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JNO2
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   Posted 7/2/2010 8:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I experienced this for the first time last night. I was up on a chair so I could see up on top of a cabinet and when I stepped down my knee just gave out. I have read other people's posts about their knees giving out, but experiencing it first hand was not a pleasure that look I forward to again. The pain was awful and I couldn't put any weight on it for hours. When it happened, it was weird, it felt like the muscles connected to my knee just let go? It was a good thing I was holding onto the chair, or I would have hit the floor.
 
 Next day~ It still hurts, but I can at least walk again.  
 
 

Nanners
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   Posted 7/2/2010 10:18 AM (GMT -6)   
I have osteoarthritis in my knees and will be having a knee replacement soon. I have had my knee give out like that before, definetly not a fun time.
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JNO2
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   Posted 7/2/2010 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
I wonder what actually happens in there when your knee "gives out"? It didn't physically pop out of socket, but it did feel like something moved and the pain set in as soon as I tried to put weight on it.
Has anyone else had this? If so, any idea what is physically happening to cause it?
 
Nanners, good luck on your surgery. My dad had both of his done 10yrs ago and he was a new man afterwards. Right before he had it done he could not walk 50ft without stopping.

Joan M
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   Posted 7/4/2010 8:10 PM (GMT -6)   
i felt like i had half a knee until i had tkr and feel so much better.

i can not say it ever gave in on me. i did have a popped knee since i was about 13.

good luck and best wishes to all.

Tallis
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   Posted 7/11/2010 7:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 11 weeks out of my surgery for a PKR (Partial Knee replacement). Prior to the surgery, I experienced my knee collapsing many times without much warning. I remember falling flat on the street as it gave out as I tried to cross the street.
The surgery was not pleasant blut I am hopeful that the future will be bright. I have been in physiotherapy and an exercise program for 10 weeks. It is so important in the recovery process.
The pain I have now is different. It is all about the nerve endings in the knee area trying to reconnect and the knee going into spasm. However, that will evetlually lessen.
Patience is the key as the recovery is lengthly.

Joan M
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   Posted 7/14/2010 9:38 AM (GMT -6)   
yes, recovery can be time consuming but it is worth it. you should see a rheumy or an osteo specialist at some point if possible. not good to have your knee buckling on you.
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