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Forum Name: Joint surgery

Question: SHIN PAIN FOLLOWING TOTAL KNEE REVISION SURGERY


 PVNS SUFFERER - Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:03 pm

I have recently had my 2nd knee replacement in my right knee and am getting considerable pain in my shin bone (inner leg middle area). I have had this pain previously and told that it is nothing but I am getting very concerned as it seems to be worse when I am weight bearing, when I stand from sitting down the pain is quite chronic.
 Tom Plamondon PA-C - Tue Apr 21, 2009 3:38 pm

User avatar Hello,
Pain on the inside of the shin bone about mid way down sounds like inflammation of the posterior tibialis muscle attachment to the tibia. This sometimes is known as shin splints.
Sometime people with extraordinarily high or low arches develop this problem. Also, it is important to check the leg lengths both total leg length and below the knee. With joint replacement leg length is important to check. Unequal leg length can lead to leg pain.
Treatment involves correcting the underlying problem and treating the inflammation with ice, NSAIDS, and wrapping (ACE or Coban).
Take care and let us know how it goes.

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