Re: TKR - what it would have helped to know beforehand.
Just had TKR. You don't feel the pain while in the hospital since that have you on the good drugs. I felt the most pain after going home. My main problem was that I ended up having muscle spasms for about two weeks after discharged. There was two occasions where the spams got so bad that I had to call 911. First instance was two days after discharge and the second was the day after the staples were removed. They eventually went away. Now 4 weeks postop, main issue is that I get sore on the hip joint at the top of the leg, from doing a lot of walking with the crane. Went back to using crutches/walker doing better with soreness. I take advil 3x daily.