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Mon, Feb 10 1:38pm · Has anyone had a tight band feeling after total knee replacement? in Joint Replacements

I know how you feel as I can relate. I am almost a year out and still have that band effect and days when it is raining and snowy it really is apparent. They had to cut the anterior tib and somehow tie it all together. Overall I am happy to get rid of the pain and be able to walk. So it was worth it. I continue to exercise and stretch and not overdo. The PA told me the knee won’t be like the other one so I accepted the fact that I can’t and won’t be able to do the stuff I used to do. My biggest prayer is to get rid of the band for I do get discouraged at times.

Sat, Feb 8 6:18pm · Has anyone had a tight band feeling after total knee replacement? in Joint Replacements

Don’t feel bad I am in the same boat. Mine has loosened up a bit but it’s still there. It is not painful but annoying especially when there is a low front. Also when I exercise or walk. There are occasional clicks too. I guess we have to keep up with exercises and stretching. I have hope that it might go away.

Wed, Jan 29 1:07pm · Nine months after tkr in Joint Replacements

Hi Chris. Thanks for your reply. No I didn’t get a new patella and didn’t have gout or crystals. Ok I get it no strenuous activities = increased longevity. I used to hike but won’t do that anymore. So walking further increases over time. That’s hopeful.

Mon, Jan 27 11:02am · Nine months after tkr in Joint Replacements

I am 10 months post TKR and am doing well. I agree with you if you are overactive you pay the price and there is some medial pain that goes away with rest. My question is approximately how long do knee replacements last if I do things in moderation? Is there actually a time when I can expect to walk more than 2 miles and stand longer than 2 hours without getting that tight band sensation? I also use some machines at the gym. One more thing — since the arthritic pain is gone, why does the knee stiffen up in rainy/snowy weather and that band is still there.

Tue, Jan 21 9:13am · Scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Thank you. Let’s hope for the best.

Mon, Jan 20 11:37am · Scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Okay when I went for my 6 month checkup. The PA didn’t say the band is actually scar tissue. Said it lasts for a year. So my question is this if I keep up my exercises diligently, can I expect it to go away in a couple of months? Or do I have to live with it? Since the whole procedure was a nightmare I prefer not to have an arthroscopic procedure to correct it.

Sun, Jan 19 11:52am · Scar tissue after knee replacement in Joint Replacements

Does scar tissue have any relation to the tight band sensation?

Sat, Jan 18 10:05am · Night Pain: Using a knee wedge after total knee replacement? in Joint Replacements

I had my procedure in March and it was the best decision I ever made because I couldn’t stand and walk. The pain was unbearable. It is almost a year and I am experiencing no pain but just discomfort from the tight band. When I exercise too much I get a pain on the inside of the knee. I am able to walk a couple of laps in the mall. Still have difficulty getting out of a car due to knee flexion. I still get odd sensations and some clicking occasionally. I do exercises at the Y and have a home therapy program. My main complaint is that they do not prepare you mentally for the procedure and the first 6 months are awful. But on the flip side, if they did reveal expectations, no one would get it done! The key to successful surgery is a good doctor, mako robotic arm, and a good therapist. But I would not be in a hurry to do the other knee.