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Is It Normal For My Knee To Get Really Stiff After A Total Knee Replacement
Yes: The pain associated with total knees makes most patients struggle with bending after surgery. This, along with the healing process of the large incision, causes significant scaring, reducing the patients early motion. This requires fairly aggressive and regular exercise and stretching to lengthen the tissues while they are healing so that you can regain your preop motion which is the goal. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It is 7 wks since I have total knee replacement. Still swollen knee and ankle. Have stiffness and lots of pain at nite. Is it normal I am active?
Depends: Causes of stiffness following knee replacement include scar tissue formation, component size and position among many factors. However, the most important factor is the patient's preoperative motion (i.e. Preoperative stiffness is likely going to lead to less than optimal postoperative motions). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What could cause sudden onset of swelling & stiffness months after a total knee replacement? Tkr was mid-nov 2012. Had full rom, etc until today.
Infection: Any sudden change in a joint replacement represented by new onset of swelling, pain or stiffness could indicate an infection until proven otherwise. You are still very early out from surgery so this could be just muscle but if the joint looks swollen and you've lost motion i would advise a prompt f/u with your surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Get evaluated : Talk with your surgeon. Find out what is painful. Some ligament and tendon insertions can be injected with cortisone. Icing and stretching is critical for good results. Most people are painful and stiff with total knees for 3-6 months and it takes a full year to 18 months for complete healing and maturation of the knee replacement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had total knee replacement in December still very painful and have small knots down incision is that normal can't get answer from doctor ?
Varies: The recovery from knee replacement varies somewhat from patient to patient and surgeon to surgeon. If you are slowly but surely getting better, than it is likely you will continue to improve. If you are not getting better or are even getting worse, then you need to sit down with your surgeon to discuss this further or seek a second opinion. ...Read more
After a total knee replacement is it normal to hear a sound like cracking knuckles when walking or moving the knee sideways?
Do they use lasers in u.S. To get rid of scar tissue I have artho fibrosis of the knee after a total knee replacement
Maybe: Arthrofibrosis is a condition that can occur after tka (and other procedures) and results in scarring inside the knee that can cause stiffness and pain. It can be difficult to treat and the cause is not always known. Manipulation, arthroscopic release of adhesions(with a shaver, radiofrequency wand, or laser), and possible revision may be necessary to treat the condition. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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