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Sep 23, 2018 · Pain following a Right Total Knee Replacement in Joint Replacements

My situation is similar to yours in some ways but different in other ways. I’m three years post TKR and still have several issues including soft tissue pain, scar tissue, and stiffness that limits my mobility. I’ve have every test, including a scintigraphy that showed that my implant is not inflected or loosened. However, I am most comfortable in bed or with my leg raised. Like you, I have only one kidney (born that way) so cannot take anti-inflammatory meds. I have just started soft tissue massage at a sport medicine center that I’m hoping will bring some relief.

Aug 15, 2018 · PT for TKR - Pain from stretching & Other rehab questions in Joint Replacements

That should read “him” not “home “ in line 3.

Aug 15, 2018 · PT for TKR - Pain from stretching & Other rehab questions in Joint Replacements

Thanks for your input Justin. I must press my OS on why he doesn’t recommend surgery for me. He thought an open procedure wasn’t a good idea. I’m going to ask home about arthroscopic procedures. From what I’ve read, there aren’t a lot of surgeons who are experts in this particular procedure but he might know of someone in my region who has done a lot of them. In the meantime I will continue to remain active and strive to remain fit.

Aug 13, 2018 · PT for TKR - Pain from stretching & Other rehab questions in Joint Replacements

Hello Justin. My flexion is only 70 on a good day. My surface scar has always been clean. I’ve had tests that confirm that the implant is well placed, solid and free of infection. It just is blocked with scar tissue that would likely recur after open surgery. Infection, of course is a concern.

Aug 9, 2018 · PT for TKR - Pain from stretching & Other rehab questions in Joint Replacements

I agree that it is important to keep this discussion going. I hope that the discussion of scar tissue issues (arthrofibrosis) expands to include information on any new approaches to treatment. I am three years post TKR and not a good candidate for scar tissue removal so hearing of any advances in non-surgical treatment would be most helpful.