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small bony lump below the knee

Two and a half months ago I had a Total Knee Replacement of my right knee. Supposedly by this time the pain should be diminishing, but I am still having a lot of pain when I try to sit down or stand up. I just noticed I have a small bony lump below the knee. It's not painful but it wasn't there before the surgery. I don't know if it's part of the prosthesis but I'n concerned.
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replied July 13th, 2018
Hello and welcome to EHF,

I appreciate your concern,

Pain and swelling might last for 6 months after a total knee replacement surgery, so if the joint is not red,tender,swollen and you don't have any fever or chills,it's most probably not infected and you just need to be a little patient for it to get better.
However,for the bony bump you recently observed in front of your knee and the excessive pain you experience while changing your position,I think you should get it checked by your orthopaedic who performed the surgery as I can't tell you anything for sure without examining it first hand.

I hope this helps.

Wishing you the best of health.


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