Is it normal to get lower back pain after a total knee replacement surgery?

No Not normal unless. You have problem in the back before.
No. Most patients do not experience back pain, however, many patients have some back arthritis that can be exacerbated by the use of crutches, a walker, or a cane after surgery.
Not from the surgery. Some patients with low back disease prior to their surgery with have their back condition aggravated with their therapy after surgery. Avoid straight leg raises post op when you have lumbar spine disease. Work on proper posture with your walker after surgery to protect your back. Use a lumbar support belt after surgery if you have known back pain to give your back some support.

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I am having a lot of inner knee, thigh, and lower back pain after knee replacement. My surgery was 3 months ago & I have more pain than before tkr.

Ouch. If you are having more pain, make sure you get in to be evaluated. Did you do physical therapy? Make sure you do physical therapy - this could also help your discomfort significantly. Take care! Read more...

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. 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. Read more...
See your surgeon. It is quite likely that the pain you are experiencing in the buttock and lower back are completely unrelated to your knee replacement surgeries. If your pain has not responded to physical therapy, a thorough evaluation of your lower back (lumbar spine) is indicated. Read more...

I had total knee replacement surgery a week ago and my foot is very swollen, is this normal?

Could be. Swelling is definitely normal following a surgery, and gravity will tend to force the swelling into your foot. However, if this is new just within the past few days and there is associated pain, it could be a symptom of the formation of a blood clot in your leg. You should see your doc for evaluation if you are concerned. Good luck! Read more...

8 month since arthroscopic knee surgery, still hurts to walk. Do injections take pain away or should I get total knee replacement? Lots of pain : (

Post- op knee pain. Knee replacement depends on age and extent of damage. Still having pain could mean damage was too great to improve much, or you wern't given a chance3 to rehab it. Age is an important factor here. Read more...
Depends on diagnosis. Arthroscopic debridement of a knee with degenerative disease without locking symptoms has been shown in numerous studies to not change the natural course of the disorder knee replacement hurt as well the question is can a new knee reduce your pain this depends on how much pain you are in now and how does this compare to the average total knee outcome your surgeon is the best person to ask. Read more...
Maybe. Without knowing the reason for the scope and the underlying pathology in your knee, the question is hard to answer. If your primary problem is oa then injections and pt may help. The injection may need either viscosupplementation or a steroid injection. If your oa is bad and you have failed injections and pt, then you may need a total knee to try and control your pain. Read more...

Is it normal for the kneecap to be wiggly after total knee replacement? (1 week since surgery)

Potentially. I would discuss any concerns with your surgeon, but there certainly is some degree of healing that must occur in the patella after a knee replacement. The patella is actually inverted inside out to expose and replace its undersurface with a polyethylene bearing surface, then the medial aspect of the quadriceps mechanism, which helps in tracking of the patella, must be divided and then repaired. Read more...

For what length of time do I have to wait to drive a car after a total knee replacement surgery?

Driving after TKA. I usually have patients wait until they are walking without assistive devices and when they are not taking pain medicines. Read more...
2 - 3 weeks. I allow driving at two weeks if it is the left leg (automatic car) and 3 weeks if it is the right. Read more...

Is it wise to walk for 30 minutes a day/5 days a week, 6 months after a total knee replacement surgery?

Yes. I generally encourage exercise after joint replacement. It is important to maintain muscle tone, weight control and general health. I don't recommend activities which involve impacts such as running. Read more...
Ask your doc. In general, I do not see a problem with that type of program but it is really best for someone with knee replacements to discuss the appropriate exercise program with the orthopedist who did the surgery. Not every surgery is the same and there may be some precautions that are applicable to the individual. Read more...
Yes. Exercise is important to maintaining many aspects of health. Walking is typically well tolerated by an artificial joint. Use common sense to guide your initial efforts. Start slowly and add duration/distance in small increments. Read more...