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Offline krampa

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Pain behind the knee 5 weeks after TKR
« on: March 10, 2008, 12:54:46 AM »
Hello,

I had a TKR on January 31st. In the last week or so I have developed what feels like a very painful knot behind my knee. The knot cannot actually be felt by hand it just feels that way to me. sometimes it is so painful I can hardly bend my knee. Heat helps a little. I am back to using pain meds.

Has anyone else experienced something like this and/or can advise?

Thanks,
Pat

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Re: Pain behind the knee 5 weeks after TKR
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2008, 01:24:36 AM »
PAT

I don't have a TKR but have you spoken to your OS or PT about this pain?  Don't waste time looking into it and possibly slow down your recovery.

Good luck - let me know what the OS says.

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Re: Pain behind the knee 5 weeks after TKR
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2008, 10:25:06 AM »
Good morning Pat I have the same feeling I had tkr jan 15 and get that feeling too i asked my pt about it and she said not to worry but would chck with your os just to make sure that what you are feeling
let us know how yoiu are doing

hugs to you

hope you are feeling better soon

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Re: Pain behind the knee 5 weeks after TKR
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2008, 12:59:28 PM »
Pat,

I would talk to your PT and OS about this pain, just in case it is a DVT.  Are you still on blood thinners?   At 5 weeks new pains come up from time to time.

Let us know How you're doing. 

Hugs,
Rozzzie



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