My mother in law had total knee replacement surgery on her left knee about 2 months ago. Everything was going well while she rehabilitated at home but, at the very end of the at home therapy her knee began to "lock up' (for lack of a better word). She was able to get around without her cane or her walker but now she needs them both , seperately, depending upon how unsafe she feels and how far she has to walk.
Her surgeon has x-rayed it and found nothing wrong but her knee "locked up " a few times while she was in there and he saw it first hand. Yes , it is painful until she can "shake" the leg to loosen the knee up , then she's fine again. It can "lock up" anywhere from 2-3 times a day on up. Anyone have similar experiences???? Ideas???? She's still in physical therapy and trying to strengthen it so we're hoping that will help. We are very desperate as the surgeon is at such a loss as to what to do for her.