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Today I told my knee (14 days post tkr) to raise, guess what it did !! to say I am gob smacked is a total understatement. 

My scar and the area around it is hypersensitive even sheets on it are agony, it feels scalded. any ideas anyone? how did you all cope with it ?it seems every day brings some new torture !!

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    That sort of pain sounds a bit like nerve pain, rather than related to the cut itself. . I described the pain as a cross between burning and the flesh being ripped off!  Not nice at all . In my case the pain didn't last long,(thank heavens)  but the numbness persists and the occasional 'electric shock' . .(thirteen weeks)

     

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    Oh Dotty your off yay !!! No stopping you know well done now just talk to the leg each hour and say rise leg it's your strength now that will keep up the good work...I do ten lifts every hour I get the electric shocks and the leg jumping  but it's all the mending inside well done dotty
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      The leg is totaly  ignoring me this morning ( I guess the muscles are tired) I am going to try singing to it instead ! The op has sent me slightly potty ! Truthfully I am a sane person !
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    It's something we have all had and has to be endured on and off for a while, even at 20 weeks.  It's all part of the healing process.   
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    Hi Dotty I have a little plastic step that I put over my knee when im in bed and it holds the sheets off my knee so maybe look for something similar??? It sounds odd but it really works!!!!
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    My nurse said to massage the leg before you go to bed which makes the leg slippy/shiny and material does not annoy it ? I did this before I went out and I wore jeans and it was not sore?  Mind you I have not had a problem with this feeling since I have had the staples out, so, either I have been lucky or the Bio oil works? 
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      I still have elephant leg so no way will my jeans go on ! I have bio oil but not sure about using it yet as I still have scaby bits but I can see the logic in what you say, so I will give it a go asap. Many thanks
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    I struggled with pain like that too. Mine was nerve damage (I had to have a second surgery 3 days later as my wound burst). Mine improved from 3 weeks post (almost at 8 now). I found I could tolerate light cotton pj bottoms initially so I was able to protect it from the bedsheets or keep my leg out of them (I was in hospital for a few weeks though so it was warm). Parts are still numb and I do still get the occasional burning pain but mostly it's just general aches now.
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      I also had problems will staple failure so maybe the problem is related to that ? Its good to know yours improved at 3 weeks as I am 15 days so hopefully in a few days it will pass, many thanks
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