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Going on Seven Months

Posted by @nancylh, Jul 29, 2017

Hi,
Me again.
Just wondering if anyone else has had any experience with their knee replacement feeling like something moved, indurations around the knee cap that disappear after walking for awhile, and a large, well not sure what to call it. At first they said it was swelling. But seven months later it is still there. It is the area that was totally numb on the outer side of the knee. The feeling is coming back but it hard like bone and if you hold your hand there while i bend my knee back and forth you can feel it crunch. What is going on with this? Anyone else have this happen?

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To Nancy, I’m Marield65, I feel a click in my knee and I have a hard part of the knee LkR on the left side of the knee that makes the knee replacement look larger than my right knee. Neither is painful, even though the weather makes my knee very sensitive. I am 3 1/2 months post op.

@contentandwell, @cheris, @cobweb, @niazumbanut, and @beatricefay– did any of you experience crunching or clicking after your knee replacement?

@marield65

To Nancy, I’m Marield65, I feel a click in my knee and I have a hard part of the knee LkR on the left side of the knee that makes the knee replacement look larger than my right knee. Neither is painful, even though the weather makes my knee very sensitive. I am 3 1/2 months post op.

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Have you brought this up with your surgeon? How do your X-rays look?

I’m 11 years post-op and just had an X-ray. My knee is in great shape, still in place, but I brought up that I occasionally feel a clicking sensation from time to time. I joke with my wife that my knee feels, “awfully clicky today.”

I’ve been assured that it has nothing to do structurally with my knee. It could be scar tissue, or a weird sensation. This isn’t to say that it’s the same for you, that’s why I was curious if your surgeon says the knee looks good and in place. If it isn’t painful, I’d stick with PT exercises as directed! My knee, when bent, looks nothing like my normal knee, it is far more round looking.

@marield65

To Nancy, I’m Marield65, I feel a click in my knee and I have a hard part of the knee LkR on the left side of the knee that makes the knee replacement look larger than my right knee. Neither is painful, even though the weather makes my knee very sensitive. I am 3 1/2 months post op.

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Hi Justin,

The surgeon looked at the post op x-rays and said everything was good. The PA who is the person you get to talk to after that, just says everything is normal. It clicks if you put your hand there and bend the knee, in the morning there are spots that are sucken in. There is still pain. Somethings a sharp poke, others more of a sore sensation. I suppose it could have to do with the complicated popliteal cyst structure that formed post op. Maybe it is putting pressure all over in there.

As for exercises they left me with three. Leg lifts, lying on my side, bent knees doing like a bent leg lift, and going up and down stairs. Maybe i am just getting tired of it.

Thanks for the response.

i had the sharp pain when i did my exercises. When i did water aerobics my knee swelled up. Could never figure that out. Frustrating thing was i was i strong shape when i had my tkr but the therapy never seemed to work. Three -four years later i still have pain but i tend to ignore it.

thanks cobweb i kind a figured it was a no win situation. just frightening–the knee is like a shape changer

@marield65

To Nancy, I’m Marield65, I feel a click in my knee and I have a hard part of the knee LkR on the left side of the knee that makes the knee replacement look larger than my right knee. Neither is painful, even though the weather makes my knee very sensitive. I am 3 1/2 months post op.

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Marield65 here. Funny you said that your replacement knee looks rounder than your real knee when bent. Mine does also. And clicks. I guess that is common for some people because I have asked anyone I know that had a knee replacement and some do have the clicking. I just ignore it now. Thanks for putting me in the normal category. I am 4 months post op and doing great.

@jamienolson

@contentandwell, @cheris, @cobweb, @niazumbanut, and @beatricefay– did any of you experience crunching or clicking after your knee replacement?

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@jamienolson Hi Jamie, I am not sure what you are referring when you ask if any of us experienced that after knee replacement. If you are referring to the clicking that was mentioned, no I did not. I had a manager in my last job that had a clicking hip and it turned out to be defective and they wanted to redo it but he said no, he would rather just put up with clicking.
JK

@jamienolson

@contentandwell, @cheris, @cobweb, @niazumbanut, and @beatricefay– did any of you experience crunching or clicking after your knee replacement?

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Hi! sorry- I should have been specific. I fixed my post. Thank you!! 🙂

@marield65

To Nancy, I’m Marield65, I feel a click in my knee and I have a hard part of the knee LkR on the left side of the knee that makes the knee replacement look larger than my right knee. Neither is painful, even though the weather makes my knee very sensitive. I am 3 1/2 months post op.

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ok, so maybe i’m partially normal. lol thanks for sharing

@cobweb

i had the sharp pain when i did my exercises. When i did water aerobics my knee swelled up. Could never figure that out. Frustrating thing was i was i strong shape when i had my tkr but the therapy never seemed to work. Three -four years later i still have pain but i tend to ignore it.

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Hi cobwebs, what did the surgeon say about your pain? I do a lot of exercises in the pool so there is no banging my feet on the bottom of the pool and so far so good. I put a belt on and go in the deep end all the time because I have a bad back also. I am 4 months post TKR. I am Marield65. Nice communicating with you.

@jamienolson

@contentandwell, @cheris, @cobweb, @niazumbanut, and @beatricefay– did any of you experience crunching or clicking after your knee replacement?

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Hi Jamie, I have posted quite a bit on clicking of the knee. If you see a big pink circle. That is me. Marield65

@cobweb

i had the sharp pain when i did my exercises. When i did water aerobics my knee swelled up. Could never figure that out. Frustrating thing was i was i strong shape when i had my tkr but the therapy never seemed to work. Three -four years later i still have pain but i tend to ignore it.

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He was not sure why it was swollen. I could feel it swelling as I worked out so I stopped. Nothing but time helped.
Today I played golf and my TKR knee hurts afterwards. Stem cell knee feels ok. I have lost 11 pounds this summer and both knees feel better. I am six foot three and feel I am not over weight but I lost the pounds anyway. Key is to keep it off when winter arrives..

@cobweb

i had the sharp pain when i did my exercises. When i did water aerobics my knee swelled up. Could never figure that out. Frustrating thing was i was i strong shape when i had my tkr but the therapy never seemed to work. Three -four years later i still have pain but i tend to ignore it.

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@marield65 Marie, I too do pool exercises and sometimes by myself, jogging up and down the pool. I was a slug over the weekend so today I did over an hour.
How long after your TKR did you have to wait to go into the pool? That was something I was just thinking about today since I am scheduled for one in October. Did you go to Boston for that or did you stay local? I am going to Dr. Wolfgang Fitz. He is on staff at Brigham and Women’s and does his surgeries there or at Faulkner which is part of Brigham and Women’s. I was supposed to get this done two or three years ago but it was cancelled at the last minute due to my platelet count (low platelets are a symptom of cirrhosis but they had not diagnosed cirrhosis yet). That time I was at Faulkner, lying on the gurney, IV in my hand, when he came in and told me he could not do it. This time I am going to B&W.
JK

@cobweb

i had the sharp pain when i did my exercises. When i did water aerobics my knee swelled up. Could never figure that out. Frustrating thing was i was i strong shape when i had my tkr but the therapy never seemed to work. Three -four years later i still have pain but i tend to ignore it.

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How long before you could get into the pool to exercise?

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