What would cause knee locking up after total knee replacement?

Knee locking. You should have this discussion with your surgeon. If he does not give you a satisfactory answer and solution, it is okay to get a second opinion.

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Can knees lock up after total knee replacement?

Yes, but not often. 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. Read more...

What causes extreme crunching under the patella nine months after total knee replacement?

Not sure what.... ..."extreme crunching" is, but if that knee was operated on nine months ago, you need to see your surgeon for an evaluation. Read more...
Crunch patella. Likely scar or synovitis. Possible maltracking, loosening, implant position, noncompliance with stretching exercises. Read more...

What would cause a thickness/swelling/pain above the knee cap 5 yrs. After total knee replacement along with meds for RLS are not working now?

Knee Cap. Swelling around or above the knee cap can be from the joint itself. This can be caused by inflammation, infection, metal allergies, or loosening of the prosthetic. If outside the knee joint at the knee cap can be bursal swelling, tear of quad tendon with hematoma. Would follow up with your surgeon that did the knee repalcement if possible. Read more...
Not from RLS. Your symptoms are complex and need interview and exam but seems not related to rls. The nature of RLS is progressive so discuss with treating physician to consider optimizing your treatment plan. Read more...

What would cause a cyst to form under my knee cap? Is there any help for nerve pain one year after total knee replacement?

Arthritis. A cyst under the patella (kneecap) will often develop as a result of articular cartilage degeneration which can occur with arthritis or other conditions that lead to damage of the cartilage. These can be found in any joint. The cyst is a fluid filled cavity that will often connect with the joint at the area of cartilage damage. If the cyst has occurred after tka it is likely something else. Read more...

What can cause severe pain 1yr after total knee replacement surgery? My mother has numbness in foot and knee. Sometimes swelling. Thanks

Varies. There are multiple possibilities, but one general way to look at it is either there is something wrong with the knee replacement surgery outcome, or your mother has another condition causing pain in that area. The most common "other" cause is a condition calked spinal stenosis, which is essentially a pinched nerve in the back that can cause leg pain and numbness. Read more...

What are the causes of stiffness after a total knee replacement?

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 more...
Scar tissue. Rehab after a total knee replacement is a race between the formation of scar tissue and achieving appropriate range of motion. Appropriate pain control is essential to help you win this race. Read more...
Depends on when. Early the causes are many, typically swelling and pain. After 3 months the major cause is scar tissue formation. Read more...

My total knee replacement of 8 yrs ago has started giving me pain. What could be the cause?

Wear or infection. The typical knee replacement lasts 10-15 years. In patients who have their knees replaced at an earlier age, they may wear out sooner. As the plastic liner wears out, it produces small particles that may lead to loosening if the prosthesis. This can cause pain or instability. Infections can also produce similar symptoms, see your joint surgeon for an x-ray and examination. Read more...
TKA. Component loosening, plastic wear, fracture, and infection are the most common causes for late failure. Read more...

What cause pain, warmth and swelling in the knee 11 months after a total knee replacement?

Several causes. There are several possible causes. The most concerning cause would be infection. This must be ruled out. See your surgeon as soon as possible. Read more...
Synovitis. Synovitis is an inflammation of the lining of your knee. The most common causes are infection and soft tissue impingement. Read more...