Incision

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Does anyone else have an incision that isn’t perfectly straight?! Hopefully, that’s ok. LOL

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    Yes I do ! Mine is curved but looks ok. It's quite red where the most of the swelling was ,but really thin where the pull on the skin was less. I asked about it , it's probably down to your knee and rhe surgeon! I don't think it's anything to worry about .

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      Thanks LOL I just was wondering why not a straight line... did he slip lol but I was sure that wasn’t the case. I have reddening around scar and still swelling! 7 week’s post op
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      Mine was 8th April . I also have the mark where the drain was as you heal more , it'll look better anyway . I've got a very long thin scar which was cut twice on my shin from 78 /79 and that one is straight . Knee is curved joint .

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      Still long haul recovery but I've recouped my lost height 1 and half inches and can stand straight !! Ive got a very atrophied quad due to the enhanced swelling ..and knee is invariably better when it's sunny and warm ! It swells after walking ..so I know I must increase the muscle

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    My surgeon has always used the crescent style incision. The explanation, it puts less strain on the incision when the knee bends. In my case this was started by a rare tumor that caused horrific bleeding ( 3 scope surgeries and 5 aspirations that removed over 1000 cc of blood plus radiation in less than 90 day) so the joint needed all the help it could get. A total of 11 surgeries and the knee looks like a deboned hunk of beef.
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       I learned something new today. That makes total sense. I’d never considered the benefit of the curved incision. My incision, as well, is curved.

      Thank you for the explanation!

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    Hi Robin.

    mine is ok it just doesn't look straight when I bend my knee I have been using Bio-oil on my scar and Arnica gel as well for the bruising I'm very pleased with how it's all going I had my TKR in June.

    i hope it all works out well for you

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