knee replav\cment

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my haubby had a knee replacement 3 weeks ago, his knee get so HOT on the sides of his knee to touch it. Do you know why it's doing this or is it normal?

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    hi dianna -- oh YES, this is totally normal and can keep on for many more weeks.  you have to remember, this is a major operation during which the body was severely traumatized.  the heat is a sign that it is still needing to heal.  i am assuming your husband has been told to ice his knee regularly?  elevation and icing is the key to keeping the heat down.  good luck!
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    Hi Dianna

    Britta is right, ice and elevation plus time.

    I am 9 weeks + 5; around my scar is often still warm and red - I have been told this is the healing process in action. For the first few weeks after the operation, I am sure my knee was hot enough to literally fry an egg on!

    As long as nothing is seeping from his wound it is fine.

    All the best, Tracey

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