how long does pain last after total knee replacement

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Dr. Bac X. Nguyen answered:

How long does pain last after total knee replacement?

May not be complete

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Some are fortunate to have the surgery and shortly there after once the wounds healed, they have no pain at all. Many will have great improvement of pain, but never completely resolved after the replacement surgery. It is a big surgical procedure with significant risks/benefits, so do your research and discuss with doc thoroughly. Good luck to you.
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

I had a total knee replacement in 2008 recently my knee has become swollen and warmer to the touch than normal and painful ideas to what's wrong??

Infected prosthesis

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The overwhelming probability is that the prosthesis is infected. You need to see an orthopedist familiar with infections of this nature and an infectious diseases expert and have them confer with you about this. Good luck and best wishes.
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I have a total knee replacement and a cyst that keeps coming back, today it's been VERY painful more than it's ever been should it wait for appt or ER?

Cyst after TKR

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Depends where the cyst is . Is the skin getting thin around it? Depending on how long ago the procedure was you should get it checked out. Things like infection in particular need to be ruled out.
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Use advil for relief. How long is typical time table for pain/recovery of total knee replacement of both knees?

3 months

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The recovery time for bilateral replacement is the same as for a single knee. It takes about 6 weeks to feel better than you did before surgery when walking and 3 months to return to all normal activities. I tell patients that it will be a year before you reach maximal improvement.
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Dr. Gwo-Chin Lee answered:

Can knees lock up after total knee replacement?

Yes, but not often

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Knee replacements can feel like "seizing" or "locking up" on rare occasions and they are usually not due to the device. The most likely phenomena you are experiencing is either "crepitus" or "clunk" which is when scar tissue surrounding the front of the knee gets trapped within the device creating a sensation of locking up. When severe enough, it can be alleviated by removing that scar tissue.
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Dr. Jack Choueka answered:

I've had total knee replacement surgery on both knees and now am having severe pain in left buttox and lower back, what can I do? PT hasn't helped

Spine evaluation

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Spine pain radiating to the buttock region is a sign of nerve compression in the spine coming from either a herniated disc or arthritis in the spine. A spine evaluation is needed
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Dr. Marc Schneider answered:

No cartilage in knees, bone on bone, and knee caps are misaligned. Do I need total knee replacement surgery?

Total knee surgery

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Possibly, however the decision to perform a total knee replacement doesn't just depend on xray findings of "bone on bone" arthritis. Many non-surgical options are available to improve symptoms of knee arthritis in an effort to delay surgery such as: medications, injections, braces, activity modification, and physical therapy.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

I'm needing to have total knee replacement and was told I needed build more loose skin in my knees how do you do that?

Makes no sense

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An orthopedist told you that? That makes no sense to me. You may have misunderstood.
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I am 31 with AVN in both knees and hips I recently had a total knee replacement. Is there anything I can do to stop the progression?

Don't believe so

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The best thing you can do is keep up your exercise. It is imperative to keep your muscles in top shape. This may delay the inevitable joint replacement.
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WILL TOTAL KNEE REPLACEMENT HELP MY PROBLEM? BOTH LEGS FROM KNEES TO FEET ACHE ALL DAY AND NIGHT. TOP OF FEET SORE TO TOUCH. WALKING 20 TO 30 MINUTES IS EXTENT OF MOBILITY TIME. MUST SIT FOR A FEW MINUTES.

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Knee replacement probably will not help your problem. The description of an ache form the knees to the top of the feet that that gets worse with walking and requires you to sit down after 20-30 min sounds more like a back problem called spinal stenosis.
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