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unbeareable pain after knee protesis surgery

Hello to you all, i would really appreciate if someone with experience can please tell me if it is normal to feel such an intense pain after this kind of surgery. I feel so frustrated as i am here and not with my mom in this moment, she had her surgery yesterday and doctor said it was a success put at night she had a complication and because she lost too much blood she was almost gone
Has anybody had this surgery, do you know how long does it take to recover? is it normal to feel such intense pain, any medicine seem to be helping her...
and i am here..............
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Re: unbeareable pain after knee protesis surgery

In my non-medical opinion, post-operative pain is normal. BUT unbearable pain after surgery is not to be expected. The pain should be being controlled with pain killers - suitably prescribed by a doctor.
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Re: unbeareable pain after knee protesis surgery

Bone surgery is about the most painful surgery there is. Any drilling or sawing can cause a lot of pain which can last for quite a while, how well someone tolerates this dpends on how high their pain threshhold is. This should as NotAllThere posted be kept under control with painkillers. Make sure your mum keeps the pain meds topped up, it is a lot easier to keep on top of the pain than it is to bring it down. Also don't worry too much about the blood loss, you can loose a heck of a lot of blood & still be fine.
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Re: unbeareable pain after knee protesis surgery

By your title I understand that you mother had her kneed replaced. Correct?

My neighbour had it done a couple of years ago at the orthopedic hospital in Lausanne. I was on the same floor as he was for an operation on my ankle. I was up and around in about 24 hrs (with crutches). He was having a morphine drip into the back of the knee to control the pain. He was in bed for 3-4 days then a "rehab" hospital for another couple of weeks. The knee is a much more invasive and painful replacement compared to the hip.

In short, your mother is in for a very rough week where they will do their best to manage the pain but it is not easy as there is no way to totally control it.
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Re: unbeareable pain after knee protesis surgery

Thank you so much for writing back, it is terrible to be away from home is moments like this, mom got really bad last night and is going through a lot of pain at the moment, just reading that it is the way it is with a knee surgery is relieving, so thanks for writing and sharing. Mom is he kind of person that never complains, she is strong and positive, that is why it hurts so much to hear her suffering...
All i can i do is think positive and pray.
Thanks for talking about your experience.
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Re: unbeareable pain after knee protesis surgery

I know several people who have had both knees done and none of them found it a lot of fun after the op. They all said they really needed their pain-killers to begin with and none of them looked forward to the second, knowing what the first had been like. However, none of them regretted it at all once it was over and they got the mobililty back again.

I know how awful it is being away - even if watching someone you love in great pain is horrible experience too. Hope all goes well with your mother.
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Re: unbeareable pain after knee protesis surgery

My sister had this surgery and like your Mother did suffer quite a lot of pain. A lot does depend on her age but if your Mother is still suffering after the next day or two she must make a fuss and not take the pain. The reason I am saying this is that my sister did have an infection and did have to take anti-biotics.
Please understand that I am not trying to alarm you but some ladies do not like to be a nuisance but she must inform them if she is not comfortable.
The op has made a huge differnace to my sister's life.
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Re: unbeareable pain after knee protesis surgery

Thank you so much for writing! mom needs protesis in both knees, and as mentioned before i am sure she will be terrified to go for the second, but i hope that once she is over it, she finds the strength to do it and feel finally healthy and strong again.
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
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Re: unbeareable pain after knee protesis surgery

Dear sunflower,

Arthroplasty of the knee is a complicated procedure, it is not normal to be in unbearable pain, although pain ranges from person to person and not everyone can tolerate the same amount of pain. Anyways she should be, and I am sure she is, medicated. She also has to take blood thining agents because of clotting problems, this is very usual in knee and hip replacements.
I am sure your mom is top priority with the doctors

Best wishes

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