Knee Replacement

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    Hi, I had total knee replacement 9 weeks ago and I suppose I’m doing ok. There is always pain 24/7 but the wound itself still hurts a lot. Is this normal? The one side of it is quite numb and yet I get kind of nerve spasms pulsating in the area at times. Does anyone else experience these spasms?

    I can drive now and use one crutch to get up/down stairs, it’s just the wound that hurts and getting up from a seated position. Am I expecting too much too soon?



    I would say its too be expected.
    Ive not had my knees done, but i have 2 artificial hips, and have had 7 hip operations.

    Like you, at 8 to 9 weeks i could start to drive, but the pain and recovery took many months more.
    Re The spasms. Have you mentioned it to your Physio ?. Im guessing they gave you lots of exercises that you must do every day to help with regaining full mobility of the new joint.


    Thanks for replying. I’m expecting the pain to last months although the hospital booklet said I’d be able to do my usual things after 6 weeks. Too much pain and I dread going to bed as it’s more painful then. I’ve only seen the physio once and that was very early after the operation. My next session is by telephone only because of COVID so I’m not sure how that will work. I will mention the spasms to her or my consultant when I have my follow up appointment.

    Thanks again.

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