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Mon, Jun 15 12:47pm · Scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Hi it's been a while since I've posted, but after reading your post I wonder if I am going through the same thing. I had a TKR back in January of 2019, a MUA in February, a revision in May to put a smaller cushion & in November arthroscopic surgery to remove scar tissue. I've had home & out patient therapy, nothing seems to help. I'm on a cane my knee hurts to touch. I can barely bend it & it hurts to walk. Sometimes my whole left leg hurts. I've had several xrays they always say everything is going well. I even had a second opinion to Gainesville (Shands) they too say things are going according. The doctor say my severe pain could be due to all of the surgeries I've had right behind the other. I go to pain management, but I'm tired of taking pills they only put me to sleep & when I wake up the pain is still there.

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?