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Scar tissue after knee replacement

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Jun 12 12:16pm | Replies (1314)

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Almost two years after bilateral TK surgery, I still have constant burning pain, and sleepless nights. I’ve tried every suggestion my surgeon, and pain Dr have suggested, to no avail. I would like to get a second opinion from an orthopaedic surgeon. However ,no one wants to see me. Anyone suggestions, as to how I might accompolished this ?? I am really desperate for help.

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I had tkr 11/16/2015, and like you, I’m still suffering. I wish I could help you. I can just tell you, you’re not alone. I’ve had manipulation 4 months after surgery, which didn’t help. I had the nerve blocks done, and they didn’t help. I know my problem is scar tissue and nerve entrapment (my own diagnosis). I’ve had 2 second opinions, and both said my joint looks fine. I take 700 mg. of gabapenten every day, and 3 5/325 mg hydro codone. It just dulls the pain. I don’t know where to turn either. My surgeon said he could do arthroscopic surgery and try to remove the scar tissue, but I don’t trust him anymore. I hope you can find a solution.

Hi rmeddings – this will sound totally amateurish and I do not quite understand your burning pain. I have had 2 TKR and both went very well and "relatively" easy recovery. Still working on the second one ( I have sorness and mild pain when standing up from a sitting position and I am concerned about that) – I am thinking the kneecap is rubbing???). But as far as sleeping, I found sleeping in a chair (watching television) meant I had no pain at night. It was great.
Half way through the night I would get up and go to bed – and THAT IS WHEN THE LEG ACHES would come. So then I would go back to the chair. I found it to be a helpful option for getting through the night.

how are you doing now? I hope you've found relief. I had my TKR 6 weeks ago, and I still have painful nights. I'm thinking of trying the new CBD oils that everyone talks about.