A member asked:

Can back pain come from having a tkr?

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Dr. Robert Purchase answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Yes: A tkr doesn't typically injure the back, but many lower extremity surgeries can "throw you out of whack". As a result of the altered gait (aka limp), it can result in back pain. Ask the surgeon who did the tkr, but i anticipate that the back pain will slowly get better as your gait improves.

Answered 12/9/2013



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