After knee replacement surgery

Posted by beatricefay @beatricefay, Jun 16, 2016

Had left knee replaced 9 days ago. Right knee two years ago. Having a problem with inflammation so hard to bend knee and exercise. Trying to ice and raise knee above heart. Doctor suggested getting compression hose. Anybody have this experience and can offer suggestions. So tired all the time from pain interrupting my sleep and painkillers. My insurance refused to pay for the painkiller recommended by surgeon so have to take one with more opiates. That’s frustrating. Two years ago it was covered but now too expensive for me to use. Seems the drug companies, not our doctors are determining what we use.

Why dont you take your pain meds with food to see if theres no nausea ❤️

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@kmart

I am 5 days post op and the swelling hinders my pt work. Wearing compression socks, icing, etc., all have not helped. Stopped taking pain meds due to constant nausea.

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@kmart 5 days post-op is really soon to have returned to work. I agree with @flor though, try taking the pills with food. I had no problem with them after my TKR but I have in the past.
JK

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Hi, I’m new to this group so forgive me if this has already been discussed. I’ve had both of my knees replaced within the past 3 years. I recovered remarkably well. I have not however been able to kneel down on either of my knees without excruciating pain! Has anyone else experienced this? To me, it feels like kneeling on shards of broken glass.

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Hi, @kdo0827 – I wanted to let you know that I've merged your post about kneeling after total knee replacement (TKR) with this one where members have discussed what's happened after their TKRs. Hoping you can meet members like @contentandwell @beatricefay @kmart @brendadepalma and @nancylh, who may have some thoughts for you on not being able to kneel without excruciating pain.

Has your doctor weighed in on why he/she might think it feels like you are kneeling on shards of broken glass?

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@lisalucier

Hi, @kdo0827 – I wanted to let you know that I've merged your post about kneeling after total knee replacement (TKR) with this one where members have discussed what's happened after their TKRs. Hoping you can meet members like @contentandwell @beatricefay @kmart @brendadepalma and @nancylh, who may have some thoughts for you on not being able to kneel without excruciating pain.

Has your doctor weighed in on why he/she might think it feels like you are kneeling on shards of broken glass?

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@lisalucier @kdo0827 I have had both knees replaced also, the last one was in October 2017. It hurts to kneel but not as excruciating as you describe. I was in pain for longer than anticipated so my ortho was seeing me frequently until the pain subsided. It was at about 6 weeks when it finally started calming down. It still hurts when I do certain things, and I still have not gotten the flex I want in it, so I am working hard on that.
Obviously, when you kneel put a cushion under your knee. I do not kneel in church, that would hurt too much.
JK

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@lisalucier

Hi, @kdo0827 – I wanted to let you know that I've merged your post about kneeling after total knee replacement (TKR) with this one where members have discussed what's happened after their TKRs. Hoping you can meet members like @contentandwell @beatricefay @kmart @brendadepalma and @nancylh, who may have some thoughts for you on not being able to kneel without excruciating pain.

Has your doctor weighed in on why he/she might think it feels like you are kneeling on shards of broken glass?

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After months of multiple xrays and a bone scan the doctor determined there is a lack of blood flow to the patella and it is dying / calcifiing in addition to having shifted. It may heal it self, continue to die or worse case crumble. If it is the later then it will need to be replaced. Thankfully there is no infection. Doctor says my wife may have to live with the minor pain, 3 on a scale of 10. Hoping someone else may have similar occurrence and see what they were given as next steps.
Thanks for your feedback!

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@lisalucier

Hi, @kdo0827 – I wanted to let you know that I've merged your post about kneeling after total knee replacement (TKR) with this one where members have discussed what's happened after their TKRs. Hoping you can meet members like @contentandwell @beatricefay @kmart @brendadepalma and @nancylh, who may have some thoughts for you on not being able to kneel without excruciating pain.

Has your doctor weighed in on why he/she might think it feels like you are kneeling on shards of broken glass?

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i have many friends with tkr and no one kneels. To painful. after 5 years my knee is swollen enough without trying to knell.

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@lisalucier

Hi, @kdo0827 – I wanted to let you know that I've merged your post about kneeling after total knee replacement (TKR) with this one where members have discussed what's happened after their TKRs. Hoping you can meet members like @contentandwell @beatricefay @kmart @brendadepalma and @nancylh, who may have some thoughts for you on not being able to kneel without excruciating pain.

Has your doctor weighed in on why he/she might think it feels like you are kneeling on shards of broken glass?

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@cobweb use ice on your knee for swelling ,this makes it hurt more the swelling

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Icing the metal does not work for me. Water P/T makes my knee swell. Ice on stem cell knee works. If i could do it over tkr would not have happened, but i have no time machine/

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@sorry to hear that

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@lisalucier

Hi, @kdo0827 – I wanted to let you know that I've merged your post about kneeling after total knee replacement (TKR) with this one where members have discussed what's happened after their TKRs. Hoping you can meet members like @contentandwell @beatricefay @kmart @brendadepalma and @nancylh, who may have some thoughts for you on not being able to kneel without excruciating pain.

Has your doctor weighed in on why he/she might think it feels like you are kneeling on shards of broken glass?

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I have been wondering about the kneeling thing ….is that normal not to be able to kneel after a new knee? Beryl

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@lisalucier

Hi, @kdo0827 – I wanted to let you know that I've merged your post about kneeling after total knee replacement (TKR) with this one where members have discussed what's happened after their TKRs. Hoping you can meet members like @contentandwell @beatricefay @kmart @brendadepalma and @nancylh, who may have some thoughts for you on not being able to kneel without excruciating pain.

Has your doctor weighed in on why he/she might think it feels like you are kneeling on shards of broken glass?

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I don’t know but I definitely can’t do it. Nobody told me this beforehand.

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