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    1sgtop posted:
    3rd total replacement on left knee after 1 year knee is stiff sounds and feels like it needs oil (rubber band movement). Hard to rise after sitting. aching and pain continuously. Note this time they had to replace knee cap also. is this normal after 3 total replacements?
     
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    editor_morgan responded:
    Hi 1SGTOP,

    I'm sorry to hear that you are experiencing so much pain after your third replacement. As with any procedure, a certain amount of pain is expected, especially if there are multiple surgeries.

    However, pain tolerance is completely unique to individual, so if you feel as though you are experiencing an abnormal amount of pain that surpasses your threshold then you should consult your doctor.

    Here are some resources that you might find helpful:

    http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/guide/hip-replacement-surgery

    http://www.webmd.com/osteoarthritis/timeline-hip-replacement

    http://www.webmd.com/arthritis/about-hip-replacement
     
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    1sgtop responded:
    Thank You Morgan for you reply. I have since seen my surgeon and he says it's most likely scar tissue. Especially after 3 total replacements. Put me on Voltaren gel. While my PCM has provided pain meds.
     
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    editor_morgan replied to 1sgtop's response:
    Hi again!

    I'm glad to hear that. Are you feeling any better?


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