Sharp pain under Knee cap

Posted by emily05286 @emily05286, Aug 8 9:32am

I had a bad ACL replacement 8 years ago. The doctors have tried everything. I had 6 more surgeries of a partial knee, ACL, meniscus repair and a cartilage transplant to help. Nothing has, Doctors finally decided on a TKR which I had on Tuesday, but that sharp pain under my knee cap is still there. Anyone have experience with this? I'm 36 and I'm s fearful I'll have this forever. I do not know what to do anymore.

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Hi @emily05286, and welcome to Connect.
There are a couple of conversations that you can reference regarding the pain under your knee cap.
– Knee cap pain after knee replacement surgery 7 week post op: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/knee-cap-pain-after-knee-replacement-surgery-7-week-post-op/
and
– Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) or Runner's knee: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/patella-femoral-syndrome/

Here is an article on that: "Runner's knee refers to knee pain that starts behind or around your kneecap. This condition is common in active adults. Symptoms include a dull …" — Sudden Knee Pain: Possible Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment: https://www.healthline.com/health/sudden-knee-pain

So was the sharp pain there from the beginning or did it come after one of the surgeries?

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Hi Amanda,

Thanks for the quick reply. It came after the 1st surgery, hasn't been resolved since.

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Hi Amanda,

Thanks for the quick reply. It came after the 1st surgery, hasn't been resolved since. The first article on the Saphenous Nerve sounds exactly what im experiencing. Thank you

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