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Thu, Feb 13 6:39pm · Has anyone had a tight band feeling after total knee replacement? in Joint Replacements

I am in the midwest in a large metro area. I have an excellent PT in a private group who is going to give me a referral to a Dr that specializes in revisions. My story is not typical, and I will share it eventually, but it is rather complicated the path this surgery has led me down.

Wed, Feb 12 6:19pm · Has anyone had a tight band feeling after total knee replacement? in Joint Replacements

Thank you for this info. I will definitely be asking whoever my new Dr will be to do this scan.

Wed, Feb 12 3:14pm · Has anyone had a tight band feeling after total knee replacement? in Joint Replacements

How is a nuclear bone scan different than an xray? Did your xray show nothing wrong? I'm 13 month post-op and having similar problems. Yes, was told to wait for the year mark and then told to give it another year! I really need some answers. Looking for another opinion, and Mayo said no they would not see me, their reply was " we feel we can't give you any better care than you are already receiving".

Sun, Feb 2 7:05pm · Having knee replacement: how to prepare and questions about PT in Joint Replacements

Yes in Jan 2019. Surgeon said I was an excellent candidate for bilateral. Young 61, great health, fitness and weight. I wished I would have done one at a time. Learned a lot since then especially from this discussion group.

Thu, Jan 9 4:52pm · I need a TKR: Do I do it, or go as long as I can? in Joint Replacements

@contentandwell I was told that at 61 I was an excellent candidate for knee replacement. I believed that going ahead with surgery while I was young, active (even with bone on bone), in the best shape physically (never was overweight), I was biking 20 miles a day, doing all the pre-hab exercises plus strength and weight training for 2 months prior to surgery that I would have great success. It's been a year post-op and my life is not better after surgery. All those theories about being young did not help. Surgery has risks that we all take when we go under the knife. I researched my surgeon, he was a 5 out of 5 stars on those websites. I asked about custom and was told they didn't offer that option ( that's where I should have canceled out). Now I am one of those suffering with daily pain and limitations due to a size issue. I'm still looking for a good surgeon who wants to take on someone else's surgery mistake. I wished I would have waited now that I know what I know now. Much has been learned on this discussion group since I started 3 months post-op last March. Wish I would have known about it before making a decision. I hope @happyat76 takes in all this information and can make a better decision for themselves .

Wed, Jan 8 6:15pm · I need a TKR: Do I do it, or go as long as I can? in Joint Replacements

I would wait as long as you can. They don't tell you that you will not be able to do simple things like walk in your yard on even ground, kneel to pull weeds, walk in the snow, chase after that fun grandchild, carry that baby up and down stairs, enjoy long walks in nature. Those sites for recommendations are not always reliable, more like paid advertisements. Ask for personal experiences, and DO talk about the custom Conformis or how the size for you will be decided. Take as long as you need….Good Luck!

Dec 29, 2019 · Scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

@snowdoc2001 I'm 12 months post-op bilateral TKR. At 6 weeks I was losing ROM after doing so well in the beginning of PT, and believe (months later) the aggressive PT was to blame for my set back. My surgeon talked me into a manipulation at 6 weeks by telling me how much better I would be after. I went through with it and that is another of my regrets. I did gain ROM immediately after in the weeks of more aggressive PT. I was in so much pain from the MUA that I had to go back on pain meds. After 3 weeks of PT I started losing ROM again because the inflammation and swelling came back much worse. Then I was told to stop PT for 2 weeks to heal. After the 2 weeks I never got more than 110 on flexion and 5 on extension(I was 96 and 0 before MUA). I continued to be in pain do to the soft tissue damage from the MUA, no fractures from it. I would find a PT immediately and start with gentle PT that involves massage of soft tissue and gentle PT.

Dec 26, 2019 · Burning after total knee replacement in Joint Replacements

@cami I'm 12 months post-op of bilateral TKR. I remember the intense burning pain, when asked to describe it I said imagine a hot branding iron being pressed against your knee. It was excruciating! Especially at night. The things I did was to ice 20 min, off 20 min until it would ease up. I also continued with pain meds. Sometimes at night I would get up and walk around the room and that seemed to help. It does gradually get better so hang in there.