TKR with lateral release surgery issues
I am just over 6 weeks from surgery on my right knee and from day one I’ve had a golf ball sized lump on the outside of the knee that was replaced. I had to have lateral release done in order to straighten my leg. It is very swollen and all of my pain comes from that area and my knee “locks up” in that area when I try to come out of a knee slide or when I lay on my left side and then try to turn over there is pain in that area and locking is horrible. Is anyone else having issues like these and did they go away??! I pray they will go away.
Basically if I didn’t have the lateral
Procedure done my knee would be 75% healed in my opinion. Now I feel like I’m only 40% healed.
Another issue is my right leg (surgery leg) is a darker color than my left leg after I sit or stand on the leg. I go for my 7 week post op next week. Hoping to get some answers and hope all is normal.