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How will my knee feel after a TKR?

The benefits of a Knee Replacement in removing pain and allowing return to activity are well-established.

 

Data from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons shows that 90% of patients experience significant improvements in pain and activity after the treatment.

However, what will the knee feel? Will it feel natural?


 

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Both Knee Total Knee Replacements (TKR)

Data from studies show that about 20% - 35% of patients may feel that the knee, even though functioning well with no pain, does not entirely feel natural. This means that the patient may feel that it is not like a native knee.
 

The main sensation that lets the 20-35% of patients feel that it is not a natural knee is a knocking feeling in the knee. This comes from the artificial implants lightly knocking against each other and can happen sometimes during stairs or occasionally during walking.

Otherwise, the sensation itself does not mean that the implants are not functioning well or have an issue.

Despite the possibility of the patient not feeling that the knee is natural, a TKR is still a very good treatment for persistent knee pain affecting lifestyle.