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Knee replacement with neuropathy in legs

Neuropathy | Last Active: Jun 21, 2020 | Replies (8)

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I am 67 years old and have bone on bone in both knees. I need knees replaced but am told by a number of surgeons that I will have difficulty in rehab due to neuropathy in legs from failed lumbar decompression surgery in 2012. Does anyone know of special rehab program to help me. My knee pain is almost unbearable.

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Hello @catherineloretta, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You will notice that we have moved your post to this discussion on the same topic. If you click the VIEW & REPLY button it will take you to the discussion where your post was merged.

I also have small fiber peripheral neuropathy in both legs but I only have numbness associated with the neuropathy. I had my right knee replaced in April of last year and I had no problem with rehab which I did at home. My other knee is not bone on bone yet but it's really close and not bothering me like the right one did. Like you the knee was my primary source of pain and at times quite bad. The knee replacement took care of the pain. One of the things that helped my rehab was having an exercise bike at home which I used for short periods of time several times a day.

I am 77 and was a little worried about the neuropathy getting worse but I am really happy I had the surgery done. Have you considered getting another opinion or seeking help at a major teaching hospital or the Mayo Clinic? If you would like to seek help from Mayo Clinic, contact one of the appointment offices. The contact information for Minnesota, Arizona and Florida can be found here http://mayocl.in/1mtmR63.