Knee pain after total hip replacement

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MGM
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   Posted 2/6/2016 9:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Susie (stray dog).
Thank you for the heads-up .
Would you happen to know of a link to a relevant thread that is current ... I have looked but this was the only one I found specifically dealing with knee problems post hip surgery.
Thank you in advance , MGM.

straydog
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   Posted 2/11/2016 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been reading here for awhile & have not seen anything discussed. I am sorry that I can't be of any real help to you. This forum is not as active as some of the other forums here at HW, the people tend to come & go.

What does the dr say about all of your knee pain after your surgery?
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Frndlyghost
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   Posted 4/18/2016 9:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi y'all! I just joined and this is my first post (yay me, lol). I had both hips replaced this year: the right one on 1/27, and the left on 4/6. I had a lot more hip area pain the first time. This time, it was starting to be such an easy-peasy recovery. But then my left knee started acting up. I've had 2 prior arthroscopic surgeries on that knee, and have a history of what my former orthopedist (he moved to another state) called "angry tissue".

Apparently, my angry tissue is having a temper tantrum. And now I feel like there's a knot in the bend of my knee, with shooting pains in the front. Topping it off, the pain meds I got this time gave me a horrendous itchy, burning rash. I have other pain meds, not as strong as the new stuff, and that helps. But the tightness is very annoying.

Thanks for letting me vent wink

daisybob
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   Posted 11/27/2016 9:57 AM (GMT -6)   
frndlyghost: I, too had total hip replacement. 'Thought it had all healed so well because the pain in the same-leg knee went away after several weeks. I now have exactly the same knee pain you described so well...and had swelling in the knee...the doctor drained it and gave me a cortisone shot in the knee...it allowed me to put weight on the knee, but I have daily pain along with some aches in the hip.
I'm told that arthroscopy is not an option for me due to arthritis in the knee. I feel doomed.

Frndlyghost
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   Posted 11/27/2016 11:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Daisy Bob :-) Sorry to hear you're in such pain. Mine eventually cleared up. Doctor said it was just my body adjusting to the new hips.
Be glad you can take cortisone. I'm allergic to it. Hopefully it works for you though!

cabret
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   Posted 6/19/2017 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my hip replaced 4 days ago, all good. Walking about 800 yards with only one crutch. The problem is my knee appears to have been injured as it's more swollen than I'd ever seen it. I know I have arthritis in the knee, but am able to golf and ride a bike 20 miles with no knee pain. It's also tender to the touch. I can tell, my rehab is going to be about the knee and not the hip. I wonder if manipulating the leg during the hip surgery caused this injury. Any thoughts?

boomerbaby
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   Posted 10/8/2017 2:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a RTHR performed in August 2013, soon after my 66th birthday. It had been complication free until 6 weeks before the LTHR was carried out in February, 2016. That's when my R knee became very sore. As with the first procedure, I recovered very quickly from the second one, but the rehab by the physiotherapist this time concentrated on my knees. However, after a follow up visit to my surgeon, I was referred for cortisone shots to my R knee, which gave immediate relief. Now everything is settled except that I find kneeling extremely painful to both knees. My fingers are crossed that follow up cortisone shots to both knees will solve my final problem.

GEEEman
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   Posted 2/13/2018 10:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Had LTHR last Monday, and wanted to know if it's "normal" for the left knee to have discomfort/pain when trying to walk...am I expecting too much too soon?

Chotti
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   Posted 4/30/2018 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Congrats on your new shinny hip. The recovery is full of ups and downs. I have has three THR on was revision . Each one was different but the common denominator was knee and back pain. I also have OA in my knees and ltkr. My right knee has torn meniscus and PT has helped with exercises after first hip surgery. There are exercises to help with the IT band that runs from the waist hip area like a girdle down the side to the knee.mthat the issue in most cases after hip surgery. If after pt for knee doesn't help then a injection of cortizone helped mine . Water therapy and anti gravity treadmill help build the muscles and tendons up gently. Using a knee soft brace also helps until strength is acheived .


One day at a time baby steps just walking each day in proper shoes and arches as well as checking leg length can throw the knee off.

Good luck to you and many new journeys ahead back to doing the things we could not do before hip surgery.
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