pain on inside of knee
Debbie

Palatka, FL

#1 Feb 15, 2011
I'm 15 mo. post op. the knee is good, except when I first walk or stand for a long period I have a pain on the inside of my knee. I have a titanium knee. The pain almost feels like a constant deep bruise. the doc says he doesn't see any issues and just tells me to do my exercises and continue with my anti-inflammatory drug. My other knee has to be replaced but I am hesitating because of the continuing pain. any one else experience this type of pain?
Mark -- Boston Ma

Lowell, MA

#2 Feb 15, 2011
Hi Debbie:
I have had two knees replaced, one 9 months and the other being 4 months old.
As far as the pain "inside" the knee, that puzzles me for the knee itself is obviously incapable of pain. I suspect that what you feel has something to do with the muscles and or tendons that the surgeon has to cut away and re-attach to the new. I have found that they can tell you worlds of info about the knee but very little about the muscles and related problems. If it persists, I would get a second opinion, for doctors do make errors and to fix it may be another surgery (and possible litigation) which naturally he wants to avoid. The "just live with it" attitude is common. On my Moms Hip, the surgeon "forgot" to attach one muscle. That live with it attitude produced permanent damage.
Check it out before your second surgery because you want to be sure and go into it relaxed.
I wish you well.
Jan

Aurora, CO

#3 Feb 15, 2011
I am not a doctor but have read quite a bit about TKIR and problems that may follow. I have 4 new problems, not so much on the inside of the knee but more up aand down my outer thigh from the knee, which still has the tight "band" most of the time, to my sciatic. Like I said, I had 4 different diagnosis for my pain. From what I can understand, I just think TKR can be frought with all softs after affects. Most are not very painful, but can be undomfortable. Most will probaly go away, although some don't. Most of those can be treated with some pain meds and exercises, different than your original therapy.

I went for 2 opinions in the ortho world, but only came away with diagnosis. Finally I went to my GP, who almost fixed me up. I am convinced that the specialists are often so miopic, that going to your GP can be the best thing.

Sorry, this doesn't solve your particular problem, I guess, but it may be of comfort to know that there are so many of us who developed something weekis, months or even years after our TKR's. You might just check with you GP and see what he/she says. Good luck and I hope you find some relief soon. Jan
Ann

Murrysville, PA

#4 Feb 15, 2011
Was your GP able to help you with the tight band feeling? If so, how did he treat it? This is my biggest problem and it has now been 6 mos. since TKR and all I hear from Dr. and PA is X-rays look good, knee is lined up perfect, etc.
Jan wrote:
I am not a doctor but have read quite a bit about TKIR and problems that may follow. I have 4 new problems, not so much on the inside of the knee but more up aand down my outer thigh from the knee, which still has the tight "band" most of the time, to my sciatic. Like I said, I had 4 different diagnosis for my pain. From what I can understand, I just think TKR can be frought with all softs after affects. Most are not very painful, but can be undomfortable. Most will probaly go away, although some don't. Most of those can be treated with some pain meds and exercises, different than your original therapy.
I went for 2 opinions in the ortho world, but only came away with diagnosis. Finally I went to my GP, who almost fixed me up. I am convinced that the specialists are often so miopic, that going to your GP can be the best thing.
Sorry, this doesn't solve your particular problem, I guess, but it may be of comfort to know that there are so many of us who developed something weekis, months or even years after our TKR's. You might just check with you GP and see what he/she says. Good luck and I hope you find some relief soon. Jan
Lou

Brooklyn, NY

#5 Feb 15, 2011
Hi debbie, you might want to look into pes anserine bursitis
good luck
Debbie wrote:
I'm 15 mo. post op. the knee is good, except when I first walk or stand for a long period I have a pain on the inside of my knee. I have a titanium knee. The pain almost feels like a constant deep bruise. the doc says he doesn't see any issues and just tells me to do my exercises and continue with my anti-inflammatory drug. My other knee has to be replaced but I am hesitating because of the continuing pain. any one else experience this type of pain?

Since: Dec 10

Norfolk, VA

#6 Feb 15, 2011
Another option might be to try gently stretching every day. I am 16 weeks post-TKR and have found that daily stretching is helping me. I think that discomfort / pain is what we make of it and what we allow it to make of us. I've been dealing with my bad knee since 1977 and have been facing the possibility of TKR since 1991. After 4 other surgeries, I finally had to go for TKR and, sure, I'm not pain free but I focus more on what I can do. I often read many threads of this forum and wonder how many people are limiting themselves because they think something was done wrong and instead of taking actions for their own rehab they are seeking more intervention from the doctor. Yes, sometimes things do go wrong but how hard have each one of us tried? Seriously, how is your weight control, daily strength and stretching workouts, knee massages, and scar care? How is your outlook - a key factor in full recovery? Over the past 30 years, I have worked a lot with folks in rehab and have witnessed many time the big difference it makes when one takes responsibility for ones own recovery. My comments are not meant to be harsh but hopefully helpful.
Debbie

Palatka, FL

#7 Feb 16, 2011
Thank you all for the wonderful information.@ Lou: I looked up pes anserine bursitis. the diagrams etc show exactly where my knee is painful, the symptoms and everything match. Whenever I do any exercise type walking or vigorous exercise it really hurts. I do go to the gym at least 3 times a week, I was also doing zumba and other aerobics but had to give it up because of the pain. I do stretching daily. I think maybe rest and continue with my anti inflammatory med might work, if not I guess it is a trip back to the docs. I am slightly overweight, but working on reducing that, hard to do when you are restricted isn't it! Again, thank you one and all!

Since: Dec 10

Norfolk, VA

#8 Feb 16, 2011
Sounds like you ARE taking responsibility for your own recovery; keep it up and I hope the best for you.
danny knee pain

Deltona, FL

#9 Feb 16, 2011
Debbie wrote:
I'm 15 mo. post op. the knee is good, except when I first walk or stand for a long period I have a pain on the inside of my knee. I have a titanium knee. The pain almost feels like a constant deep bruise. the doc says he doesn't see any issues and just tells me to do my exercises and continue with my anti-inflammatory drug. My other knee has to be replaced but I am hesitating because of the continuing pain. any one else experience this type of pain?
i paid to get out of pain but ended with more pain n yes it burns n alot of extra pain i didnt have before click n pop with every moement even lying down will it every end it really suck puting it litely dan
danny knee pain

Deltona, FL

#10 Feb 16, 2011
yes with the buring n alot of exerte pain i didnt have before it really stinks i want it out
danny knee pain

Deltona, FL

#11 Feb 16, 2011
yes also lots of poping n clicking with every step this cant be right very pain when just rolling over n bed this cant be right any body eles with poping n clicking every step it doesnt miss any movment with out pain n clicking 24 7 WANT IT OUT
Debbie

Palatka, FL

#12 Feb 16, 2011
danny knee pain wrote:
yes also lots of poping n clicking with every step this cant be right very pain when just rolling over n bed this cant be right any body eles with poping n clicking every step it doesnt miss any movment with out pain n clicking 24 7 WANT IT OUT
sounds like that knee is totally messed up. with a good TKR you shouldn't have any popping, clicking or anything like that. there is some pain associated with the initial surgery, but think about what they are doing to your leg! If your doctor can't assist you I would get another opinion. You need to exercise and do your therapy as much as possible, that also helps alleviate some pain.
danny knee pain

Deltona, FL

#13 Feb 16, 2011
THE VA HAD OUTSIDE DOCTOR DO IT GETTING A REAL 2nd apinion is going to be hard n my case it was bone to bone for 2 yrs before the did it thats what im up aganist it has taken a toll on my life cant jump in n help people like i use to n so many people cant do the things i can do n so many of my friends need things fix n the trobleming time people r having right now thanks for the info danny
Loso Ortega

Provo, UT

#14 Jan 19, 2012
Knee pain is one of the most common health complaint that brings people to their doctor. Determining the cause of knee pain relies on a proper examination of the knee joint. The doctor can examine your knee to determine the source of your pain, and tests can be performed to make the diagnosis. See http://www.hiprecalllaw.com/updates/depuy-hip... for a related information and discussion.
Kerry

Murfreesboro, TN

#15 Jun 8, 2012
I had total knee replacement on Jun 6, 2011 and then 12 weeks of physical therapy. I never had a problem with placing my leg flat on the exam table and I got up to 130 degrees of flexion (unaided), however, I continued to have pain on the inside of my leg, behind my knee and down the tibia to my ankle and my therapist advised me to return to my surgeon, which I did. After x-rays, poking, prodding and twisting, he pronounced the knee replacement as being perfect! I advised him that nothing that hurt as bad as my leg hurt could be perfect. He thereupon scheduled me for an MRI which showed a bulging disc at L4 L5 S1 which I was told was the probable cause of my pain. I had injections which accomplished nothing, and then on 12-29-12 I had a laminotomy to repair the disk. That surgery went well with no complications, but IT DID NOT RELIEVE MY LEG PAIN. Since an MRI of my knee is now impossible, I was scheduled for a CT scan with contrast from which my surgeon then diagnosed pes anserine bursitis for which I was injected with steroids and sent back to therapy. After 6 more weeks of therapy which did no good, I decided to see a new doctor. The new doc after examining my records said that I never had the pes anserine bursitis and I probably did not need the back surgery. His theory was that I was either allergic to the implant, or that the cement had not bonded well. As a result I got a "nuclear scan" which as of today was found to be negative, i.e. the artificial knee is bonded well, and I have been found to NOT be allergic to any of the components of the artificial knee. I am now scheduled to see doctor number 3 on June 18 who is supposed to be one of the very best knee surgeons--I will see what he says, however, I am almost resigned to the fact that I will live the rest of my life with constant pain, without the ability to walk more that 1/4 mile and without the ability to stand for longer than 15-20 minutes. I have a brother, a sister-in-law and numerous friends and acquaintances who have gone through knee replacement surgery and none of them had any of the problems I have had. I relied on their experience in making my decision to have the surgery--if I had known what I would go through, I would have just lived with the pain and disability I had before the surgery because it was not much worse than what I have now and I would have not gone through the excruciating pain of the first few days of therapy plus I would have a lot of money in my pocket which now rests in the coffers of various medical providers!!
Eva from Missouri

Euless, TX

#16 Jun 11, 2012
I had tkr ( vanguard. Knee ) May 2010. My knee has never been even close to normal. The right knee was replaced. I have complained to my surgeon . He says the X-ray looks good, knee is in alinment ect..... There is pain on the outer side of my knee which prevent me from laying on my right side. The knee still feels like there is a band around it. The swelling and fluid has not gone out of the knee. In fact the surgeon placed a drain
930 bag in my knee for 4 days. Now the fluid is back. I can not walk very far because the knee swells more and there is pain. I was in PT for over 5 mth. My PT stated I could not have worked any harder. I have gained over 20 lbs. because I can not exercise. I was suppose to have my other knee done after my first TKR but I am so scared. I need one knee to walk with. I am a dental assistant. I can barely do my job. I try not to let the staff know just how bad I feel. I honestly do not know how much longer I can work. I don't think it was my surgeons fault. I think it is the knee itself. I wish I could get resolve.
Bart

Blakesburg, IA

#17 Feb 23, 2013
Pains on the knee replacement should not be taken for granted because like cases of a depuy hip implants like of those I have read at depuyrecallnewscenter .com is one of the signs of a defective hip implant that may need revision to avoid complications.
Gillian

Chicago, IL

#18 Feb 23, 2013
Let us hope that its not a complication like of those i have read on the news about the defective implants by DePuy Orthopeadics, a unit of Johnson and Johnson which has recalled its defective hip devices in 2010 and was about to pull back 93,000 hips worldwide, to know more about this issue, check hipreplacementlawsuitcenter .com
KEVIN

Sydney, Australia

#19 Feb 3, 2014
4MTHS AFTER TKR SHARP PAIN ON THE INNER SIDE OF KNEE ESPECIALLY WHEN BENDING. hAVE TRIED PHYSIO BUT IT SEEMS TO BE GETING WORSE .ANY SUGESTIONS?

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