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Canton, MI
A 53-year-old female asked:

Tkr --4.5 months later.still difficult to walk. gait limping waddle like walk. left hip pain increased. cause? had manipulation2 month ago . 125 bend

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Dr. Mark Galperin
Pain Management 33 years experience
Tnr: Pain in the back is from si joint irritation, you favoring an affected side and shift weight while walking on the other side, if you won't resolve the knee issue pain in the back will stay, see a pain specialist in your area, ask to check your hamstring muscle.
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Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Likely Lumbar spine : Many people that have arthritic knees also have arthritic lower backs. When the low back is arthritic the usual symptoms are low back pain, weakness of legs, radiating pain down one or both legs, numbness and tingling. The usual scenario for an otherwise good tkr not going well is persistent or progressive low back problems radiating down the legs. This often results in poor recovery, stiffness.
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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 41 years experience
The low back is a consideration, and is worth checking.
Oct 16, 2013
Last updated Nov 30, 2016

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