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5 days ago · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Mine was in August. Was told by PT and Doc that scar tissue is your body's way of protecting a 'hurt.' It may take 1 to 2 years to convince your body that you don't need 'protecting' as much. Break it up EVERY DAY. Move it constantly; little even helps (like 1 inch swinging it back and forth). My scar tissue has slowed down and now I deal with the muscle that runs from your hip over your quad, ACROSS THE KNEE CAP, tightening up and pushing down on the knee cap. That really hurts; we stretch it out at PT more than bending. I stretch it out across the bed, the couch, as I walk, etc. See anatomy pics to get a clearer pic of what is happening. Swelling in the quad hurts the knee cap. This pain is due to me actually beginning to live my life; sometimes I overdo it. Even walking too much without a cane an trigger huge pain in kneecap area. So now NAPROXEN helps (tylenol not quite strong enough) but don't need opioids as it isn't nerve pains, it's pressure on kneecap. So keep going to PT and stretch those quads every few hours just like you did ice in the beginning. It may take 1 to 2 YEARS. Hang in. Learning as I go.

Wed, Nov 27 12:00pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I stretch that band several times a day oike i used to do with iceing. Past
scar tissue breaking, but that band swells and oushes against kneecap. The
pain is in the swelling pushing the knee cap. That's what my doc and PT
person says.

Tue, Oct 29 9:40am · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Yesterday I made it to 95 degrees! I'm so happy! Keep moving.

Tue, Oct 29 9:39am · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

just replied to list

Tue, Oct 29 9:38am · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

TKR August, adjustment 2 weeks ago. Got to 80 degrees and it stopped bending. Seems I'm a 'prolific scar tissue' person. So yes, it grows back like bands on a Twister candy, if you wait until they are thick, a doc has to put you to sleep and break them. But if you CONSTANTLY move your knee, even a little, the bands break. To me it feels like a tiny electric shock when one breaks. Each am they are back and if I stay in recliner for more that 2 hours, they're back. Everyone is different. So I use 2 percocets before PT, home, eat, a Tramadol, stool softener, sleep an hour, then ice, then recliner BUT always moving-pressing down to stretch-lifting up to bend. But not severely after PT. i go to PT EVERY day. Doc says my body will eventually get the message that I don't need bands to help my knee and that the metal in me is ok. May take A YEAR. Keep a routine, figure your medicines out yourself and move. That's all I know.

Sun, Oct 27 9:58pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

I wish i had found this site before i had mine done.

Sun, Oct 27 9:45pm · scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Mine says up to and stop, thought i was only one creating tissue bands each night