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Wed, Jan 1 10:50pm · Has anyone had a tight band feeling after total knee replacement? in Joint Replacements

Hi everyone it's been awhile since I have been on this site so I will give my experience over again. I had my 1st TKR on Jan, 8 2019 which was very unsuccessful. The Dr. did say that he may have misjudged the size of my knee & he put a larger spacer, anyways I had home PT and afterwards I had outpatient PT the knee still didn't bend. My surgeon then suggested I have a (2nd surgery) MUA that was scheduled for February 21st, 2019 I had good ROM for awhile, but then it started freezing up again. My PT contacted my surgeon & told him that something wasn't right and that he needed to see as soon as possible, which he did. He then suggested that he may need to go back in to put a smaller spacer. The 3rd surgery was scheduled for May 21, 2019 which meant I had to start all over again, all the pain the agony loss of sleep etc. The dr. said I had so much scar tissue like none he had ever seen before out of all the years he has been doing surgeries. He went in cleaned up as much scar tissue as possible, took cultures for infections and put a smaller spacer. Once again I did therapy and everything that I was suppose to do, just to have the scar tissue build up again and cause me not to be able to bend my knee. After some months I had arthroscopic surgery in Nov. 2019 once again he went in cleaned out some scar tissue & did another culture because he wasn't able to get enough fluid to send off before. I went back in about two & 1/2 weeks later, he said that everything looked good, but he was puzzled as to why I was still having so much pain & could barely lift my leg. He referred me out to the orthopedic office in Gainesville, Fl. I went there on Friday Dec. 27,2019. The orthopedic took an x-ray and said that everything looks good & that the 1st surgeon did everything accordingly. This doctor said the reason i'm probably in so much pain is because of the multiple surgeries that I have had so close together. He suggested that I get a nerve block to try and break up the scar tissue so that I can bend the knee, wants me to continue therapy. I have to go back to my surgeon soon I guess that he will schedule for the nerve block, but i'm not sure yet. One thing I am sure of is that I want this pain to go and that I will be able to bend my knee without the complications. Well this is my story I may have left a few things out due to experiencing so much in the past year.

Nov 14, 2019 · Scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Yes you are right, the new surgeon is out of the area in another town and county. I will keep you informed

Nov 14, 2019 · Scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

oh my! you have been thru a lot. My 1st surgery in Jan resulted in the wrong size knee. In May he changed it out & put a smaller one in. I will keep you informed in a few days.

Nov 13, 2019 · Scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I wish I had found the site before I had my TKR too. My right knee is bone on bone as well, but with all the issues I am having I don't know if I want to trust going thru another surgery.

Nov 13, 2019 · Scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Yes I am having the arthroscopic surgery on Friday, surgeon said he going to put a scope in look around and remove scar. I hope this will resolve my issue @ least release me of this excruciating pain. I will keep you inform of my progress.

Nov 13, 2019 · Scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Great! glad to hear that your problem was resolved. I pray that this will resolve my issue as well & thank you.

Nov 13, 2019 · Scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Hi dduke can you explain the lydia surgery, what did the surgeon do? You said it helped but your knee is hurting badly after the last procedure. If you don't mind sharing what type of procedure did you have to have an was it due to the scar tissue growing back?

Nov 12, 2019 · Scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I it's been a while since I have been this site. Here is my story I had surgery on Jan 8, 2019, had home therapy as well as outpatient therapy, nothing seem to help. My left knee was very stiff. I had a MUA on February 27, 2019, once again I followed all my therapy my knee was still stiff, swollen and painful. I then had surgery again on May 21, 2019 on the same knee. my surgeon said I had scar tissue growing everywhere, like none he has ever seen in all his years of surgery. I started all over again home PT as well as outpatient PT. The knee started out doing good I was able to bend it and I didn't feel the tightness as I did with the 1st surgery. About a month or so out something happened my PT noticed that I wasn't able to bend as much, I had a lot of pain which hindered me from being able to perform as much as I should. My PT contacted my surgeon and informed him that he needs to see me. When I went to him he was as puzzled as I was and he couldn't understand what was going on. He eventually tried to draw some fluid out which was not accurate because he wasn't able to get enough out the knee to have it read. Since then I have been experiencing so much pain in my knee even to the touch. I still can't sleep in my bed comfortable, I always end up in my recliner. I am schedule Friday to have arthroscopic surgery to see what going on as well as to break up the scar tissue. He said if this doesn't work he will probably have to go back in to change out the cushion etc. He said he can also recommend me to get a second opinion to Shands in Gainesville, Fl. My husband said he would rather the second opinion. I'm just hoping and praying that the arthroscopic surgery will be the answer. All I know is that I am so tired and aggravated. i'm so sorry for the long post.