frequently see it in the early months after recovery. Even though your original TKR was in May, you had what sounds like a pretty tough MUA in August. This puts you back into the "early months" of recovery stage.

If you do have a lot of scar tissue built up (arthrofibrosis), you'll need to work with a surgeon who specializes in this problem. But first, I believe it would be good to just try and let your knee heal from all it's been through since your surgery in May. Jockette did a good job of creating a timeline in Post #60 and I suggest that you read that over a few times. Your knee has had a lot of trauma over and above the surgery and it's possible that it just needs some time to recover from all that.

Make sure you're doing at least some gentle bends and stretches with your knee every couple of hours each day. And do some walking (15-30 minutes total each day) or turns on an exercise bike. Ice or take something for pain if needed. But let your knee just try and heal without pushing any exercises or activity beyond the point of mild discomfort. If your knee is still having problems after a couple of months, you could start looking for another surgeon or two for consultations. I can help you if you try and find someone if you need it. Just let me know. Most surgeons won't take another doctor's patient for consultation until a year has passed, but you may be able to get in to see someone when it gets closer to that point.

I'm sorry this has happened to you, but we'll try and help you find the assistance you need.
 
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Is this popping feeling new? Is there any pain associated with it?

Usually this results when some of your soft tissues rub over the hard surfaces of your implant. We frequently see it in the early months after recovery. Even though your original TKR was in May, you had what sounds like a pretty tough MUA in August. This puts you back into the "early months" of recovery stage.

If you do have a lot of scar tissue built up (arthrofibrosis), you'll need to work with a surgeon who specializes in this problem. But first, I believe it would be good to just try and let your knee heal from all it's been through since your surgery in May. Jockette did a good job of creating a timeline in Post #60 and I suggest that you read that over a few times. Your knee has had a lot of trauma over and above the surgery and it's possible that it just needs some time to recover from all that.

Make sure you're doing at least some gentle bends and stretches with your knee every couple of hours each day. And do some walking (15-30 minutes total each day) or turns on an exercise bike. Ice or take something for pain if needed. But let your knee just try and heal without pushing any exercises or activity beyond the point of mild discomfort. If your knee is still having problems after a couple of months, you could start looking for another surgeon or two for consultations. I can help you if you try and find someone if you need it. Just let me know. Most surgeons won't take another doctor's patient for consultation until a year has passed, but you may be able to get in to see someone when it gets closer to that point.

I'm sorry this has happened to you, but we'll try and help you find the assistance you need.
thank you very much ill keep everyone posted
 

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