Had my left knee replaced and severe pain from day one. When I lay on my right side , bend my knee 45% and try to lift it straight up , severe pain on the outside of the knee. Absolutely can not lift it. I told the doctor this after one month, he just said it ould get better with time. 13 months later no difference same intense pain. Knee bends 90% and works fine except when I try tp privot inward to the right. If I walk up stairs and turn the knee inward at the same time it will collapse under me in pain. I can't walk on it when that happens and swelling occurs imediately after. What could it be ??? Could it be a muscle tear, a problem with the implant ???? Doctor will not address the problem. I have torn ligaments in the past on both knees and the pain has felt the same for the last year.
I've had the other knee replace 4 years ago and no problems at all.
I had a left knee total replacement two years ago this coming Nov. Dec. the same year as replacement they manipulated the knee.I am in constant pain when I am sitting and go to stand I want to cry . Have had ex-rays but drs. say knee is fine. The lower part of my leg is a little red while the section right below the knee is white. Drs. say nothing is wrong , everything looks good, feel like I am crazy -they give me pain pills which don't really help.
If anyone can help I would really be grateful. I am 71 and go to a fitness center a a hospital 3 days a week.
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