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Suggest treatment for leg pain post bilateral knee replacement

I had bilateral knee replacements in august 2016. PT was successful. Moved to florida in November. About February, started getting pains in right knee. Happens when bearing weight on leg for 1 minute, or when sitting in bed with ankles crossed. Getting increasingly worse, but only lasts a few minutes to a few hours. Started PT again but no one knows why this happens. Xray was normal - no damage to implant. Feels similar to shin splint but it is on outside of lower leg, sometimes in calf too, and sometimes immediately under the kneecap. I also developed Afib in December and take metroprolol 25 mg daily. Could this be exertional compartment syndrome? Or a blood clot?
Mon, 18 Jun 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

what I would have been worried about possibility of infection. A well working suddenly becoming painful in my experience usually due to infection. it could be subtle infection not leading all florid symptoms.Other diagnosis I would think of aspetic loosening of implants. Dvt could be there but such a long history usually rare. Sir do consult your operating surgeon or nearby orthopedics surgeon so that he can address your problem early without further damage.

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Suggest treatment for leg pain post bilateral knee replacement

Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service. I have reviewed your query and here is my advice. what I would have been worried about possibility of infection. A well working suddenly becoming painful in my experience usually due to infection. it could be subtle infection not leading all florid symptoms.Other diagnosis I would think of aspetic loosening of implants. Dvt could be there but such a long history usually rare. Sir do consult your operating surgeon or nearby orthopedics surgeon so that he can address your problem early without further damage. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.