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What causes knee pain pots a total knee replacement surgery?

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Posted on Tue, 22 Aug 2017
Question: In March of this year I had a total knee replacement on my left leg. Recovery went very well in range of motion exceeds expectations. I am still having aching in the knee in and wondering if this is normal
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Gopal (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Normally pain reduces significantly after surgey.

Detailed Answer:
Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon.
After Knee replacement , normally pain is gone but in some cases , esp if the muscles are week or if there is bone weakness then pain might persist for longer period.
I suggest you do regular Knee strengthening Exercises and take sufficient calcium and vitamin D . Also please get your Bone Density checked.If these measures do not solve your problem , then please visit your operating surgeon.
Thanx for the question. Please feel free to ask any other question.
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Follow up: Dr. Dr. Gopal (29 minutes later)
In response to your answer I do take calcium and vitamin D. I also exercise daily plus I still do my knee exercises for post surgery. I am not in pain at all I just have some aching in the knee. I also still have edema in the name with the surgeon said he could take quite some time to clear up. What I was really just wondering is making something if I just have to deal with for a while
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Gopal (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Since you are doing all , will have to bear this for sometime.

Detailed Answer:
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In this case since you are doing all required to do, I think this feeling of aches will take time to go. Nothing special is required to be done.
Thanx.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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What causes knee pain pots a total knee replacement surgery?

Brief Answer: Normally pain reduces significantly after surgey. Detailed Answer: Hi I am Dr Gopal Goel Orthopedic Surgeon. After Knee replacement , normally pain is gone but in some cases , esp if the muscles are week or if there is bone weakness then pain might persist for longer period. I suggest you do regular Knee strengthening Exercises and take sufficient calcium and vitamin D . Also please get your Bone Density checked.If these measures do not solve your problem , then please visit your operating surgeon. Thanx for the question. Please feel free to ask any other question.