Knee replacements are among the most commonly performed and highly successful orthopedic surgical procedures. A knee replacement is done when the knee joint has worn out, most often as a result of wear-and-tear arthritis.
However, not everyone has a pain-free knee after the procedure. About 10% of patients complain of persistent pain around their newly replaced joint. The most common causes of pain after knee replacement include:
Other issues that can cause persistent pain include bursitis, complex regional pain syndrome, and pinched nerves.
Treatments for Residual Knee Pain: