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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Knee discomfort continues

Anyone still experiencing pain post op 3 months? Knee feels tight and a good amount of pain behind the knee.

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@wojo

Knee discomfort continues

Anyone still experiencing pain post op 3 months? Knee feels tight and a good amount of pain behind the knee.

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@wojo Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You are experiencing pain behind the knee three months post op. You are looking to connect with members like you.

You will notice that I moved your question to a previous discussion where @tamryk recently discussed this topic.

Within the group, members like @buickturboman @eeppeerr88 @exflyer @toromama @coco @mrsflutterby @sprinrosa64 have discussed total knee replacements and may be able to help answer your question.

May I ask if you have completely the physical therapy exercises as instructed?

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@erikas

@wojo Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. You are experiencing pain behind the knee three months post op. You are looking to connect with members like you.

You will notice that I moved your question to a previous discussion where @tamryk recently discussed this topic.

Within the group, members like @buickturboman @eeppeerr88 @exflyer @toromama @coco @mrsflutterby @sprinrosa64 have discussed total knee replacements and may be able to help answer your question.

May I ask if you have completely the physical therapy exercises as instructed?

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Yes, I did the PT exercises every day for 6 weeks and then probably another 2 weeks after that. I still do slides and bends.

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