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

Discussion in 'Knee Replacement Recovery Area' started by Karen123, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. Karen123

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    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 motion and had started walking on a treadmill to lose some weight. It feels like a pulled muscle yet after a full week of rest nothing has changed. That same area also clicks. When I asked my ortho about it he said noises are not uncommon. I have yet to ask him about this recent pain but will. Anyone else have this?
     
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    Hello @Karen123 - and :welome:

    Please will you tell us the full date of your knee replacement and which knee it is, so we can make a signature for you? Thank you.:flwrysmile:

    I'm going to ask @Josephine , our Nurse Director, to advise you. She has many years of experience in orthopaedics.
    She'll probably ask you a lot of questions. Do try to answer them as fully as possible, so she has all the information she needs, to advise you appropriately.
     
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    Let me post Josephine's chart for you to pinpoint where you feel the pain.

    aa knee-references-horz.jpg
     
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    One thing you will need to take into consideration is that your activity related pain is unlikely to respond to one week of rest.

    You have mentioned no medication or stretches. Did you do any?
    And the site of your pain would be very helpful.
     
  5. Karen123

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    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 away, and it actually feels like that heavy weight of arthritis being back again. A moment ago as I was trying to reposition my leg it involuntarily jerked back and forth a couple times. Pain levels range from 3 to 6 only upon the moment of standing and getting balanced before taking off, then walking is fine.
     
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    Does icing help it?
     
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    My opinion? I think you go see your surgeon and get an X-ray. It's gone on more than a month, doesn't respond to NSAIDs, it's new, and it's significant.
     
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    That's not a correct reference. To choose a square, you need to select a letter on the row at the right and the three character identity from the top of the column. If you look at the smaller image, you will see the example.
     
  9. Karen123

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    I'll give that a try.
     
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    I hope it helps!
     
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    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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    It’s in post#3 of this thread. Just scroll up from here.
     

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