Find Information About:

Drugs & Supplements

Get information and reviews on prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and supplements. Search by name or medical condition.

Pill Identifier

Pill Identifier

Having trouble identifying your pills?

Enter the shape, color, or imprint of your prescription or OTC drug. Our pill identification tool will display pictures that you can compare to your pill.

Get Started

My Medicine

Save your medicine, check interactions, sign up for FDA alerts, create family profiles and more.

Get Started

WebMD Health Experts and Community

Talk to health experts and other people like you in WebMD's Communities. It's a safe forum where you can create or participate in support groups and discussions about health topics that interest you.

  • Second Opinion

    Second Opinion

    Read expert perspectives on popular health topics.

  • Community


    Connect with people like you, and get expert guidance on living a healthy life.

Got a health question? Get answers provided by leading organizations, doctors, and experts.

Get Answers

Sign up to receive WebMD's award-winning content delivered to your inbox.

Sign Up


All communities will be placed in read-only mode (you will be able to see and search for posts but not start or reply to discussions) as we conduct maintenance. We will make another announcement when posting is re-opened. Thank you for your continued support and patience, and if you have any further questions, please email

Yours in health,
WebMD Community Management

Sex after knee replacement
rosarita1406 posted:
Hi, everyone - I'm a 54yr old female 4 weeks out from a TRK, right knee. When is it possible to have sex again? My husband of 30+ years and I have made a couple of attempts and it's just so painful to bend my knee; also I think hydrocodone lowers my sex drive or at least distracts me. I had surgery to repair two torn ligaments in my left ankle in August and walking/standing is painful on both legs, and I've been on painkillers for months; I'm embarrassed to ask my physical therapist about something intimate. Any advice?
mfishlaw responded:
rosarita1406...I have been monitoring this community sight for a while, listening to others w/ similar issues. Yours is a first from where I sit. Interesting enough, I have had a bi-lat about a year ago, all has gone as expected. Back to ALL activities.
My wife who has had a TRK and Hip replacement opposite sides, we make an interesting experiment in geriatric joint replacement. With that being said, we are into our 60's and still enjoy being intimate. Needles to say, we went through these surgeries and different times, so our time tables, really went out of wack. As we now are both back to normal activies, our sex lives have been improving, our maybe, we are just feeling better physically, which is leading to a more active sexual relationship. I think time is going to be a major factor, if the desire is still there, the pain will disapate and the enjoyment will increase. Not sure how to address the meds issue as both my wife and myself, tried to get off the hyrocodone as quickly as possible. It did take a while for us to reach our peak, and I'm not talking sexually, I'm referring to finding postions where we, becase of the repaired joints, could be comfortable and still intimate.
Patience and creativity would be my recommendation to you and your spouse. Have fun with it, as it might bring a different type of enjoyment to your relationship.
rosarita1406 replied to mfishlaw's response:
Wow, I'm the only person to post this? I think time is the answer, I just want things to be normal as soon as possible. I also think I wasn't fully prepared for the aftermath of surgery - I didn't want to have it so soon after the ankle surgery, but you know how it is, have to work while the insurance out of pocket is met. Things will improve. Thanks for your response.
jamin2013 responded:
4 weeks out from TKR is a short short the ankle surgery before.....time is the only healer now....find other ways I guess.

I'm glad I'm single, my THR was 3 yrs ago and I'm a mess, wouldn't wish me on anyone.....jam
rivergirldeb responded:
lay on your side in your case the left side. Raise the right leg up and have your husband enter you from behind with his leg used as support for the right knee. This worked great for me! I'm 64. The use of lube also helps with vaginal dryness caused
by pain meds.

Helpful Tips

Pain after Knee ReplacmentExpert
For most people a knee replacement can predictably eliminate pain and restore function. This is not to say that the operation is not ... More
Was this Helpful?
59 of 75 found this helpful

Related Drug Reviews

  • Drug Name User Reviews

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

For more information, visit the Duke Health Joint Replacement Center