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Knee replacement pain after one year is this normal?

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Dr. Lauren Elson
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine
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In brief: Look for other cause

There are many potential sources of knee pain.
Hip pain can be referred to the knee. A pinched nerve in the back can cause knee pain. The superficial nerves at round the knee can become sensitized. A physiatrist can help determine the cause and prescribe treatments. Acupuncture and physical therapy can be helpful.

In brief: Look for other cause

There are many potential sources of knee pain.
Hip pain can be referred to the knee. A pinched nerve in the back can cause knee pain. The superficial nerves at round the knee can become sensitized. A physiatrist can help determine the cause and prescribe treatments. Acupuncture and physical therapy can be helpful.
Dr. Lauren Elson
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Dr. Nick Meyer
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Yes; pain is common

While the goal of knee replacement is pain relief, complete or absolute pain relief is not the norm. Most patients have some degree of discomfort or a reminder that the knee has been replaced even after years; it is seldom felt to be completely "normal.
" however, more severe pain, after one year, is unusual and probably warrants further evaluation.

In brief: Yes; pain is common

While the goal of knee replacement is pain relief, complete or absolute pain relief is not the norm. Most patients have some degree of discomfort or a reminder that the knee has been replaced even after years; it is seldom felt to be completely "normal.
" however, more severe pain, after one year, is unusual and probably warrants further evaluation.
Dr. Nick Meyer
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