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    Total Knee Replacement
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    An_254020 posted:
    I had a TKR in Feb. of 2012. I have been suffering with pain ever since. I have had a bone scan (which was positive), a test for infection (negative), an ultrasound which showed two seromas. I have had two steroid injections, arthroscopic surgery to remove scar tissue. I have been to physical therapy four times, had laser treatments, graston therapy, acupuncture, ultrasound, tens therapy, ice, heat. Nothing has worked, pain still there. I have seen two different OS,they say nothing wrong. I cannot kneel, extremely painful and knee cap feels spongy. Since my surgery I have developed restless leg syndrome, double vision, itchy skin. My physiotherapist recommended that I be checked for Fibromyalgia, I did and yes I have it. So, I had the surgery to get rid of pain and now have to deal with four extra problems. Has anyone had this happen to them?
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    mike201 responded:
    Hi An

    I had a total knee replacement 12 weeks ago and all is good. In your case perhaps consider:
    - lots of stationary bike cycling but build up slowly
    - walk a little every day building up to 3 mlles
    - sleep with a pillow between your knees

    Yes, I can not kneel and still have trouble with stairs. This will improve in about 12 months. Yes, I have a major secondary condition as well which existed before the operation.

    I did 45 hours of physio over three weeks and this has been a major success factor. You just can't get away with a few minutes each day in exercise. Hope this helps.
     
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    Roxannemc responded:
    Someone on another site mentioned have they tested for nickel allergy to someone who had things wrong like you do and pain still Worth looking into.


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