Concerned I might have CRPS or RSD

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I am at 10 weeks post op now (partial knee replacement), and STILL have this skin pain when things touch the skin on my knee.  NOW I start to worry that it will never go away and that I may have Complex Regional Pain Syndrome or RSD forever.  Has anyone out there suffered from this, this far out post op, and have it go away?  Hopeful that it is just too early in the game post op, and that it may still go away.

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    Eventually the skin discomfort with fade keep in mind you just had whole bunch of nerve endings cut and detached and will continue to misfire for a while.. I'm about a year-and-a-half out post-op partial on my right knee and I have a nerve disorder from that surgery causing foot pain and I now see a podiatrist for so yeah it is common that you can have nerve issues being how expensive surgery procedure was just keep up with your physical therapy and it gets easier believe me

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    It is normal to have sensitivity. I'm 10 weeks out from TKR and still sensitive to have things touch my incision. You can wrap your knee with an ace bandage loose. I had to switch to very soft pajama pants. Mine at times doesn't bother me to much now but seems worse at night. Take care and I hope it settles down soon.

    Mary

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    Its early days yet. You are still very much at the beginning of recovery which I am sorry to say can take up to two years and longer in some cases. The skin pain sounds like never endings which have been disturbed in the op. Best oif luck anyway. Its a long process.

    I'm 10 months post op and still in pain at times.

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    there is still a very good chance that it will go away.  At ten weeks, i'm pretty sure I still had pain  . .very much on the surface, and surprisingly, worse with a light touch than a heavier one. with me, it was more on the thigh than on the knee itelf, and although at two years there is still numbness there, I am quite happy to be rid of the pain!  I'll take numb over pain any day!

     

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    I am 6 weeks post-op and have incredible sensitivity at the incision site. I massage the knee several times a day with coconut oil. My doctor says the massaging alone helps the incision heal. Best wishes for healing.
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