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Total knee replacement post-op 1wk 5 days. I am now getting severe cramps in the calf. What can be causing it?

Many possibilities. Swelling. Nerve irritation. Immobilization. All of these will likely respond to the therapy that should already be under way. Blood clots are a concern, and should be discussed with your surgeon. Read more...
Spasm or blood clot. Muscle cramps could be muscle spasms related to the surgery or a sign of blood clots in the legs. You should notify your surgeon of this. He may want to do a study of your veins to make sure you do not have a venous thrombosis. Read more...

I am 3 mos. Post op from total knee replacement. I have pain in knee and It's hot and slightly swollen. Could this be from excessive exercise?

@ 3 mos it should. B quieting down. red, warm & swollen would worry me. is there pain also? get in to see your surgeon, a low grade smoldering infection is possible. loosening is a possibility, but pretty early for that. I would want to r/o infection first. that means aspiration & culturing the aspirate. Read more...

I have glacoma with pretty bad nerve damage. Can I use 5mg - 10 mg of valium as a sleep aid (just had total knee replacement)? Thank you so much. Bob

Anxiety. Valium is not a Medication for insomnia. 10 mg at bed time is high dose and can have side effects; taking Alcohol wit it can increase side effects. It is habit forming. You have gone through stresses of Glaucoma and Total Knee Replacement. Seeing Psychiatrist for Therapy and discussing Medication for Anxiety and sleep will be beneficial. Do Breathing and Music Relaxation, Meditation, Yoga. Read more...

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

I . I think this is more of an orthopedic question. I would ask this one again under that category. I hope that helps. Read more...
No. Lasers have not found a regular use in the treatment of scar tissue. If you have a significant amount of scar tissue within your replaced knee, the most reliable treatment would be an arthroscopic removal or debridement. This may help restore the range of motion of your knee. Read more...
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 more...