Total knee replacement

Posted by ar7 @ar7, Jan 2, 2020

I am one year out from total knee replacement and my knee pops when I move it. Anyone else have this?

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@ar7: not sure exactly what you mean by popping. I do a daily set of exercises for Sciatica, one of them is resting a foot on the opposite bent knee while in a prone position. Whenever I start that move – getting the TKR knee bent and angled over – the tendon over the knee cap makes an audible popping sound. Otherwise, it’s simply clicking with every step I take.

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My knee will make a loud clunking sound when i walk or move it side to side. i also have pain and swelling in the knee area. i am a very active person and the knee is constantly sore unless i sit around..

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Knee buckling 3 years out from total knee replacement. I'm checking this out with a knee orthopedist the end of the week but wondering if anyone else has been dealing with a similar experience. Back in April my same thigh was hurting and the ortho sent me for PT but it resulted in too much pain so I stopped. At this time, I think I need more than a simple xray and am requesting add'l imaging. Not sure if I can get an MRI since there's metal in the knee replacement.

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@js2022

Knee buckling 3 years out from total knee replacement. I'm checking this out with a knee orthopedist the end of the week but wondering if anyone else has been dealing with a similar experience. Back in April my same thigh was hurting and the ortho sent me for PT but it resulted in too much pain so I stopped. At this time, I think I need more than a simple xray and am requesting add'l imaging. Not sure if I can get an MRI since there's metal in the knee replacement.

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Hello @js2022 and welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect. Sorry to hear you are experiencing this. You will notice that I have moved your post into an existing discussion on total knee replacements to see if others may have had a similar experience.

I see you posted a couple of weeks back so wanted to reach out to see what you learned from the knee orthopedist that you mentioned you were to see. Did you get any answers?

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He gave me knee and IT band exercises to do on my own and agreed that since I have fibromyalgia to keep away from doing physical therapy. I've been either doing exercises as tolerated or walking each day. The heat has really taken a toll on my due to my fibromyalgia.

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@boatbuilderbud

My knee will make a loud clunking sound when i walk or move it side to side. i also have pain and swelling in the knee area. i am a very active person and the knee is constantly sore unless i sit around..

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Same here. 13 months post surgery. Pain swelling of patellar tendon. Clicking. OS has dismissed me

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