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Hi 

has anyone else noticed that the knee that's had TKR seems warmer than the unoperated knee 

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    Yes because it is busy healing; could have fried an egg on my knee at the beginning! Just a little warm now.

    Interestingly, my surgeon said that once the scar starts to turn from red / purple to white that the internal healing process is finishing / is complete.

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      No but guess it can be months and months plus the whole thing can take up to two years anyway.

      Just had a look at my left knee and all its scars: Have four from 30 years ago which are barely visible, two from 2004, three from last year (one of which is a re-entry and still a little pink) and the devilish one from 12 weeks ago all of which vary in colour but will definitely fade in time :-)

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      I'm 17 weeks post op now and my knee still gets warm at times, sometimes just in one part.

      interesting what you say about the scar. Mine is still red/purple and a bit bumpy in places. There is a thin white line below my knee then above a white line is slowly growing between the red bumps. When I went to knee class others had healed a lot better than mine. It doesn't really bother me but I keep thinking if it's taking all this time to heal on the outside then it figures that inside is still healing too 😊 Your surgeon seems to confirm this. Thanks. 

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      You will get there! At six weeks I was so swollen I could hardly bend which is why they said I may need manipulation but 12weeks (tomorrow actually) I am about 105! Not yet 140 but have the rest of my life to work on it :-)
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      I have one tiny little bit of white scar low down on my shin the rest is still red / purply :-)

      When I first took the bandage of I said it looked like a Cornish pasty, the way it was so puckered and lumpy but much smoother now!

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    Hi jean yes my knee at nearly 14weeks still gets very warm and when I have overdone things a little it gets quite hot. There is no bruising or coloration on my knee anymore it is its normal colour. I know I have turned that corner I haven't wept for 3days. Good luck with the healing jean 
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      That's great tucks ...I hope you've turned the corner

      i still have some bruising on the top of my knee but nothing compared toa few weeks ago 

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      I'm 10 weeks now ...and thinking back to the first few weeks there's no comparison even though I still moan  

      i kept a daily diary on how I felt  from day 1  the difference is unbelievable

      so it really is ...onwards and upwards 

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      Your doing just fine Tucks, I have decided that I get so much respect and consideration when I hobble out on my crutches that I may very well hang on to my badges of honour,I knew eventualy old age would be its own reward smile smile 
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    YES JEAN ,MY RT KNEE IS WARMER...IN THE BEGINNING I DESCRIBED MY PAIN AS  ' BURNING '...I HAVE LEARNED TO POSITION A FAN AT MY BEDSIDE , AND SLEEP ON MY SIDE WITH THE KNEE UNCOVERED AND FAN BLOWING ON MY KNEE TO KEEP IT COOLER,,,ANITA ...14 WEEKS POST RT TKR
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