Numb area on side of knee

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Hi, does anyone else have a numb area on the knee after TKR. I know it was one of the things mentioned that could happen.  Just wondering if it will be like it for ever or does the feeling come back 

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    Hi

    I'm 15wks and still have it. Sometimes it prickles and stings like little needles digging in. Sometimes the whole numb area feels sore.

    It's just where they cut the nerves and they are regrowing and mending. It can last ages apparently.

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    Hi Suzanne.

    I have heard 6 months to a year sometimes never. Most probably not what you want to hear, but that is how it is I am told. I am 14 weeks and it still feels weird even right down to the ankle.

    Regards Paul

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    Hi Suzanne,

    It will be a yr tomorrow for my TKR...I am numb and swollen still on right side of my right knee...not on scar area. The only time I feel it is by touch or when shaving my legs. It doesn't bother me other than that.  I do have swelling and pain behind my knee though and have an appointment with my Ortho in a couple weeks .

    let you know what he says about that.  He did tell me I'd have numb areas which may go away with time...I guess some of us don't loose that numbness...only time will tell.

    Sending you GOOD healing thoughts your way!

    Janet

     

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    Hi...yes, like others said, it improves slowly but could be there for ever to a certain extent. You get used to it!
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    4 years after my TKS I am glad to say that the numbness is preferable to the pain!I 
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    Yes, definitely!  On the outside of the knee it is VERY numb, and in fact all up the thigh is partially numb . .  .when it isn't agony!  I prefer the numbness any time!  I'm hoping it will eventually go, but with nerve damage I don't think you can rely on that. unfortuantely . . .

     

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