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Could you please tell me if weak muscles can cause knee pain 18 months after tkr.

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Dr. Qamar Khan
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

so work on the muscles.
The knee replacement surgery usually makes the knee muscles less stable so your need to work them out. Also it could be that the hardware has issues, so talk with your ortho. Lastly some people can have a metal allergy so if nothing works get your bloodwork done to see if you are allergic to the metal used.

In brief: Yes

so work on the muscles.
The knee replacement surgery usually makes the knee muscles less stable so your need to work them out. Also it could be that the hardware has issues, so talk with your ortho. Lastly some people can have a metal allergy so if nothing works get your bloodwork done to see if you are allergic to the metal used.
Dr. Qamar Khan
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Dr. Douglas Mund
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Joint pain can often be made worse when the supporting muscle are weak.
The pain actually may not be in the joint but in the support or surrounding struxctures. If you have ongoing pain after a joint replacement it would be smart to see your orthopedist to make sure the joint replacement is still intact and not lossening.

In brief: Yes

Joint pain can often be made worse when the supporting muscle are weak.
The pain actually may not be in the joint but in the support or surrounding struxctures. If you have ongoing pain after a joint replacement it would be smart to see your orthopedist to make sure the joint replacement is still intact and not lossening.
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Your physician can assess your status.
The pain in your knee before thr leads to loss of muscle tone. Exercise is very important to your knee function. If you have not improved your muscle tone you need to discuss with your physician some poor muscle function can contribute to knee pain.

In brief: Yes

Your physician can assess your status.
The pain in your knee before thr leads to loss of muscle tone. Exercise is very important to your knee function. If you have not improved your muscle tone you need to discuss with your physician some poor muscle function can contribute to knee pain.
Dr. John Goldman
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