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Sun, Feb 16 7:10am · Swelling and stiffness, 3 years after total knee replacement in Joint Replacements

For those searching for a reason for pain long after the replacement, here’s the short version of my story.

Two years, ten surgeons, 2 bone scans, 2 MRIs, an allergy test, a nerve conduction test, a muscle conduction test and more Xrays than I can count later — my pain in my knee and inability to stand or walk was caused by a broken bone in my foot that shredded the tendon.

The foot surgeon who found the bone fragment in my foot said the bone was probably broken the day of the knee surgery.

There is a reason you hurt. Don’t stop looking for it. Someone will help you

Dec 23, 2019 · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I had an arthroscopic lysis of adhesions a year ago. My knee now easily bends to 125. However, the PT was brutal. A 10 hour a day routine for a month starting the day after surgery. I would be at the PT office 3x a week for 2 hour sessions where he would force my leg to move to the number the surgeon gave him. I learned how to cry silently as he pushed. PT then went to 8 hours, then 6. I was discharged at 3 hours of PT a day and told keep it up – don’t loose it. I now go to a rowing gym and row an hour 4 days a week and do an hour of stretching at home 4-5 times a week now.

Nov 28, 2019 · Foot neuropathy after total knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I have been unable to stand for more than 10 minutes or walk for more than 30 without pain since my replacement in March of 2018. I’m 55. I was recently diagnosed with an “extra bone in my foot” that was traumatized during the events of the surgery as well as the “alignment of my knee and ankle being a hare off”. Supposedly, the combination of these two things is causing my pain- so I’m now considering surgery #3 related to this knee. The surgery won’t fix the mailalignment – supposedly will eliminate a lot of the standing / walking pain to where custom orthotics can then realign the knee and ankle.

Just in case this helps anyone else….
The bone is called an assessory navicular. About 10% of the population have it. A foot xray and foot MRI bot show it. It caused pain in your inside of your ankle and along your posterior tibial tendon if severely traumatized.

Sep 29, 2019 · Foot neuropathy after total knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I’m a year and a half out from TKR and after a second surgery on it finally got flexion – but the inside of the knee and behind the knee still are bruised and painful. In addition, I have been unable to stand for more than 10 minutes or walk more than 30 for that year and a half. After the “not my problem” attitude from the original surgeon, I finally found a practice willing to take me. The knee surgeon in that practice referred me to a foot and ankle surgeon who diagnosed Tarsal Tunnel syndrome – a compression of the tibial nerve where it enters a narrow canal at the ankle. She prescribed more PT. The PT who has seen me since day one connected the dots between where I’ve been complaining about the knee and the new diagnosis on the ankle. He said my tibial nerve is probably compressed from either the continued swelling or actual knee replacement. That my complaints are all on the same nerve. I relayed his comments to the foot surgeon who then referred me to a neurologist for a EMG/NCS/NCV Test. If you have tingling / pain in your foot after TKR – ask for a referral and this test from your primary. It seems as though the knee surgeons won’t order it because they know they caused the issue.

May 5, 2019 · Femur Component of Knee Replacement Loose in Joint Replacements

I had the allergy testing done in August. I’m not allergic to bone cement.

May 5, 2019 · Pain following a Right Total Knee Replacement in Joint Replacements

@gardeningranny – did you have the revision? I was told Thursday that the femur part is loose. I have had the replacement for 13.5 months and if I choose to have the replacement it will be my 3rd surgery in 2 years

May 4, 2019 · Femur Component of Knee Replacement Loose in Joint Replacements

I am 13.5 months out from the replacement surgery. 2 months ago he was adamant I had nerve damage and wanted to start me with a pain management doctor. I’m only 55. My GP said don’t do that. He kept telling me that he couldn’t tell if it was loose until I was at the one year mark. I’ve had 2 xrays and a bone scan prior to a year. The bone scan showed increases uptake – but he still wouldn’t tell me it was loose. I insisted on another appointment at over the year mark. That was two days ago and he took more xrays and during that appointment he finally told me it’s loose.

May 3, 2019 · Femur Component of Knee Replacement Loose in Joint Replacements

My knee replacement is barely a year old. I have had pain that has limited my standing to 10 minutes and walking to 30 for 10 months. At first, I was told I had excess scar tissue and had a second surgery to remove that. However the same standing and pain persisted. Then I was told I had nerve damage. Now I’m being told that the femur component is not secured to the bone behind my knee and there is a gap where bone cement should be. Has anyone else had a loose femur component? My understanding is it’s mostly the tibia component that becomes loose.

What does a revision to a loose femur component entail?

Also – how would bone cement behind your knee just not be there?