Has anyone had a tight band feeling after total knee replacement?
I am 8 weeks post TKR and have had this very tight band around my knee since week one. My Dr at 6 wks says it is normal and will go away. Has anyone else had this and did it go away and when?
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@mhort1213 I have had 2 TKRs but I do not recall a feeling like a tight band. What I have learned though is we all just tend to have different post-op problems and discomforts. You have obviously spoken to your doctor about this and he/she does not seem concerned. If you have confidence in him then you have to believe that he is experienced in this and that’s why he’s not concerned. Did he/she indicate how long before that would improve? I hope it will improve very soon.
@mhort1213 : Yes, initially it felt like someone hat put a really tight band around my knee – mine was just barely above the bending point, mostly on the underside of the knee. Gradually went away. I think by 8 weeks it had mostly disappeared. Very uncomfortable while it lasted.
I also have that problem and it has lasted 6 years
Thank you. I'm hoping this will go away as well.
Oh my gosh… I pray it doesn't last that long! What do you do that helps, if anything? I have been doing deep massage which seems to help somewhat. What do the doctors tell you that is causing it? Have they offered any suggestions to relieve it?
Shoulder shrugs. No help, but they tell me of people who have it worse. Now i am told it might be lose. They want to do another replacement. If i do he will not do it. I will fight like crazy not to do it.
1995 upper tibia osteotomy, 2004 total knee replacement, 2006 total knee revision, 2017 total knee revision. Current knee aspiration was all blood indicating another revision. How many revisions can i have with Osteopena and RA
Wow, that's certainly not encouraging. How is your range of motion with the tightness? My ROM is excellent so I don't think it's scar tissue. Hopeful mine will go away and praying all works out for you as well.
my range got up to 119 but i feel it is lower now. Painful, try to ignore it.
Thank you. I hope so too.