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Discomfort in knee, muscle pull after KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY.

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I had knee replacement on July 17 th. I have still have a lot of discomfort in the front of knee just below the knee cap and also a lot of muscle pulling behind knee down into my calf. to the point at night I cant sleep I have put Voltare and muscle creams on it massage heat and have done my physical therapy and excercises at home. Every time I step I can feel it A lot of discomfort

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It looks from your details that you are having pain & discomfort after 2 months of surgery & this is aggravting at night.
Such pain may be due to either patella bone problem or associated low grade infecion.You should take it seriously & consult to your surgeon.This may need routine blood investigation & x rays to rule out infection.
Hope this will help you,

Patient replied :

My doctor took x-rays she said everything looked good I don't have an infection I have been taking Keflex for 6-weeks due to an infected cyst on my back and am still taking it four times a day. What is my next step I can't take nsaids would muscle relaxants help? Should I have an MRI?

You are not the ideal candidate for MRI due to the implant .You may have CTscan for evaluation.I used to give tramadol in such cases.

Dr. Mukesh Tiwari
Category: Spine Surgeon
Fellowship - Khandaka Hospital, Jaipur
Residency - MS, Rabindranath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur, 2000
Medical School, Internship - MBBS, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, 1995
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