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.

@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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Thanks for doing this! When I asked about it I was told that it took time to heal and that the swelling may not go away. My copay is expensive to see them so I haven’t been back after my required visits.

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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 hate to hear that others have this too but I’m comforted to know I’m not crazy! I get the swelling too. Wish someone had told me about the kneeling beforehand.

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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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Thanks. I have great flexibility with mine as I really pushed through the pain during PT after surgery. The thought of them having to go back in petrified me! Nothing works with the kneeling, once or twice a thick pillow worked but not usually. It’s a tough major surgery but I’m glad I had it done as my pain before was unbearable.

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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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@beryl I can kneel as long it is on a cushion or on carpet.
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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I too do this, use a cushion as my knees are not good and I haven't had the replacement ….just painful with PMR……it seems it must depend on the individual after knee replacement whether you can kneel or not……thank you for answering my question …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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My pain level after the TKR was bad. Why i was disappointed was i went into the surgery super strong. Worked out and had my legs very strong. Flexibility came slowly and the loud noises came from me as they pulled the knee back. The swelling has never returned to normal after 5 years. I find biking does the best exercise for me. Water therapy did not work, so i now know there is nothing to do but put up with it. I don't take pain pills because so many pills like aleve and ibuprofin kill off stem cells. I do bike 10 miles a day but whe cold weather hits its off to the fitness facility. Good luck to all who had this problem. No one ever told me about the downside. all i heard was how happy i would be. oh well, it is what it is.

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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 I must admit, before my first TKR I was in severe pain 24/7 so it was a huge relief to not be anymore. I had plenty of time before this one though to strengthen the surrounding muscles and help it, so I was doing pretty well. Because of that, I did not feel the huge relief I had after the first TKR. I am happy with it now though. I ride my recumbent bike about 30 – 35 minutes most days, around 6 miles, do my pool exercises, and also do gym equipment at my health club. NO KNEE PRESSES I was told by my ortho.
JK

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I've been searching for an affordable solution to stem cells. Can I ask where you had yours done and how much it cost. What I have found in Cal is about $6000, a joint.

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My back was $1000, the knee $7000. My option was to go to Cincinnati but worth it to stay home. The place i had it done is now offering the stem cell treatments at a reduce cost to employees.

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Shocking amount, I paid 1 price for 5 joints. Dr. from USC said Stem cells like a carton of ice cream – a scoop here, a scoop there, another scoop there. How about a reduced price for All patients? I could have done more joints for same price. And PRP in 5 joints.

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@grandmajan

I've been searching for an affordable solution to stem cells. Can I ask where you had yours done and how much it cost. What I have found in Cal is about $6000, a joint.

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How about USC, Dr. Thomas.Vangsness 323 442 8017 He is the Researcher and Stem Cell man.

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@grandmajan

I've been searching for an affordable solution to stem cells. Can I ask where you had yours done and how much it cost. What I have found in Cal is about $6000, a joint.

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As I've said, try PRP first $500. then go for Stem C – $$$$.

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