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Total Knee Replacement: Swelling

Joint Replacements | Last Active: Nov 22 11:45am | Replies (57)

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@rickraleigh

I have consistent swelling after 10 months. No pain and range of motion is good. I'm very active. My doc just says that's the way it is. He offered me a Prednisone prescription to see if that helped. I don't ice because I don't want to be doing this the rest of my life. Doc said they don't aspirate (drain fluid) because they don't like to put a needle in where there is metal. Anybody have thoughts?

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I still have swelling from a LTKR done in December 2019. No pain, just swelling. It has gone down a little bit and I've learned to live with it. My thoughts on the Prednisone… I thought that drug was used to calm down inflammation plus it's a steroid. Is there inflammation somewhere causing the swelling? Did the doc take x-rays to determine the cause of the swelling? I would opt out of the Prednisone. If the swelling isn't causing any pain that's good! Recovery from TKR can take up to a full year, more for some folks. Hang in there.

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