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The OSTEOARTHRITIS DEPARTMENT => KNEE ARTHRITIS - Total Knee Replacement => Topic started by: Kat1e on April 15, 2020, 08:52:02 PM

Title: Sudden Pain Four years Post TKR
Post by: Kat1e on April 15, 2020, 08:52:02 PM
Hello everyone,

Hope you are all keeping safe and well x

Iím four years post tkr but have recently experienced bouts of excruciating pain that radiates from the outside of my knee, down my leg and into my ankle. Itís got to the point where I can hardly weight bare and I nearly collapsed in a pile onto the floor today which was really scary. It seems each bout of pain gets progressively worse and today it made me cry. For obvious reasons I really donít want to go to the surgery and bother my GP with something thatís not life threatening as I think they have enough to deal with at the moment but Iím scared Itíll get to the point that I canít walk at all. Has anyone else had this happen so long after their tkr?
Title: Re: Sudden Pain Four years Post TKR
Post by: vickster on April 15, 2020, 09:15:27 PM
Iíd certainly call the GP and request a telephone or video consult, you donít need to go to the surgery. Alternatively you could try to get in touch with the surgeon via his/her hospital secretary?
Is there any heat, swelling or redness? Do painkillers help?
Title: Re: Sudden Pain Four years Post TKR
Post by: Kat1e on April 16, 2020, 09:46:43 PM
Iíd certainly call the GP and request a telephone or video consult, you donít need to go to the surgery. Alternatively you could try to get in touch with the surgeon via his/her hospital secretary?
Is there any heat, swelling or redness? Do painkillers help?

Thank you very much for your advice
Thereís a little swelling and warmth but nothing too much. Iím taking naproxen and ibuprofen but it doesnít seem to help any. Iím going to give it another night and if no better in the morning will  try and speak  to my doctor.
Title: Re: Sudden Pain Four years Post TKR
Post by: vickster on April 17, 2020, 09:03:49 AM
I wouldnít take two NSAIDs, naproxen and ibuprofen on the same day (are you taking a stomach protector like omeprazole as you donít want to damage your stomach lining). Take some paracetamol instead of the ibuprofen?
Title: Re: Sudden Pain Four years Post TKR
Post by: tlovinggood on June 25, 2020, 10:10:39 PM
Have you ruled out an infection. pr perhaps one of the components coming loose?