Knee pain post surgery

Posted by tamryk @tamryk, Dec 27, 2020

My TKR was 7 wks ago. After original discomfort I do pretty well and don’t have much pain during the day at all. I’ve been released from physical therapy and have no problem getting around except for doing stairs are still very difficult. But, I am having excruciating pain in the inside of the back of my knee when I lay down at night. Have any of you experienced this and have any indication to what causes it or how to stop it.

Hi @tamryk and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. It is so difficult after a major surgery to know exactly what is normal and what is a cause for concern unless you speak with your medical care team.

I thought you may be interested in reading a couple of conversations that discuss knee pain post surgery.
– Sleeping comfortably with a new Total Knee- advice needed! https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/sleeping-comfortably-with-a-new-total-knee-advice-needed/
– Unable to sleep after TKR https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/unable-to-sleep-after-tkr/
– Trouble sleeping after TKR https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/trouble-sleeping-after-tkr/

@tamryk, are you still elevating your leg at night? Have you tried contacting your surgeon or their nurse practitioner?

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